Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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This posting is for a Project Appointment, which is a benefits-eligible temporary job. The work is full time, is scheduled to start as soon as possible, and is expected to last 9 months.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Strategy and Information Management (SIM), a unit within the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, supports the Provost as well as the University of Washington community, providing strategy and information management including analytical support for data and processes affecting the University's faculty, librarians, and academic staff.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a Project Manager. This position's purpose is to provide project management to initiatives within Academic Personnel (AP) and to consistently manage activities, scheduling, cross-team resource demand, and recommend (in consultation with supervisor and other members of AP) project scheduling, resource needs, and budget impacts. This position requires the ability to manage multiple small and medium projects using standard Project Management skills; strong communication and coordination appropriate to a wide range of audiences. The expected demand for the Project Manager is largely focused on non-technical activities, and requires the ability to facilitate productive meetings, project planning and follow common project delivery methodologies.
As part of SIM's preparation for the upcoming implementation of the UW's new HR/Payroll system and of AP's ongoing business services, the Project Manager is responsible for supporting projects, ensuring AP cross-team coordination and scheduling of project related work, including aligning internal and external schedules to ensure work is completed on time.
Under general supervision and guidance from the Director for AP Strategic Information Management, the Project Manager is expected to:
Manage and coordinate multiple project meeting facilitation and post-meeting communication/follow-up.
Monitor and track issue management and facilitation of resolution.
Ensure and maintain documentation of Project Management approach for individual projects, as well as propose and implement recommendations for improvements.
Manage communication and resource scheduling, including status reporting.
Bachelor's degree in communications, information technology, business management or closely related field;
Four years of relevant work experience, including experience in the following areas: -Leading multiple simultaneous projects of small to medium complexity and within a defined budget; -Overseeing diverse tasks resulting in the completion of departmental projects, ranging from 1-5 simultaneous initiatives; -Meeting with project owner(s), setting specifications or determine a higher standard; -Updating information on the project management development, tools and progress to stakeholders; -Suggesting strategies for achieving project goals to the owner; -Convening a proficient team to achieve the purpose of the work in a changing or fixed environment utilizing leadership and management skills; -Communicating rules, expectations and responsibilities to members of the working team and ensure applicable laws and UW policies are followed as advised by the project owner(s)
Project Management Professional (PMP) or Scrum Master certification;
Equivalent applicable experience can substitute for degree or certification requirements.
Previous experience working in matrixed environments with competing demands on team member's time, successful coordination with resource supervisors.
Previous Higher Education experience.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.