Project Manager - Part-time, Contract at Fisk University

  • Project Management
  • Contract
  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
Job Description

Project Title: Forging Future Pathways Forward: Building a Portal to Rosenwald Collections for all at Fisk University

Level: Part-Time Technical Project Manager
Location: Hybrid / John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library

Position Type: Part-Time (15 hours/week), Hybrid, Possibly Remote
Salary: $40/h
Hybrid Schedule: A weekly 3-hour in-person meeting


Fisk University is seeking a dedicated Technical Project Manager to spearhead the implementation of the "Forging Future Pathways Forward" project. This initiative aims to build an archival website showcasing Julius Rosenwald's contributions to the African American community.
The Technical Project Manager in collaboration with the Archival Project Manager will play a pivotal role in gathering and organizing information from stakeholders, including the library director, archivist, and software developer. Subsequently, the Technical Project Manager will interpret gathered information into clear objectives for the tech team, ensuring seamless progress, communication of progress and ongoing documentation.


Information Gathering: Ongoing collection of information from the library director, archivist, software developer, the project’s grant, the grant’s committee, the library director, and the Archivist Project Manager.

Objective Formulation: Interpret gathered information to formulate clear and actionable objectives for the tech team.

Communication and Documentation: Actively communicate progress and updates to all stakeholders, ensuring transparency and alignment with project goals. Maintain detailed and organized documentation of technical aspects of the project and periodic reports for stakeholders. Draft and send tickets to IT on behalf of Library staff and maintain regular follow-ups to completion.

Report Drafting: Routinely draft reports detailing progress on the tech side of the project. Prepare quarterly reports for the Mellon Foundation, aligning with grant expectations, and monthly reports for the Library Director.

Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the tech team, library director, and Archivist Project Manager to ensure coordinated efforts, talent and resource allocation and goal achievement.

Project Leadership: Provide leadership and guidance on technical aspects of the project, fostering a collaborative and results-driven work environment.

Punctuality and Communication: Ensure timely attendance and contribute actively via Teams and Jira.

Conference Coordination: Light research for conferences related to project. Coordination of travel for team and project leadership in absence of team.

• Education: Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business, Information Technology, or a related field. Alternatively, a certification in tech focused project management will be considered in lieu of a degree.
• Experience: Proven experience in technical project management, grant reporting (preferred), and stakeholder communication.
• Skills: Strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Proficiency in Jira, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Practical knowledge of PMBOK, SDLC, and application of both within a waterfall methodology environment.

This part-time, hybrid position offers a unique opportunity to lead a meaningful project at the intersection of technology and African American history. Fisk University is an equal opportunity employer, fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

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