Project Management Specialist (Project Manager)

Indiana University
June 3, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
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Department Information

We are committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who seek to understand different perspectives and cultures, who can actively contribute to a work climate where differences are valued and supported, and who are sensitive to cultural norms, expectations and ways of communicating. We hope to identify individuals who can assist us in dismantling racism and other oppressions so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

The IUPUI School of Education is committed to examining our collective role in improving the human condition. We develop leaders, educators, and counselors equipped to critique and disrupt longstanding inequities and address the changing dynamics in urban educational contexts. Through community-engaged research, teaching, and service, we seek to positively impact youth and adult learners in educational systems and serve the welfare of communities through engagement in strategic alliances to promote equitable, just, culturally relevant and sustaining practices in teaching and learning.

Job Summary

The Project Manager will be expected to serve as a member of the leadership team for a School of Education grant funded by the Lumina Foundation to provide technical assistance and professional learning experiences in cultural competency training & support services for 2 elementary schools. The Project Manager coordinates team meetings, recruitment, and hourly workers; prepares Human Subjects Review documentation and reports; supports the design and delivery of on-site and web-based professional development content; and provides professional learning technical assistance to participants in state-wide offerings. Adhering to grant's professional learning and technical assistance approaches, systems and frameworks, the Project Manager develops research and practice-based professional learning content and serves as a co-facilitator for professional learning experiences specifically designed for recruited participants from the schools. Additionally, the Project Manager is responsible for managing the participant intake process, records, and overseeing data collection and information data entry. The Project Manager works in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of the grant to support a team of School of Education faculty members and hourly employees to execute development, implementation, and evaluation of grant professional learning experiences.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the management and monitoring of all benchmarks for development, recruitment, evaluation, and professional learning, deliverables, and reports to ensure timely completion of all goals, activities, and deliverables. This includes preparing human subjects review documentation and reports and ensuring products are professionally produced, uploaded to the website, and disseminated appropriately throughout existing and growing networks.
  • Participate in and support faculty in the creation and design of research and practice-based face-to-face and web-based professional learning content, materials and resources related to advancing educational equity in state and local education agencies.
  • Supervise hourly workers to ensure that all data collection and records from participants, including survey and artifact data, are accurately entered, organized, and analyzed in preparation for reports.
  • Coordinate the delivery of technical assistance through on-site and web-based professional learning experiences to local education agencies within Indiana by collaborating with faculty and stakeholders in the planning, coordination, and execution of professional learning offerings.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and two years of relevant experience.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion. Demonstrated project management skills. Proficient communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent collaboration and team building skills. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Highly thorough and dependable.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree in a related field with demonstrated record of leadership experience. Five years of work experience in education, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Experienced in designing professional development for educators utilizing the principles of adult learning, critical race theory, and sociocultural learning theories to address the needs of Pre-K-12 learners who are multicultural, multilingual, and/or learning, economically, or geographically diverse. Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of adult learning, systems change, and specific content areas related to educational equity, culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy, curriculum development, and family and community engagement. Knowledge of adult learning principles and practices for designing effective professional development for educators, and familiarity with critical race theory and sociocultural learning theories. Highly skilled in oral and written communication, public speaking, skilled in the design and delivery of interactive, engaging presentations, and the ability to lead and collaborate with teams. Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals on multiple fronts to facilitate consensus and understanding.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location


Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: General Administration

Job Family: Project Management

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