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Project Manager

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA · Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

About the Opportunity


The Project Manager will support the Project Management Office by advising, consulting, and guiding the project management process for mid- to large-scale administrative, academic, and research projects across the university. This role requires close collaboration with stakeholders to define project scope, schedule, and budget, as well working closely with teams to define, document and prioritize tasks.

Northeastern University is a fast-paced, innovative organization. The ideal candidate must be highly self-motivated, capable of working with limited direction, and adept at adjusting quickly to changing conditions and priorities. Strong organizational and project coordination skills, along with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, are essential.


  • Collaborate with project sponsors and stakeholders to assess project business cases against divisional goals and criteria.

  • Define project scope and objectives in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

  • Break down complex projects into phases that prioritize delivery, decision-making and are clearly articulated in project documentation.

  • Monitor and track project progress, report performance using appropriate tools and techniques.

  • Formally manage changes to project scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Identify and manage project risks, escalating issues to stakeholders as needed.

  • Ensure all projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.


  • Demonstrated expertise in successful and effective project management documentation, including charters, project plans, status reports, risk assessments, quality metrics, and change control.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced in agenda-building, meeting facilitation, meeting notes, action items and stakeholder management.

  • Proven experience with various project management concepts, practices, and procedures, particularly in education or startup environments.

  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking abilities across multiple projects.

  • Proficiency in planning and tracking projects using Smartsheet and other relevant software.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • At least 3 years of experience leading complex projects in an academic setting or a similar environment.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.