Essential Functions: Job Purpose The Project Manager reports to the University Registrar/Sr. Director and is responsible for gathering and organizing the data and documentation for projects that support the strategic plan of the university in the Office of the Registrar. The incumbent will track and analyze specific project goals to help ensure timely completion and serve as a liaison between the Office of the Registrar and other divisions and schools/colleges of Wayne State University. The person in this role will work closely with developers, business analysts, security and IT leaders, functional staff, and other staff serving the academic needs of the university. Serves as a member of the Office of the Registrar's management team. Lead development and implementation of project scope, requirements, plans and objectives to ensure successful project completion. Coordinate assignment of resources with other management in the Office of the Registrar and other units of the university as appropriate.Track, monitor and follow the progress of multiple projects, action items and strategies to assure deadlines, outcomes, and reporting needs. Communicate status of projects to key stakeholders. Summarize and present project information and updates to diverse audiences. Manage stakeholder relationships to build consensus regarding scope and outcomes. Liaise with IT, academic and other administrative units, including academic units within schools and colleges, to ensure projects remain on task and in-scope. Develop means and measures to assess results and effectiveness of projects over time. Work with area managers to implement and report assessments. Maintain strategic oversight over projects to ensure accreditation requirements and standards are met, and to ensure strategic goals and objectives are achieved. Facilitate training initiatives for internal and external audiences. Work with area managers and utilize internal/external training and development resources to develop and deliver training. Represent the Registrar's Office on assigned meetings, committees, teams and task forces. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education Bachelor's degreeBachelor's Degree academic administration, communications, business, public service or related field from an accredited college or university. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.Experience Specialist (minimum 5 years of job-related experience)Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience managing increasingly complex processes and cross - functional projects.Administrative or management experience in higher education preferred, or administrative management experience in a similarly complex organization.Preferred experience with the types of software suites used in the Office of the Registrar (or similar). These include Banner, Degree Works, and Courseleaf. Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesStrong management and problem-solving capabilities in a dynamic and complex environment. Ability to be creative and "think outside the box." Strong leadership and organizational skills; demonstrated capability of coordinating programs and activities to achieve strategic organizational goals and initiatives. Ability to lead others in adjusting effectively to changing conditions and demands. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to plan, organize and effectively present ideas and concepts to diverse groups, verbally, visually and in writing. Ability to work collaboratively with others and inspire to achieve the mission of the organization. Ability to train, mentor, and professionally develop talent. Ability to engage and influence others, foster collaboration, teamwork, and innovation. Ability to work with management, users, and technical staff to analyze and diagnose off-track projects and identify resolutions. Ability to work in a confidential and diplomatic manner, build rapports and develop relationships with a broad range of people. Ability to take action in solving problems, while exhibiting judgement and a realistic understanding of issues; review facts and weigh options in keeping with the university's best interests. Awareness of multicultural issues and broad knowledge of diversity across the information industry. Willingness and ability to lead, serve, and engage others in a multicultural environment.WORKING CONDITIONSTypical office environment.
Internal Number: 76_207189
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.