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CIT is looking for an IT Project Manager to join our Project Management office. A Project Manager for Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) is responsible for managing various projects that will vary in size and complexity and will reflect the diversity of activity within the organization. They will generally be focused on campus-wide technology implementations and improvements.
The person in this position will be accountable for the overall management of various projects including ensuring successful fulfillment of customer expectations and bringing the projects in on time and within budget. The Project Manager will often manage multiple projects simultaneously, or manage a single, large IT Capital project.
The Project Manager will be accountable to the Project Sponsors/Project Director for the projects assigned. The Project Manager may be assigned to a division of CIT for an extended period of time to focus on a collection of projects, then have the opportunity to work with another division on a different portfolio of projects or be assigned to manage a larger cross organizational project.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
Project Integration Management - Charter Development, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Change Control, and Project Closeout
Scope Management - Initiation, Scope Planning and Definition, Scope Verification and Scope Change Control
Time Management - Activity Definition, Activity Sequencing, Activity Duration, Schedule Development and Schedule Control
Cost Management - Resource Planning, Cost estimating, Budgeting and Cost Control
Quality Management - Quality Planning, Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Human Resource Management - Project Organization Planning, Staffing and Team Development
Communication Management - Communication Planning, Information Distribution, Performance Reporting (status reporting and forecasting) and Administrative Closure for phase completion and/or project completion
Risk Management - Risk Management Identification, Risk Analysis, Risk Monitoring and Control
Procurement Management -Procurement Planning, Solicitation Planning, Source Selection, and Contract Closeout as required
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University's decision to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely at a location of their choice in the United States for a limited time, only until the University can permit more employees to work on campus. Once the University permits more employees to work on campus, the successful applicant will be expected to work on the Ithaca campus, although they may be permitted perform a portion of their work remotely.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
You will need:
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5-7 years' experience or equivalent combination, with a wide variety of acceptable fields; work experience and knowledge about information technology projects is required; a broad background in business management concepts is required. Minimum 5-7 years of managing information technology projects.
Experience utilizing a structured project management methodology and formal tools/approaches, including agile, is required.
Experience with standard computer productivity tools, and with project management tools is required.
This position requires excellent leadership, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. These include facilitation, conflict management, change management, negotiation, and team-building. Qualified candidates will need to have demonstrated consensus building and relationship management skills to navigate Cornell's decentralized, consensus-based culture. Strong analytical and problem solving skills and experience in budgeting and estimating are required.
Proven record of establishing credibility rapidly to enable them to effectively establish critical relationships with Directors, Managers, and Project Team Members from various parts of the organization.
Proven experience proactively leading and managing large cross functional teams.
Proven experience working in a fast paced, deadline driven, complex, and rapidly changing environment.
If you have any of the following, it's a great bonus:
Coursework and certification in project management methodology is preferred including a familiarity with the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Experience utilizing a structured software system lifecycle implementation methodology is preferred.
Experience managing software development or software as a service (SaaS) implementation projects is preferred.
Preference will be given to those candidates with experience working in a higher education and a central computing organization.
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
No Visa sponsorship available for this position.
University Job Title:
IT Project Manager IV
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