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SUNY Oneonta University Planning Project Manager in Oneonta, New York

University Planning Project Manager



Department:Office of Institutional Planning

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Sep 15, 2023


Position ID:166501


Job Description:

The State University of New York at Oneonta is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join our team as theUniversity Planning Project Manager. Under the guidance of the Co-Director of Office of Institutional Planning (Director of Assessment), this role offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on SUNY Oneonta's strategic plan and drive its successful implementation. As the University Planning Project Manager, you will collaborate closely with stakeholders from various divisions, forging strong partnerships to establish meaningful benchmarks and drive internal progress. With your keen eye for detail, you will monitor, measure, and assess progress and outcomes, ensuring strategic goals are progressing. You will serve as a bridge, facilitating communications with external parties and stakeholders across the University to breed innovation and transformative change.

To learn more about the University or the Department, please visit ( .

As the University Planning Project Manager you will:

  • Pioneer Strategic Initiatives: Develops and oversees metrics and indicators to evaluate the outcomes of strategic planning process. Monitors projects, programs, and deliverables, assessing their impact on our strategic initiatives, and presents progress reports to our leadership team.

  • Benchmark Development and Progress Monitoring: Ensures widespread participation and meaningful collaboration in the strategic planning process across our organization. Keeps our initiatives and planning process visible, ensuring comprehensive and effective implementation.

  • Measure Outcomes and Impact:Gathers and analyzes complex data and information as part of the Office of Institutional Planning. Collaborates to perform statistical analysis and present findings in reports or other engaging communication formats.

  • Collaboration: Interacts with University Integrated Planning Council (UIPC) to schedule internal and external meetings, locations, facilities, etc.

  • Communication:Facilitates seamless communication and expedites information requests related to projects, serving other departments, consumers, the public, and external agencies, all under the direction of Office of Institutional Planning, UIPC, or the President.

  • Planning Catalyst:Provides valuable support services and project management tools, templates, and principles to planning teams, departments, and committees, in coordination with the Office of Institutional Planning and UIPC, fostering effective planning.

  • Strategic Implementation:Proactively identifies potential gaps and challenges in implementing our plans, designing strategies to mitigate risks and ensure successful execution. Escalates critical issues as needed.

Salary: $53,151 - $58,000, commensurate with experience. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communication, information technology, business management, education or related field.

  • Three (3) years of professional experience related to project or program management.

  • Evidence of knowledge and experience utilizing strategic planning principles.

  • Experience working effectively with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in administration, higher education, communication, technology field, project management or related field.

  • Experience with project management principles and tools.

  • Demonstrated experience with technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.

  • Demonstrated skills in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

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