Position Description: The UCLA Anderson School of Management Department of Computing & Information Services (ACIS) supports more than 2,000 users, including faculty, senior administration, staff, MBA, MFE, MSBA and PhD students. ACIS provides comprehensive and integrated web development, application development, system integration, technical business analysis and technical support for Anderson business units including financial services, admissions, career services, executive education, marketing & communications, alumni and development offices. ACIS also provides technology for research & instructional support to more than 100 Anderson School faculty and approximately 60 Ph.D. students.
Under the general direction of the Deputy CIO, the Technical Project Portfolio Manager establishes the project portfolio strategy and manages the portfolio of IT projects through a PMO. This includes but is not limited to managing project intake, facilitating resource management, managing portfolio performance, and reporting on the portfolio value to the CIO and other senior executives. The incumbent also works with supervisors to facilitate the coordination of staff resources across projects managed by the PMO. The incumbent coordinates the project management team to evaluate and recommend work processes to introduce efficiencies and consistency across projects.
As the lead project manager, the incumbent manages high-risk, high-visibility, and high-impact projects for ACIS. This is done using industry-standard best practices (e.g., PMI PMBOK) for project management leveraging activities such as project charters, scope and goal definition, status updates, change management, project timelines, project close-out and lessons learned. In addition, the incumbent helps to develop project management best practices for ACIS and aids in the training and adoption of approved best practices across the project management team.
The incumbent must have broad knowledge and comfort with technology and be able to work closely with highly technical staff on the planning and implementation of moderate to complex IT projects. These IT projects can include topics such as software development, hardware deployments, and implementation of new IT services.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.