Job ID: 3176 To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application atwww.careers.cwu.edu.
The Project Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing projects. Disseminates workloads related to the project and maintains constant communication with team members, stakeholders and sponsors regarding status, communications, strategies, risks, issues and delivery dates. Working independently, this position has general discretion in applying project management knowledge to coordinate the activities of multiple projects and project team. This position is expected to end on June 30, 2021 and it is contingent upon continued project(s) and funding.
Meets with clients to ascertain project goals and deadlines.
Develops detailed project plans to monitor and track progress of projects.
Through the project management office, maintains project schedules, status reports, creative grids, etc.
Measures project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
Ensures work is appropriately reviewed internally before presentation to client and delivery to printer.
Develops production plans for key clients, anticipating and planning workload and product delivery.
In coordination with department managers, leads the development of project plans for projects. Project planning will include:
facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, stakeholders and deliverables,
define project tasks and resource requirements,
develop project plans, assemble and coordinate project staff,
manage project budget,
plan and schedule project timelines,
provide direction and support to project team,
route and receive proofs and samples,
monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders,
implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
Assist in the development and monitoring of vendor contracts.
Ensure resource availability and allocation.
Independently leads moderate to large sized team or teams on projects.
Responsible for bringing assigned projects to completion.
Identifies project team members (including functional and technical experts as needed for consultation), serves as liaison between project team(s) and functional and technical users.
Provides input and performs other functions in support of ongoing systems maintenance, enhancement, and other projects, including assistance with solution requests, business cases, and project portfolio management.
Coordinates project tasks such as scheduling project meetings and coordinating assignments, assisting with analysis, applying quality assurance standards, conducting fit and gap activities, and communicating status of project and project team activities to stakeholders.
Assists with documentation of project activities, results, and works with training coordinators to identify, develop, and provide user training.
Assists end users with access, retrieval, and program support.
Provides assistance and support to university committee and sub committees.
Arranges and attends meetings, seminars, symposia and other events related to project efforts. Stays informed of developments in field.
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree AND progressively responsible experience in project management
Experience leading and advising members in the accomplishment of assigned projects and tasks, including project procedures and guidelines, and establishing collaboration amongst team members
Excellent professional, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Experience using Microsoft software suite or similar software, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
Demonstrated attention to detail
OR any combination of education and/or experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to accomplish the essential functions of the position
Certification in a Project Management related discipline
Experience with capital projects
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $63,273-$90,900 annually dependent upon qualifications and experience
This project-based position is expected to end on June 30, 2021. Continuation of this position past 6/30/2021 is contingent upon continued project(s) and funding.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
An employee of CWU may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program if the employee has student loans. To learn more, visit: https://ofm.wa.gov/state-human-resources/public-service-loan-forgiveness-program.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application atwww.careers.cwu.edu and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: August 13, 2019
*Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Central Washington University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 3176
About Central Washington University
Central Washington University (CWU) is one of three public comprehensive universities in Washington State. CWU was founded in 1891 as a “normal” school for the preparation of K-12 school teachers. The school became a College of Education in 1937, a state college in 1961, and a comprehensive university in 1977.
Offering more than 135 bachelor's and master's degrees, the university enrolls approximately 12,000 students and employs about 1,800 people. CWU’s student-faculty ratio is 20:1; about 25 percent of students and 33 percent of freshmen are people of color. CWU enrolls and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latino students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. The university holds regional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Student success is the core of the university’s mission. Faculty engage in scholarship, invention, and creative activity to support teaching, to advance knowledge, and to provide outlets for creative expression. Externally sponsored grants and contracts funded during fiscal year 2018 totaled $14.3 million. The largest awards were from the US Department of Education and... the National Science Foundation. CWU faculty and alumni have received numerous honors and recognition, including CEO of the year, National Teacher of the Year, National Principal of the Year, and national-level recognition in many disciplines, from music to physics.
The university has been very successful in adding and maintaining modern, state-of-the-art facilities. The state has invested more than a quarter billion dollars in CWU facilities since 2008. In recent years, campus construction and remodeling projects have included impressive science facilities, a music building, and a new, spacious student union and recreation facility. In all, there are 57 academic and 32 auxiliary buildings. In addition, CWU provides education programs at eight other locations: six University Centers co-located with community colleges, and educational sites at Sammamish and Joint Base Lewis McChord, the largest military installation on the West Coast.
CWU plays a key role in the economic, educational and cultural vitality of the community and region. Faculty, staff, and students contribute research and service in the public interest. In addition, the university provides instructional and library resources for the community and partners with other educational service providers to enrich access and opportunity to education for citizens of the region. Each year more than 350 dramatic and musical performances, art and museum exhibitions, lectures, and athletic events are open to campus and community members.
The Community and Region
CWU’s exceptionally beautiful and well-maintained residential campus occupies 367 acres in Ellensburg, the largest city and county seat of historic Kittitas County, one of the ten fastest growing counties in the country. The city is situated in the geographic center of the state and on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Central Washington is a world-class destination for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, whitewater rafting, boating, skiing and snowboarding.
As one of Washington’s founding communities, Ellensburg’s downtown is composed of beautiful brick buildings largely constructed between 1889 and 1917, and located just three blocks from the CWU campus. Weekends bring delicious local food, fresh produce, regional crafts, and eclectic entertainment downtown at the Kittitas County Farmer’s Market. Ellensburg is home to many top arts and cultural events in Washington, including Jazz in the Valley, Dachshunds on Parade, Buskers in the ‘Burg, The Ellensburg Rodeo, and Winterhop Brewfest.
Ellensburg is located approximately 100 miles east of the Seattle metropolitan area. Top employers either headquartered or with a large presence in the region include Amazon, Starbucks, Costco Wholesale, Boeing, Microsoft, Providence Health & Services, Barrett Business Services, Nordstrom, and T-Mobile. The City of Spokane is 2.5 hours away and the Tri-Cities--Kennewick, Pasco, Richland--is an easy, two-hour drive.
Central Washington is home to a flourishing wine industry, with more than 100 wineries. Among the world's leading producer of hops, the area also is home to regionally well-known micro-breweries.
For more information about CWU and the community in Ellensburg, please visit http://www.cwu.edu/community