The Project Manager position is responsible for providing to the Office of the Provost support for various projects, initiatives, and strategic reports. The position will report directly to the Assistant Provost, the Project Manager interacts with faculty, staff and partners across campus.
The Office of the Provost works closely with the chancellor and other vice chancellors to fulfill the university's mission.
Embrace the benefits of broad-based liberal education within a highly active research environment;
Promote values of scholarship, leadership, and collegiality in the pursuit of excellence in discovery and service within an engaged living-learning campus community;
Educate the whole student to prepare each to be active citizens that engage, question and forge positive change in our world;
Foster an inclusive environment that embraces diversity, providing all qualified undergraduate students with equal access to a Vanderbilt education regardless of socio-economic status
Leverage One Vanderbilt, a uniquely synergistic collection of 10 colleges and schools on a geographically central university campus.
Duties and responsibilities
In collaboration with the Assistant Provost and other Provost Team members, plan and manage the execution of projects and reports to meet established strategic goals and objectives.
Provides professional and/or technical support in the execution of day-to-day project activities.
Develop and implements detailed project plans to monitor and track progress
Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs
Works with partners across Academic Affairs and the university to coordinate resources and to execute projects.
Identifies, analyzes and improves upon existing processes.
Assists in implementation, data collection and processing along with strategic partners across campus.
Conducts research, analyses, provides reports, and develops recommendations as necessary.
Conducts research and benchmarking reports on best practices in higher education.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
A Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education combined with experience in higher education is necessary.
A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is necessary. (Experience gained through assistantships, practicums etc. while obtaining an advanced degree may be considered)
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet project deadlines is necessary.
Superior project management and time management skills are necessary.
Self-motivated and collaborative with a positive and professional approach is necessary.
Exceptional interpersonal skills are necessary.
Ability to interact with individuals across the university is necessary.
Proficiency in office software tools (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point) is necessary.
Familiarity with data analytics software (e.g. Tableau) is preferred.
About Vanderbilt Benefits
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of "America's Best Large Employers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.