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The School of Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, 12-Month (Project Position) Operations Project Manager. This position will manage administrative and operational functions for the University of Washington School of Nursing’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (UW SoN ODEI).
The Operations Project Manager role is pivotal in assuring the execution of initiatives and actions to actualize and advance the school’s commitment to DEI as a strategic priority and in fulfillment of goals delineated by the UW SoN DEI Strategic Action Plan, the UW Race & Equity Initiative, and the UW Diversity Blueprint. The UW SoN relies on the ODEI to shape and assist in carrying out internal organizational administrative policies, procedures, practices, and programs that elevate and advance DEI. It also represents an opportunity to collaborate and partner with faculty, staff, student, professional practice, and community stakeholders to develop, implement, and promote directions that transform nursing education, practice, and research through best practices and latest approaches reflective of DEI. A primary responsibility will be to lead and support the launch of the UW Center for Antiracism in Nursing (CARN). As part of the ODEI, the Center for Antiracism in Nursing is envisioned to be a leading influence locally, regionally, nationally, and globally in advancing nurse-led, largely public-facing scholarly activities (via education, training, and research) that purposefully disrupt and dismantle institutional and systemic mechanisms of racism as well as prevent and address manifestations of interpersonal racism and other forms of discrimination.
The Operations Project Manager position will report to the UW SoN’s Associate Dean for DEI and will work with personnel, students, and external partners throughout the entirety of the school’s units, centers, programs, and groups. Overall, the center’s operations project manager must be adept at and experienced at executive and shared decision-making; sound fiscal management; thinking strategically in alignment with school and university priorities and opportunities; navigating complex systems; operating in collaborative work relationships; subscribing to shared governance approaches; engaging others representing diverse groups and communities with respectful, empathetic, culturally-sensitive and humble manner; and, upholding the highest ethical professional standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Day-to-day administration, personnel management (may include staff, volunteers, student employees), strategic planning, organizing, budgeting, coordination, and logistics of ODEI and CARN. •Project management for ODEI; and CARN’s initial launch, including the development of a first-year roadmap to establish the center’s foundational goals and pursuits, designing a leadership configuration representing the interests of internal and external stakeholder groups/communities, and determining the center’s initial operational structure along with policies and procedures. •Engagement with internal and external community stakeholders (including, but not limited to, faculty, scholars, staff, students, alumni, higher education institutions, healthcare systems, professional associations, government agencies, non-profit organizations) to identify collaborative opportunities that support the UW SoN, ODEI, and CARN’s strategic goals. •Attend school, university, and community meetings/events that relate to the mission and purpose of ODEI and CARN. •Represent the ODEI and CARN at local, regional, and national meetings/events when required. •Support advocacy and advancement efforts which may include delivering presentations that promote the ODEI and CARN, meeting with individuals and organizations providing philanthropic sponsorship, and writing grant proposals. •Assist with marketing and communications, as well as public relations, to inform and excite interest about ODEI and CARN efforts and accomplishments. •Evaluate ODEI and CARN activities, operations, and partnerships to assess center objectives and goals' success and achievement. •Organize and facilitate meetings to obtain internal and external community stakeholder input to shape the ODEI and CARN structure, goals, pursuits, and priorities.
•Bachelor’s degree in fields or disciplines related to non-profit management and leadership, public policy, public administration, or business administration. •Three (3) years of non-profit, government, higher education, administrative management, or related experience.
•Project management experience – from inception to implementation – working with early-stage projects and start-up ventures. •Demonstrated commitment to achieving and promoting equity, inclusion, and antiracism while planning and executing tasks, duties, and responsibilities, including supporting actions that diversify the school’s workforce and student body. •Knowledge about antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion; including fundamental topics, concepts, principles, and approaches to promote and advance these ideas at the individual and organizational levels. •Experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders from underrepresented, historically excluded groups and communities to promote initiatives espousing antiracism. •Ability to represent the ODEI, CARN, and school acting independently, as well as fully operating in accordance with the highest ethical standards and expectations. •Ability to interact respectfully, empathetically, and with cultural humility with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels of the university and external community groups. •Ability to manage priorities, handle and initiate multiple projects, problem solve, and exercise good judgment in a dynamic environment. •Demonstrated skills in writing, proofreading, and verbal communications. •Proven accuracy and attention to detail, as well proactive anticipation of needs and ability to work efficiently and effectively to meet deadlines. •Proven ability to handle sensitive situations and highly confidential information with tact, discretion, and diplomacy. •Interpret and communicate complex policies, procedures, and practices to others. •Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Share Point), Zoom and other teleconferencing technologies, Adobe reader, website content maintenance, and database management and electronic methods to collect data. Comfort in learning and using technology and technological applications to assist in project management, event management, cloud sharing, and more.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Prior experience in the development and implementation of DEI, antiracism, anti-oppression strategies/initiatives to promote health and well-being in organizational and societal contexts •Master’s degree in fields or disciplines related to non-profit management and leadership, public policy, public administration, or business administration. •Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification. •Familiarity and experience with effective employment of project management tools and software. •Knowledge of higher education academic and advancement/fundraising structures, processes, and protocols. •Knowledge of UW human resources policies and procedures. •Demonstrated effectiveness managing in a culture of change and transition.
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