Work with fellow IT departments, academic and business units to plan, execute, monitor, control, and close simultaneous IT projects.
This position will manage programs (collections of related projects) and/or project portfolios
Prepare and submit project documentation (including financial/procurement details) to functional director/executive sponsors for review, approval, and priority assignment. Coordinate project documentation with affected functional directors/managers.
Prepare, implement and manage project plans addressing scope, cost, schedule, quality, human resources, risks, communications, change management, and procurement. In conjunction with functional managers, select appropriate human resources, set resource availability percentages, set resource scheduling calendars, and coordinate task assignments. As needed, coordinate security reviews/audits, including security review of procurement documents
Execute, monitor and control projects. Set a project baseline. Prepare and submit documentation for major changes to budget, time to completion, and scope for approval. Monitor project schedule and keep it up to date. Review and endorse project team members' time reports; coordinate and verify time submissions with functional manager(s) as needed. Monitor and mitigate risks. Identify and manage issues throughout the project. Monitor quality of deliverables and advise functional managers of defects. Prepare and submit periodic status reports to stakeholders.
Ensure all deliverables have been realized. Prepare and submit project closure documentation for review and approval. Identify and Include actual project costs in closure document to compare with the original charter/planned estimates. Capture lessons learned into the project workspace for later search and retrieval.
Track all projects/programs in University-owned Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool. Become proficient with the PPM tool and act as a trainer for other local resources.
A bachelor's degree in Project Management, Business, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related area.
At least four years work experience is preferred.
Project Management Profession (PMP) certification and/or other Project Management certifications are preferred.
Full Time/Part Time
$47,476 - $63,330, commensurate with experience.
Open until filled.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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