Executive Director, Portfolio Management Office

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Executive Director, Portfolio Management Office Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 201909176504 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience Position Information Information Technology Solutions (ITS) at UC Riverside is looking for an experienced portfolio management leader to serve as our first Executive Director of the Portfolio Management Office (PMO). As Executive Director of the PMO you will be a member of the ITS Leadership Team and empowered to develop new standards and practices for portfolio, program and project management across ITS to ensure that we enabling campus success through effective project management practices. If you have a desire to create a positive impact on an organization, and the drive to make things happen, this role is for you! The budgeted salary range for this position is $140,000 to $150,000. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Required
Certifications Certification Requirement Professional certification. Preferred Project Management Professional (PMP) Required Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation v3 or higher Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Experience leading or contributing to the creation of a Portfolio Management Office (PMO). Preferred Experience as a project manager in an information technology organization. Preferred Typically 2 - 5 years of experience managing an information technology organization. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must pass a background check. Required Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required
Minimum Requirements Is able to establish priorities, goals/objectives and timelines.
Thorough knowledge of technical concepts and basic operating principles of data communications, computer hardware, vendor IT products, and software.
Ability to understand the process involved to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied products for use within the technical environment.
Experience of analyzing buy vs. build procurement for products for effective and efficient technology use.
Requires strong conceptual and planning skills.
Thorough knowledge of subject area sufficient for strategic planning, technology assessment and direction.
Demonstrated skill in managing technical staff. Experienced in leading change management activities and managing their impact across the unit or department.
Requires highly effective organization, management and project management skills.
Has technical project management knowledge of one or more areas. Subject matter or technical area expertise preferred.
Demonstrates ability to delegate and oversee assignments to ensure successful and timely completion as well as to obtain the cooperation of others within and outside the unit. Works in a collaborative manner to achieve results.
Has an understanding of how programs relate to other business strategies and initiatives. Strong knowledge and understanding of service delivery principles.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to individuals and groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication.
Possesses highly effective written and verbal communication skills to convey technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Mastery of best practices in project management discipline required.
Experience in the management of ongoing technology infrastructure acquisition and expansion, to include the identification and integration of suitable emerging technologies.
Familiarity with ITIL best practices and how they relate to project management practices.
Familiarity with how a PMO functions within an IT organization.
Preferred Qualifications Familiarity with ITIL demand management processes.

Additional Information In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.


  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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Posted: 10/2/2019
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