Project Manager/Business Analyst for Academic Innovation and New Ventures
The George Mason University Office of the Provost invites applications for the position of Project Manager/Business Analyst for Academic Innovation and New Ventures. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
George Mason University is on the move to be a leading higher education innovator in 21st century education. This includes the development of online programming and the delivery of personalized, customized education and student services to students who wish to attend Mason at our three campuses in northern Virginia, our campus in South Korea, and/or online. As the largest public institution of higher education in Virginia, we are envisioning new ways of providing students with access to a Mason education.
Academic Innovation and New Ventures is building a team of individuals that can help launch and manage new initiatives that will take the university into the future.
The salary for this position is $70,000-$80,000 and commensurate with education and experience.
The Project Manager reports to the Executive Director of Academic Innovation and New Ventures and is responsible for identifying evaluating, and supporting the launch of new university-wide projects and initiatives that innovate the delivery of educational services. The incumbent is expected to plan, manage and help evaluate and analyze new, transformative efforts from inception to launch through program oversight. The Project Manager/Business Analyst will work with campus stakeholders and key external partners to promote and ensure strategic and operational success. Duties include:
Create plans, facilitate working groups, and establish goals and targets for projects, as well as conduct market analysis and support business case development;
Collaborate with academic leadership, information technology services staff, enrollment service managers, budget office personnel and external strategic business partners to launch, plan, develop and deliver New Ventures projects;
Develop project plans, ensuring that project management timelines and requirements are clear and clearly communicated from project inception to completion;
Collect, analyze and present data from internal and external sources to help mobilize support for New Ventures and foster a better understanding of opportunities both inside and external to the university;
Ensure that project management timelines and requirements are clear and clearly communicated from project inception to completion;
Identify and analyze opportunities and risks, and develop contingency plans to mitigate potential risks or critical path delays. Incorporate that opportunity and risk analysis into project communication protocols;
Maintain consistent and accurate status information, data, documentation and an audit trail for each project. Implement and use a standard communication protocol for keeping university leadership and stakeholders informed of progress; and
Support a continuous improvement program for project management by incorporating best practices in
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About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.