Project Manager/Non-Teaching Adjunct

Position: Project Manager/Non-Teaching Adjunct

Internal Posting

Support Staff 

PVN #: N014

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Department: CUNY School of Professional Studies 

Location: Temporarily Remote 

The CUNY School of Professional Studies:

For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Notable for offering the most online bachelor’s and master’s degree options at the City University of New York, and for serving transfer students as the University system’s only undergraduate all-transfer college, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor’s degree, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-four degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs.  Thousands more are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS has consistently been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top online institutions. This year, the School was ranked in the top 2% in the nation on the publisher’s list of the 2021 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Project Manager will: 

  • In conjunction with program leadership, develop a clear understanding of business needs, define the project goals and charter, and ensure alignment with strategic objectives
  • Develop, own and manage project and program timelines for all deliverables
  • Manage the project lifecycle from inception to completion and is comfortable with workflow processes for multiple deliverables
  • Contribute in weekly resource planning sessions, evaluate staffing needs across work streams, work with program leadership to prioritize work, and anticipate future resource needs
  • Proactively identify and track project issues/problems, assist in issue/problem resolution and provide project updates and collaborate with team members to initiate solutions
  • Generate reports that highlight progress towards completion, actual versus baseline comparisons, forecasted deliverables, resource allocation, and other reports as needed
  • Alert project management to any scheduling conflicts that could potentially impact the quality or deadline of a deliverable
  • Enforce quality control standards
  • Other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 2 years’ experience responsible for project management
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) credential
  • Advanced working knowledge of project management software or SmartSheet experience 
  • Demonstrates effective planning, organization, time management skills and analysis/assessment capabilities
  • Experience working in government agencies
  • Experience working with training programs a plus
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to follow established processes
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and demanding work environment
  • Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records

Note: While the Project Manager/Non-Teaching Adjunct position is currently remote, the selected finalist is expected to have access to a laptop/computer, internet and phone access to perform most job duties and responsibilities. Upon return to normal campus operations, this position will transition to our physical office located at 119 W 31st Street, New York, NY 10001.

Salary Range: up to $66.97 per hour (hourly rate based on CUNY’s non-teaching adjunct salary scale, commensurate with experience and qualifications) 

Hours: Part-time (approximately 15 hours per week)

Please send resume, cover letter and contact information of three (3) professional references to:

Project Manager/Non-Teaching Adjunct Search
Amy Perez
Executive Director, Professional Education and Workplace Learning 

CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer: 

The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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