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Project Manager (Temporary)

University of Washington

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Project Manager (Temporary)

Req #: 183519
Department: UW Bothell - CRPE
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: UW Bothell
Posting Date: 10/12/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is Competitive. Salary is Commensurate Upon Qualifications and Experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for updates

Work is ordinarily performed in an office environment but may be performed remotely depending on health and safety requirements under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open Until Filled with the priority consideration deadline of November 15th, 2020.  

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothells current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.

The University of Washington Bothell has an outstanding job opportunity for Temporary Full Time Project Manager.

The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) is one of the nations leading sources for transformative, evidence-based ideas to improve education. To ensure all students are prepared for a rapidly changing future, we put forward rigorous research and policy analysis to help educators, policymakers, civic and community leaders, parents, and students themselves reimagine education systems and structures. We make sense of complex trends and data, communicate new possibilities for system change, and provide guidance and thought leadership to support that change. We pride ourselves on our ability to see around the corner, reach across traditional party and sector lines, and craft solutions to problems few have anticipated.

The Project Manager will manage workflow and timelines for projects assigned by the Associate Director and coordinate across projects with an eye toward efficiency and productivity.


Facilitate day-to-day project planning and management across projects by creating project plans, developing and following up on timelines, and tracking progress against project deliverables; Develop sustainable systems and strategies to track progress across projects.
Proactively communicate with project teams, CRPEs communications team, and external stakeholders such as funders and research partners, to maximize productivity by providing visibility into project goals, updates, timelines, and status.
Contribute to data collection, analysis, and writing for discrete research projects.
Prepare for and follow up on regular project meetings; ensure that meeting participants have information and structure necessary to be productive and engaged.
Directly support Associate Director with coordination across portfolio of projects; identify cross-cutting themes that should be elevated for commentary or future proposals.
Support planning and execution for virtual meetings related to the Associate Directors projects.

Minimum requirements:

Bachelors Degree in business administration, public administration, or a public policy-related field.
Project management experience.
Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative office environment including direct support of senior leadership.
Ability to communicate clearly, directly and empathetically in all interactions, including verbal and written communications, one-on-one conversations, and in group settings.
Demonstrate tact, discretion, and flexibility.
Demonstrated ability to proactively and skillfully engage others in ways that help resolve differences, manage conflicts, and build consensus, all with the best interests of the organization in mind.
Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability and strong attention to detail.
Ability to make organized and professional decisions in ambiguous situations, exercising good judgement based on information analysis in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline driven environment.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidence and protect confidential information.
Demonstrated willingness to take ownership of new projects and work towards improvement of broad departmental processes.
Ability to work with diverse constituents.

Conditions of employment:

Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary on short or limited notice.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

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