Project Manager - Benefits - Human Resources
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

Hybrid Position


Under general direction, the Project Manager will plan, execute and finalize projects involving complex work according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third party administrators and consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project's objectives and scope and oversee quality control throughout the project's life cycle.

Work Performed

  • Manage multiple projects involving complex regulations simultaneously.
  • In collaboration with senior management and stakeholders, define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communication documents.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear manner.
  • Coordinate with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes when necessary.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle.
  • Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in a Human Resources or business related field; Master's degree preferred.

Experience: Five years of Human Resources related experience, with a focus on benefits and retirement plans. Five years of direct work experience in project management including all aspects of process development and execution. Advanced familiarity with various software programs including database and operating systems experience (Access, Excel, SQL). Understanding of applicable federal and state regulations pertaining to the area of HR specialty.

Skills: Advanced familiarity with project management software and tools (Microsoft or SmartSheet)


  • Project Management experience or PMP certification/courses
  • Experience with defined contribution retirement plans

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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