Senior Project Manager of Strategic Initiatives

The University of Vermont

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 5 - 10 Years

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary            

Manage and provide leadership in facilitating specialized implementation and analysis relative to CALS strategic plan. Utilize comprehensive subject matter expertise to assess metrics for strategic plan, assess progress, and oversee Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) MS students to assist with this work. Coordinate, oversee and develop high-priority projects from conception through implementation to measured outcomes. Support implementation of college-wide strategic goals in research, outreach, student success, and diversity, equity and inclusion via expert, creative, and data-driven approaches. Actively engage in learning and practicing the principles of social justice and inclusion, and delivering excellent stakeholder experience.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)        

Bachelor degree in business, communications, or related area and five to six years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which may include a Master’s degree.

Effective organizational and analytical skills, including competency navigating complex data management systems. Experience providing functional and/or administrative direction and leadership to various project teams. Experience in planning and project management required. Demonstrated experience implementing strategic initiatives and priorities required.

Extensive experience with data extraction and reporting from databases, as well as PC applications and spreadsheets. Ability to assimilate information quickly and communicate data to multiple constituents with various levels of data acumen. Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with partners. Demonstrated experience and proficiency in cultural competencies required.



Desirable Qualifications              

Familiarity with undergraduate and graduate curriculum and non-degree programs, issues around diversity in higher education, previous experience with implementing strategic plans and measuring outcomes.

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