Assitant program managers work below the program manager. These type of assistants perform different duties, depending on the industry and company. They ensure that corporate operating processes are sufficient and follow program specifications. They also help managers oversee programs from development and plan to production.
Assitant program managers develop and maintain programs, set schedules, and market events. Furthermore, they participate in hiring, mentoring, disciplining, and training staff. They also create program goals, metrics, and implementation plans, supervise program staff, and handle emergencies and problems. An assistant program director position typically requires a combination of education and experience within the field. Often, at least a bachelor's degree and five years of experience are needed; however, specific requirements may vary depending on the organization's specific needs. Assistant program directors should have good organizational and time-management skills as well as skills in planning and budgeting.
The average hourly salary for the position is $23.11, which amounts to $48,077 annually. The career is expected to grow 13% in the following years and create various new opportunities across the United States.