Project Manager - Center for Rural Engagement (Project Management Specialist)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 304456
CENTER FOR RURAL ENGAGEMENT (BL-CFRE-IUBLA)
The IU Center for Rural Engagementimproves the lives of Hoosiers through collaborative initiatives that discover and deploy scalable and flexible solutions to common challenges facing rural communities. Working in full-spectrum community innovation through research, community-engaged teaching and student service, the center builds vision, harnesses assets and cultivates sustainable leadership structures within the communities with which it engages to ensure long-term success. The center strives toward equity and inclusion by implementing and following antiracist principles.
The project manager (PM) serves the Center for Rural Engagement (CRE) in maintaining and optimizing the project management system to adapt processes as new projects and funding streams come in. The PM works with the administrative project manager to ensure that requisitions related to project implementation and travel and are properly executed. The PM serves on the CRE's knowledge management team to guide and implement systems thinking, streamline systems, create efficiencies, and provide reports to multiple constituents. They also manage and execute logistics of CRE-related events, including the annual IU Rural Conference. The PM works with the fundraising and grants team and the community liaisons to write grants as opportunities arise.
Department Specific Responsibilities
Maintain and optimize project management system to adapt process as new projects and funding streams come in.
Ensure project implementation is properly executed
Guide and implement systems thinking, streamline systems, create efficiencies and provide reports to multiple constituents.
Participate in grant writing.
Manage and execute logistics of events.
Work on special projects.
Manages medium to large projects, from start to finish, ensuring on time completion within budget.
Develops project plan(s) and efficiently analyzes, tracks, forecasts, and reports on project metrics and shortfalls.
Coordinates and facilitates efforts of project team(s) consisting of various staff and hourly employees.
Communicates ongoing changes in tasks, goals, or performance. Collaborates to ensure that project objectives are achieved within established time frames.
Participates in client meetings, vendor/contract decisions, and development of project requirements and specifications.
May provide guidance and support to less experienced peers.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field
2 years of relevant experience
3 years of project management experience
5 years of experience in a fast paced professional environment
Expert level in a project management platform
Experience in IU systems
Spanish and/or Haitian Creole fluency
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Possess very strong computer/typing skills and be proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe and project management softwares.
Knowledge and familiarity with Buy.IU, IU Motor Pool procedures, Egencia Corporate Travel and Airtable.
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Demonstrated project management skills
Proficient communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent collaboration and team building skills
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Highly thorough and dependable
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.
$55,000 - $60,000 annually
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
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.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.