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Strategic Projects Director

Company: University of Maine System
Location: Orono
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Full-time, Exempt, Regular Position--The University of Maine System is seeking applications for a Strategic Projects Director. The person in this role serves overall as a trusted advisor and primary staff to the VCAA. Work entails coordinating the work of project leads for projects designated by the VCAA and includes overseeing projects to completion. Responsibilities encompass all stages of project management including assembling and directing the project team(s), developing work plans and schedules, allocating resources, determining assessment plans and ensuring overall project success. The Strategic Projects Director represents the VCAA and serves as a liaison for the VCAA and members of the VCAA---s Office with others within the University of Maine System Office, the universities, the Board of Trustees, and with internal and external constituencies where appropriate.--The work location is the Orono campus of the University of Maine. Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary range is low to upper $70s plus 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include--medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America---s Well Workplace Award and offers--a wellness--program.--Review of applications begins immediately.-- The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.

Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty, more than 3,000 regular full-time and part-time staff, and a complement of part-time temporary (adjunct) faculty. Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals. The System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM).-- The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.------The University of Maine
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant and sea grant university. As the state---s only public research university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast with nearly 100 majors and academic programs. It attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and more than 60 countries. It currently enrolls more than 11,400 undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in research, working with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction.--For information about the University of Maine System's COVID-19 response and guidelines for employees, please visit:--https://www.maine.edu/together/.

Qualifications Required:

  • Master---s Degree
  • Minimum of three years direct work experience and extensive knowledge of project management practices
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of university and higher education issues and developments, academic policies and procedures
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate complex ideas regarding higher education and its mission
  • Demonstrated, proven track record of managing complex projects to meet expectations/goals, including the ability to manage budgets, meeting logistics and administration/project implementation - a record of getting things done.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, intuitive and strong network builder
  • Experience implementing work plans and procedures
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently under pressure of rigid deadlines and time limitations
  • Strong leadership, organizational and collaboration skills with the ability to effectively manage a broad range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success developing and working in diverse, collaborative, project based-teams involving content experts, expert consultants and, potentially, technology developers
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to meet deadlines
  • Solutions oriented, creative problem-solver
  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation practices, including a strong ability to analyze data and process, organize and synthesize new information
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively design, write and edit documents, reports and other deliverables
  • Demonstrated ability to support diverse perspectives and cultures, and a commitment to fostering a collaborative, inclusive environment.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, diplomacy and resourcefulness required.--Qualifications Preferred:
    • PhD, JD, or other terminal degree
    • Skilled in project management tool set(s)
    • Published written works
      For more details and to apply to this position, visit:--https://maine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=72598&job=strategic-projects-director&collection=true

      Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.--The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.----The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran---s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of-- Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME-- 04469 207-581-1226.-- TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Keywords: University of Maine System, New England , Strategic Projects Director, Executive , Orono, Northeast

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