The Department of Finance and Commercial Law in the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University invites applications for a full time, regular Program Manager position in the newly established Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness, beginning October 2018. A Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution is required, as well as Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) certifications, or ability to earn these 2 certifications within 18 months of hire. Teaching experience in an accredited baccalaureate program and demonstrated experience writing successful grant awards preferred. The ideal candidate will also have experience supporting personal financial planning research and community-based, interdisciplinary institutions experience/background. Salary is competitive, with a generous benefits package.
WMU is located in Kalamazoo, which is midway between Chicago and Detroit (about 140 miles from each). Kalamazoo County, with population just over 250,000, has over 450 restaurants, 83 lakes with public access and 22 public golf courses. The area has a wealth of cultural offerings, with numerous festivals, over ten live performance theatres and several museums. The Kalamazoo Promise, a scholarship program for Kalamazoo Public High School graduates, received national attention for its generosity and for its innovative approach to economic development. Southwest Michigan is home to several large employers, including Kellogg’s, Pfizer, Stryker and Whirlpool.
Applications must be submitted through the university’s web site at http://www.wmich.edu/hr/jobs, where additional information and application procedures can be found. Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that expresses the applicant's interest in the position; (2) a vita; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.
Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Appointments are pending funding.