University at Albany — Project Manager

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
The Project Manager is responsible for the management, monitoring, and delivery of projects that are on time, and within scope and budget. The Project Manager works across Information Technology Services (ITS) on all aspects of project management. She/He/They engage stakeholders both internal and external to ITS to define project requirements, success criteria and desired outcomes.

Reporting to the Project Portfolio Manager, the Project Manager is part of the team which oversees and updates ITS’ project management framework, processes and tools. She/He/They is engaged in fostering a culture of continuous improvement and promoting the development of project management standards and best practices. The Project Manager also serves as a consultant and coach for other ITS staff managing projects in mixed roles across the organization.

The successful candidate has excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to cultivate relationships with a wide range of constituents ranging from campus leadership to front-line staff. The Project Manager is expected to work under limited supervision as well as within a team environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of assigned projects for the duration of the project lifecycle
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all project-related activities (scheduling, monitoring and tracking, change management, risk management, reporting, documentation, etc.)
  • Coordinate all resources, including third parties/vendors, for executing assigned projects with varying degrees of complexity
  • Act as the escalation point of contact for all issues within assigned projects
  • Manage key relationships with project teams and stakeholders across the University
  • Promote the use of processes, practices, templates and tools as defined by the Project Portfolio Manager
  • Actively participate in the on-going design, implementation, maintenance and improvement of the project management framework for ITS
  • Lead and/or participate in project-related meetings, training, and other activities as directed by the Project Portfolio Manager
  • Consult, mentor, and coach ITS staff on best practices for project management and the use of all ITS project management tools, templates and artifacts

Other Responsibilities:

  • Committed to continuous professional growth, including training and/or activities to obtain or maintain certification and stay abreast of industry changes
  • Be available to provide scheduled support and consultation outside normal business hours, including occasional evenings, holidays, or weekends, within reasonable professional obligation and expectation

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • At least 3 years of experience leading IT projects in a complex organization
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage several projects concurrently, without losing focus on any particular project
  • Demonstrated proficiency of industry standard project management tools
  • Applicants must clearly address their ability to work with a culturally diverse population in their application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP Certification
  • ITIL Certification
  • Project management experience in a technology organization
  • Project management experience in a higher-education setting

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant for University Systems Analysis, SL-4

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University’s current campus security policies. The University at Albany’s Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

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Please apply online via https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136901

Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating how you meet all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • A list of three references with contact information

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

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