Minerva University

Manager, Special Projects


Minerva University is a highly innovative higher-ed institution. Headquartered in San Francisco, Minerva University offers highly selective undergraduate and graduate programs with students from more than 80 countries studying in numerous global cities during their program.

Minerva University is looking for an experienced special projects manager to join our team.


The Special Projects Manager provides substantive, strategic, and administrative support to the COO. This role provides support to improve cross-department cohesion and effectiveness, manages routine and ad hoc special projects including quarterly Board meeting preparation and supports programmatic work.


  • Own key program management outputs including executive status updates of milestone progress, risks, change requirements, interdependencies, and communication
  • Execute day of meeting logistics, particularly for yearly Board retreat, Cabinet retreats, and other senior level meetings
  • Responsible for timely execution of relevant documentation for process changes and regulatory requirements
  • Develop and manage key relationships with dependency partners; actively seek and promote engagement for increased collaboration and management of cross functional dependencies; may supervise the work of vendors and consultants


  • Bachelor's degree or five years of relevant experience
  • Advanced program management and execution skills and experience
  • Knowledge of relevant software applications including strong Excel and Powerpoint skills
  • Effective writing and oral communication skills including ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key stakeholders; ability to work in a globally diverse environment across different time zones
  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership
  • Prior experience in higher ed highly desired

Minerva University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.


$70,000-$90,000 per year

The position is exempt and comes with benefits if 75% FTE or above.

Location is flexible; travel may be required