Director (Project Management Leader), Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 300349
THE O'NEILL SCHOOL - IUPUI SP (IN-SPEA-IUINA)
The Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI prepares students to address the issues of modern society in ways that more traditional schools overlook. Founded in 1972, the O'Neill School was the first school to combine public management, policy, and administration with the environmental sciences. It remains the largest public affairs and environmental studies school of its kind in the United States, with programs on both the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses.
The IU Public Policy Institute was created in 1992 as a multidisciplinary institute within the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The Public Policy Institute delivers unbiased research and data-driven, objective, expert analysis, through different Centers, to help public, private, and nonprofit sectors make important decisions that directly impact the quality of life in Indiana and throughout the nation. Whether it's analyzing the financial needs for water and wastewater infrastructure in Indiana or evaluating the effectiveness of public safety, schools, public health, and other agencies in providing services in a racially equitable manner, the Public Policy Institute provides the knowledge, data, and analysis that organizations need to make sound decisions without political agenda or ideological bias.
The Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy (CRISP) Director must have extensive experience working in the public sphere on issues that address social, economic, and/or health disparities, along with the requisite skills and demonstrated experience of raising external dollars from government, businesses, foundations and/or individuals. The person in this role must understand campus, local and state government, foundations, nonprofits, community-based organizations, and the interaction of these groups in helping to shape our community. This unique and exceptional individual must have strong interpersonal, leadership, and management skills, and must be able to thrive in an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial environment.
Establishes business plans and long-term strategic objectives.
Actively seeks sustainable funding streams to diversify funding for CRISP.
Manages high level assignments (e.g., grant proposals) and allocation of resources (e.g., fundraising and development with Director of Development at O'Neill), including negotiating and coordinating initiatives that involve staff in other departments/areas/teams; may coordinate large-scale programs with a wide audience in support of center initiatives.
Makes budgetary recommendations/proposals based on resource needs and ensures cost containment. Works with Director of PPI and O'Neill School finance administrators to monitor and track contracts and expenses and plan for long-term staffing and project acquisition.
Represents CRISP and/or PPI in public presentations and discussions, media interviews, and client engagement activities, including but not limited to, client contact, project proposals, project conferences, etc.
Provides highest level of operational leadership and coordination of assigned staff members to define project management methodologies and standards; provides direction and guidance on high priority project management projects/initiatives.
Establishes short-term business plans and long-term operational objectives, including managing project timelines/deliverables and developing resource plans for multi-project/multiphase web project management initiatives.
Manages projects to ensure on-time completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs.
Conducts a variety of personnel actions to include, but not limited to hiring, promotion, performance management, and dismissal.
Manages high level assignments and allocation of technical resources, including negotiating and coordinating initiatives that involve staff in other departments/areas/teams; may coordinate large-scale web projects with a wide audiences.
Makes budgetary recommendations/proposals based on resource needs and ensures cost containment.
Works collaboratively with other project management leaders across departments in recommending standards, best practices, and related policies/procedures.
Prepares management reports and summaries for senior administration, executive, steering and advisory committees; acts as advisor to executive committees; serves on various university committees, communities of practice, and task forces related to project management.
Bachelor's degree of relevant experience
Master's degree (or higher) in a relevant field-that prioritizes issues related to equity, social policy, and community engaged research. Some examples include public policy, social policy, public management, inclusive economics, policy analysis, political science, urban planning, social work, sociology, and/or a directly related social science field
4 years of relevant experience
1 year of management experience
Experience with community engagement
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Ability to lead/manage others
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Demonstrated project management skills
Excellent organizational skills
Instills commitment to organizational goals
Ability to work within tight time frames and meet strict deadlines
Effective interpersonal skills
Builds and manages effective teams
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds as well as the ability to maintain a high level of professional courtesy and cultural humility while working with diverse, typically underrepresented populations and sensitive social justice issues
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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