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Administrative Project Manager I

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

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As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you’ll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We’re seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives:

The Office of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, provides a centralized vision and guidance for maximizing the HSI federal designation in a way that meaningfully serves students, faculty, staff, alumni, and external community members from diverse backgrounds. HSI Initiatives spearheads the development, implementation, and assessment of HSI goals and objectives to advance a culture of “servingness” across the institution. The office also works collaboratively with federal, foundation, and corporate partners to strengthen institutional capacity through grant-funded and philanthropic activities aimed at strengthening Minority Serving Institutions.

The Opportunity:

University of Central Florida's Office of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives seeks to hire two (2) candidates to fill Administrative Project Manager I positions. The hires will be for position numbers P-56878 and P-56877.

For position number P-56878, the Project Manager provides leadership and coordination for Project POTENCIAL, funded by a five-year grant through the Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program (Title V, Part A), to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. This grant also enables HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability, benefiting students of all backgrounds. The Project Manager leads Project POTENCIAL implementation; monitors grant activities to ensure that project operation is compliant with federal and UCF policies and guidelines; and performs other project-related work as needed. The Project Manager reports to the Director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives and Partnerships, who also serves as Title V Project Director.

For position number P-56877, the Project Manager provides leadership and coordination for Project ENFERMERIA, funded by a five-year grant through the Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program (Title V, Part B) to expand post-baccalaureate educational opportunities for, and improve the academic attainment of, Hispanic students; and expand the post-baccalaureate academic offerings as well as enhance the program quality in the institutions of higher education that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students and helping large numbers of Hispanic and low-income students complete postsecondary degrees. The Project Manager leads Project ENFERMERIA implementation; monitors grant activities to ensure that project operation is compliant with federal and UCF policies and guidelines; and performs other project-related work as needed. The Project Manager reports directly to the Director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives and Partnerships, who also serves as Title V Project Director.

These positions currently offer a partial hybrid remote work option with supervisory approval.


  • Develops, implements, and manages a detailed project schedule and work plan; Coordinates and manages day-to-day tasks necessary to successfully meet project objectives.

  • Manages the project management team; Including biweekly project management meetings with all partners, to ensure project timelines are set and achieved.

  • Assists with the development of and monitors project activities; Controls scope of project, keeps team on task with minimal variance from project objectives.

  • Assists the Project Director with Coordinating and preparing project materials for advisory board meetings.

  • Develops, implements, and manages internal project processes including reporting to ensure compliance with institutional policies, as well as Title V and U.S. Department of Education rules and regulations.

  • Administers project budget according to the U.S. Department of Education federal grant guidelines, as well as UCF policies and procedures; Works with Office of Sponsored Programs to ensure financial compliance, budget monitoring, and audits.

  • Collects data and assesses project progress, outcomes, and success in collaboration with the Project Director, the PEER program evaluator and Office of Research to ensure grant deliverables and performance reports are submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in a timely fashion.

  • Coordinates the development and dissemination of project related information and materials to the university and external community.

  • Provides regular project updates to the Project Director regarding strategy, adjustments, and progress; Identifies obstacles and makes strategic adjustments as necessary; Provides solutions to obstacles that arise during project execution.

  • Orders supplies and materials for all project partners as needed; Tracks project costs and makes adjustments as necessary to remain within dedicated budget.

  • Other grant implementation duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Recent experience in project and budget management.

  • Exceptional organization and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines.

  • Efficient, detail oriented, and a self-starter that can work with minimal supervision.

  • Extensive computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Proactive, resourceful, and creative problem-solver.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; Ability to build and maintain relationships and partnerships.

  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English and Spanish.

  • Recent experience supporting Hispanic/Latino/a/x and other marginalized/minoritized student populations.

  • Knowledge of the implications of the HSI designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.

Additional Application Materials Required:

In addition to your application, please upload a cover letter and resume.

Work Schedule: Typically Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Salary: $56,030.00 - $70,000.00

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to UCF Employee Benefits Guide (12-14-21)

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 21 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.


Diversity and Inclusion/HSI Initiatives 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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