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Project Coordinator

Company: United Fire Group
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job ID 2019-1974# of Openings 1Job Locations US-IA-Cedar RapidsPosted Date 2019-03-12Category Project Management OfficeTravel NoneCompany Car Provided NoOverview

UFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While we've always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. We've been named an Iowa Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register for four consecutive years, and included on Forbes' "America's Most Trustworthy Financial Companies" every year since 2014. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

UFG is looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team with the ability to work with a variety of tools and technologies while performing project related duties.


  • Coordinate and align project plans across work streams
  • Provide analysis on program and project task challenges as called upon
  • Manage and maintain program Milestone tracking tool and issues/risks log
  • Ensure that major project activities, milestones and deliverables are tracked and progress is accurately reported
  • Support adherence to project process and systems
  • Assist in the analysis and estimation effort to develop accurate estimates
  • Ensure the required staff and resources are in place
  • Identify and escalate significant project risks and ensure their resolution
  • Assist in onboarding and managing resources to enable their contributions to the programs and projects
  • Assemble status reports and collect project metrics
  • Create weekly, monthly, and ad-hoc communications for relevant audiences


    • Four-year college degree preferred
    • 1 to 3 years of relevant project management experience.
    • Certified or working towards a PMI certification: PMP or CAPM.
    • Experience as a liaison between the business units, technology teams, and support teams. Strong relationship management skills
    • Experience with one or more SDLC methodologies
    • Experience defining, collecting, and analyzing project delivery metrics
    • Basic knowledge of project management methodology.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with people from many disciplines and with varying degrees of business and technical experience.
    • Adaptability and flexibility including ability to manage multiple priorities and work under deadlines.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to learn the technical background sufficient to understand the issues involved with our automation projects.
    • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings.
    • Ability to lead, motivate and resolve conflicts among cross-functional teams.
    • Proficient in MS Office, especially Word and Excel
    • Insurance coursework or designations in the following areas preferred: General Insurance, Associate in Personal Insurance, Associate in Commercial Underwriting, Associate in Automation Information Technology or Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter.


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