Associate Director for Project Management/Portfolio Manager
Department: Chief Information Office
Position Summary: Leads the Chief Information Officer's (CIO) Project Management Office (PMO). Identifies, organizes, and tracks the full array of information technology projects assigned to the Office of Information Technology. Assigns project managers to project teams and supervises project managers on a daily basis. Develops project scheduling methodologies and tools, aligns multiple project schedules and helps project teams define optimal schedules and deliverables that maximize service delivery to the campus. Develops standards and methodologies for gathering requirements and assuring all phases of all projects are successfully completed. Serves as the initial, sometimes primary, liaison between the CIO's PMO and campus-wide functional area managers requesting support. Maintains a monthly project status summary that includes assessment of staffing availability. The Associate Director is the primary project management consultant for the Information Technology Strategic Investment Council (ITSIC).
This position will advise and counsel software developers, systems administrators, database administrators, campus constituents, departmental IT staff, OIT directors and Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Operating Officer, executive and senior leaders, and the Chief Information Officer.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
As PMO manager, responsible for oversight of all aspects of the planning, development and implementation of assigned projects.
Provides a single point of contact for project managers and/or project team leaders.
Builds and maintains the project portfolio and develops metrics to help guide directors, managers, and team leads in making project team assignments and commitments.
Develops project management policies, procedures, and standards to guide projects and manage risk; integrate organizational strategy and goals into portfolio planning.
Tracks and reviews deliverables related to mission critical projects.
Provides leadership, coaching/mentoring, technical, and analytical guidance to project managers and project teams.
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Auburn University is committed to providing a comprehensive employee benefits package that attracts and retains talent to further the University's mission and contributes to the personal and financial well being of employees and their families. Employee Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Care, Cancer Insurance, Life Insurance/Personal Accident Coverage, Disability Group & Supplemental Plans, Flexible Spending Account Plan, and Mandatory and Voluntary Retirement Plans, Auburn University Federal Credit Union, Bookstore Discounts, Tiger Perks discounts on dining, shopping and entertainment, Travel Assistance (Domestic and International), and Educational Improvements for Employees and Dependents.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, or relevant field; plus 6 years of experience in project management, project planning and budgeting.
Must have demonstrable knowledge of strategic IT planning principles including knowledge of how cyber security, data center operations, voice, data and video communications, enterprise resource planning, academic support systems or helpdesk operations are integrated into a seamless service delivery operation.
Must have 2 or more years of experience directly supervising full-time employees.
Specialized skills required include: Strong organizational skills, written communications, interpersonal negotiation and problem solving. Ability to develop and deliver presentations, gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports. Demonstrable ability to mentor, coach, and build synergy is required.
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and references. Only complete applications will be considered.
Desired Qualifications: Extensive knowledge of academic, research, and business process in complex public universities, experience managing a large portfolio of competing priorities, and demonstrable command of project management methodologies and best practices.
Requisition No.: 28385 Close Date: 06-01-2019
The "Close Date" indicates the date after which applications may no longer be received. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
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