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Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Project Management

Position Summary:

WIDA, an organization within the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Center for Education Research, provides trusted tools and resources for educators of language learners Pre-K through Grade 12 ( The Project Manager will manage a range of large-scale projects and project activities in a coordinated way.

The Project Manager is responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, and operational handoff of projects. This will include developing the scope statement and project plan, managing change requests, issues and risk management, developing the communication plan, and stakeholder management. The Project Manager may also assist other project managers with their projects. The Project Manager communicates projects' overall design and ensures stakeholders are knowledgeable about the scope, specific project requirements or needs, and their roles and responsibilities. They will coordinates project activities within and across teams; manage interdependencies among components and determine optimal approaches to achieving project goals and benefits.

Given the scope of work for this role, the position will be required to live in or relocate to the Madison area (remote employment is not an option). Visit for more information on what Madison has to offer.

WIDA has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself and as a valuable means for success in the field of education. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum Bachelor's degree ideally in education, social science, or business preferred. MA in related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* Minimum of 2 years of successful project management experience.
* Experience using project management software such as MS Project, Jira, SharePoint or other similar types of tools.
* Capacity to work with diverse populations.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven capacity to translate complex ideas into clear prose.
* Excellent interpersonal skills.
* Excellent organizational and analytical skills.

* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or similar training.
* Experience managing large and complex projects, such as revenue generating projects.
* Working knowledge of waterfall methodology for project management.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Merideth Trahan, current resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.


Franchesca Beswick
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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