Project/Office Manager

Job description

Lafayette College: Human Resources: Staff Positions: Provost Location

Easton, PA

Open Date

Jun 3, 2019


The Project/Office Manager has responsibility for the coordination and implementation of all major projects within the Office of Advising & Co-curricular Programs. The Manager works closely with deans, administrators, faculty, and staff to deliver a wide range of services, programs and ceremonies that include but are not limited to: comprehensive management of office websites, first-year student online registration, sophomore declaration of major, all-college honors convocation, on-campus interim session, new student convocation, academic conduct, and new transition programming. The Manager evaluates each project providing research and analysis to recommend new strategies and/or processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency. The Manager will also work with the deans to assess the student support programs within the Office of Advising and provide relevant recommendations. The Manager will supervise support staff, several student workers and occasional temporary office staff, and provide overall management of the main office.

Skills: The ideal candidate will be adept at using a variety of software packages. Technology is used heavily in this office and the Manager will be required to use a variety of tech solutions on a daily basis in order to complete projects/tasks. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (including Access) and G Suite is required. Familiarity with the following is preferred: Maxient, Banner, WordPress, Cognos, Qualtrics (or other survey tool), Mail Chimp. Completion of a Project Management Certification program is a plus.


Requirements: The successful candidate must have 4-5 years of direct project experience, preferably in higher education, and clear demonstration of success working independently to manage complex projects and processes. One must possess excellent analytical and organizational skills and be able to effectively prioritize and execute multiple tasks while under pressure.  Superior judgment, verbal and written communication skills are required as is a demonstrated ability to collaborate with administrators, faculty, students, and support staff. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is highly motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing relevant experience, resume, and three professional references via Interfolio.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 6/6/2019
Application Due: 8/5/2019
Work Type: