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Manager, Special Initiatives

March 3 2020
Industries Education, Training
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Education, Library, Information Technology, Management, Consulting, Engineering, IT, Project, Project management, Planning
Toronto, ON

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

In this role reporting to the Director, Strategic Policy & Planning and working with the Executive Officer, Dean and Senior Academic Administrators in the Lassonde School of Engineering, you will provide project management for new initiatives and/or program development for the advancement of the School and its academic programs and operations. The Manager, Special Initiatives is expected to provide professional project management and analytical expertise in support of all phases of projects, including oversight, coordination, implementation, execution, control and successful completion of initiatives and projects consistent with the organizational and business goals of the Lassonde School of Engineering.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Business, Computer Science, Engineering),PMP designation (or similar project management accreditation) is required. Current and applied knowledge in project management methodology. Minimum of 5 years recent project management experience overseeing a wide variety of projects and working with stakeholders at various levels. Experience must include successfully managing multiple service improvement projects including project planning, timelines, milestones, issues/risks/dependencies. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in an academic environment. Strong working knowledge of project management and change management methodologies and quality assurance techniques are required.

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