A senior program associate can work in a variety of fields, including transportation, accounting, research, healthcare, non-profits, and manufacturing. These individuals are responsible for managing company or organizational operating procedures, perform documentation audits and overseeing and approving all business practices and processes, as well as recommend process improvements. Senior program associates assist units in developing proposals and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in producing materials such as reports and brochures.
Senior program associates typically work in an office environment during a normal workweek and must be adept at using computers, spreadsheets, and financial software. They should also be proficient in preparing and submitting reports to upper management and working closely with the accounting and finance departments. These individuals should possess strong analytical, organizational, managerial, and communication skills, and should be knowledgeable of an organization's business practices, and be adept at working with vendors and third parties.
Depending on the industry, many senior program associates have a bachelor's degree in communications, finance, accounting, or a comparable field. On average, senior program associates make up to $59,000 a year, and the career field is expected to grow in the US by 5% by 2029.