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Lead Program Manager - IT - OIT Enterprise PMO

Employer
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location
Arlington, TX
Posting Number:

S05383P

Position Title:

Lead Program Manager - IT - OIT Enterprise PMO

Department:

OIT Enterprise PMO

Location:

Arlington

Job Family:

Information Technology

Position Status:

Full-time

Work Hours:

Standard

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open to:

External and Internal

Salary:

Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.

Duration:

Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis:

Monthly

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Benefits at UTA:

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees at the University.

To help you understand the full value of these benefits, we have created a tool that calculates the total worth of your compensation package. This tool takes into account all of the benefits that you are eligible for, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. To access this tool and learn more about the total value of your benefits, please click on the following link:
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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

Drives programs consisting of multiple complex and cross-functional projects simultaneously, leads large distributed teams, shepherds projects within a program through the project life cycle. Partners with senior staff and business stakeholders to ensure alignment of proposed projects within the program roadmap and its goals. Manages assigned programs using advanced knowledge of project and program management best practices, PMO standards and cross-program portfolio dependencies. Engages and manages project teams to drive project within a program to completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead program leadership team and key stakeholders through program initiation to define program charter, perform stakeholder analysis, identify program approach, and plan and facilitate program kickoff.
  • Drive the program planning stage and facilitate team collaboration to identify requirements and develop a program plan that includes budget, timeline, risk register, projects within the program, resource planning, and communication approach.
  • Facilitate team collaboration to develop a change management plan based on process analysis, marketing and communication, and training needs for all program stakeholders.
  • Manage program risks and create risk response strategies and options including escalation and mitigation.
  • Monitor program budget and program activities through the program life cycle for quality and efficiency to ensure alignment with program goals and approach, manage dependencies across projects within the program, and resolve conflicts.
  • Provide and communicate program status updates to senior leadership, key stakeholders, and project teams to inform, alert, negotiate and maintain a shared vision of the program outcome.
  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert, and provides project management consulting to the organization. Coach and mentor partners and peers to use best practices of project and program management and PMO standards, and advocates PMO throughout the organization.
  • Collaborate to develop and implement key processes to mature the Project Management Office.
  • Perform other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science with seven plus (7+) years of experience in leading projects or programs. or related field, or related work experience
  • PMP Certification.
  • Experience with writing and reviewing SOW, RFI, and RFP.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CSM certification
  • Experience with Change Management, resource capacity, and incident management.
  • Experience with contract negotiation , vendor evaluation, and managing contractor resources.
  • Experience with helping organizations set up standards and best practices for project management methodologies.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring partners and peers in project management best practices.
  • Experience using Project Management tools such as MS Project, ServiceNow, and SharePoint.
  • Experience with strategic program portfolio planning.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in project management methodologies and tools, change management techniques, project prioritization, IT concepts, and current IT trends.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize, balance, and manage multiple efforts.
  • Strong problem-solving and risk management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relationship skills.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills for all types of engagements.
  • Strong listening and writing skills, good executive presence, verbally articulate.
  • Values communication in all directions: up, out and down.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills facilitating timely decisions when needed.
  • Strong leadership skills to build and empower effective teams (technical and non-technical), maintain healthy professional relationships with peers, stakeholders, and senior leadership, and promote a culture of collaboration, ownership and accountability.
  • Lead by example with confidence, a positive attitude, patience, honesty and integrity, and a strong sense of commitment.
  • High level of professionalism and ability to adapt and thrive in challenging and dynamic environments.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email ADADocs@uta.edu.

Number of Vacancies:

2

Minimum Number of References Required:

3

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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