Reporting into the Senior Director, Expanded Campus Strategy, the Project and Change Manager will coordinate and track a variety of complex projects to help facilitate operational decision-making in advance of the opening of the Science and Engineering Complex in Allston in the fall of 2020. This role will work across teams and functions to project manage and integrate activities, tools, and information in service to participating stakeholders and service areas.
Projects will vary depending on needs and may include the following:
Create comprehensive project plans, stakeholder maps, and associated tracking methods for various operational areas of focus.
Serve as change management thought partner and create change management plans as appropriate.
Advise Senior Director and other relevant staff on substantive project-related matters.
Facilitate gathering, documenting and organizing key requirements and considerations for the various work efforts.
Develop and maintain implementation plans for various task forces or project groups formed to investigate a specific topic or issue.
Support decision making processes that involve understanding competing points of view and building alternatives.
Staff meetings, including preparing materials, documenting decisions and monitoring status and next steps.
Write, edit, and distribute briefings, talking points, memos, reports, presentations, and other material as required.
Take notes of discussions and organize them to be easily digestible and searchable.
Perform research analysis and make recommendations for next steps based on findings.
Work on other special projects as needed.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications to be considered for this role:
B.A. and a minimum of seven years of relevant administrative or project management experience. Advanced degree may count toward years of experience.
Computer literacy required, with extensive experience with Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint) and databases
Change management experience.
Well-organized, flexible, and able to manage multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work setting.
Strong interpersonal, project management, reporting, and writing skills.
Commitment to teamwork and strong communication and relationship building skills.
Able to work independently, establish own goals, set priorities and carry out project implementation tasks with limited direction.
Able to work collaboratively across teams and with a variety of projects and constituencies.
Comfort within deadline-driven environment, with the necessary ability to be nimble and flexible as work dictates.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47654BR
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