Junior project managers are responsible for planning, organizing, and directing operations related to ongoing projects in the company. They lead team members in the project development department and oversee company projects to make sure they are running as planned. Computer skills are extremely important, and junior project managers will need to be capable of using basic office software program and the ability to type and run various company reports.
Junior project managers are responsible for training, scheduling, firing, and leading their project development team. A certain degree of flexibility is desired, because junior project managers may be standing or sitting for long periods of time depending on their daily tasks. It is important to maintain a positive demeanor, as the ability to cooperate with colleagues and work in a team environment is necessary in this junior leadership position. It may be necessary to be able to lift from 25 to 50 pounds, as the need to lift and move boxes and other small- to medium-sized packages may arise from time to time.
The junior project manager position usually require a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field and relevant work experience. Additional requirements - such as certifications, additional education, and necessary skills - depend heavily on the position for which the company is hiring.