Division of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation
Project Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives and Innovation
Commensurate with Experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
Reporting to the Executive Director for Operations, Strategic
Initiatives and Innovation, this individual will provide support in
the implementation and initiatives within the Office of the Vice
Chancellor and across the Division of Strategic Initiatives and
Innovation. Duties will include providing project coordination and
management, project research, communications support, and
memorandum/presentation preparation. The Project Coordinator must
be adept at creating and maintaining cross-departmental
relationships, preparing information for a diverse and
executive-level audience, and functioning in a dynamic and
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Three (3) plus years of proven project coordination experience
in and education, business, government, or community
- Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior
- Demonstrated ability to work strategically and collaboratively
- Effective, versatile and action oriented.
- Excellent communication skills.
Job Specific Qualifications
- Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects across various
audiences and leadership levels.
- Excellent critical thinking, judgment, and decision-making
- Exceptional communication/interpersonal skills.
- Experience designing compelling presentations and reports.
- Ability to work well under pressure and to manage high-volume
- Intermediate or higher research and analysis abilities.
- Strong administrative skills, including proficiency in
Microsoft Office Suite required.
- Track record contributing to an inclusive culture within a
professional and/or educational setting.
Communications and Administration:
- Under the supervision of the Executive Director for Operations,
conducts project coordination efforts in collaboration with
divisional units and departments, as well as schools, colleges, and
units across the University to include project development,
implementation, and reporting.
- Identifies, coordinates, and develops solutions to
issues/challenges that cross multiple units within Strategic
Initiatives and Innovation.
- Manages the flow of issues, projects, and problems requiring
either near-term responses or anticipatory preparations.
Research and Analysis:
- Writes, edits, and coordinates internal and external
presentations, briefings, special reports, and other
- Assists with Board of Trustees’ material preparation and
deliverables, working collaboratively with the University’s Board
of Trustees Office and members of the Strategic Initiatives and
Innovation leadership team.
- Support special projects for the Vice Chancellor and Executive
Director of Operations.
- Supports and conducts research to inform decisions on
initiatives within Strategic Initiatives and Innovation.
- Present research findings in a clear, concise way to executive
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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