Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia World Projects ("CWP") is an initiative intended to better connect Columbia University with the world at-large where laws and policies are made, actions taken, and norms and attitudes shaped. CWP will facilitate the application of academic work in the context of a broader, global discussion to address fundamental challenges in our home city, around the nation, and across the globe.
The Project Manager will oversee the successful delivery and implementation of multiple CWP projects within an established budget and consistent with CWP specifications, including an agreed upon timeline and in accordance with CWP policies and procedures. Starting as an individual contributor, the Project Manager will have the opportunity to build their own team over time.
1.Effectively and independently manage the life cycle of each project. Evaluate progress against objectives, work-plan targets, and performance indicators. Monitor the procurement process and the disbursement of funds; review audited financial statements; and ensure that data regarding the project that is relevant to the academic and policymaking community is made available to both, as possible and appropriate.
2.Develop a comprehensive set of measurement and assessment criteria to ensure consistent monitoring and evaluation of all CWP projects. Report to the CWP Board and CWP Director the progress status of the various CWP projects.
3.Build and maintain strong working relationships with CWP functional managers inclusive of the Administrator, the CWP revenue development staff and other partners across the university. Serve as the key point of contact for the progress of each project.
4.Conduct a thorough review of each new and approved project, to ensure alignment with content and budgetary parameters received from the CWP Board and the CWP revenue development staff.
5.Build a team for each project's management, ensuring that each project's objectives, scope, and parameters are in concert with the guidance received from the CWP Board and CWP policies and procedures. Ensure that all necessary implementation partners have been identified.
6.Prepare and communicate to the project director for each project any appropriate requirements in such areas as procurement, disbursement, and environmental and social safeguards.
7.Under the guidance of the project director and drawing from the project design phase, develop and implement a detailed work-plan that includes the use of performance indicators to ensure effective project monitoring, evaluation, and disclosure.
8.Establish a plan for the scheduled receipt of funds during the course of the project. Identify milestones for the successful disbursement of condition-based funds.
9.Evaluate progress and develop recommendations using the established targets and indicators to determine if changes to a project, its implementation, or the monitoring approach need to be made. Create an escalation process in consultation with the project director and the Director of CWP to determine whether it is necessary to obtain the CWP Board's approval prior to making such changes.
10.Upon project completion, create and submit to the CWP Board an Implementation Completion Report that measures the project's success in meeting its objectives.
11.Additional duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 5 years related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: The incumbent must have outstanding organizational and time management skills and be extremely detail-oriented in a high-volume entrepreneurial environment. Demonstrated ability to track projects over time at varying degrees of detail and adhere to project deadlines. Ability to build a network of contacts and interact effectively with people at varying organizational levels. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to quickly and effectively write media collateral, emails, and other communications. Demonstrated experience in coordinating events in diverse, complex environments. Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are required. Domestic and international travel may be required for the management of each project.
Preferred Qualifications: The incumbent should be a self-starter able to envision a development pathway for the program and execute upon that vision without significant supervision. They should be people-oriented, with demonstrated evidence of highly collaborative communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Committed and open to working with diverse communities and organizations.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_167295
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.