Project Manager / Professional Technologist 4 13549
This position is for an enterprise IT Project Manager. The incumbent will be expected to be an experienced IT professional and to have project management experience. In this role, you will need to build and maintain effective customer relationships with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, advise senior leaders on strategies and best practices within a project context and use best practices and functional expertise in project management to drive organizational change.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
* Demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills * Create comprehensive project schedules, timelines, and work plans * Oversee project tasks, budgets, timelines and resources necessary to ensure the project stays within scope, on time and within project budget * Ensures project deliverables are met in accordance with customers' expectations * Works with the business group to determine and understand business requirements * Conduct risk assessments and maintain an issue resolution log to identify potential risks and devise contingencies plans accordingly in consultation with the Senior Leadership * Proactively engage teams/stakeholders in project priority-setting and implementation * Develop and deliver progress reports and presentations to senior management on project progress * Responsible for creating and maintaining standardized operational and project management processes, tools, plans, and templates * Ensure compliance with project and department standards and procedures. * Proficiency with PCs and related software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and project management applications * Promotes team building and skills development of project team members
Technical Skills: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required in the technical area: * Understanding or familiarity of project management and other IT service methodologies such as waterfall, agile, ITIL, Scrum, etc. * Demonstrated ability to work independently, efficiently and effectively in a complex business and technical environment. * Demonstrated ability to appropriately manage and prioritize multiple work assignments to ensure timely and quality completion. * Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials or information. * Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with employees (at all levels within the university) and external consultants, vendors, etc.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Master's degree is preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of Project Management experience
Minimum of 5 years of Information Technology experience
PMP certification is preferred. Will require, and sponsor, PMP certification within the first year of employment.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Nov 18, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 191982
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.