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Project Manager

Anchorage, AK

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Manager
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 31 Aug 2021

Expires on 31 Aug 2021

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Project Manager

Title:  Project Manager

Supervisor: Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications

Organization Overview: United Way of Anchorage (UWA) mobilizes the community to make lasting, measurable changes in community conditions that improve lives. We have adopted a unique approach to community problem-solving called collective impact which allows us to directly engage with communities. Our workplace is fast-paced, collaborative, and adaptive.

Position Overview: The Project Manager is key to the success and engagement of UWA priority projects.  Responsibilities include managing the complete lifecycle of large and complex projects with objectives that assist in delivering key and critical outcomes. Leverage lessons learned from past projects and provide expertise to support delivery of outcomes in the most effective ways, alongside the United Way Team and partners. The expected results are successful delivery and customer satisfaction.

Essential Functions/Roles & Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Provide project management consultation and leadership for projects as assigned.
  • Planning and implementing complex business and operational projects.
  • Engaging internal and external partners/stakeholders to ensure a project is defined, managed, authorized, resourced, and properly prioritized within the UWA’s portfolio of projects.
  • Working with project teams, executive sponsors, and partners/stakeholders to develop detailed project management plans.
  • Leading and facilitating project teams conducting the work which includes managing project plans, budgets, resources including vendors, communications (internal and external), organizational change management, risk, and issue management, and administering the project meeting and reporting functions, as necessary.
  • Providing project management advice and consultation within UWA.
  • Consistently monitoring and reporting the progress of projects to internal and external stakeholders, including executives, other agencies, public officials, and others affected by projects.
  • Providing training and educational opportunities to increase the project management capacity of UWA staff.

Education, Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently to ensure effective direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of cross-organizational and strategy projects.
     
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher; and one (1) or more years of professional experience in project management, which includes experience managing or coordinating complex projects involving multiple staff and stakeholders.

OR

  • Three (3) or more years of professional experience in project management, which includes experience managing complex projects involving multiple staff and stakeholders.

Experience and knowledge in the following:

  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools.
  • Working with diverse staff to accomplish projects.
  • Interacting with others in a positive manner and maintaining good working relationships among diverse partners and customers.

Experience effectively using the following software:

  • MS Word or other word processing software to create, format, and edit tables, columns, and charts; import data and sort table data; insert and format sections and create headers and footers.
  • MS Excel or MS Project to develop and share project plans, task lists, Gantt charts, and project tracking systems.
  • MS PowerPoint or other presentation software to create, format, edit, and run slide shows.
  • MS Outlook or other email/calendar software to compose, send, and respond to e-mail and to coordinate schedules and schedule meetings.
  • MS SharePoint to store, organize, share, and access information.

Wo we are looking for:

Our ideal candidate has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. Our ideal candidate is outward even when confronted with others that are not open or collaborative. They demonstrate resilience to model outward behaviors even when stressed or tired.

Salary Range: 60,000-70,000 depending on experience.

Hours of Work: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F

To Apply: Please send your resume and letter of interest to Kayla Green, Director of People & Culture: kgreen@ak.org.

Position open until filled.

UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.