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About the Opportunity: The division of Information Technology Services is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Project Manager. The Project manager role is to lead, oversee and ensure the successful delivery and management of single or multiple projects within scope, quality, time and cost constraints that may be clearly defined or may require dynamic change management in order to deliver business value.
Analyze project proposals to determine time frame, funding limitations and appropriate process for accomplishing projects.
Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones and required activities and tasks.
Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle, and confer with project staff to outline work plan.
Establish work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
Implement project communication plan.
Perform risk assessment, and implement mitigation plans.
Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality and integrity of the information, while providing consistency in content and 'look and feel' across the enterprise.
Ensure that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives.
Assign duties, responsibilities and scope of authority to project personnel.
Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.
Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.
Continuously benchmark project management performance to identify improvements and achieve higher capability maturity in PPM.
Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems or related field; project management and/or general business management, or equivalent related IT experience. PM training and certification desirable, but not required.
Three or more years of IT experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving
A minimum of two years of demonstrated competency in a junior or assistant project management role involving the execution of multiple projects or a large project
Three or more years of BU or BU-facing experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving
Demonstrated experience in leading a team
Demonstrated experience and ability in successfully utilizing 'soft skills' or 'people skills'
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to lead and motivate others; demonstrating empathy and knowledge of personality types
Familiar with project management methodologies (for example, PMI and agile)
Demonstrated sensitivity to working in a political environment and to interacting with senior leadership
Knowledge of project planning tools
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; expertise in setting and managing customer expectations
Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills, as this is a highly visible position with substantial impact
Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment where this role may not directly control resources
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
Good understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other enterprises are employing them to drive digital business
Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a project resource plan that ensures that the right people are in the right place doing the right things at the right time
Preferred Qualifications: N/A
Salary Grade: 12
A criminal background check is required for this position.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.