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Project Manager - Leir Institute, The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 25, 2022
Title Project Manager - Leir Institute, The Fletcher School
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Leir Institute, The Fletcher School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Grant Writer/Technical Writer
    Administrative Support/Services


This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

Located in the Fletcher School at Tufts University, the Henry J. Leir Institute seeks to help policymakers and practitioners develop more equitable and sustainable responses to migration and related challenges such as violence, social exclusion, corruption, and poor governance. We do so by employing a human security approach that addresses root causes and creates synergies across issue areas, sectors, and disciplines.

We have two main areas of work that we conduct in multiple countries:

  • Building human security expertise and capacity among future and current policymakers, practitioners, and organizations in the public and non-governmental sectors
  • Producing applied research in partnership with local actors (NGOs, universities, government agencies) in country


What You'll Do

Reporting to the Director, the Project Manager plays a central role in all programming, projects, and administration for the Institute. This position will collaborate to develop goals, strategies, and planning.

The Project Manager's responsibilities include:

  • Oversee day-to-day operational management of project and programming for the Institute
  • Manage the project work plan and calendar to ensure current state of activities, ownership, deliverables, milestones, and deadlines
  • Implement the Institute's plans, manages resources, evaluates progress to plan milestones, recommends changes as necessary, and submits reporting to Director
  • Organize events, conferences, and workshops
  • Develop, manage, and analyze budget for projects and forecasts
  • Design project marketing, promotions, and external relations
  • Conduct research, drafts, and report results
  • Manage hiring and training of staff, conduct employee performance reviews
  • Supervise student research assistants, including a weekly check-in meeting
  • Assist in grant writing and proposals for new funding opportunities or continued support
  • Act as a thought partner for strategic positioning and vision for Institute


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree with 5+ years of related work experience
  • Strong commitment to the mission of the Institute
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in project management
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially skilled with Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Advanced organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Masters degree
  • Prior experience working in a university setting
  • Strong interest in migration and/or human security

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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