University of Maine System is seeking to hire a Project Manager-Adult Credential and Degree Completion Initiative.
Primary Purpose of the Position
The University of Maine System’s Adult Credential and Degree Completion (ACDC) initiative encompasses several components requiring project management skills and background. This position will be dedicated to providing project management and coordination required for the internal, UMS focused ACDC work as well as that needed for the All Learning Counts grant. The Project Manager will work with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Credential Attainment and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Innovation in Digital Badging and Microcredentials in the following ways:
Coordinating the development of a comprehensive web site/resource hub for use by potential learners and internal and external stakeholders, including campus Navigators
Working collaboratively with campus and external partners in the development of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff and faculty
Working with the All-Learning Counts-Maine statewide leadership team in managing and aiding in the implementation of grant components and related goals
The project manager will work with the UMS and ALC-Maine Leadership teams and other stakeholders, as appropriate on the following tasks:
Leads the activities of a multi-campus and organizational team comprised of internal and external stakeholders across higher education, state departments, non-profit organizations and the employer community in order to accomplish project goals and objectives;
Work with all partners to track and document project objectives, identify best practice policy and practice for inclusion, and evaluate and assess project progress;
Manages the project work plan, scope, issues, documents, data compilation and other project plans in order to meet project goals
Specific to UMS Adult Credential and Degree Attainment initiative
Coordinate the development of a comprehensive web site/resource hub for use by potential learners and internal and external stakeholders, including campus Navigators. This website will promote all initiatives connected to adult credential and degree completion, including those of the ALC grant;
Work collaboratively with campus and external partners in the development of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff and faculty, including those opportunities associated with ALC-Maine;
Serve as a liaison to campus based navigators/coaches and work with ADC leadership in the identification and training of UMS navigators/coaches.
Specific to the ALC-Maine Grant
Understand all aspects of the grant and its goals (e.g., partner roles, responsibilities, pilot projects etc.). Learn about other related state initiatives such as MaineSpark and Adult Promise
Coordinate efforts to establish and align a statewide database system for credentials of value
Manage the development and implementation of the communication plan on credentialing
Aid in the oversight of the ALC-Maine budget.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Minimum of three years in direct work experience and extensive knowledge of project management practices
Strong leadership, organizational and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively manage a broad range of stakeholders
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently under pressure of rigid deadlines and time limitations
Experience in planning and implementation within higher education and/or the State of Maine
Ability to travel
3-5 years of related experience, or equivalent education/work experience
Project Management certification (PMP)
Lead Project Manager experience
Experience working with underserved populations
Working knowledge of current trends in project management
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
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