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Provides leadership and oversight for the University’s Project Management Office.
1. Responsible for building and managing the project/program management office/function for IT. Defines and develops enterprise wide IT project/program management practices, governance standards, processes and metrics. Ensures projects/programs are defined, tracked and communicated in a consistent and effective manner. Incorporates effective change and risk management controls. Partners with IT and business leadership and other key stakeholders to prioritize projects based on predefined criteria (return on investment, productivity, compliance). Responsible for ensuring all projects within IT portfolios/programs are delivered on time, within budget and to an agreed quality level.
2. Responsible for using extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices, and change management techniques for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project-oriented work efforts. Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies for the IT community to ensure projects are delivered on-time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations. Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality review, and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately. Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers. Coordinates communication with all areas of the enterprise that impacts the scope, budget, risk, and resources of the work effort being managed. Assists Assistant Vice President of IT Business Relationships in partnering with senior management of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the enterprise.
3. Manages the coordination of human resource needs for IT projects. Develops the systems and processes to ensure that business, project and employee needs are met in the assignment of staff to projects. Responsible for developing and managing an employee skills assessment process, forecasting skill and staff needs based on project plans. Develops and manages a staff utilization process, ensuring that staff resources are fairly and evenly distributed and that staff are not over-utilized across projects.
4. Works with IT leadership in the forecasting of staff needs and skills, to ensure proper recruitment, training, and development of staff to meet current and future IT needs. Coordinates the training and development of staff. Continually communicates with both project managers and assigned staff to ensure needs of both are being met, and to continue to improve staff selection and coordination of resources. Acts as the mentor and champion of training and career development processes for assigned staff. Ensures that performance appraisals occur upon completion of projects and that skills are updated. Coordinates and assimilates the performance appraisal information across projects resulting in a cohesive annual appraisal of staff who support a number of projects.
Bachelors Degree in Information Systems, Business Administration, Computer Science, or related degree required. 7 or more years of relevant IT and business/industry work experience with at least 3 years in managing projects. Project management certification (PMP) or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is required.
Masters Degree in Business Administration or related degree strongly preferred.
The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.
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