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Project Manager


Project Manager

  • R0043854
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Administrative Group
  • The University of Virginia
The Change Enablement & Continuous Improvement (CE/CI) function within UVAFinance seeks applicants for a Project Manager reporting to the Senior Director, Angela Knobloch. The Project Manager organizes small- and large-scale projects and processes across the CE/CI portfolio, including in the areas of change enablement, continuous improvement, training and development, communications and marketing, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. Additionally, the incumbent supports initiatives that cross UVAFinance and the University as a whole.

CE/CI plays a key role in evaluating operational and stakeholder needs and then designing approaches, programs, and support mechanisms that enable positive change and continuous improvement both inside the UVAFinance organization and across the broader University Finance community.

This position requires both independent initiative as well as an ability to fully engage in team collaboration on administrative duties and overall process improvement activities.Goals are set in coordination with the supervisor.Candidate must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive work environment. This position is currently eligible for telework, but availability in Charlottesville is preferred.

  • Develop systems and processes necessary for the tracking, planning, and execution of projects within CE/CI
  • Arrange, manage, and maintain cross-functional relationships in UVAFinance as well as engage with stakeholders across the institution.
  • Advise the Senior Director and CE/CI team members on administrative problems. Compile reports setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
  • Partner with UVA Finance Equity Action team on projects advancing the Inclusive Excellence Plan
  • Support operations and strategic planning with analysis and recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Facilitate CE/CI processes by tracking progress to completion, coordinating deliverables from CE/CI and other team members, and providing clear communication of status to partners in and outside of UVAFinance.
  • Resolve problems that have a significant impact on the overall goals of CE/CI. Represent department in meetings and serve on committees representing the interests of the department.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements by conducting research, networking with colleagues, and designing and delivering recommendations.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.



Bachelor's degree

  • At least four years of relevant experience is required. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Proven experience with supporting competing priorities in a high-visibility office.
  • Proven experience working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven critical thinking and problem-solving abilities is required
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation and reporting skills are required
  • Ability to build relationships and develop internal and external partnerships is required
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams) is required
  • Ability to interpret information and document summary findings for stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus
  • Knowledge of change management frameworks and continuous improvement methodologies, especially in a higher education setting are a plus

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$75,000 - $85,000 (commensurate with qualifications) with UVA Benefits .

University of Virginia is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. UVA recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The University strives to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and to perform to their highest potential.

This position will remain open until filled and applications will continue to be considered. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Daniel Strong , Senior Recruiter at das6zb@virginia.edu. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.This position will not provide sponsorship for Visa applicants.


Please apply through Workday , and search for “Project Manager . Complete an application online and attach a cover letter (addressed to Angela Knobloch) and CV/resume all into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered

The ideal candidates embody the UVA Finance Core Value of Diverse and Inclusive Teams: Wevalue diversity, equity, inclusivity, and respect. We strive to create a culture where every team member feels included and valued, and where different backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas are celebrated.

UVAFinance is committed to the belief that diversity in all its forms is not merely a desirable complement to excellence; it is an essentialcomponent of it. The diversity of our team itself, and our team’s commitment to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, strengthens our ability to effectively serve staff, faculty, students, suppliers, and the University community. Within UVAFinance, we are taking these efforts seriously, both in terms of our service to the University, the community, and our commitment to our employees.

UVA Finance is a phenomenal place to lead, grow, and deliver impact. It's an organization that values results and teamwork. We like the people we work with and the work we get to do. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive workplace where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic selves and share ideas. We embrace a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. UVA Finance values work-life balance and provides flexible work location options where possible


Education: Bachelor's degree
Experience: At least four years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Licensure: Project Management Institute (PMI) certification is typically possessed.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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