The Digital Education Incubator's Project Manager manages the execution of a range of DEI projects through their lifecycles. The Project Manager serves as an integral member of the DEI team, a unit of BU created to address challenges and harness opportunities associated with the transformation of the higher education landscape brought forth by digital learning technologies. Departmental projects include but are not limited to areas of lifelong and professional learning; advising and mentoring; development of portals and communities to strengthen various aspects of Boston University's residential experience and global standing; and experimentation with novel and emergent educational technologies. The ideal candidate would bring to this position a combination of project/program management expertise and high degree of foundational familiarity with trends, best practices and critical challenges in the field of education. The Project Manager reports to and works closely with the Director of the DEI in support of Incubator.
Drawing on best practices of learning design and educational program evaluation, work with the DEI team and project collaborators to determine and understand the scope and needs of projects; create timelines and work plans; review materials and documentation as shared by other members of the project team toward making project resourcing recommendations; plan and prioritize project activities and deliverables; liaise with other departments and teams toward reaching project objectives.
Provide guidance to project teams, drawing on best practices of how to lead and navigate change in the field of digital education, Throughout the course of the project lifecycle facilitate project meetings; track timelines, schedules, budgets and deliverables as needed; monitor project progress; prepare and present project organization and communication documentation, including project plans, agreements and related information. Troubleshoot, adjust priorities and address organizational challenges to maximize collaboration and timely product delivery.
Maintain detailed record of project activities and retain records upon project completion toward determining current and future project resource needs and stakeholder involvement; report on progress as dictated by project demand and make recommendations on current and future course of action; proactively identify and manage issues and risks.
Communicate relevant project information, such as progress status and issues to DEI team, project collaborators and relevant stakeholders. Facilitate and ensure appropriate involvement and communication between individuals and teams as dictated by project demand.
Drive consensus, timely execution of project activities, and achievement of project objectives. Make recommendations for improving team processes. Help ensure project success through creative problem-solving, obstacle removal, facilitation, capacity building and communication, drawing on core values of mutual respect and collaboration.
Other duties as necessitated by project demand.
Five or more years of project coordinating or project management experience and a master's degree in education or related field required. Additional project management certification and familiarity with agile development and human-centered design preferred.
Experience working in the field of education, preferably with faculty on educational initiatives.
Critically optimistic approach to organizational change; exceptional organizational and time management skills and experience with continuous process improvement.
High resourcefulness with the ability to make sound judgments often with only partial information.
Exceptional ability to troubleshoot, adjust priorities and proactively tackle organizational challenges to maximize collaboration and timely product delivery.
Strong ability to effectively communicate with various constituencies and stakeholders.
An enthusiastic thrive to create order from chaos; demonstrated commitment to professional honesty, empathy, and ability to build strong relationships that lead to mutually successful project outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible, highly competent and adaptable to change.
Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a teambased environment.
Experience piloting online courses, educational platforms or tools desired
This is a one year position with a possibility of extension.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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