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UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing technology solutions to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. Further, UW-IT provides strategic planning, oversight, and direction of the UW’s IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW.
UW Information Technology Finance (ITF) is a newly established program that will support UW-IT with Finance Transformation, the University’s large scale project to modernize its finance operations, business systems, and processes. ITF is currently looking for a Change Management Lead who will support the UW-IT work on Finance Transformation, the University’s large scale project to modernize the its finance operations, business systems and processes. This is an excellent opportunity for a Change Management Lead to participate in coordinating the critical effort of building buy-in across UW-IT. This position will play a crucial role in team leadership, strategy development, and execution of change management initiatives.
This position must exhibit leadership skills, strategic thinking abilities, proficiency in negotiating solutions with a wide variety of stakeholders, and an ability to develop creative/non-technical solutions for a variety of change management challenges. The UW is highly decentralized, and developing approaches that will apply across a diverse community may not be feasible. This position will work to ensure all units are operational after go-live, while applying unique solutions to units where needed.
Major accountabilities for this position include collaborating on opportunities for consolidation of activities within and across units with minimal disruption in service or quality. There is an unprecedented level of change and financial pressure impacting the organization over the duration of this program, resulting in the need to streamline and standardize processes, policies and systems. UW-IT overall will need to evolve with these changes. This position requires significant flexibility, strong collaboration skills and political savvy.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Change Management or related field or experience.
Minimum of five years of experience performing progressively more complex tasks in change management activities.
Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools (e.g., stakeholder analysis, change impact assessment, role mapping, organization design, readiness assessment, resistance management, etc.)
Experience in business process redesign and process improvement.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment including meeting facilitation and ability to motivate timely and effective participation by team members.
Ability to view a project at a high level as well as get into the details.
Flexibility and commitment to team work.
A successful track record of planning and managing to move a project forward to timely completion against aggressive timelines.
Ability to identify issues, resolutions, risks and mitigations.
Excellent oral and written communications skills and interaction ability with diverse audiences.
Strong office and project organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines.
Strong knowledge and experience in Microsoft products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Credible presence with a professional image; develops trust quickly; highly collaborative.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Change Management Certification.
Experience in major research university setting.
Experience with SharePoint or similar web based collaborative platform.
Knowledge of multiple business subject areas, i.e., Finance, Student, etc.
Experience managing change in the context of an enterprise-wide system implementation / migration from a legacy system; understanding of project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Work in an open office environment and contribute to collaborative team work focused on problem-solving. Daily interactions with other team members, subject matter experts and stakeholders at all levels of the organization. While the general working hours are within Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., the Project Manager will, on occasion, need to adjust hours to accommodate the business needs and deadlines.
The UW Finance Transformation is a multi-year initiative and one of the largest finance system projects in Washington state. Employment supporting UWFT is contingent on funding and performance.
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