Senior Program Manager

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Program Manager

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Senior Program Manager reports to the Director of Strategic Planning & Projects and will advise, consult, and guide the project management process for multiple large scale, complex, cross-organizational and interrelated projects. In partnership with leadership and the PMO director, they will lead and provide direction and ownership of a set of interrelated projects and create a roadmap to represent the planned work across the entire program. The Senior Program Manager will tie the program (as well as individual projects) to the university's strategy and visualize dependencies between projects in the program.

The Senior Program Manager will work closely with senior stakeholders to lead cross functional teams in identifying project priorities, creating project documentation and processes, and oversee the entire project lifecycle, delivering, high quality, innovative solutions.

This position requires confidence, self-discipline, a sense of urgency, and the ability to work independently with minimum direction. The Senior Program Manager must be able to adapt quickly to rapidly changing conditions and priorities, identifying risks, solutions, and opportunities to ensure goals are met. The job demands a factual, direct style of communication and significant self-discipline with attention to detail. There is a strong demand for high quality, organized and repeatable results.

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 8-10 years' experience leading complex projects
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate required
  • Knowledge of Agile Scrum practices required
  • Extensive experience with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Proven experience in delivering large, complex project s, including technical projects
  • Two plus years of supervisory experience required
  • Strong leadership, diplomacy and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down an organization

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Additional Information:
This position can based out of either the Boston Main Campus or San Francisco Campus.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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