Project Manager – Million Book Project

We seek an experienced Project Manager to coordinate the day-to-day operations related to the Million Book Project, a large scale effort that will increase the presence of literature, scholarship, and contemporary writers and thinkers in the lives of people currently incarcerated. The Project Manager's role will be pivotal to the success of this project and qualified applicants will have to be skilled at self-directed work and coordinating relatively large groups. People who have been formerly incarcerated are encouraged to apply to this position. The Project Manager will work closely with the Project Director. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Apply project management techniques by implementing project timelines and coordinating the appropriate staff to meet scheduled milestones for a task.
  • Assist in determining scope and prioritizing project components and strategy by developing an implementation plan.
  • Facilitate implementation plan with the team, stakeholders, partners, consultants, and correctional facilities to execute project scope and deliverables.
  • Make improvements, solve problems, or take corrective action when problems arise.
  • Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
  • Prepare grant and project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and disseminating to appropriate parties.
  • Implement or maintains quality assurance processes.
  • Collaborate with the Project Director and advisors;
  • Participate in phase, milestone, and final project review.
  • Influence, motivate, and challenge others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Strong attention to deadlines and budgetary guidelines preferred.
  • Proven success working with all levels of management, criminal justice stakeholders, elected officials, and communities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent judgement and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Low ego, more invested in outcomes and team success than individual credit.
  • Passion for the Justice Collaboratory’s mission.
  • Proven ability to work within an organization emphasizing teamwork and excellence
  • Experience working with Workday a plus.


  • MA/MS in Project Management, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Criminology, or a related field.
  • 4 years related experience including at least 2 years project management.

Deadline for applications is August 31, 2020. Email resume, cover letter, and at least three references to Ms. Molly Aunger (

Yale University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.