Junior Project Manager

Providence, RI 02903

Posted: 04/14/2022 Industry: Professional Services/Administration/Education Job Number: 2852

Job Description

Junior Project Manager Job Description


Skills for Rhode Island’s Future (SkillsRI) is a nonprofit workforce intermediary working to break down barriers to economic opportunity by connecting unemployed and underemployed Rhode Islanders to jobs with socially responsible, civic-minded employers through a proven demand-driven approach. SkillsRl's multi-faceted approach focuses on providing a continuum of career services to help those who face barriers to employment succeed in the workplace. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of the SkillsRI model and we have proven to be incredibly effective at recruiting and placing individuals with barriers into employment.

Our Mission: Create demand-driven solutions for employers to get the unemployed and underemployed back to work.
Our Vision: Transforming lives through meaningful employment and economic mobility.
Our Values: Collaboration, Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Respect

Position Summary

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is seeking a highly motivated Junior Project Manager to join its Strategy & Development Department, a division responsible for supporting the agency’s client-facing departments through services such as marketing, fundraising, data, program design, logistics, and project management. This role offers the opportunity to make an impact supporting our Project Management Office in project design, implementation, and execution.

This candidate will preferably have experience working in dynamic environments supporting operations and projects. This is a hybrid position where the Junior Project Manager will split time working virtually from home and in-person at our office in Providence.



The Junior Project Manager is a member of the Strategy & Development department and is responsible for providing support in the planning and execution of projects and events across the organization. The Junior Project Manager will:

  • Support high performance teams; support team members in use of project management tools, processes, and methodologies

  • Assist with managing the distribution and allocation of resources and setting of deadlines to ensure initiatives are executed with little disruption and maximum efficiency

  • Assist in the definition of project scope, objectives, deliverables, and budgets

  • Support the development of project plans, independently and collaboratively, to monitor and track progress; identify appropriate measurement tools to analyze short and long-term goals

  • Meet regularly with the key project teams to monitor risks and issues and generate updates and reports for the Project Management Office

  • Support the leadership and Project Management team as needed by developing process documents related to high-priority initiatives or new program pitches

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Design Manager on various campaigns and marketing initiatives

  • Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency, including the pursuit of formal Project Management credentialing

  • Work closely with the agency’s Project Managers and Director of Project Management to regularly communicate and share information regarding various projects within the agency; ensure efforts are aligned and not duplicated

  Candidate Profile

  • Understands use of data analytics to drive decision making

  • Passion for the mission of SkillsRI and enthusiasm for its success

  • Comfort with - and enthusiasm for - working in a fast-paced start-up environment

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while accomplishing goals under tight time constraints

  • Ability to communicate professionally across a broad range of constituent groups

  • Strong interpersonal skills including relationship building, customer service, empathy, and resilience

  • Strong documentation skills, and able to make connections between similar problems

  • Ambitious, proactive, and detail-oriented

  • Willingness to work hard, maintain a positive attitude, and overcome challenges

  • Solution-oriented problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize according to business goals

  • Conviction, integrity, honesty, and maturity in all situations


Qualified candidates will meet the following experience requirements:

  • 2-4 years of relevant Project Management experience

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Bilingual (Spanish speaking) strongly preferred

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Proficiency in Project Management software, such as Monday.com, Jira, Asana, MS Project, etc.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

For more information about Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, please visit www.skillsforri.com.

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