The Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) is seeking a Project Manager to support multiple teams across the organization in the timely design, development, and delivery of online courses. The Project Manager reports to and works in close collaboration with the Director of Program Operations to support the operations process of the course development cycle. Working with the VPAL course development, marketing, and course delivery teams, the Project Manager will help identify and track key deliverables and milestones in the course design, development, and execution process. The Project Manager will work with course teams to anticipate opportunities and issues and remediate problems and challenges with creative and constructive solutions throughout the project lifecycle. They will monitor and keep stakeholders informed of progress against course timelines while managing scope through project management applications, tools, and best practices. Additionally, this role will help develop course budgets with course teams and in close coordination with the finance team.
Develop, manage, and maintain project plans, time frames, and roadmaps for courses in development
Evaluate project status and progress and keep teams updated through meetings and other communication channels
Develop and introduce systems and processes for tracking progress against goals and timelines
Prepare and provide project status updates and course and program status reports across the entire portfolio for VPAL leadership
Collaborate with Instructional Development, Marketing, Operations, Production, and Finance teams to develop and monitor budgets and cost schedules for projects across VPAL
Assist in developing, maintaining, and enforcing workflows and processes in the course development process
Enter and maintain course metadata in a database
Contribute to communication plan and change management
Perform other duties as assigned
About the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL)
The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) is to create and catalyze engaging and scalable learning experiences that make a difference at Harvard and beyond.
VPAL is committed to convening and nurturing a diverse community dedicated to promoting inclusive excellence and leadership in teaching and learning. We celebrate, welcome, and honor all backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. We strive to ensure that all feel included in our mission, our work, and our learning inside and outside our organization. We affirm that inclusivity and belonging are the foundations of excellence.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as a combined SINGLE DOCUMENT under the resume tab. Cover letters are requested for this role.
PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
VPAL is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
A creative, high- energy, collaborative environment
Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holiday pay
Medical, Dental and Vision benefits starting on your first day
University-funded retirement plans
Tuition Assistance Program
Transportation benefits to help with your daily commute
Health and wellness discounts, memberships, and programs
Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Proficiency with presentation, project management and collaboration tools, including Google suite, Smartsheets, Microsoft 365 suite
Flexible and able to simultaneously manage multiple challenging projects in a fast-paced work setting
Excellent attention to detail and highly organized
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative, professional relationships with colleagues across the organization in order to successfully meet project objectives
Effective communication and influencing skills; ability to influence without direct responsibility/control
Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and prioritize work effectively
Prior experience handling confidential matters with appropriate discretion
Experience with content development project management
Proactive and effective problem solver
Demonstrated experience working in matrixed environment
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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