Project Manager, Office of Strategic Initiatives and Research

Project Manager, Office of Strategic Initiatives and Research

Project Manager, Office of Strategic Initiatives and Research 150 150 Fielding
Fielding Graduate University
May 15, 2023
Washington DC, Hybrid (1-2 days in office per week)
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(800) 340-1099


Project Manager, Office of Strategic Initiatives and Research


Reports to: Director of Operations & Program Manager

Position: Full-Time, 2-year grant funded

Location: Washington DC, Hybrid (1-2 days in office per week)

Wage Range: $65,000 - $70,000, depending on qualifications

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploadedDo not use Easy Apply. To apply for this position

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Fielding Graduate University is an innovative global community dedicated to educating scholars, leaders, and practitioners in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world. We do this by providing exemplary interdisciplinary programs within a distributed and relational learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge. Fielding has approximately 1,050 students and 150 faculty members residing throughout the United States and internationally. Please visit our website at to learn more.

We are seeking a Project Manager to work a hybrid schedule in our Washington DC office on a full-time 37.5-hour per week basis reporting into the office 1-2 days per week.


The Project Manager provides day-to-day coordination and support for the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Research and budgetary support and coordination of a project which is funded by the federal, state, or local government, by a foundation or by a private donor agency. As a project manager, the incumbent provides assistance and support in problem solving, project planning and management, and development and execution of the office’s stated goals and objectives. In this capacity, the incumbent completes a variety of financial, purchasing, and budgetary transactions in accordance with established policies, procedures, goals, and objectives; provides technical support and assistance for university website and intranet maintenance; coordination and management of planning for the office’s participation in university Sessions and other events; and also provides administrative support to the Distinguished Senior Advisor to the President/Principal Investigator and supports the activities of the Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education. The Project Manager needs to understand administrative University policies and procedures and work in close partnership with other units of the University that may include admissions, conference and event planning, registrar, Human Resources, Marketing, and Finance.



Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. A minimum of three years of relevant administrative management experience is required. Experience as a project manager, project coordinator, or office manager preferred. Experience working in higher education or at a nonprofit is preferred. Experience with budgetary management preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  1. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  2. Ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines is essential to success in the role.
  3. Advanced proficiency with Excel, Word, and email.
  4. Strong organizational skills, problem-solving, project management, time management, and priority setting skills are required.
  5. Requires independent judgment and the ability to work with limited daily supervision.



Improving diversity, equity and inclusion is an active process that requires continuous commitment to promote collaborative learning and change through attracting, retaining, graduating, and honoring a more diverse population of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community friends. Fielding’s commitment to social and ecological justice is part of our explicit commitment to understanding, analyzing, and acting to reduce inequality, oppression, and social stratification, recognizing the linkages between economic, social, racial and ecological justice. The University strives to ensure that the values of DEI are embodied in all academic programs and course content, and also in faculty, staff and student performance and assessment. We challenge our community to think boldly and take specific actions that are realistic and measurable. By working here, you join a diverse and vibrant community that advances Fielding’s world-changing mission in meaningful ways, inspires innovation and collaboration, and builds skills and expertise.

Thank you for considering employment with Fielding Graduate University. Our employees are among our most valued resources, and we are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce comprised of talented, qualified, and hardworking individuals. We strive to take good care of our employees and their families with excellent benefits, and to provide a stimulating and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Application Instructions

Fielding Graduate University utilizes ADP Workforce Now for online applications. You will be prompted to create a user name and password to initiate the application process. Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Do not use Easy Apply. Applicants are encouraged to have their employment history, educational information, and professional references on hand while completing the application. The online application process takes approximately 30-60 minutes. Upon completion, applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via email.

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Fielding Graduate University is committed to inclusive excellence and encourages diversity and inclusivity in all its enterprises. As an equal opportunity employer committed to social justice, we value and welcome individuals of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, beliefs, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, marital status, national origins, race and ethnicities, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, veteran status – and other visible and nonvisible differences. We seek employees who are committed to creating a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all community members.

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How To Apply

Applications will not be considered complete unless both a resume and cover letter are uploaded. Do not use Easy Apply. To apply for this position

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