Office of the Dean-Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19009711)
The Director of Special Projects and Initiatives will help select, plan, execute, and evaluate major projects for the Dietrich School with a range of goals and stakeholders. Projects will be aligned with the goals and priorities of the Dietrich School Strategic Plan, and successful management will help advance those goals.
The Director will: identify major projects and scope; initiate research for projects, including quantitative and qualitative data collection as needed; ensure effective and efficient management of resources and budgets; maintain targeted timelines to complete established objectives. The Director will formulate recommendations on budget priorities for senior management that will advance Dietrich School Strategic Plan goals. Must be data savvy with the demonstrated ability to make independent decisions about the design and implementation of complex evaluation tools, and the ability to secure and assess data collected from multiple sources and find new and different solutions to enhance outcomes for the Dietrich School.
Trains and manages staff teams from across the school to collaboratively design and implement projects. Must be able to synthesize complex information, especially financial and personnel data among other types relevant to higher education, and apply it to new situations while following university policy and procedure. Must be analytical, organized, and attentive to detail, with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must demonstrate the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders to bring projects to fruition.
Master's degree in business, nonprofit management, higher education management, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in financial, strategic, and project management, and program evaluation required, along with education and experience in survey design.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Hiring Range: $46,644.00 - $76,440.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19009711
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