Sr. Director, University IT Project Management Office
Job Number: 82807
Sr. Director, University IT Project Management Office (PMO)
Position Summary Reporting to the AVP for Service Strategy in University IT, the Sr. Director of the UIT Project Management Office (PMO) provides both strategic leadership and operational management, ensuring the PMO's success. Through the leadership of project managers and/or managerial staff, the Sr. Director ensures that the proper mix of technical and other resources are assembled into multi-discipline teams in order to complete a broad range of technology projects, whose completion is, in turn, critical to the entire University. The Sr. Director makes strategic decisions regarding project budgets, resources, and timelines, and leverages project management best practices to drive continuous improvement and ensure consistently high-quality outcomes. The Sr. Director weighs the interests of multiple stakeholders, acts with the highest professionalism, and exercises independent judgment and decision-making. The Sr. Director is a member of UIT's Senior Management Team and is involved in setting strategy for the organization and, particularly involved in selecting the projects to be completed to align to that strategy.
Responsible for ongoing and long-term viability and success of the PMO.
Direct staff and provide leadership to achieve goals and vision of the PMO
Develop and implement organization and funding plans
Evaluate the productivity of the organizational structure to ensure success; design and implement re-structuring plans, as necessary.
Oversee allocation of all resources
Lead and manage PMO staff; accountable for the performance of all staff
Provide a clear vision and sense of mission for the organization
Build a competent and diverse project management team and workforce
Recruit, lead, and mentor/coach key staff through motivation and education
Own University IT's project portfolio
Lead project portfolio governance process, prioritizing projects based on set criteria
Regularly report on status of the project portfolio
Regularly conduct reviews of progress toward completion of projects in the portfolio
Facilitate dependency management across the portfolio
Recommend go/no-go decisions for production releases based on established standard methodologies
Provide leadership to ensure proper investments in tools, processes and people to govern project portfolio, risk reviews, document controls and project management training
Identify and resolve strategic issues of substantial significance that affect University IT broadly, consulting and advising senior leadership, as necessary.
Advise senior management on programmatic and policy development. May provide input to university leadership on institutional administrative policies and guidelines.
Understand business goals of Stanford's diverse stakeholder population, how those goals are aligned with longer term strategies, and when called on, participate in the development of technology solutions; work effectively with campus partners in the development of project charters, requirements and solution delivery
Other duties may also be assigned
Minimum Requirements Education & Experience
At least ten years of relevant experience
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, business or other related field, or equivalent experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Leadership, supervisory, planning and change management skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Able to influence people, tackle problems, trouble shoot, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
Ability to establish relationships and motivate cross-functional teams with ability to achieve results in a consensus driven environment
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
Deep and broad experience in project management for a wide variety of technologies including enterprise-wide business systems, communications systems, and infrastructure. Familiarity with custom development, data warehousing, business intelligence, and security/privacy tools.
Significant experience in budget planning, and financial forecasting.
Strong knowledge of industry standards and/or regulatory requirements.
In-depth understanding of various project methodologies (waterfall, iterative, agile), their strengths and weaknesses and how/when to adapt them to project needs
Understanding of project management tools, budget planning tools, resource allocation tools, agile tools, and issue/bug tracking tools.
Experience leading large, complex projects or programs.
Certifications and Licenses
Project Management Professional (PMP) certified, completion of a Project Management Certificate program, or certification in process.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds;
Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Occasionally work evenings and weekends
When conducting university business, must align with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates dedication to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to stay in sync with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Why Stanford is for You:
Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus, scheduled to open in 2019, will be the workplace for approximately 2,700 staff, including University IT, whose jobs are important to supporting Stanford's mission. The campus will offer amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families.
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Location: Business Affairs: University IT (UIT), California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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