Senior Project Manager

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034006
Department Code 40001-1206
Department Enrollment Management & The Student Experience (ESE)
Job Title Senior Project Manager
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade S6
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University Hours of Operation

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

This position is anticipated for a 12-18 month period.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience at Syracuse University is seeking to hire a Project Manager. The is a temporary position for an anticipated period of 12-18 months.

The Project Manager is responsible for gathering ideas, input and data and conducting analysis, and reporting risk and controls and process improvement recommendations.

The selected individual will support and enhance activities within ESE for which they are assigned while working collaboratively with division and department leadership, ITS, internal business partners, and peers throughout the division.

The individual will define project milestones and connections with internal collaborators and monitor the plan activities.

The individual will guide the day-to day activities to ensure tasks are completed.


• Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, including project management experience and experience managing large, complex, highly visible and cross-departmental projects in diverse organizations.

• IT project management knowledge preferred

Job Specific Qualifications

• Project Management Institute (PMI) Certification preferred

• Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) experience required

• Project and portfolio management tools; Microsoft Project experience preferred

ERP application project management knowledge required

• Business process analysis and design skills required

• Integrity and Trust: presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent herself or himself for personal gain. (Expert)

• Interpersonal skill: Is easy to approach; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations; has a style that immediately puts others at ease and disarms hostility. (Expert)

• Intellectual Acumen: Is intelligent and capable; deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; is good at learning and deciphering new knowledge; able to assimilate new skills independently. (Expert)

• Organizational agility: Knowledgeable about how organizations work; gets things done both through formal and informal channels; effectively maneuvers through complex political situations. (Advanced)

• Strategic agility and innovation management: Anticipates future consequences and trends accurately; brings creative ideas to market; recognizes strategic opportunities for change; creates competitive and breakthrough strategies. (Intermediate)

• Drive for Results: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; does not give up before finishing, even in the face of resistance or setbacks; steadfastly pushes self and others for results. (Advanced)


• Manage work in order to ensure internal and external resources, schedules and deliverables are aligned with SU objectives and requirements.

• Communicate expectations and aspirations to groups and organizations; adjust quantitative and qualitative measures as needed to ensure appropriate feedback on priority goals and objectives; design and communicate success measures, manage focus on schedule and productivity in order to manage successful implementation on the time-frame and within the budget.

• Plan work including: planning and organizing projects and tasks at the individual and organizational levels; setting clear, realistic, time-bound, and measurable objectives and goals; and investigating possible roadblocks and developing contingencies to redirect tasks so momentum is not lost.

• Organize work including: recruiting appropriate individuals and resources to support achievement of goals; tackling multiple complex projects and directing them concurrently and efficiently, delegating tasks to continually move projects forward; and keeping accurate and current records in a logical organizing system appropriately accessible to others.

• Act with limited direction, typically on complex projects or situations, after definition of project goals with supervisor and/or project sponsor exercising independent judgment in resolving problems around a diverse range of project activities in a very visible and pressured environment: strategy, risk, schedule, resources, budget, dependencies, etc.

• Manage projects that directly impact the university’s business operations and strategic plan.

• Communicate regularly with supervisor about all work including (but not limited to) tasks and schedules, progress and status of efforts, any issues or problem that arise, risks, budget, workload, etc.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for full consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 11/15/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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