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UW Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for an IT Project Manager.
The IT Project Manager leads and manages multiple projects having campus-wide impacts, and of moderate to high complexity, throughout the full project lifecycle; works with cross-functional teams to meet project objectives through the implementation of new or changed technologies and/or business processes; assembles project teams, assigns responsibilities, manages schedules and resources, and guides stakeholder expectations to ensure timeline completion of projects.
Domain Knowledge and Skills: •Plan and lead campus-wide projects of moderate to high complexity. •Manages multiple IT projects simultaneously; is adaptable to address shifting or competing priorities to meet deadlines. •Serves as the single point of contact for facilitation and communication of project definitions, budgets, work breakdowns, project plans, communication plans, project goals, deliverables and schedules; develops, distributes and maintains project plan; actively communicates project status; actively communicate project status for all projects; assemble and coordinate project teams; conduct regular project meetings. •Works collaboratively with the UW Bothell campus community, relevant UW-IT service providers and external vendors; interacts regularly with leadership, project sponsors, and stakeholders. •Demonstrates Project Management best practices, processes, and principles while accounting for organizational maturity and resource constraints. •Expert in running efficient and productive meetings, as well as taking thorough notes to capture action items and decisions. •Guides stakeholders through the development of requirements, technical specifications and/or work breakdown structures. •Strong organizational and leadership skills; delivers high quality of work with attention to detail. •Coach/mentor IT staff on Project Management skill development and best practices for small to moderate sized projects. •Participation on relevant committees, peer groups, and/or communities of practice.
Communications: •Prepare and present relevant project management artifacts and reports throughout the project lifecycle. •Proactively communicate project updates, status, blockers, etc to management. •Provide written/verbal updates to senior management (as needed/requested) Utilize influence, negotiation, conflict management, and emotional intelligence. •Promote open communication in a manner that builds relationships.
Unit-Specific: •Foster a learning organization; demonstrate curiosity, adaptability, and flexibility. •Delivers IT services (and technology) with a customer-focus, and in the service of our campus mission. •Build relationships and collaborate with our colleagues in UW-IT; find ways to leverage existing UW-IT services. •Support and demonstrate UW Bothell’s Collaboration Principles.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Education, Policy Studies, Social Sciences, or related field. •4+ years of experience leading/managing projects. •Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. •Effectively run project team meetings. •Strong organizational skills, •Attention to detail. •Able to work effectively with diverse stakeholders. •Demonstrated ability to develop and implement project management best practices and standards. •Strong customer service orientation and ability to work in multiple project management frameworks.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Experience managing and communicating change. •Experience with business process improvement. •Experience in Higher Education. •ITIL Certification. PMP Certification. •Knowledge of IT Systems and Services.
Conditions of employment: •Occasional evening and weekend work. •Sitting for extended periods of time. •In person and remote meetings. •Ability to travel to UW Seattle (as needed).
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