Senior Special Projects Manager (Administration)

Senior Special Projects Manager (Administration)

Full-Time, Regular


Anchorage, AK, US








Job Title:        Sr. Special Projects Manager 

Department:    Administration

Reports To:     Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Supervises:     None

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Pay Grade:      E7

Job Type:        Regular, Full-Time


General Functions:

The Special Projects Manager serves as a vital member of the Administration Department, and will organize, lead, and execute CITC special projects at the direction of the Chief Operations Officer (COO).   The incumbent will work in partnership with the key stakeholders to promote operations, with a primary focus to improve the operational efficiency and carry out the mission of CITC.


Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Oversee program development for CITC digital badging, and support digital badging for all CITC programs
  • Develop implementation plans for CITC departments as required.
  • Assist with funding opportunities.
  • Support CITC Fab Lab expansion with external partners, including development and inclusion of an entrepreneurship model.
  • Prepare CEO and executive team in the planning, organization, and follow-up of foundation meetings.
  • Coordinate with external education partners, including Department of Education and Early Development and Anchorage School District.
  • Liaise with different departments across CITC to provide operational updates on project outcomes.
  • Coordinate/collect information/material from department contacts as needed.
  • Work closely with CITC leadership to ensure scope and direction of each project is on schedule.
  • Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Monitor progress on all projects and make adjustments. Track project costs in order to meet budget.
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to share with CITC leadership.
  • Track project performance and analyze completion data.
  • Support CITC leadership in external education opportunities and presentations.
  • Attend department staff meetings to stay connected to current happenings at the department level.
  • Assist with special projects and meetings; other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • Collect and analyze data/information needed for Results Based Accountability,
  • Track program Quality Improvement measures.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform all related duties as assigned.


Minimum Core Competencies

Values, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence, Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Communication Skills


Job Specifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and time management skills.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and energize staff and identify team strengths and skills to enhance team dynamics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, assessment, evaluation, plan implementation and documentation skills. 
  • Proficient with computers and standard office equipment and programs.
  • Ability to exercise independent and analytical judgment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also work well with a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload.
  •  Ability to coordinate multiple activities. 
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to accuracy, details, and fact reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work and time, establish priorities, work under pressure, and meet deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social, educational, training and cultural needs of the Alaska Native/American Indian community.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate program information and requirements to a wide variety of individuals, agency representatives, etc., and to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, public administration, communication or a related field.    Relevant experience may substitute for educational requirement on a year for year basis.
  • Five years of progressively responsible work experience in a project management capacity.
  • Continued employment status will be contingent upon completion of a satisfactory state and federal criminal background check
  • Knowledge of Alaska Native and American Indian culture and/or community resources.
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License and be insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business, public administration, communication or a related field.



NATIVE PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (PL 93-638) and as further guided by CITC's Native Preference Policy 6.120, CITC maintains preference in all phases of employment for Alaska Native, American Indian (AN/AI) and Native Hawaiian people, including direct lineal descendants and foster or traditionally adopted children. Also included are non-Native head of household members for Native families, which includes foster or traditionally adopted Native children.


Anchorage, AK

11 day(s) ago