The Associate Project Manager is responsible for the coordination and execution of projects of varying size and complexity at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. The Associate Project Manager works across multiple departments, assisting team members in all stages of ongoing projects related to public engagement, education, research, communications, and infrastructure. The Associate Project Manager monitors and documents project progress and provide timely communication of its status to team members. Additionally, the Associate Project Manager captures and analyzes all relevant management information while identifying and communicating risks and opportunities. The Associate Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that the strategy, goals, and objectives of the project are clearly stated and that all project deliverables are aligned with these goals and objectives. The candidate will be required to work collaboratively with a wide spectrum of staff including construction contractors, service vendors, municipal, regulatory teams, and third-party consultants and their sub-consultants.
The Associate Project Manager works closely with the Director of Operations and Project Management and the Director of the Arnold Arboretum, anticipating and resolving problems while providing frequent status updates. A successful candidate demonstrates the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a work environment of multiple and conflicting priorities, often under tight deadlines, while maintaining a
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent of education and relevant project management experience.
Five or more years of related project management experience.
Excellent organizational skills with a particular ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests.
Experience with public horticulture, research, and non-profit organizations is highly desirable.
Experience with design, construction management, and landscape construction is desirable.
A proactive mindset and a demonstrated ability to solve problems.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests.
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Proven project and/or program management and leadership skills.
A strong sense of urgency and initiative. Able to quickly study and react to complex issues
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to confidently and decisively take action
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to handle and resolve conflicts effectively.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion.
Competency using a variety of computer software.
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and/or databases.
Knowledge of GIS, drafting, and project management software is desirable.
An active class D driver's license and the ability to drive between buildings and sites as needed. If you use your own vehicle, the cost of gas used during work hours will be reimbursed.
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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