Colgate University — IT Project Manager (Remote Flexibility Possible)

Colgate University

IT Project Manager (Remote Flexibility Possible)


Requisition Number: 2022S032Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Dean of the Faculty
Department: Information Technology Services – Services and Shared Infrastructure

Department Statement:
ITS endeavors to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity, professional development, creativity, and innovation to support the growth of individuals and the organization. ITS is embarking on a strategic planning process to align services and resources with several exciting new initiatives identified in Colgate’s Third Century Plan. Many of Colgate’s new initiatives require significant ITS project management (e.g. robotic process automation, facilities management software). The Project manager will have the ability to have a broad impact on the execution of these important activities.

Accountabilities:
As a member of the Shared Services and Infrastructure (SSI) team this position works with campus partners and Information Technology Services (ITS) to plan and organize projects, determine tasks and timelines, coordinate ITS resources, set expectations, and help ITS manage its workload more efficiently and effectively. This position will lead large projects and handle minor technical duties as necessary. As a key member of the ITS organization, the IT Project Manager fosters cross-team collaborations that support a healthy organizational culture and provide improved services to the Colgate community.
Accountabilities include:
Manage large projects requiring resources of the ITS team from initiation to successful completion. Provides oversight, direction and growth opportunities to IT project team members for all tasks related to these projects. Ensure the project team provides exceptional customer service. Strive to make project work fun.
Manage the project portfolio for the SSI team. Ensure project goals, purpose and criteria for success are clearly defined. Evaluate progress and success against performance standards. Collaboratively support project planning and work with supervisors and staff to help create realistic and achievable project plans given the staffing available and other project schedules. Create project plans for large projects and assist others in the creation of smaller project plans as needed. Schedule and coordinate project meetings.
Continually improve and manage the ITS project management process, including all steps from project intake through project completion. Regularly review and evaluate opportunities to improve the project management best practices. Assist ITS in the development of best practices and actively engage in improving ITS and its processes.
Assist and support ITS colleagues acting in a project leader role. Provide ongoing partnership, coaching and mentoring to functional area project leads.
Communicate regularly with project stakeholders and ITS staff on project expectations, project status, and progress. Implement strategic best practices and tactical actions to help deliver projects on time and within budget. Communicate clearly with all stakeholders when circumstances require a change in timeline, scope or budget. Keep ITS management apprised of project issues and roadblocks.
Provide motivation and mentoring to all members of the project team. Maximize the effective use of team members on the project. Set clear expectations and hold people accountable for results and meeting deadlines.
Develop productive working relationships characterized by a high level of cooperation and mutual respect with faculty, students, staff, other work units, vendors, etc. to meet mutual goals and objectives.
Participate in professional development activities.

Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

  • Three or more years of project management experience
  • Broad background in project management. Ability to collaboratively create project plans and manage projects.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead a group and mentor others. Ability to motivate staff on tasks by providing challenging opportunities, mentorship and milestone celebrations as appropriate. Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams.
  • Understanding of project management principles and available methodologies. Significant knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to functional area leaders, and business concepts to the IT staff.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the project management vision.
  • Ability to effectively lead large projects and run large meetings.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Some familiarity with programming and scripting, enterprise systems, application or web development.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team. Willing to collaborate, share ideas openly and learn.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the academic, cultural and social diversity in the Colgate University community.

Preferred Qualifications

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or a related degree preferred, or equivalent additional professional experience in essential duties and responsibilities.

Other Information
Colgate is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.

We strive to be an inclusive community — one that embraces and values diversity (in the broadest sense possible) in an environment of mutual respect, communication, and engagement. A variety of cultures and perspectives enriches the quality of campus life, and the opportunity to share different views and experiences is at the core of Colgate’s educational enterprise.

These differences can include but are not limited to: race; ethnicity; gender and gender expression; sexual orientation; socioeconomic status; geographic background; national origin; culture; age; mental, cognitive, and physical abilities; religious beliefs; and political beliefs.

As a result, we ask all candidates seeking consideration for the IT Project Manager position to submit a diversity statement with their application materials.

You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements.

A diversity statement may be any length (e.g. a short paragraph, a page) explaining your experiences, contributions, and/or commitments related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Examples of topics you may discuss include (but are not limited to): 1) how your experiences or competencies might serve to advance the university’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive campus, 2) your experiences working with diverse populations, or 3) how you will contribute to the university’s strategic initiatives in this area (see Colgate’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan).

Work Schedule:
WeekdaysRemote flexibility is within the state of NY. Preference given to Central New York region applicants or those willing to relocate, as occasional on-site responsibilities are required. 

Job Open Date:
03/10/2022

Job Close Date:
6/14/2022

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at cusafety@colgate.edu. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety.

To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://careers.colgate.edu/postings/4074

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