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Title: Project Manager, Office of Access & Success
Supervisor: Vice President for Access & Success
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Until filled (preference given to applications received prior to February 14)
Annual Salary Range: $55,000 – 65,000
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), a research, policy and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the US, Canada and Mexico, is seeking a Project Manager for APLU’s Office of Access and Success (OAS) to manage several national initiatives to advance diversity, equity and inclusive practices in higher education. Successful candidates will work well with a broad range of individuals and constituencies across the United States and be a highly motivated and collaborative individual able to communicate effectively. The incumbent will possess strong strategic planning, meeting planning, budgeting, change management, and project control abilities. Successful candidate will be creative and entrepreneurial, possess excellent communication, presentation and project management skills and be dedicated to equity, access and educational excellence for all. This full-time position will be based in Washington, DC. For more information please consult www.aplu.org.
APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. With a membership of 242 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement. Annually, member campuses enroll five million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.3 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $49.3 billion in university-based research.
The Office of Access and Success has primary responsibility for supporting the APLU Council of 1890 Universities and the Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence (CADE). The Council of 1890 Universities, comprised of presidents and chancellors of APLU-member historically Black land-grant universities, primarily addresses matters pertaining to strengthening teaching, research, and extension programs at these historic institutions. CADE seeks to develop a comprehensive agenda to broaden access and opportunity, improve the quality of the undergraduate experience, and enhance diversity within student and faculty populations at public universities. The Commission is comprised of representatives from a cross-section of APLU member institutions including presidents and chancellors, vice presidents, deans, and other campus leaders.
The project manager will manage the delivery of medium complexity projects with multiple university and organizational stakeholders. The Project Manager must develop and maintain relationships and track activities that will support delivery of current projects and facilitate future collaborative opportunities. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Please send a cover letter and resume to APLU’s Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: OAS Project Manager. Applications will be reviewed as received with preference given to applications received prior to February 14.
APLU provides a generous benefits package. For more information on APLU, please visit www.aplu.org.