Project Management Specialist 2

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Oak Ridge , TN 37831

Posted 2 months ago

JOB POST

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full-Time Temporary

PURPOSE:

This position supports the implementation and execution of educationally based K-12, internship, fellowship, and research experience programs sponsored by federal agencies and other sponsors by performing key program management functions with the intent of the overall mission and the core values of the institution, including placing a primary emphasis on the student and educator learner. The positions will manage all aspects of a project (program), from start to finish, so that it is administered on time and within budget. The position functions with little supervision and is able to handle conflict and negotiate effective solutions in a team environment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Design, communicate, and implement an operational plan for completing the project; monitor progress and performance against the project plan; take action to resolve operational problems and minimize delays.

  • Identify appropriate Professional Development topics for interns, create content for professional development documents and facilitate professional development training sessions.

  • Set priorities, allocates tasks, and coordinates project staff to meet project targets and milestones.

  • Conduct planning, scheduling, assigning resources, and monitoring/tracking progress on projects.

  • Conduct meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project.

  • Assist ORAU with business development activities as required.

  • Represent the group, STEM WD, and ORISE/ORAU on various committees and professional societies, and at national meetings and public forums.

  • Plan and manage applicant recruitment approaches for assigned programs. This involves developing outreach/promotional strategies, preparing program announcements/flyers, and participating in professional meetings, conferences, campus fairs, etc. for recruitment purposes.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in business, scientific, technical, education or related field and three to five years of job related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience performing duties as described may be substituted for the minimum requirements.

Experience as a licensed teacher or other K-12 related activities is preferred. Master's degree in Education, Science or Engineering. Strongly prefer prior K-12 teaching or related experience preferred.

Effectively utilize project management best practices, processes, and systems.

Must have a knowledge of policies, requirements, and procedures involved in the recruitment of STEM K-12 student and educator programs and internship programs including effective, cost efficient methods such as web and social media tools to recruit large numbers of highly qualified, diverse applicants.

Must possess the ability to create professional development content and facilitate training sessions.

Must possess the ability to develop effective working relationships with the wide array of participant types, mentors, parents, sponsors, federal agencies, and professional organizations.

Travel required 5-25 days annually.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer relations/customer service skills and advanced computer skills (proficient in the use of MS Office Applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; and knowledge of Web publishing, SharePoint and database applications) is required.

Ability to use data to advance program management is desired.

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