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The Project Management Office is responsible for the University?s information technology, information security, data integrity, compliance and disaster recovery processes.
Ensures projects are executed, tracked and communicated in a consistent and effective manner. Incorporates effective change and risk management controls. Is responsible for managing resources and coordinating with project stakeholders to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and to the agreed quality level. Possesses extensive knowledge and expertise in project management methodologies and tools.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Director of Project Management Office, the Project Manager will assume the following responsibilities:
- Oversee changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate change management processes in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized project changes and facilitate stakeholder acceptance.
- Record detailed stakeholder requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables, using requirement-gathering techniques (e.g., planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) producing a project charter.
- Measure project performance in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
- Obtain project plan approval from the stakeholders in order to formalize the project management approach.
Executing and Controlling:
- Lead and oversee medium to high-priority technical projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration.
- Take projects from original concept through final implementation.
- Ensure adherence to project management methodology and System Development Life Cycle while delivering projects within scope, budget, and timeframe.
- Execute the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.
- Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.
- Endorse change, sponsor change initiatives.
- Interface with all areas affected by the project including stakeholders, Information Resources and Technology personnel, and vendors.
- Communicate with various levels of management regarding the status of specific projects. The projects have a variety of risk levels and usually last in duration up to 12 months.
- Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and Information Resources and Technology members.
- Formalize final acceptance for the project from the stakeholders by ensuring that the delivered product(s) and services comply with the agreed deliverables, agreed scope, and any organizational procedures in order to close obligations.
- Build mutual trust and encourage respect and cooperation among team members.
- Actively contribute to Project Management Best Practices and Standards.
- Provide educational content through seminars, lectures, or other mechanisms.
- Meet regularly with other Project Leaders to identify mission overlaps and develop economies of scale that do not impede mission objectives.
- Keep abreast of all pertinent federal, state and Rowan University regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
- Creates an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of people, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
- Understands and adheres to Rowan?s compliance standards as they appear in Rowan?s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor?s Degree in Information Technology or related discipline.
- At least four (4) years of practical project management experience.
- Experience in technology projects.
- Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) within one (1) year of employment.
- Experience with project development utilizing PMBOK industry standards
- Ability to function in a team environment.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to think independently.
- Ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
- Ability to quickly grasp technical issues and offer solutions.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Additional related experience may be substituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Master?s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field.
- AT least five (5) years of IT and higher education/ business work experience
- ITIL certification.
- Six Sigma Tools and Certification minimum green belt.
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.