Project Manager (Contractual with the Thriving Congregations New England)


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the CUME Project Manager is responsible for leading, planning, organizing on-time delivery and completion of initiatives and projects associated with the Lilly Grant. The CUME Project Manager will also define and document project scope and deliverables, working closely with all relevant stakeholders, and will develop detailed project plans to monitor, track, and report project status and progress. The CUME Project Manager will create and maintain comprehensive project documentation. Additionally, CUME Project Manager may manage additional projects for CUME. The CUME Project Manager is also expected to uphold a strict level of confidentiality concerning the Dean’s calendar and any other confidential matters to which the Project Manager has access as a function of the role and proximity to the Dean. This is a two-year position consisting of an annual review with the possibility of an extension supporting the Dean’s Office of CUME.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and report on project scope, status, and schedule
  • Maintain consistent written and oral communication with all appropriate grant parties/affiliates
  • Facilitate communication of the project’s status, budget, costs, issues, and related information
  • Conduct routine assessments of project’s status
  • Assist with recruiting, hiring, and management of project consultants
  • Develop survey materials to be distributed to church congregations alongside Project Director
  • Support project team members including but not limited to conflict resolution and mediation
  • Help strengthen relationships between CUME and the churches CUME serves
  • Assist the Executive Director and perform other job-related duties as assigned


Required Competencies

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with staff, consultants, academic faculty, church partners, and other stakeholders in faith-based settings
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint
  • Great organizer and good at creating order out of uncertainty
  • Strong partner management skills
  • Creative problem solver and critical thinker with a passion for identifying inefficiencies and closing the gaps
  • Driven self-starter with high attention to detail and creating systems


Education and Experience

  • 5 years of demonstrated experience in project management
  • Experience in implementing and driving project management tools and techniques
  • Experience using a project management


Expected Start Date: Fall 2021

Application Deadline: Open until filled


Application Process

Resume including names of at least three references should be emailed with a cover letter to: Dr. Virginia Ward, Dean of the Boston campus, [email protected].

No hard copy mail inquiries please.


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