Project Support Specialist

Other Elmhurst, IL


Description

Job Summary:

The Project Support Specialist is a proactive role that works collaboratively with the Project Support team on specific short and long-term projects. They oversee tasks delegated by the project manager, coordinate with all necessary vendors and service providers, and generally ensure that the project is moving forward on time and on budget.

Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the project manager and team to maximize productivity
  • Collaborate with the whole project team, contributing to the entire project lifecycle
  • Organize and monitor schedules and see that deadlines are met
  • Coordinate efforts within the team and with outside consultants efficiently
  • Report updates verbally and in written form to management
  • Monitor budget and help ensure resources are used efficiently
  • Help discern requirements and assign tasks to team members
  • Complete any necessary administrative tasks, such as research and email
  • Demonstrate commitment to clients’ needs and confidentiality continuous.
  • This position may be required to perform other administrative tasks outside of the project management team as the need arises.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail and an aptitude for problem solving
  • Able to proactively address potential issues
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Significant hands-on experience with industry-specific software
  • Collaborative working style and team-player attitude
  • Positive and encouraging personality
  • Able to work independently with little supervision
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and committed to team’s success
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Able to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • This is largely a sedentary role, requiring use of typical office equipment such as a computer, laptop and cell phone.
  • This job operates in a professional office environment

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred
  • Additional certifications that exemplify a desire for continued education preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant work experience in the industry