Assistant Project Manager
Assistant Project Manager, Office of Strategic Initiatives and Research
Reports to: CASL Director of Operations & Project Manager
Position: Regular, Part-Time (20 hours/week)
Location: Washington, DC
Wage Range: DOE
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
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Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge. Fielding has approximately 1,050 students and 150 faculty members residing throughout the United States and internationally. Please visit our website at www.fielding.edu to learn more.
We are seeking an Assistant Project Manager to work out of our headquarters in Washington, DC on a part-time 20hour per week basis.
Working under the supervision of the CASL Director of Operations and Project Manager, with input from other senior project staff in the Washington, DC Office, the Assistant Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administrative support and coordination for projects occurring in the Department of Strategic Initiatives and Research. The incumbent assists in all phases of project development and is responsible for coordinating all relevant project activities; communication with staff, participants and relevant Fielding national staff. This position requires competencies across many functional areas. It requires strong managerial, organizational, analytical, decision-making and problem-solving experiences and skills. The incumbent is expected to possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
More specifically, principal duties typically include:
- Project planning and management for internal and external projects.
- Coordination of communication between and among internal and external project collaborations.
- Assistance in the preparation of materials for presentations and educational events.
- Provision of administrative support for senior project staff.
- Coordination and provision of support services to project relevant stakeholders and communities.
- Assistance to senior project staff in ensuring proper reporting and administration of requirements.
Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years' project management experience.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Detail oriented with strong organizational/managerial skills involving people and projects
- Strong skills in project management
- Able to think analytically and creatively
- Able to relate well to a diverse group of people at various levels (staff, faculty, students)
- Skilled in resolving differences through negotiation
- Fast learner with ability to work quickly and handle multiple priorities and deadlines
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills through telephone, face-to-face, and e-mail; particularly strong in process management/improvement.
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Improving diversity, equity and inclusion is an active process that requires continuous commitment to promote collaborative learning and change through attracting, retaining, graduating, and honoring a more diverse population of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community friends. Fielding's commitment to social and ecological justice is part of our explicit commitment to understanding, analyzing, and acting to reduce inequality, oppression, and social stratification, recognizing the linkages between economic, social, racial and ecological justice. The University strives to ensure that the values of DEI are embodied in all academic programs and course content, and also in faculty, staff and student performance and assessment. We challenge our community to think boldly and take specific actions that are realistic and measurable. By working here, you join a diverse and vibrant community that advances Fielding's world-changing mission in meaningful ways, inspires innovation and collaboration, and builds skills and expertise.
Thank you for considering employment with Fielding Graduate University. Our employees are among our most valued resources, and we are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce comprised of talented, qualified, and hardworking individuals. We strive to take good care of our employees and their families with excellent benefits, and to provide a stimulating and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
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Fielding Graduate University is committed to inclusive excellence and encourages diversity and inclusivity in all its enterprises. As an equal opportunity employer committed to social justice, we value and welcome individuals of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, marital status, national origins, race and ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, veteran status - and other visible and nonvisible differences. We seek employees who are committed to creating a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all community members.