National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Project Manager

Job Description:

The Project Manager is responsible for project management, research support, and student engagement in the Office of the President. The project manager facilitates a wide range of projects and initiatives that support University priorities and provides critical research support for the President and the Office of the President. In addition, the project manager facilitates engagement with individual students, groups of students and student organizations with and on behalf of the president; staffs the president’s open student office hours; and manages meeting requests from students that are received by the Office of the President. Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff to the President, the project manager coordinates people and processes to ensure that projects, initiatives, events, etc. are delivered on time and produce the desired results.

For this work, the project manager will cultivate a well-developed understanding of the University and its people, as well as develop and maintain relationships with Division of Campus Life, the College, the Corporation Office, the Division of Advancement, and other academic/administrative units for the purpose of coordination and collaboration. In addition, the project manager maintains a strong working knowledge of Brown University’s policies, processes and operations.

The project manager regularly exercises diplomacy and discretion in supporting the Office of the President and managing sensitive information. The project manager is part of a highly collaborative team of professionals, where individual team members’ ideas, perspectives and experiences contribute to value of the team’s work.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage a range of special projects and initiatives for the Office of the President
  • Provide research support for the President and the Office of the President      
  • Support and facilitate engagement between the Brown student body of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and the Office of the President             

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required with at least 5 years of related experience, preferably in higher education.

Job Competencies

  • Advanced research, writing and organizational skills.
  • Proven experience managing projects to completion and producing timely and professional deliverables.
  • Strong critical thinking and organization skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Organized and capable of tracking, managing and resolving issues on multiple projects simultaneously,
    meet deadlines, and take initiative in problem solving.
  • High level of professional standards and personal integrity, and of discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work closely with and collaborate with key stakeholders across the University, and to negotiate
    with peers and superiors to ensure work is completed.
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new processes and systems with minimum supervision.
  • Strong software proficiency of Microsoft software programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong knowledge of Google calendar and document management, including Google drive.
  • Strong project management skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of Brown preferred.

Please include a cover letter when submitting your application materials.

Background check satisfactory to Brown University.

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Project Manager

Office of the President

Grade 10

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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