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Project Manager, Sanford Programs

The Project Manager for the Sanford Programs will oversee and manage several aspects of the Sanford expansion and strategic initiatives. The Project Manager supports the Executive Director through a variety of assignments requiring project development, scheduling, creative planning, setting/tracking schedules, hitting milestones, coordinating multiple projects and meetings, managing multiple calendars, providing internal and external communication while gaining an in-depth understanding of the National University System and its various programs/initiatives. This position will also have direct management responsibility over the Sanford administrative support staff.   

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Executive Director in the development and delivery of presentations to internal/external stakeholders.
  • Conducts research, compiles, and synthesizes information required by the Executive Director with respect to projects or engagement with external funders, agencies and other contacts.
  • Analyze and review data such as the annual school-based data, summarize key data points, prepare high level reports and highlight areas of concern for the Executive Director’s attention.

Project Management Responsibilities: 

  • Creates, manages and provides status updates for project plans
  • Analyzes data and makes decisions that affect the departmental/institutional projects
  • Maintains project objectives and aligns project objective with institution’s strategic goals
  • Monitors production and quality to customer/stakeholder/sponsor standards
  • Manages and presents reports on project progress and offers viable solutions as they arise
  • Manages resources and assesses risk to make sure schedule is on track
  • Leads meetings and set expectations for project team(s)
  • Tracks workflow and ensure projects across the office are adequately supported
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • The Project Manager of Sanford Programs will directly manage approximately 5-6 administrative support staff members.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business, Marketing or relevant field is required. Master's Degree is preferred
  • PMP Certification is highly preferred.
  • Five (5) years of experience in project management, administrative planning and/or business office oversight.
  • Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; including development of reports and effective methodology for presenting and displaying data and high degree of comfort working with databases.
  • Requires a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality, initiative and tact, mature and independent judgment, and a high level of administrative and communication skills required.
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