Project Manager - Educational Programs

US-IL-Downers Grove
Job ID
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance

In this role, you will work closely with various groups within Chamberlain University to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of solutions in support of our business goals and objectives. While responsibilities are mainly focused on managing projects that support our online, graduate degree programs, this role may support other projects as needed. This individual will work closely with our New Programs Initiative Committee, project owners/stakeholders, consultants and other third-party vendors as needed.




  • Analyzes project needs and identifies resources required.
  • Develops detailed project plans, which include key activities, timelines and resource requirements needed to achieve project objectives while adhering to an appropriate systematic development process.
  • Tracks and documents completion of work plan activities and initiates efforts to advance the project as needed.
  • Manages multiple projects according to plan while monitoring, measuring and reporting on progress to ensure project is delivered on time and within budget.
  • Modifies tasks, sequencing, and resourcing as appropriate to maintain progress.
  • Identifies and addresses obstacles ensuring appropriate resolution.
  • Manages project teams and related implementation activities according to project plans
  • Provides input into how to use resources more effectively and coordinates/negotiates any staffing changes with managers.
  • Balances use of vendor and internal resources.
  • Coaches and develops team members in support of achieving the project objectives
  • Provides feedback to the project team members as appropriate.
  • Communicates project progress and issues to clients, especially related to the impact of changes to project resources, scheduling scope and delivery.
  • Works closely with groups involved to ensure smooth implementation.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • BS/BA degree required, Master’s in Business or Project Management preferred, PMP certification is preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of full lifecycle project management experience
  • Knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, or equivalent methodology, is required
  • Experience working in an academic enterprise involved with launching new degree programs is highly desired
  • Experience managing projects among cross-functional departments. Ability to advance projects in a fast paced environment while managing multiple initiatives
  • Proficient with project management practices and tools
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to interact with all levels within the organization 
  • Ability to influence and instill credibility in sponsors, peers and subordinates by meeting project milestones, deadlines and budget
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve issues and determine effective business and alternative solutions
  • Ability to manage a variety of business and vendor resources
  • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions with minimal supervision and direction


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit


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