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Senior Manager - IT Project Management Office (ITS-5)
Cheney, Washington
Posted Sep 17, 2013 by Eastern Washington University
Category: Business - Information Systems and Technology


Working Title: Senior Manager - IT Project Management Office (ITS-5)

Job Summary/Essential Functions: This is an open recruitment; three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.

Eastern Washington University and its Office of Information Technology invites applications for a seasoned IT professional for a Senior IT Project Manager position.

Under the generation direction of the Chief Technology Officer, this position will provide leadership and direction for the project management office, to include overseeing the assigned project management staff, as well as coordinate and direct all minor and major projects. Additionally, this position will be responsible for managing matrix-staff resources and will oversee the execution and expense of all assigned project budgets.

Additionally, this position provides expert consultation and specialized analysis, acquisition, project management, and problem resolution tasks for major enterprise-wide, high risk/high impact, or mission-critical technology systems. Performs highly-complex tasks such as conducting capacity planning to determine organization-wide needs and make recommendations or writing feasibility studies and decision packages for high visibility/impact initiatives.

The Senior Manager for the Project Management Office provides leadership and expert consultation for large-scale enterprise technology projects. Provides project management leadership, technical expertise and demonstrates knowledge of project management practices, principles, and skills. May supervise information technology specialists or function as a recognized expert who is sought out by others in resolving or assessing controversial or precedent-setting issues.

This position has a responsibility to ensure the operational efficacy and excellence of the organization. He/she designs and documents work flow, manages and provides solutions to new business unit ideas, trends, and concepts appropriately through the latest technological paths. Significant duties of the position require on-going relationships with functional users and departmental end users to assure an understanding of their needs and expectations and ensure they fully understand the uses and benefits of the enterprise information systems.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin 10/15/2013. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution.

Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment: As a senior level position, incumbent may occasionally be expected to be "on call" as a technical resource and/or communications liaison for emergent situations.

Contact the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381 to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

This is an Agency Shop position.

Screening to Begin: 10-15-2013

Special Instructions to Applicants: SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting *before* you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin 10/15/2013.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below. Please note that there is a file size limitation of 2MB for each individual document attached.

Cover letter: Your cover letter must describe how you meet each of the qualifications for the position. The preferred format is to provide the information in a bulleted list within the body of your cover letter.

Resume: Include a chronological work history, education/training/relevant seminars, and relevant certifications

Letters of Reference: At least one letter of reference is required, and must be attached a the time you complete your online application. Optionally, you may submit up to two additional letters (maximum of three). Letters may only be attached at the time you apply, and will not be accepted via email, regular mail, or any other mode of transmission.

% Full Time: 100

Term of Appointment: 12 months per year

Background Check (Unsupervised access to developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 18): Yes

Work Schedule: Position typically works day time hours, Monday-Friday (i.e., 8am - 5pm approximately), but may be expected to work evening hours and/or weekends to fill position responsibilities.

Required Degree: Bachelor's

Degree required by: Start date

Required Discipline(s) for Degree: Business Administration, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Project Management, or directly related discipline

Note: 5 years in the area of senior information systems management relevant to the remaining required qualifications may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

--Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Project Management, or directly related discipline; 5 years in the area of senior information systems management relevant to the remaining required qualifications may be substituted for the degree requirement

--Industry standard certification for project management, e.g. PMP; your certification must be current or if expired, renewable within the first three months of employment

--Four years of ever increasing responsibility in an information technology environment, including implementing and managing enterprise-wide institutional technology projects; or equivalent education or experience

--Two years of experience managing technical staff

--Experience working with functional units to determine their technical needs

--Advanced Skills with business automation software, e.g. MS Office, PM tools, etc.

--Ability to make effective decisions under pressure

--Ability to think analytically and be a problem solver

--Additionally, candidate must offer interest, ability and/or experience to promote cultural competency and/or diversity


--Significant work related experience (four or more years) as a technical analyst or information technology project manager

--Two years' experience implementing, managing, and administering complex, enterprise -wide technical projects

--Two or more years managing project budgets and direction project expenditures

--Advanced skills in MS Word, Outlook, and Excel

--Solid and effective project management skills

--Ability to analyze and document complex business processes

--Ability to make effective decisions under pressure

--Ability to think analytically and should be a problem solver

--Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information

--Strong analytical and project management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements

--Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts

--Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language

--Growing knowledge of technology landscape. Seek to learn, and to retain information about the technology and systems in us

--Strong facilitation/knowledge transfer skills.

--Self-enforcement of role boundaries

Preferred Qualifications: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

--Knowledge and experience working in a higher education environments in areas dealing with enterprise information technology management and support.

--Two years' experience with Higher Education systems

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