Job Postings > PROJECT MANAGER (100th ANNIVERSARY) - Memorial University of Newfoundland

PROJECT MANAGER (100th ANNIVERSARY) - Memorial University of Newfoundland

Province: St. John's, Newfoundland
Deadline: October 31, 2022
Posted: October 18, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Vice President, Advancement and External Relations, this position is responsible for the conceptualization, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programming (events, activities, and initiatives) across all campuses to mark the University’s 100th anniversary. The incumbent will lead the research and development of a program of events that reflects the University’s strategic plan and vision, positioning it as a university of choice for local, national, and international post-secondary students. In performing the duties of the position, the incumbent will consult with, engage, and coordinate the efforts of a variety of internal and external stakeholders to ensure success of various initiatives and events. This will involve preparing proposals and related correspondence, developing and implementing event plans, assessing and managing related risks, overseeing and ensuring planning and coordination of related logistics including identification of appropriate resources, and negotiating and preparing contracts associated with planned activities. The incumbent will act as the primary liaison for anniversary committees, ensuring that their work is supported and fits within the overall program of events and initiatives. The position will work closely with all units within Advancement and External Relations. The incumbent will prepare and deliver presentations on planning and implementation, develop and monitor budgets for all components of the anniversary celebrations, prepare final reports, and perform other related duties as required. Travel throughout Newfoundland and Labrador is anticipated in relation to meetings and various events.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Experience (5-8 years) in event planning, project management, research and planning, or related field; a university degree, supplemented by specialized training or certification in project management; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Experience planning and implementing large scale, multi-faceted programming activities would be an asset. The successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional planning and organizational skills, sound judgment, negotiation skills, and the ability to think creatively within the context of identified strategic priorities. Strong interpersonal skills and communication abilities (verbal and written) are essential. Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and monitoring, project management practices, social media, and business application/financial administration software is required. The successful candidate must hold a valid driver’s license.

Additional Information

Please note that we will ONLY accept applications for this position through our website

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary: $71,852 - $93,139 per annum (Management and Professional)

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Memorial University of Newfoundland is a community of more than 18,000 students from nearly 100 countries and almost 90,000 alumni worldwide. Founded in 1925, the institution is a living memorial to our residents who lost their lives in the First World War. Today Memorial is home to world-class teaching, research and public engagement that is locally relevant and globally significant. Offerings include a comprehensive range of certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs across four campuses, complemented by extensive online courses and degrees.