The College of New Jersey is seeking an experienced Project Manager who will manage key technology related projects. Project management responsibilities include delivering projects on time, within budget and within scope.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Project Management, the Project Manager will participate and/or lead multiple technology projects. Specific responsibilities include:
Determine project goals and priorities with project sponsor(s), project owners(s) and other key stakeholders
Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for execution of projects
Ensure projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
Ensure resource availability and allocation
Establish and communicate clear priorities and project activities
Develop detailed project plans to monitor and track progress
Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
Analyze risks, establish contingency plans and mitigating actions
Manage and resolve project issues and risks, escalating as appropriate
Create and maintain project documentation
Prepare project status reports as needed
Coach to clarify assignments and deliverables; mentor others in project management practices
Other duties as assigned
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University
Proven work experience in project management, preferably IT related projects
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management
Ability to build teams and generate a spirit of cooperation
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Prefer MS-Project and Visio
PMP certification is a plus
The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position is a New Jersey Civil Service position with the state title Professional Services Specialist 1A. The starting salary for this position is $67,714.29, range 27, step 1. It is included for membership in the Communication Workers of America (CWA) bargaining unit. Permanent appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a 4-month probationary period to assess the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Salary for an internal candidate will be determined in accordance with Civil Service rules.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references. Resumes will be considered until February 16, 2017. Resumes received after that date will only be accepted if a suitable candidate has not been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Under a new residency bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie, any individual hired on, or after September 1, 2011, will be required to establish a principal residence in New Jersey unless their position is exempt. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire. Any new employee who believes that they have a critical need to live outside of New Jersey, or that a move to a permanent residence within the state would constitute a hardship, may request an exemption from the provisions of the law by appealing to a five-member committee to be established by the State for the purpose of hearing such appeals.
TCNJ is a highly selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 5,900 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron's Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 "most competitive" colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ's campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergra...duate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.