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Project Manager

Requisition ID: req2201

Job Title: Project Manager

Department: Grants Office

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Administrator/Executive/Manager

Employment Status: Externally Funded

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation: $63,000

Schedule: M-F 8am - 5pm

Job Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the
Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.

Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.

1) Manages projects in order to deliver them within scope, within budget, and with high levels of quality throughout the project lifecycle. Engages with the project teams to ensure projects are functioning to achieve the approved and expected outcomes outlined within the individual grants. Actively participates as part of project team to create deliverables and complete project tasks, as needed. Serves as liaison to Faculty and Department Chairs.

2) Identifies and organizes project team in collaboration with the Grants Office, project sponsors, Principal Investigators, and department/division leaders. Schedules and manages project team meetings. Assigns activities to project team members. Establishes agreement with team members on due dates, cost and quality expectations. Monitors team member performance and activity completion.

3) Develops project charter and work plan in consultation with project teams. Reviews and facilitates creation of high level deliverables. Confirms accuracy of deliverables with stakeholders. Identifies the need for resources from outside Columbus State (e.g., equipment, software, contractual expertise).

4) Reviews project progress for completeness. Identifies requirements and ensures the technical lead understands requirements. Oversees creation of requirements documents. Identifies project quality metrics and expected outcomes (e.g. required completion dates, budget limits, and quality standards).

5) Oversees the completion of project reporting and dissemination requirements. Identifies best practices from peer institutions and communities of interest that support the overall project scope and quality.

6) Identifies stakeholder needs for project reporting. Prepares and presents status reports to all levels of management. Meets with stakeholders as required. Manages formative and annual reporting and creates project management documentation that follows project management lifecycles.

7) Analyzes and controls project expenses throughout the life of projects, working with Grants Office and Principal Investigators. Monitors project budget.

9) Works with teams to facilitate the creation of current process maps to then identify improvements with the scope of projects. Works with the designated staff to ensure the creation and filing of accurate "end of project" process maps.

10) Inspects deliverables to confirm they meet the requirements. Presents deliverables to customers and identifies deficiencies. Amends project planning documents (schedule, budget, etc.) to allow for correction.

11) Identifies project issues that require resolution and creates an issues list. Escalates issues for resolution when appropriate. Develops options for decision makers. Monitors the decision making process and makes changes in project planning documents as necessary. Confirms or creates change management processes.

12) Works assigned schedule exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload

13) Performs other related duties as required.

Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College's Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated. Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job
qualification standards, but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American's with Disabilities Act.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone.Vision demands include close,
relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.

Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: industry standard program methodologies to direct and manage project development and implementation; project management, life cycle methodologies and public policy management; FERPA. Skill in: verbal and written communication; proficiency with presentations; planning, scheduling and organizing work; general typing; application of job software programs such as MS Project, Visio and Excel; and coordinating program functions. Ability to: plan, execute and close assigned projects according to strategic alignment and prioritization, in compliance with scope quality, schedule and budget; coordinate and monitor resource allocations including assignments of team members and third party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan; coordinate multiple activities and tasks; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; maintain accurate and complete work records; organizing and problem solving.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with two years of experience managing high level projects from design through implementation, preferably in a higher education setting. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree.