Project Manager is responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects across multiple functional areas. He or she provides leadership and planning to assure that projects are effectively delivered to meet the needs of Oregon State University. The Infrastructure Project Manager leads projects and initiatives from conception through completion. He or she collaborates with other project managers in Information Services and works to train Infrastructure and Operations personnel on project management tools and techniques. Reporting to the Director of Identity and Infrastructure, the Infrastructure Project Manager provides project management expertise to all of the Infrastructure and Operations organization.
75% PROJECTMANAGEMENTANDLEADERSHIP Provides project management for medium to large projects, including some high profile projects. Uses judgment to determine the project management approach and tools suitable to achieve stated project goals. Defines project scope, performs business analysis, and develops project objectives, plans, requirements, schedules, and budgets. Monitors project status and adherence to schedules, requirements, and deadlines. Measures results and makes adjustments as necessary.
Assembles project team, creates work assignments, and directs and coordinates activities. Manages individuals and teams to successfully deliver projects.
Ensures stakeholder’s needs are met. Builds and maintains excellent working relationships with customers and sponsors. Communicates project progress across all levels of an organization, including project team, sponsors, stakeholders, and IT leadership.
Assists in the negotiation of vendor contracts. Manages vendor relationships.
15% ORGANIZATIONALDEVELOPMENT Leads in the development and improvement of processes and tools for project management in IS Infrastructure and Operations including development of training materials and training staff. Develop staff by actively coaching on strategies for improvement. Participates in Information Services project management and process improvement initiatives.
10% PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT Communicates with professionals both internal and external to the University through membership in professional organizations and/or collaborative efforts with colleagues.
Develop and manage strong regional and national partnerships on project management topics specific to Higher Education.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, management information systems, or a related technical field, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
4 years of progressive project management experience in a technology focused role.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
Ability to motivate and manage individuals and teams to deliver successfully on projects with no direct supervisory relationship.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Strong decision making skills, including ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
Experience using Agile methodologies with enterprise scale non-software development projects
One or more related certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Experience leading implementation of enterprise cloud (SaaS) services, such as email or productivity tools.
Experience with vendor and contract negotiation.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Oregon State University (OSU) is a leading international public research institution grounded in the Land Grant tradition of bringing research and teaching to bear on the most pressing challenges facing Oregon and the world today. Founded in 1868, OSU is one of only two universities in the United States to have Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the... only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. Oregon State’s faculty are global leaders in their fields, advancing the science of earth ecosystems, improving human health and wellness, promoting social progress and serving as an engine for economic growth. With $309 million in external research funding in the 2015 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond. Oregon State, with 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.23 billion. OSU is the state’s largest university, with annual revenues of $1.13 billion, and is home to more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 nations, and the University of Choice for high-achieving students.
The University launched Phase I of the Strategic Plan for the 21st Century in 2004 as a foundation for advancing the University to be among the top Land Grant universities in the nation. The first two phases of the plan guided a decade of transformational progress. In 2014, the University launched Phase III to build upon ten years of momentum and to affirm the campus’ commitment to the University’s mission, vision and three strategic goals:
??Provide a transformative educational experience for all learners;
??Demonstrate leadership in research, scholarship and creativity while enhancing preeminence in the three signature areas of distinction: Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems, Improving Human Health and Wellness, and Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress; and,
??Strengthen Oregon State’s impact and reach throughout Oregon and beyond.