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Project Manager - Oak Brook, IL #4414786

Company: Rasmussen College

Date: 01/12/2018

Category: Customer Service

City: Oak Brook, IL

Title Project Manager

City Oak Brook

State IL


Education/Academic Project Manager

Oak Brook, IL or Bloomington, MN

Rasmussen College is seeking a Project Manager , with experience in higher education, to manage the day-to-day execution of academic projects and initiatives. As project manager, the role will oversee the successful delivery of large Academic Affairs projects and also manage medium-to-large technology and design projects, including Learning Management System (LMS) migrations, course designs, scheduling, project planning, and technology/multimedia upgrades. Projects will be managed from requirements gathering through delivery and operational support transition. This position will interact with multiple departments in a university setting, as well as internal teams, to manage timelines and deliverables.

The Company:

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit at .

Reporting Relationship:

The Project Manager will report to the Assistant Vice President of Curriculum and Course Design.


  • Schedule and facilitate project kick-off, status, review, and debrief meetings

  • Plan and schedule project deliverables, goals, and milestones for cross-functional teams

  • Establish, maintain, and communicate timelines and schedules

  • Oversee projects from initiation phase through to close

  • Ensure that projects move through the process and are completed on time and within budget (when applicable)

  • Communicate with project team members, stakeholders, and subject matter experts, including management of expectations for project success

  • Ensure that project deliverables receive the proper routing and approvals, including Leadership and Compliance

  • Demonstrate leadership in defining and managing project risks, escalating issues as necessary

  • Provide internal stakeholder communication and progress reports that effectively outline project status, risks, issues, and action plans to ensure project success

  • Manage the project budget, including technology, contract and employee labor, and third-party costs


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3-5 years of successfully managing large projects required

  • 2-3 years of higher education experience

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies for business application projects

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with proven ability to interact professionally with team members, stakeholders, and third parties

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks at one time

  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Broad higher education knowledge, including general understanding of academically driven projects and initiatives

  • Experience managing projects for universities; Learning Management System (LMS) experience a plus

  • Competency in adapting to changing environments and ambiguous situations

  • Ability to act independently with little direction

At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employee’s differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at .

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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