IT Project Manager
Nature of Work
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The IT Project Manager coordinates, plans, supports, and executes IT projects, and promotes the understanding of Project Management principles across the IT organization. Major duties and responsibilities include defining and initiating IT projects, developing and managing project plans, schedules, budgets, and risk management plans, managing the execution and control of assigned projects, and closing out projects to the satisfaction of the customer and ITS. Project assignments are primarily related to intermediate-large scale IT, Customer, and Facilities projects. Other duties include communicating Project Management principles across the IT culture, conducting PM training sessions, and other duties assigned by direct supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree and Seven+ years of varying IT experience.
Three+ years of project management experience.
Strong understanding of the implementation of the Project Management life Cycle and industry-accepted PM Methodology.
Strong MS Office suite skills and widely-used PM computer-based tools knowledge (MS Project, etc.) and Internet-based applications and tools.
Must be able to use project specific tools/applications to facilitate management of projects (WBS/Visio etc.).
Advanced verbal and written communications skills and effectiveness and comfort level with presentations to multiple levels of an organization.
Strong understanding of complex IT enterprises and knowledge of enterprise functionality, effectiveness, efficiency, and applications.
Must be able to lead project teams without direct authority to successfully complete assigned projects.
Must be able lead training sessions for IT employees and Institutional Governance Teams.
PMP or CAPM Certification preferred. Candidates without certification should be able to demonstrate sufficient progress to apply for PMP certification. ( > 3000 hours documented project experience over past 5 years).
Salary $66,276 minimum - $94,764 midpoint Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Must be able to traverse to locations across large campus in a timely manner. This position must be able to lift 50 pounds and work under somewhat adverse conditions at times. Office environment. This position is expected to comply with the University’s standard working hours. In addition, this position must be available outside of normal working hours, including nights and weekends, to complete routine system maintenance, or respond to emergency system outages.
Does this position require any special certification/ license? If yes, please specify. PMP or CAPM Certification (Preferred), Candidates without certification should be able to demonstrate sufficient progress to apply for PMP certification ( > 3000 hours documented project experience over past 5 years). Notice to Applicants
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