Project Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 02 May 2019

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Business Services Coordinator - Advanced
Working Title Project Manager
Position Number 20032844
Vacancy ID P009948
Budgeted Hiring Range $44,785 – $51,907
Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent 67/GN09
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Department Name and Number University Library-550501
Date First Posted 04/04/2019
Closing Date 05/02/2019
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

Position Summary Information

Department Description

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law.

The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University’s educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold 8.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Position Description

The University Libraries’ communications office seeks an individual with outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills to manage projects and coordinate events as part of our growing team of creative professionals.

The Project Manager will report to the Director of Library Communications and will have primary responsibility for managing business processes for the department, including workflow and resources related to upwards of 100 discrete communications projects that the team executes annually.

The Project Manager will serve as the primary customer service liaison for internal Library client requests and will work with the Director and team members to determine timelines, establish resource needs, and ensure timely completion of deliverables. The project manager will establish systems to support the work of the team, and will communicate with clients regarding estimates, schedules, budgets and other questions impacting projects.

The Project Manager will handle business operations for the department, including correct and timely completion of independent contractor applications, RFPs, bids and state- and university-mandated documentation; monitoring of departmental budget; communications with the Library’s Fiscal Services and purchasing office; and internal management of files and documentation.

The Project Manager will work with internal Library clients to plan and implement public events and programs, including developing calendars and checklists; planning event logistics; securing catering and other contracted services; and managing budgets and tracking invoices and payments.

This new position will function within the Library Communications department. The Project Manager will research and implement appropriate project management tools; develop, implement, and document procedures; and provide guidance, training, and support to team members. The Project Manager will have supervisory responsibilities of a permanent employee and one or more student assistant employees.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

The Project Manager must have:
• An understanding of key principles and best practices related to project management and workflow organization
• Ability to coordinate unit’s work activities and resources
• Ability to develop new processes and procedures
• Knowledge of standard office procedures and best practices.
• Service orientation and ability to work productively and collaboratively with many people inside and outside the organization, including teammates and individuals not reporting to the position.
• Exacting attention to detail.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, including setting priorities.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple disparate projects simultaneously, to meet deadlines, and to help a team meet deadlines.
• Ability to create, edit, and manage business documentation in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Adobe products and to use standard business collaboration platforms.
• Willingness to learn about and help advance the mission and environment of a research library.

Preferred Qualifications

• Familiarity with communications and marketing operations.
• Experience with program or event planning.
• Supervisory experience.
• Work experience in higher education and/or library environment.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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