Officer of Administration
Office of the Provost
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
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
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.
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
- Bachelors' degree
- Five or more years of experience in project management within a
large, complex organization.
- 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
- 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
- Resourceful, innovative thinking, and demonstrated ability to
improve administrative processes.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and project
management tools such as smartsheet.
- Project management experience in a higher education
- 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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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
email@example.com 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
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528259/project-manager