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Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
$70,000 - $85,000 per year; DOE
Date posted
Nov 27, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Project Manager

Arizona State University

School Of Earth & Space Exploration

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

This position works closely and collaboratively with stakeholders at ASU’s Center for Education Through Exploration to plan, direct, organize, and execute against project requirements; identifies and acquires necessary resources and coordinates efforts by all parties to ensure timely delivery of project outcomes in accordance with sponsoring source's expectations.


Salary Range

$70,000 - $85,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Active participant in project meetings, taking notes, documenting tasks and responsible personnel, summarizing action items, distributing notes, and suggesting agenda items to group leads for subsequent discussions.
  • Proactively work with project leads to plan, develop, and complete objectives of working groups aligned to the overall project goals. Manage the next steps of the project between team check ins.
  • Coordinate project plans with team leads across separate working groups for the overall project success.
  • Work with the Product Owner to ensure project deliverables are in service of actualizing the product vision.
  • Provide updates to the Product Owner and ETX Center leadership on project status, risks, and opportunities.
  • Manage and contribute to the overall roadmap of our courseware and platform projects, documenting changes in scope, and accurately forecasting the needs of a project.
  • Develop a useful project management dashboard across working groups for project stakeholders and leadership to evaluate progress, assess risks, and communicate critical information.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and manages a project team through complete task definitions and work requirement identification and assignments
  • Work closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders to define project scope, strategy, budget, and outcomes; identifies critical resource expertise and targets appropriate internal and/or external sources to ensure optimal outcome(s)
  • Establishe and continually monitor/manage project expectations with team; assigns tasks and identifies issues for resolution to ensure optimal team effectiveness
  • Prepare and maintain all project status reports and schedules; tracks milestones/deliverables, critical paths and dependencies; re-sets expectations as needed in consideration of project progress/outcomes
  • Respond to all inquiries regarding project status; prepares and responds to all regulatory reporting/filings to ensure compliance


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience; 1 of which are in project management, or any equivalent combination of experience and /or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing strategies and technical specifications for projects, ability to manage complex technology projects.
  • Ability to clarify roles and responsibilities to ensure understanding of expectations; takes action to mitigate conflict.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficient in use of standard project management and change management practices and software technology.
  • Experience in working with academic and technical stakeholders and provide critical feedback on project plans and impact on project success with the support of the Product Owner.


Working Environment

  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking.
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Regular review of completed tasks.


Department Statement

The School of Earth and Space Exploration is committed to high-impact scientific discovery. We ask important questions with deep consequences, and our researchers aren’t afraid to explore the great unknowns of the Earth, our Solar System and the Universe beyond. We offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; provide unique research opportunities; collaborate across disciplines; and engage with the community. We invite you to explore all that the School of Earth and Space Exploration has to offer.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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