Project Asst

Rochester, NY


The Project Assistant works under the direction of Portfolio Managers in the Project Portfolio Office (PPO) of University of Rochester’s Information Systems Division (ISD). Portfolio Managers will introduce the assistant to the PPO processes and tools, and the overall portfolio governance structure within the medical center. Assistants lead projects to be defined by the Portfolio Manager, and present outcomes of project to ISD leadership team and executive stakeholders.

NOTE: This is an end dated position to end August/September 2023.


  • Work under the guidance of the ISD PPO Portfolio Manager to assist with and/or actively lead activities pertaining to the assigned project.

  • Learn and utilize ISD project management processes and tools.

  • Track lessons learned throughout assignment for presentation to ISD leadership team.

  • Learn and demonstrate use of Microsoft Office toolset, SharePoint, and other project office collaboration tools.

  • Work closely with our Portfolio Managers and senior project managers, establishing a goal plan with objectives to be completed by conclusion of assignment.

Other duties as assigned


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited high-school education system required.

  • No work or volunteer experience required

  • Excellent organizational skills required.

  • Solution oriented with a positive attitude required.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Reliable and able to establish trust with your team members required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: Health Sciences
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Time as Reported Grade 001 ISD Project Portfolio Office
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM

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