1. Manages special strategic projects ranging from academic to financial from inception to completion, which requires quantitative analysis, independent research, and the proposal of resolutions or conclusions. Creates and envisions programmatic initiatives and communication strategies. 2. Oversees, develops, and coordinates the Scholars as Leaders, Scholars as Learners (SAL2) program, which encompasses a suite of opportunities for FAS faculty that support their continued growth as scholars, teachers, and university citizens. 3. Develop and manage multiple project plans through collaboration with senior leadership and staff. 4. Play a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, processes, and tools as needed to optimize efficiency and ensure smooth administrative operations. 5. Collaborates with the dean for diversity and faculty development to design and deliver the junior faculty mentoring program and cohort-based faculty leadership development program. 6. Designs and develops communications strategies for special projects. Develops and exercises a keen understanding of the multiple audiences and contributing University offices involved in a given project to ensure that individual communications are rolled out within a structure planned in advance and with appropriate communication among key stakeholders. 7. Envisions, creates and authors a wide variety of sensitive and high-level written materials. Serves as coordinator and executor for a range of internal and external committees. May participate in decisions regarding committee work. Advises panelists on precedents and prior actions. 8. Serves as Secretary for committee(s), manages informal and formal resolution processes and voluminous correspondence. 9. May supervise the work of project coordinator and/or administrative staff. 10. Serves as liaison to other departments on all communications. 11. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Advanced degree such as Master's (or equivalent level degree) or Ph.D. Experience working with academic projects. Experience and extensive knowledge using project management software.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Advanced degree such as Master's (or equivalent level degree) or Ph.D. Experience working with academic projects. Experience and extensive knowledge using project management software.
Posting Position Title: Project Specialist, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Required Skill/ability 3: Strong written and oral communication skills; proven ability to articulate ideas in verbal and written communications. Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to work with faculty, staff, and administrators.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Project Specialist, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability working on strategic projects or programs. Familiarity with practices and trends in higher education.
Required Skill/ability 4: Self-starter with strong work ethic, demonstrated ability working on deadlines. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in an organized and productive manner.
Required Skill/ability 2: Flexibility, good judgment, and ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to handle challenging and complex situations and create thoughtful, informed, and institutionally aligned responses.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 52868BR
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