The Sr. IT Project Managerwill be responsible for managing the successful deployment and implementation of customer contract deliverables. This individual will be responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating project activities from initiation through delivery to ensure project goals and objectives are accomplished within the constraints of budget, schedule and scope while minimizing risks and ensuring compliance with guidelines, best practices, and standards established by the Project Management Office (PMO). The Sr. IT Project Manager will work closely with analysts, developers, subject matter experts, internal project champions, campus stakeholders, and third party vendors in planning, coordinating, executing and supporting a number of campus technology projects and initiatives. In this role, s/he will apply project management, organizational development and change management knowledge in order to lead and implement IT technical and business solutions to successfully achieve desired business outcomes for the University.
This position will report directly to the Director, Project Management Office in the Enterprise Systems group and will be dealing with IT folks in various departments as well as key senior leadership across different staff and academic units
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Team Leader/Consultant A
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required in Information Technology, Computer Science, and/or Engineering Management discipline
At least 8 - 10 years of experience in leading technology projects, developing and implementing large scale higher-Ed ERP technical solutions, training and organization development, including ability to facilitate problem-solving meetings to resolution, overseeing successful programs/initiatives, and providing impactful organizational development/change interventions
A proven track record of success in implementing technology systems
Working knowledge of Microsoft Project or similar project management software
Excellent analytical, planning, problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities with multiple internal & external customers
Desire and ability to learn and apply new skills and technologies quickly
Strong technical skill to translate technical requirement to high-level project goals
Ability to manage and facilitate relationship between IT and campus partners
Skills to assess training needs; ability to design, plan and conduct trainings; traditional instructor-led as well as web-enabled strategies and technologies
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree in Organization Development, Business Administration or equivalent in training and experience
PMP and/or ITIL Certification
Work experience in universities and higher education institutions
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check
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