Advertised Summary Job Description: The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University seeks a Project Manager (PM). Reporting to the Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, the PM will provide support the Co-Chairs and Project-Leads on prioritizing, planning and implementing the sixty recommendations in the ICAP Financial management Assessment.
The PM will assist Co-Chairs and Leads in agenda planning and follow-up for the Implementation Support Group; monitor project plans; assist in the identification of anticipated problem areas and identify potential solutions; help keep the Project Leads on target to accomplish their goals as per agreed upon time table; manage and track progress on all projects.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
Superior communication skills (both written and verbal); effective stakeholder engagement skills and ability to influence stakeholders to take action; detail oriented and able to multi-task in a busy environment, along with strong analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills.
The candidate will demonstrate proven success in handling multiple projects, prioritizing, and meeting deliverable deadlines, and possess understanding of basic Project Management Skills, including managing scope, risk, and budget.
The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
General understanding of ICAP, the Mailman School, and CUMC
The candidate selected for this position must complete a background check before a final offer of employment is made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Competencies required include:
Interaction with Others ? Demonstrated communication skills; Openness to different viewpoints; Respect shown for others;
Collaboration on joint projects; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team environment
Expertise ? Demonstrate essential skills for a position; Share expertise; Support others in learning and skill building; Show pride in work; Commit to ongoing professional development and learning
Continuous Improvement ? Contribute to measurable improvement made in systems or processes; Develop system and tool efficiency; Value innovation and creativity; Commit to implementing new solutions and ideas
Resourcefulness and Results ? Ability to work effectively in a variety of situations; demonstrating good work habits, flexibility and initiative; Manages change and ambiguity; Committed to getting things done and doing what it takes to meet program objectives and deadlines
Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in the development of all deliverables and work products
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with organizational transformation projects
Experience working in Higher Education setting or Academic Medical Center
Experience in supporting organizational change management and business process improvement
Strong customer and relationship-management focus
Experience identifying appropriate metrics and key performance indicators to drive improvement
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.