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Vanderbilt University Project Manager (Office of the Provost) in Nashville, Tennessee

Project Manager (Office of the Provost) (Job Number: 1901090)


The Project Manager position is responsible for providing to the Office of the Provost support for various projects, initiatives, and strategic reports. The position will report directly to the Assistant Provost, the Project Manager interacts with faculty, staff and partners across campus.

The Office of the Provost works closely with the chancellor and other vice chancellors to fulfill the university's mission.

  • Embrace the benefits of broad-based liberal education within a highly active research environment;

  • Promote values of scholarship, leadership, and collegiality in the pursuit of excellence in discovery and service within an engaged living-learning campus community;

  • Educate the whole student to prepare each to be active citizens that engage, question and forge positive change in our world;

  • Foster an inclusive environment that embraces diversity, providing all qualified undergraduate students with equal access to a Vanderbilt education regardless of socio-economic status

  • Leverage One Vanderbilt, a uniquely synergistic collection of 10 colleges and schools on a geographically central university campus.

Duties and responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Provost and other Provost Team members, plan and manage the execution of projects and reports to meet established strategic goals and objectives.

  • Provides professional and/or technical support in the execution of day-to-day project activities.

  • Develop and implements detailed project plans to monitor and track progress

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques

  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs

  • Works with partners across Academic Affairs and the university to coordinate resources and to execute projects.

  • Identifies, analyzes and improves upon existing processes.

  • Assists in implementation, data collection and processing along with strategic partners across campus.

  • Conducts research, analyses, provides reports, and develops recommendations as necessary.

  • Conducts research and benchmarking reports on best practices in higher education.

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education combined with experience in higher education is necessary.

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is necessary. (Experience gained through assistantships, practicums etc. while obtaining an advanced degree may be considered)

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet project deadlines is necessary.

  • Superior project management and time management skills are necessary.

  • Self-motivated and collaborative with a positive and professional approach is necessary.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills are necessary.

  • Ability to interact with individuals across the university is necessary.

  • Proficiency in office software tools (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point) is necessary.

  • Familiarity with data analytics software (e.g. Tableau) is preferred.

About Vanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 11400 - Cross College Initiatives

Job: Administrative Professional Associates

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action