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Interim Project Manager

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details

Interim Project Manager

Job no: 533830

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Student Life/Services, Planning/Project Management

Department: Office of the Provost
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $70,000 - $73,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

May 30, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

With your online application, please upload a resume and a cover letter describing how you meet the minimum requirements, professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications.

You will also be asked to enter the names and contact information of three professional references; candidates will be notified prior to contacting references.

Multiple positions may be available.

Department Summary

The Office of the Provost (OtP) upholds, provides leadership on, and carries out the academic mission of the University. In service to this mission, the office: promotes and sustains the highest standards in teaching, research, and service; fosters and advocates for faculty; promotes a respectful work environment, equity and inclusion, and a family-friendly workplace; supports and coordinates matters that pertain to faculty and academics, including hiring, retention, promotion, and tenure processes; advances university outreach to the community, academic extension, and internationalization.

Position Summary

The Interim Project Manager supports the projects within the Office of the Provost (OtP). The incumbent reports directly to the Director of Project and Program Management and works closely and collaboratively with other units reporting to the provost. This could include support for any project or programs that are priorities of the OtP.

The Interim Project Manager is responsible for assisting with the successful delivery of assigned projects with the Office of the Provost and stakeholders and ensures the use of standardized project management methodologies, processes, and tools. This position provides oversight and coordination with other project resources and supports personnel as appropriate.

This position regularly requires the exercise of independent judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of the University of Oregon, its programs, and its personnel. The incumbent handles and is involved in many sensitive and confidential issues, and is responsible for fostering positive relationships both internal and external to the campus while managing multiple, complex projects within firm schedules.

This interim position is expected to last for two years.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in project management within a complex organization.
  • Four or more years of experience in project management within a complex organization.

    Professional Competencies

  • Effective and professional communication abilities.
  • Ability to identify project outcomes, design processes, and facilitate meetings to meet project goals.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex information and to effectively present information to various university stakeholders including senior leadership, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to solve problems and respond to a variety of options in complex situations.
  • Expertise in working effectively and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Proven ability to be effective in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Proven project management, time management, and organizational skills, with the ability to manage details of multiple and complex projects within firm schedules.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations professionally, and to use sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn project management tools such as Smartsheet.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience in a higher education environment.
  • Facilitation experience.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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