Position Title: Policy and IT Relationship Manager
Posting Number: P2100051
Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000
The Policy and IT Relationship Manager will report directly to the Assistant Chief Information Officer and Director of Strategic Portfolio Management, and will be deeply involved in IT project planning and prioritization efforts as well as in VPCIO policy development. The successful candidate will work closely with the VPCIO departments to write and formalize new and update existing IT policies. The successful candidate will also work to build and strengthen cross-university stakeholder relationships while coordinating university IT project planning and prioritization efforts.
Under the leadership of the Assistant CIO, the IT Relationship and Policy Manager will work closely with campus partners and stakeholders with the goal of optimally focusing the university's finite technology resources in order to achieve UB strategic goals. This role supports the IT governance process, the IT Portfolio Advisory Committee, and the IT portfolio intake, scoping, tracking and reporting processes. This position is also responsible for engaging subject matter experts, department management, project managers and compliance staff to develop standardized policies and to ensure the VPCIO area maintains records in accordance with Federal, State, State University of New York (SUNY), Middle States, and University at Buffalo (UB) laws, rules, and regulations.
Work as a liaison to bridge and facilitate communication between the VPCIO staff and University Leadership's sponsor representatives to ensure there is a common understanding of strategic IT project statuses and prioritizations
Operationalize the portfolio management processes to ensure alignment of IT projects to University strategic goals as well as to ensure project prioritization is evaluated in a fair and equitable way for all incoming requests, and to expedite project timelines when possible
Build and strengthen campus partner relationships with an emphasis on providing exceptional IT service and support to maximize the effects of efforts
Guide the leadership teams, project teams and the organization in developing process maturity and organizational integrity with respect to IT Governance, and IT Portfolio and Project Management
Ensure that IT project data are collected, stored, and reported on in a clean, consistent, accurate manner including, but not limited to, providing live training, developing training documentation and supporting the effective use of the IT Portfolio Management application; develop and generate reports to clearly communicate portfolio-related details for different constituents and audiences
Facilitates meetings with topics related to project scoping, project planning, prioritization and IT resource optimization
Professionally author high-quality policy documents that are clear, concise and accurate
Analyze, research, and develop policy, strategic reports and other documents
Revise and update policies regularly to ensure the most up to date policies are readily available
Communicate effectively with all VPCIO management staff, subject matter experts, and University employees to ensure accuracy of policy and completeness of the UB policy approval process
Maintain policies in a centralized database and work with UB staff to ensure that policies are easily accessible via the UB Policy Library
Track all changes and revisions to all documents
Promote proper Records Management throughout the VPCIO division
All the duties & responsibilities listed above continue to occur in a 24×7 environment, therefore, working extended hours, holidays, or varied hours may be required.
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