Project Support Specialist

Atlanta, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #50485 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Project Support Specialist to join our education client in downtown Atlanta for a long-term onsite contract opportunity!

Job Summary:

  • Provide professional level support and project management services for divisional initiatives and projects.
  • Support the development, implementation, and execution of moderately difficult initiatives usually with a completion timeline of a year or less.
  • Advise program teams regarding projects, plans, and operations.
  • Provide specialized administrative support for projects and for the unit.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support a broad range of moderately difficult multifunctional projects and programs including developing tools, resources, timelines, and other items needed to ensure successful completion.
  • Conduct assessments, gather and interpret data, produce reports and provide solutions to successfully manage projects.
  • Initiate and conduct assessments, collect data and benchmarking studies to identify needs, gaps, improvements, and recommendations. Advise management on issues and matters of significance related to projects, programs and future initiatives.
  • Establish schedules, oversee arrangements and provide logistics support for projects.
  • Participate in the development and execution of program events. Coordinate and arrange meeting and project materials for distribution as necessary.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports which may include origination of first drafts and conducting related analyses and research on behalf of the unit executive or other unit staff.
  • Design, develop and edit project presentations, agendas, and other related documentation.
  • Track and present progress reports, proposals and related project related communications.
  • Provide specialized administrative support for assigned projects and possibly for the unit as a whole including coordinating the executive's calendar, meetings and event arrangements.
  • Initiate and/or process HR related documentation including hiring packages, posting requests, schedules and reports.
  • Gather and coordinate dissemination of information regarding new or revised policies and procedures within unit. Respond to inquiries regarding organization and department policies and procedures; make referrals when appropriate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, information technology, or a related field.
  • 4+ years of professional experience supporting and leading projects.
  • Prior experience working in an education administration environment preferred, preferably higher education.
  • PMP or similar certification preferred; progress towards a PM certification may be substituted.
  • Strong organizational skills, a high level of attention to detail, and the ability to learn quickly,
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills.

Does this sound like you? Apply today!



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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