Union College is seeking a Project Manager for a one year assignment. This position will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects pertaining to the management of the strategic planning review process with coordination support of the Middle States accreditation and campaign planning processes as well. This position will partner with the President, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Academic Affairs to define project scope, goals, deliverables and milestones for the projects. The Project Manager will work with the Strategic Plan Executive Committee and work groups to develop and track tasks and required resources. This position will attend all work group meetings, Middle States Steering Committee meetings and key Campaign Committee meetings and report on process and issues. In addition, the position will assist with scheduling meetings, agenda development, document production and manage a central repository for all documents and communications. This assignment will include full-time benefit eligibility.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or equivalent experience preferred; Minimum of 5 years of experience in higher education and/or strategic planning; Project management experience required, PMP certification or coursework preferred; Management experience in a college or university setting is desirable; Proven ability to work independently and take initiative with minimal supervision and direction; Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills; Ability to work and coordinate several projects at once, small or large, and clearly communicate and coordinate with various groups of end users, staff, faculty, board members and consultants; Experience with Middle States accreditation desired; Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.