Project Manager in Research Operations

Job Description

Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

Position:  Project Manager in Research Operations


Summary of Position:


Project Manager (PM) is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of research projects. Project Manager’s is responsible for the creation, organization, execution, and completion of specific projects in the research department. This includes managing relevant employees, setting deadlines, communicating with project end user about the state of the project, ensuring projects stay on track and on budget, and adjusting if necessary to meet new requirements. Project Managers manage six different aspects of projects: scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality, and resources.





1.       Collaborate and communicate with college constituents, to gain a perspective and understanding of a projects scope, coordinate resources, and ensure successful project completion.  

1.1.    Development and present to Research Leadership an ongoing project calendar, making recommendations as to priority and budgetary impact.

1.2.    Assisting the project owner in defining project scope and goals.

1.3.    Creating long- and short-term plans, including budgetary impact and setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines, and allocating resources.

1.4.    Identifying and managing potential risks and liabilities of multiple projects.

1.5.    Delegating tasks on the project to employees or vendors best positioned to complete them.

1.6.    Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project.

1.7.    Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy.

1.8.    Communicating with project owners to keep the project aligned with their goals.

1.9.    Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected.

1.10.                     Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needed.

1.11.                     Motivating people involved in the project to complete tasks on time.


2.       As relates to the department, actively engages in the advancement of the College

2.1.    Builds collaborative partnership opportunities across and among various entities participating in networking opportunities, [internal and external partners, other colleges and universities, hospitals, local organizations, societies, etc.] promoting relationships with the College.

2.2.    Refers to and coordinates in advance with the Communications team in the Office of the President on all media contacts, communications, and/or interactions to include message, promotion, etc. in which asked to serve as an official representative, content expert, or spokesperson on behalf of the College. 

2.3.    Coordination in advance with the Communications team in the Office of the President on all Noorda-COM related legislative issues to include contact with the national, state, and local government officials, whether in official College capacity or with a national, state, or local organization.

2.4.    Serves on various committees and teams within the College as assigned (attending meetings, contributing to discussions, sharing/exchanging information, and leading constituents toward goal attainment).

2.5.    Contributes to College’s compliance with and in the development of required documentation as related to accreditation of all programs to which departmental content is contributed. (gathering data, self-assessment, peer review, providing input/feedback, etc.) aiding in the attainment of academic compliance.

2.6.    Contributes to the College’s reputation/image of being one of the best osteopathic medical colleges (monitoring outcomes, partnering with internal and external stakeholders, modifying techniques, etc.)




Education:          At a minimum a bachelor’s degree in related field or relevant work history. Master’s degree in a technology related area, Business Administration, or other field of study preferred. Preferred certificate in Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent.


Experience:         3+ years of experience in tech project management or relevant educational preparation.


Skills & Abilities:                Highly professional with honest, genuine, direct communication style. Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional maturity with the essential ability to demonstrate tact, discretion, and job diplomacy. Significant understanding of higher education and college settings. Project related budget and fiscal management experience with proven skills in negotiation of systems and component acquisitions, end-user, and vendor service agreements. Proven track record of quality, integrity, and trustworthiness.


Must be:

·         Self-confident, strong leader, skilled decision-maker with ability to lead by influence and effectively communicate with various constituencies across the college.

·         Exceptional at written, oral presentation and listening skills.

·         Able to work independently yet is an effective participant in cross-functional teams.

·         Self-motivated, self-disciplined, have a strong work ethic and capable in establishing priorities in an executive setting.

·         Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and effectively handle frequent interruptions.

·         Innovative, resourceful, detailed oriented, with excellent follow through skills.

·         Capable of balancing multiple projects in stressful situations while meeting deadlines, achieving desired results, and maintaining positive relations while understanding of the importance of confidentiality of data and information.

·         Have ability to be On-call on weekends and nights as needed.

·         Eligible to work in the United States onsite in Provo, Utah.  


Must have experience with:

·         Understanding of the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework

·         Knowledge of various project management methodologies (e.g., agile/scrum)

·         Proven leadership skills

·         Cost and risk management skills


Salary & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Full time staff are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Select Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Optical available
  • 50K life insurance plan and options for additional life insurance
  • Short term disability
  • 401k
  • Professional development available
  • Supplemental Insurance  plans available 
  • Long-term disability plan available
  • Paid holidays, vacation leave, & sick leave


Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against individuals in any phase of the application or employment phase on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including medical characteristics, marital status, veteran status, economic status, genetic identification, political belief, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.




Type: Full-time

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Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking qualified candidates to support our unique, innovative curricular model designed for a modern-day medical school. We have received pre-accreditation status with the Commission for Osteopathic College Accreditation and enrolled our first 90 medical students in Fall 2021. Located in the beautiful Utah Valley in Provo, the campus is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountain range and Utah Lake. We will admit our second cohort of 135 medical students in Fall 2022 and have a new academic building under construction which is scheduled to open in Summer 2023.

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