Senior Project Manager

  • Elon University
  • Elon, NC
  • Nov 19, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Summary Of Position:

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) will support BT2P's mission by helping to launch and oversee the Paradigm Project. This ambitious multi-year initiative, which constitutes the core of BT2P's future programming, aims to advance systemic transformation in U.S. undergraduate education through integrative design, movement-building, and public narrative change. BT2P has launched the initial phase of the Paradigm Project (through June 30, 2023), and we are acting to secure funding for a seven-year project plan that will combine public outreach, the creation and support of design teams and support networks, and advocacy with educational decision-makers. Working with and reporting to the BT2P Director, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for managing all phases of this nationally significant project. The SPM will also work with staff to support other BT2P programs as needed, including the final phase of BT2P's public humanities project, the PLACE Collaboratory.

Application review will begin Januaary 7, 2022.

Education Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree required; post-graduate or professional degree preferred
    • At least five years' program experience in higher education institutions, educational associations, or large multi-site or network-based non-profit organizations

Special Skills Or Experience:

    • Passionate interest in and broad knowledge of higher education, including its current challenges and dynamics of change
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and demonstrated experience building effective communities with diverse stakeholders
    • Experience managing complex, multi-partner projects, including capacity to meet deadlines, manage time effectively, follow through, anticipate emerging needs and problems, and combine big-picture thinking with attention to detail
    • Experience building relationships, organizing networks, and guiding action in national or regional collaborations, working across diverse institutions and local settings.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and capacity to learn and use digital communications platforms.

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular

Degree/Major: Bachelor's

Length Of Experience:

5 years of experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serving as lead manager for the Paradigm Project. Key duties include
      • organizing convenings and communications for working groups, design labs, advisory council, and steering group;
      • providing organizational support (but not necessarily subject-matter technical support) to working groups and design labs;
      • helping to organize and support networks of faculty, staff, students, and alums;
      • coordinating listening sessions and outreach to education leaders;
      • managing finances, budgeting, and operations for project activities;
      • assisting BT2P Director with fund-raising and grant-writing for project;
      • overseeing documentation of project activities;
      • work with BT2P Director, staff, and project leaders to develop, assess, and adapt project's change strategies.
  • Supporting the planning and management of the culminating virtual and in-person convenings of the PLACE Collaboratory (spring-summer, 2022)
  • Working with Director and staff on other duties as needed

Additional Information:

Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon's experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs "Focused on Student Success." Elon's more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe