This position reports to the associate dean for academic initiatives. Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter that outlines your specific interest in the position and related skills/experiences. Your cover letter will be used to evaluate your writing ability - an essential skill for this position.
We are looking for a dynamic project manager to implement new and ongoing academic initiatives and strategic partnerships at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. You are a strategic thinker who works proactively and collaboratively. With extremely nimble organizational skills, you are able to support a wide variety of projects from conception to roll out, enhance the communication between partners and stakeholders, and adhere to firm deadlines.
Examples of initiatives in the portfolio include:
Online courses that include a modular 9-unit, prerequisite, student-sequenced micro course suite for undergraduate students as well as MOOC courses for graduate students
XR initiatives for augmented tectonics, construction, real-time technology, virtual engagement, and collective reality
Immersive remote teleconferencing
Academic pipeline programs
Global engagement strategies
Provide comprehensive project management for initiatives by developing and implementing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, and status reports to achieve project outcomes.
Work closely with the associate dean in developing, expanding, and promoting academic initiatives across the college, university, and beyond.
Gather and analyze data for the purpose of strategic planning, resource allocation and utilization, and decision-making.
Interface with college faculty and broader university partners (colleges, units, specific institutions, academic innovation programs, others) to identify strategic initiatives, document existing activities, launch new initiatives, and analyze outcomes.
Assist with identification and development of potential external partners with whom to expand academic initiatives.
Manage communications with faculty and students regarding new initiatives and opportunities, emerging funding opportunities, and coordinate information sessions as needed.
Provide support in grant proposal development and liaison with the college business office to facilitate proposal production and submission.
Assist as needed with associate dean’s budgeting.
Provide proactive and comprehensive support to the associate dean including calendar management, meeting support, file management, travel arrangements, credit card reconciliation.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Project management experience in mid-size complex projects with multiple partners
Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Proven organizational skills that reflect ability to analyze information and prioritize multiple projects
Public speaking capacity, strong interpersonal/communication skills, and the ability to build relationships
Highly resourceful team-player, who is also extremely effective independently
Proficiency in understanding and communicating financial information
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and an ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds
Experienced business software user (i.e. Google Suite - Docs, Sheets, Slides)
Master’s degree in related field
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Experience with university academic policies and systems
Grant writing experience
Knowledge with database systems and other graphic design and communications software applications (i.e. Adobe Suite, Mailchimp)
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, U-M offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous time off; retirement plan with two-for-one matching contributions after the first year; many choices for comprehensive health insurance; life insurance; long-term disability coverage; and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses. Learn more about U-M benefits.
Please note: The position offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Relocation assistance is not provided.
Who We Are
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan promotes the public good by engaging a diverse constituency in purpose-driven learning and research that focuses on the built environment. Named among the best architecture and planning schools in the country, the college prepares graduates to lead the professions, organizations, and institutions that shape our world at every scale. Learn more about Taubman College.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Taubman College values a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and administrators that includes people of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We aim to create a community of mutual respect and trust where everyone's backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about our DEI efforts.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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