Senior Project Manager

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123362
Title: Project Manager
Functional Title: Senior Project Manager
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: VPAF-VP Administration & Finance
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland, College Park, one of the nation’s premier research universities, seeks an experienced Senior Project Manager (SPM) to lead division-level strategic and operational initiatives, programs, and projects within the Division of Administration and Finance.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff, the successful candidate serves as technical expert and principal advisor to the Vice President and Senior Leadership Team on complex and challenging initiatives. Examples of initiatives include strategic planning; business and operations architecture development; process development and improvement; project management; workforce analysis; and organizational improvement.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for optimizing and documenting project plans, coordinating and sequencing tasks for a multi-faceted team, aligning activities within budgets, and tracking and maintaining timelines and the overall efficiency of projects from beginning to end.

Applications should be submitted by clicking the link above marked “Apply for this job.” For questions, please contact Karen Proctor at or 301-405-5304.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and project management certification required. Also required is at least 8 years of professional project management experience with demonstrated experience leading and directing large scale business and operational projects/programs.


Experience within a higher education environment is preferred.

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 09/07/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/28/2017
Physical Demands

This is an office position involving extensive use of desktop computers. The position requires attending & facilitating meetings, on and off campus, which may require walking or driving.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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