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Project Manager

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

Project Manager


Off-Campus: Scottsdale

Project Manager

Job Description

EdPlus is a central enterprise unit for ASU focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education. We advance the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the local, national and international communities served by ASU. 
EdPlus at ASU

EdPlus is currently seeking a highly-motivated and energetic Project Manager to work on several innovative, highly visible, enterprise-level projects. You will work closely and collaboratively with stakeholders to plan, direct, organize, and execute against project requirements; identify and acquire necessary resources and coordinate efforts by all parties to ensure timely delivery of project outcomes in accordance with the sponsoring source's expectations.

The ideal candidate possesses the following traits: 

  • You are collaborative, self-motivated, passionate, dependable, and a fast learner.
  • You have the ability to adapt to an ever-changing digital environment and respond to change quickly.
  • You are task-oriented and able to steer teams towards delivery.
  • You tend to over-communicate, are responsible, empathetic, and if we asked past colleagues, they’d say you’re great to work with.
  • You are very organized and can keep track of the minutiae as well as how it all fits into the big picture.
  • You feel comfortable diving into various tech platforms to review data, make recommendations, and advise on achieving our goals.
  • You have experience in - and a passion for - design thinking and prototyping.

Essential Duties:

  • Plans, develops, implements, and manages a project team through complete task definitions and work requirement identification and assignments
  • Works closely and collaboratively with the project team, learning technologist and other key stakeholders to define project scope, strategy, budget, and outcomes; identifies critical resource expertise and targets appropriate internal and/or external sources to ensure optimal outcome(s). 
  • Establishes and continually monitors/manages project expectations with the team; assigns tasks and identifies issues for resolution to ensure optimal team effectiveness and escalates issues when appropriate.
  • Prepares and maintains all project status reports and schedules; tracks milestones/deliverables, issues, critical paths and dependencies; re-sets expectations as needed in consideration of project progress/outcomes. 
  • Responds to all inquiries regarding project status; prepares and responds to all regulatory reporting/filings to ensure compliance 
  • Directs, coaches, and supervises all project team members both internal and contracted to ensure optimal outcomes; builds, develops, and maintains relationships vital to project success. 
  • Coordinate procurement and implementation of new hardware/software, as needed.
  • Responsible for collaborating with stakeholders to identify risks and manage identified risks throughout the project lifecycle 
  • Implements agile and scrum methodologies through project lifecycle
  • Manages student workers, as assigned
  • Prepares all post-project reports and summaries/filings to ensure timely dissemination of information to all interested parties.
  • Collaborates with the project team and key stakeholders to strategize for the successful deployment of projects and scaling of products to the enterprise level. 
  • Assumes or coordinates other duties or projects as assigned or directed. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and proficient in use of standard project management, change management practices, agile and scrum methodologies.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience; 1 of which are in project management, or any equivalent combination of experience and /or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience developing strategies and technical specifications for projects
  • Ability to manage complex technology projects
  • Ability to clarify roles and responsibilities to ensure understanding of expectations
  • Ability to mitigate and manage conflict
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to creatively solve complex problems
  • Knowledge and experience with processes optimization frameworks 
ASU offers a total compensation package that includes valuable employee benefits. Click here to explore options.
  • Healthcare
  • Financial Security
  • Retirement
  • Family Resources
  • Tuition Reduction (Eligible ASU Employee, their dependents and spouse.)
  • Discounts



Job Family

Project Management

Department Name

EdPlus Innov & Emerging Init



VP Code

EdPlus at ASU

Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$55,510 - $70,000 per year; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

Please see above. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience; 1 of which are in project management, or any equivalent combination of experience and /or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Please see above. 

Working Environment

EdPlus at ASU is located at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. The center houses a diverse business community that links technology, research, education, and entrepreneurship to position ASU and Greater Phoenix as global leaders in the knowledge economy.

 Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting or standing. Daily use of desktop or laptop computer is required. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties. Regular review of completed tasks.

EdPlus at ASU supports flexible work options, ranging from alternate work schedules to hybrid remote work schedules, subject to approvals per ASU policy.


Department Statement

EdPlus defines itself through a culture of curiosity, risk-taking and refusing to accept the status quo. As a central enterprise unit for ASU focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education, our commitments support the university charter. ASU is a national service university and aspires to accelerate positive social outcomes through the seamless integration of cutting-edge technological innovation and scalability.
EdPlus employees are valued, respected, and encouraged to be their unique selves. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in everything we do. We know that our ability to deliver high-quality services and educational experiences is strengthened by the diversity of our employees. Our innovative culture drives outcomes through serving learners, achieving milestones, striving for excellence, solving problems, feeling a sense of urgency, and being bold.
EdPlus at ASU


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume and cover letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; EdPlus at ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.