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CID Project Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75781
  • Pay Grade: P7
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Support


Develop, manage and support multiple initiatives within the College of Innovation and Design.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective time and deadline management skills
  • Ability to assume accountability for assignments, work well with others as a team to accomplish a common goal and remain poised under pressure;
  • Ability to follow strict proposal solicitation guidelines;
  • Patience and tenacity to navigate University processes in order to accomplish tasks
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to facilitate large group discussions;
  • Thorough command of requisite computer skills necessary for management and production of proposal documents, for example, MS Word and MS Office Suite
  • Attitude of innovation and ability to thrive in a fluid work environment.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the CID Project Director must:

  • Implement, support and lead project teams for programs and initiatives that are strategic priorities for CID.
  • Identify upcoming or recurring opportunities in areas of interest that align with CID scope
  • Facilitate recruitment of team members and collaborators for specific opportunities
  • Team building and networking activities to support programs.
  • Innovate around funding opportunities for CID Deans to pursue.
  • Lead and support project management and maintain grant compliance as needed
  • Host/facilitate informational meetings with potential partners. Coordinate the flow of information to ensure consistent and CID on-brand messaging.
  • Provide oversight and direction for CID messaging and branding
  • Lead Social Media and Web Design Teams Direct the Vertically Integrated Projects Program
  • Oversee project management of VIP Program, empower and enable VIP instructors to deliver acceptable results.
  • Actively seek opportunities to add to the VIP program portfolio
  • Work with external stakeholders to grow program scope.

35% of Time the CID Project Director

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the CID Project Director

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for CID Project Director

Career Path

CID Project Director, Senior

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.