Special Projects Manager

About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community including people of color, recent immigrants and nontraditional populations. The College mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description:

The Special Projects Manager reports directly to, and works closely with, the President on a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects, and initiatives involving the Office of the President and its priorities. The Special Projects Manager interacts with senior leadership at the College, and interacting with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, is responsible for planning, overseeing and leading projects from initiation to completion. Primary responsibilities include working with the President on several projects currently underway as well as developing, leading or supporting new projects and initiatives.

  • Lead or manage special projects on behalf of the President, which frequently involve senior leadership or cabinet members;
  • Serve as primary liaison for the Board of Trustees, and prepare board materials, minutes and meetings.
  • Conduct project reviews and assessments and create appropriate documentation;
  • Develop detailed project reports for College leadership;
  • Participate with the President and cabinet members in institutional planning, policy development and problem resolution;
  • Stay abreast of the issues and initiatives affecting RCC, and of community colleges in Massachusetts and nationally;
  • Prepare and/or contribute to the preparation of reports, briefings, presentations and responses on institutional, strategic and academic issues as appropriate.
  • Be knowledgeable about all areas on campus and new initiatives so as to best identify opportunities and represent the college.

Supervision Received: Reports to the President

Supervision Exercised: According to the projects, may supervise support staff


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to manage confidential student, personnel and financial information
  • Strong background in managing and leading complex internal and external collaborations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously
  • Experience in research, data analysis and developing briefing documents and other collateral materials
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills; superior presentation skills a plus
  • Excellent computer and technology skills
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Additional Information:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery.

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.

Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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