Project Manager Graduate Programming 5603BR Provost Office of Graduate Education
Detailed Job Description The Project Manager Graduate Programming assists the Office of Graduate Education and the Office of the Provost in accomplishing Goal 11 of the University Strategic Plan: Increase research, scholarship, and artistic activity by developing nationally prominent research areas and centers, increasing the number of doctoral degrees awarded, and developing new Ph.D. programs. Reporting to the Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Education, this individual is responsible for managing the development of new doctoral degree proposals and coordinating all cooperative components necessary to propose these new degree programs via the internal Academic Program & Curriculum Management process. The Project Manager Graduate Programming is responsible for ensuring proposal compliance with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements. Additionally, the individual manages various facets of doctoral education programming at Rochester Institute of Technology, for example, developing policy documents for the Office of Graduate Education and coordinating workshops and other events. This position requires strong interpersonal and project management skills, an understanding of degree program development in higher education, and a strong skillset in academic administration. Lastly, the Project Manager Graduate Programming will contribute to the strategic reorganization of the Office of Graduate Education and fulfilling the Office's Strategic Plan. The Project Manager Graduate Programming manages teams of faculty using Project Management techniques in accordance with industry standards outlined by the Project Management Institute. The individual supports faculty groups by leading each proposal as a Project and participating in the development, writing, and editing of each proposal for a potential, new academic program. The Project Manager Graduate Programming guides faculty, along with departmental and college leadership, to prepare the program proposal for a variety of review processes and submission to NYSED. The individual conducts research and collects data to efficiently and accurately complete proposals in a timely manner, according to prescribed standards. The Project Manager Graduate Programming leads faculty groups through both internal and external proposal evaluation processes. The individual will determine when a proposal is ready for evaluation and coordinate scheduling for both internal and external reviews. In order to ensure both internal and external compliance for proposed PhD. programs, the Project Manager Graduate Programming coordinates work with entities and individuals, including but not limited to, the following:
College Curriculum Committees,
Finance and Administration Office,
Office of Educational Effectiveness,
External reviewers, etc.
Furthermore, the individual will act as a resource for the Board of Trustees (BoT) and associated BoT Committees to prepare final proposals for approval by the RIT BoT, Provost, President and ultimately NYSED. The Project Manager Graduate Programming assists University leadership in reviewing letters of intent for proposed programs and selecting new disciplines for proposal development. The individual will assist University leadership in developing new, standardized methods of proposal development and approval processes. The Project Manager Graduate Programming will maintain a variety of databases, including submitted proposals, project management documents, process and best practices documentation, etc. The Project Manager Graduate Programming is responsible for assisting the Office of Graduate Education in its charge to develop and institutionalize doctoral program evaluation procedures. The Project Manager Graduate Programming acts as liaison to Institutional Research Office to conduct data collection and analyses of doctoral programming. The individual also acts as Project Coordinator of the Pathways Project to manage RIT's partnership with the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The Project Manager Graduate Programming is responsible for completing special projects within the Office of Graduate Education, for example, developing and writing a Graduate Student Handbooks or policy manuals, developing standardized guides for thesis and dissertation procedures, etc. Special projects also include developing and facilitating new and existing workshops for graduate students, particularly related to fellowships, funding opportunities, and technical writing training. The Project Manager Graduate Programming will also maintain an associated database of opportunities with calendar of events.
Department/College Description The Office of Graduate Education is charged with growing graduate education at RIT by introducing exciting new degree offerings as well as developing partnerships between our graduate students and industry, business, and the private sector. We focus on creating personalized learning experiences, hosting opportunities for students to showcase their work, and offering workshops and services to accelerate students' professional development.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RITs core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.
Required Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION - Bachelors degree in communication, English, journalism or a related field:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge of project/program management practices and methods
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Ability to exercise judgment and autonomous initiative while handling time sensitive matters
Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in complex situations with competing priorities
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Preferred certification in Project Management from the Project Management Institute or similar organization.
Experience in higher education working with program and/or college curricular committees
Knowledge of graduate degree program curricula framework
Familiarity with NYSED regulations and MSCHE standards
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Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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