Project Manager, Information Services, 27739

UMKC Volker Campus
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Project Manager, Information Services, 27739
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36438
Hiring Department

Information Services, Project Management

Job Description

The UMKC Department of Information Services is seeking an IT Project Manager who is team-oriented and known for their attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to take initiative.

This individual will be responsible for working with fellow IT Project team members, departments, and academic/business units to plan, execute, monitor, control, and close simultaneous IT projects. This individual will also be responsible for managing programs (collections of related projects).

This individual will perform project management services in support of campus and system projects and must be able to perform job tasks in a busy environment with frequent interruptions while meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work.

Successful applicants will be organized, patient individuals, who can remain calm and problem solve in fast-paced situations. This individual will be expected to provide exceptional customer service to our faculty, staff, students, and community. Work performed is often time-sensitive, therefore multitasking skills are very important. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and submit project documentation (including financial/procurement details) to functional director/executive sponsors for review, approval, and priority assignment
  • Prepare, implement and manage project plans addressing scope, cost, schedule, quality, human resources, risks, communications, change management, and procurement
  • In conjunction with functional managers, select appropriate human resources, set resource availability percentages, set resource scheduling calendars, and coordinate task assignments
  • Execute, monitor, and control projects. Set a project baseline. Prepare and submit documentation for major changes to the budget, time to completion, and scope for approval. Monitor project schedule and keep it up to date. Review and endorse project team members’ time reports; coordinate and verify time submissions with functional manager(s) as needed. Monitor and mitigate risks. Identify and manage issues throughout the project. Monitor quality of deliverables and advise functional managers of defects. Prepare and submit periodic status reports to stakeholders
  • Ensure all deliverables have been realized. Prepare and submit project closure documentation for review and approval. Identify and include actual project costs in closure document to compare with the original charter/planned estimates. Capture lessons learned into the project workspace for later search and retrieval
  • Track all projects/programs in University-owned Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool. Become proficient with the PPM tool and act as a trainer for other local resources
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
    A bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related area, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is required
  • At least four years of Project Management related work experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Project Management Profession (PMP) certification and/or other Project Management certifications are preferred
Full Time/Part Time

Full time



Application Deadline

Position will remain open until filled. For best consideration please apply by May 10, 2021

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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