Project Manager Coordination & Communication

60%-80%, Zurich, fixed-term

At the Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS), we are starting the joint revision of our two BSc study programmes in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to meet current societal challenges and changing educational needs, and to implement the ETH-wide reform PAKETH. To this end, we will (1) further develop competence-oriented curricula, (2) implement innovative project-based teaching formats throughout both curricula, (3) effectively implement PAKETH, and (4) exploit synergies between the study programmes while maintaining their unique identities.

Project background

You will be a key member of the project team and your work will be pivotal for the further development of the educational landscape of D-USYS. You will work closely with the department's teaching team and interface with our professors, lecturers, students, project partners, and other stakeholders. This position is set up in a dynamic and collaborative working environment where your efforts will directly contribute to the ambitious study programme revisions of D-USYS.

Starting date: July 1st, 2024 or upon agreement.

Job description

  • You coordinate the ongoing revision process, monitor the project and its finances: Optimise and manage the daily workflows, keep all contributors motivated, aligned and progressing efficiently, and ensure that the objectives are achieved in cooperation with the project lead.
  • You organize key events: Plan and carry out key project events such as meetings and workshops that are critical to project success and stakeholder engagement.
  • You ensure effective communication and facilitate networking: Act as the main communicator for the project, disseminate key information to all relevant stakeholders, build and maintain relationships.

Profile

  • Higher education degree in a relevant discipline (natural sciences, engineering, business administration, communication) with a basic understanding of environmental and/or agricultural sciences.
  • Project management expertise with a track record of completed projects, ideally in the context of higher education.
  • Experience with curriculum development and program coordination that demonstrates an understanding of educational project management needs and best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English in a variety of formats and environments, ability to build bridges between different groups and to ensure that all stakeholders are informed and involved.
  • Strong networking skills with a proven ability to build and maintain professional relationships, foster partnerships, and engage with diverse groups.
  • Highly organized and capable of working independently, consistently maintaining the highest standards in your work.

Workplace

Workplace




We offer

  • A supportive and innovative work environment based on trust and respect
  • A uniquely stimulating environment with a motivated project team
  • Flexible working hours incl. the option for home office
  • The possibility to take responsibility in shaping the future of our study programmes

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Certificates
  • and other documents that you deem relevant

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Manuel Sudau (edu-dev@usys.ethz.ch) (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Certificates
  • and other documents that you deem relevant

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Manuel Sudau (edu-dev@usys.ethz.ch) (no applications).

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.