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Special Projects Manager I (TEMP to Full-time)

Apply Now Job Number: 505347
Work Type: Temporary
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: CBE-Dean
Categories: Business Administration / Management / Executive

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Job Title: Special Projects Manager I (TEMP to Full-time)
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Temporary
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: $55,000
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Responsible for planning and scheduling various project workloads.
2. Gathers and analyzes information to prepare status reports.
3. Ensures that assignment and scheduling of work follows company policy.
4. Evaluates current procedures and recommends changes to improve the efficiency of planning and scheduling of projects.
5. Tracks and records costs through work orders and invoices.
6. Ensures that all work orders and projects are properly documented and closed in scheduling systems.
7. Evaluates the level of schedule compliance and identifies reasons for completion shortfalls.
8. Completes special projects as assigned particularly in the area of social media and communicating with external parties such as alumni and members of the Board of Governors.
9. Attends staff meetings and serves on committees, as required.
10. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Clerical - Thorough knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
2. Customer and Personal Service - Thorough knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
3. English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
4. Computers and Electronics - General knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications, programming, and/or systems configuration.
5. Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

1. Service Orientation - Advanced skills in actively looking for ways to help people.
2. Judgment and Decision Making - Proficient skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
3. Time Management - Advanced skills in managing one's own time and the time of others.
4. Social Perceptiveness - Proficient skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
5. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
6. Speaking - Proficient skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
7. Active Listening - Proficient skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to under the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
8. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

1. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
2. Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
3. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
4. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
5. Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
6. Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
7. Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
8. Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Physical Requirements:
1. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
4. May be required to work nights or weekends.
5. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
6. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, and computer keyboards.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: High School Diploma and five (5) years administrative experience.


Associate's Degree and three (3) years administrative experience.


Bachelor's Degree and zero (0) to two (2) years administrative experience.
Preferred Qualifications:  
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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