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Senior Project Manager

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park

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Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Senior Project Manager, Operations

Type of Position: Full-time Salaried, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 40 hours per week

Pay Grade/Pay Range: $73,851 - $92,314 *Actual pay depends on qualifications

Opportunity for hybrid schedule: Yes

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of large scale, strategic, and cross-functional technology initiatives from project initiation through implementation and completion. The Sr. Project Manager (SPM) works closely and collaboratively with stakeholders to plan, direct, organize, and execute against project requirements. The SPM also works with IS leadership to identify, acquire and coordinate necessary resources to ensure timely delivery of project outcomes. He/she is responsible for monitoring and reporting project status—including risks, issues affecting project schedules, and milestone achievements—to the Director of the Project Management Office and stakeholders. The SPM develops project plans and schedules and ensures projects meet departmental requirements, standards, policies, and deadlines.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of five years Project Management experience
  • Minimum of five years' experience using integrated database information systems.
  • PMP certification, or to be completed within 1 year of hiring date
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly self-motivated and directed

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • A working knowledge of Ellucian Banner software system or similar college administration
    software system.
  • Experience training groups or individuals regarding the use of computers and related

    To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.

    *Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

    Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:
    • Project Management - Manage multiple complex projects simultaneously using a team approach involving functional area champion(s), technical lead(s), vendor resources, development staff, system specialist(s), business analyst(s), subject matter expert(s), and other support staff as needed. The SPM creates and/or manages all documentation associated with project delivery including scope and requirements definition, technical specifications, communications plan, test plan, and training. They must maintain open communication with project stakeholders, work to resolve issues in a timely manner, and ultimately deliver the functionality that meets the requestor's needs. Performance is acceptable when: a. Projects completed successfully as defined by functional area and PMO standards b. PMBOK guidelines and methodologies are evident in processes, methods and systems used by PM in executing assigned projects c. Project results and metrics (developed by the cross functional team) show a direct tie-in to published college objectives d. Verification (via testing and validation) of project deliverables satisfies project requirements and quality standards
    • Portfolio Management Support - Ensure projects are assigned to designated portfolio(s) within the PPM tool to provide the ability to quantify, rank, and prioritize projects. The Senior Project Manager is able to articulate and document dependencies among projects for overall project management purposes. Performance is acceptable when: a. Project and portfolio reports are produced with current data. b. Best practices and standards to ensure project state is updated based on established intervals (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually). c. Communicate and escalate project and portfolio metrics to management.
    • Project Intake, Governance Support and Project Consulting - Assist leadership within Information Services as well as across campus with current methods, best practices, and methods with regard to guiding and support the project intake process. Work with all levels within the organization to provide counseling and support in developing project intake/initiation forms to include project objectives, scope, success metrics, resource requirements, and deliverables. Performance is acceptable when: a. Aggregate data is utilized as an input to overall project prioritization discussions with leadership. b. Senior project manager demonstrates high levels of knowledge regarding project management, tools, processes, and methods from project initiation through completion to assist throughout the college including functional areas. c. Build and maintain relationships with leadership and functional areas across campus.
    • Resource Allocations and Capacity Planning - Utilize the PPM tool to estimate resource roles and hours to complete project work. Engage with stakeholders to set realistic target dates for project tasks, milestones, and due dates. Performance is acceptable when: a. Estimated project resource allocations are current in the PPM tool. b. Resource availability is coordinated with functional managers. c. Reporting and related data is available and utilized to facilitate project prioritization discussions with stakeholders and resource managers, as needed.
    • Process Improvement - Use creative problem solving to ensure correct, efficient, and innovative use of administrative computing systems. This person also ensures the functional area is aware of changes to federal regulations and information security policies and helps to ensure systems and processes are updated to maintain compliance with these standards. Performance is acceptable when: a. Functional area management teams report feeling supported and aware of current options and administrative computing system capabilities via direct feedback and/or surveys b. Use creative problem solving to ensure correct, efficient, and innovative use of the administrative computing system(s).
    • Technology Consulting - Help the management team within the functional area stay current on the capabilities and characteristics of technology systems that are available. Performance is acceptable when: a. PM demonstrates high levels of knowledge in regards to systems and applications that are available to meet the needs of the College functional areas. b. Maintain a good relationship with third party vendors to maintain knowledge of system capabilities and changes as new releases are introduced.
    • The responsibilities described represent the primary responsibilities of the job. Other responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor as warranted by business needs. The incumbent is expected to do all assigned responsibilities. Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

    *Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

    Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.

    About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

    Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

    If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].

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    Working at Johnson County Community College

    With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

    JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

    In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

    JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

    The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

    JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

    JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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