Summary of Duties: The Project Administrator (Project Specialist) is a key professional on the Modernization Initiative team providing project management services. The Project Administrator works in collaboration with the larger project management team, including the modernization Directors of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and our project implementation partner Deloitte.
Performs a variety of duties including but not limited to: maintaining the project plan, managing the issue and key decision log, setting deadlines and evaluating milestones, tracking project team member time as required by the project management team, and presenting status reports to the executive team on a regular basis.
Duties and responsibilities for this position have a university wide impact and will be performed in support of institutional mission and goals.
The Modernization Initiative is an evolving project where all team members are expected to be hands-on in the day-to-day activities. All team members are expected to tolerate high levels of change, juggle competing priorities, request and accept work assignments from a variety of individuals.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in relevant field and three (3) years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified within the project specialty. A Masters degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.