Project Manager

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Project Manager

Job no: 528259
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Planning/Project Management

Department: Office of the Provost
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
Monday, October 11, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying, attach the following electronic documents:
  • A resume/CV
  • A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications and professional competencies for the position. Please describe how you have added value in previous roles and how you would add value in this role

    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; focuses on student success; 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 project manager (PM) supports projects within the office of the provost (OTP) and reports directly to the chief of staff (COS) and works closely and collaboratively with other units reporting to the provost. This could include supporting emerging academic initiatives, student success initiatives led by Undergraduate Education and Student Success, and existing academic efforts.

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

    This position regularly requires the exercise of independent judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of the University of Oregon, its programs, and personnel. The person in the position 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

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors' degree
  • Five or more years of experience in project management within a large, complex organization.

    Professional Competencies
  • Effective and professional written and verbal communication abilities. 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. Requires analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions.
  • 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 meet deadlines, anticipate needs, manage and prioritize multiple tasks or projects, follow-through, and work independently without supervision, while handling frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.
  • Self-motivated, punctual, reliable, organized, and flexible. Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations with tact and diplomacy and to use sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information.
  • Resourceful, innovative thinking, and demonstrated ability to improve administrative processes.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and project management tools such as smartsheet.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Project management experience in a higher education environment.
  • Thorough understanding of an institution of higher education and related organizational structures, policies and procedures; emerging issues in higher education; and familiarity with relevant rules, policies and laws.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    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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