Project Manager
Southern Poverty Law Center - Montgomery, AL

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Summary:

The Project Manager is responsible for accomplishing project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities and advising the COO of the status. A Project Manager has responsibility for defining the project, building its comprehensive work plan, and managing to the budget; managing teams by facilitating commitment and productivity, removing obstacles, and motivating team members and; managing expectations by aligning projects to goals, managing stakeholders, and communicating project status, milestones and unexpected difficulties effectively.

Primary Job Functions:
  • Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to
    strategic plans and review;
  • Prepares and completes action plans; Implements production, productivity, quality
    and customer service standards;
  • Responsible for maintaining open lines of communications with all stakeholders and
    proposing modification to plans based on changing needs;
  • Resolves problems, completes audits; identifies tends;
  • Proposes system improvements and implements change;
  • Meets project financial objective by forecasting requirements and prepares
    project budget in collaboration with project leader;
  • Analysis and Report development;
  • Schedules expenditures; analyzes variances; initiates corrective actions
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must possess at least 2 years of professional experience with project management
    as the primary job responsibility
  • Must have familiarity and sound understanding of Microsoft Project or other
    management software
  • Must have prior experience developing budgets and tracking budget expenses
  • Prior experience using process improvement and management proficiency is
    essential
  • PMP Certification preferred but not required
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Must be able to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Strong communications skills are required
  • Must have the ability to mediate between stakeholders with conflicting priorities
  • Strong organizational skills are essential

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