The Institute of Urban Studies seeks an experienced professional with strong management, leadership and strategy development skills to serve as project manager. The project manager will report to the director of the Institute and will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and coordination of graduate research assistants (GRAs) who work at the Institute on a range of projects. The project manager is expected to provide excellent project management and client service by organizing and leading projects from inception to completion. The project manager is expected to effectively manage scope, resources, time, and budget on a variety of local, regional, and national policy, planning and urban design efforts – including comprehensive plans, open space master plans, downtown and neighborhood plans, community survey and community engagement efforts, community engagement, leading public meetings, and more.
1.Direct project content and creative direction. The role of the project manager will be to mentor and supervise the GRA team to make sure their work aligns with the content of the fully executed contract. The creative direction refers to mentoring, providing feedback and giving direction to the design ideas and the creative work by students which are usually part of our deliverables in our contracts. 2.Coordinate timely and open communications with each team on the project's progress and financial status and ensure consistent communication with the client/sponsor. 3.Participate, facilitate, and/or present at meetings with clients, sponsors, stakeholders and the general public. For pre-award meetings, the project manager will work with the associate director to facilitate the meetings and will attend them. His/her role would be to discuss the potential project with the clients and get their inputs and to write a Memo of understanding (MOU) based on the meetings that will be shared with the client and will be part of the contract. For the post-award meetings, the project manager will schedule and run the meetings between the IUS team and clients, stakeholders and the general public as part of his/her duty on that project. 4.Develop and document project plan, scope, schedule, staffing, and budget that reflect the goals & priorities of the client/sponsor. 5.Oversee the production of project deliverables professional reports, PowerPoints, and other media with graphics (plans, diagrams, renderings, maps) and text produced by the student teams. 6.Administer contracts and assist with contract negotiations. 7.Coordinate with the Office of Grants and Contracts at UTA to ensure timely completion of pre-ward and post-award duties and responsibilities. 8.Performs other duties assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Urban Design, Planning, or Landscape Architecture with a focus on Urban Design and Planning or the equivalent experience. Five years of full-time experience in planning, at least 3 years of which must have been in a managerial capacity.
Preferred: Project management experience in the Dallas – Fort Worth region Preferred: AICP or other accreditation Preferred: Master's degree
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 5699
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