The UMKC Department of Information Services is seeking an IT Project Manager who is team-oriented and known for their attention to detail, accuracy and ability to take initiative. The scope of work will include a wide spectrum of projects, both technical and non-technical in nature.
Located in the UMKC's Newcomb Hall, this individual will be responsible for working with fellow IT Project team members, departments, and academic/business units to plan, execute, monitor, control, and close simultaneous IT projects. This individual will also be reasonable for managing programs (collections of related projects) and/or project portfolios.
This individual will perform AV/IT project management services in support of campus and system projects and must be able to perform job tasks in a busy environment with frequent interruptions, while meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work.
Successful applicants will be organized, patient individuals, who can remain calm and problem solve in fast-paced situations. This individual will be expected to provide exceptional customer service to our faculty, staff, students, and community. Work performed is often time sensitive, therefore multitasking skills are very important. Duties include but are not limited to:
Prepare and submit project documentation (including financial/procurement details) to functional director/executive sponsors for review, approval, and priority assignment
Prepare, implement and manage project plans addressing scope, cost, schedule, quality, human resources, risks, communications, change management, and procurement
In conjunction with functional managers, select appropriate human resources, set resource availability percentages, set resource scheduling calendars, and coordinate task assignments
Execute, monitor and control projects. Set a project baseline. Prepare and submit documentation for major changes to budget, time to completion, and scope for approval. Monitor project schedule and keep it up to date. Review and endorse project team members' time reports; coordinate and verify time submissions with functional manager(s) as needed. Monitor and mitigate risks. Identify and manage issues throughout the project. Monitor quality of deliverables and advise functional managers of defects. Prepare and submit periodic status reports to stakeholders
Ensure all deliverables have been realized. Prepare and submit project closure documentation for review and approval. Identify and include actual project costs in closure document to compare with the original charter/planned estimates. Capture lessons learned into the project workspace for later search and retrieval
Track all projects/programs in University owned Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool. Become proficient with the PPM tool and act as a trainer for other local resources
A bachelor's degree in Project Management, Business, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is required.
At least four years of Project Management related work experience is required.
Project Management Profession (PMP) certification and/or other Project Management certifications are preferred.
Full Time/Part Time
$53,600 - $75,296
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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