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Project Manager

Emerson College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Project Manager
Target Hire Date
08/02/2021 - 27 days to go
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The Project Manager manages IT strategic projects. Responsibilities include coordinating and managing projects to produce quality deliverables within scope and on schedule. In addition to managing IT projects, the project manager will also play a key role to continuously evolve and mature the project management process so that project management becomes a standard practice across the IT organization. The Project Manager will join Emerson College at an exciting time as a large impact BI improvement project, a digital process automation project, and a brand new faculty CRM initiative are just starting or about to start.

  • Create detailed project plans that include clear objectives, timelines, deliverables, staffing requirements, constraints, scopes, and defined risks following the IT Project Management Framework.
  • Develop and maintain consultant and vendor relationships, and ensure obligations and quality work are fulfilled within the statements of work.
  • Prepare regular project status updates to stakeholders for major IT projects.
  • Organize meetings with a clear meeting agenda. Document and share meeting notes in a precise and timely manner.
  • Oversee the use of project management tools, identify gaps in the tool and work with vendors to improve its functionality.
  • Provide support and training to IT managers and staff so project management methodologies and best practices are adopted and consistently utilized.
  • Continue to mature the IT project management framework through identifying gaps and making improvements via iteration.
  • Expand IT project portfolio management footprint through active coaching, outreaching and collaboration including project intake, prioritization and quality delivery.
  • Track project performance by timely analyzing short and long-term goals, and gaps for future improvements.
  • Monitor, update and follow through IT operational tasks as applicable and ensure deliverables meet the objectives.
  • Create comprehensive project documentation through developing tracking sheets, diagrams, visual dashboards, reports or process maps.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to clarify specific project requirements that are met and agile.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Previous experience in managing large scope and complex projects within budget and on schedule.
  • Exceptional documentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Vendor management, negotiation and conflict resolution experiences and skills.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and tool sets.
  • Ability to communicate, motivate and persuade the project team, and gain support from management to achieve the desired project goals.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and resourcefully.
  • Excellent organizational skills including multitasking and attention to details.
  • Self-starter, work independently under minimum supervision.

Preferred Skills:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Scrum Master certification.
  • Experience with modern project management/portfolio management platform
  • Previous experience working in a Higher Ed setting.

Grade of Position: A18E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Hiring Range: $87,950.00 - $92,450.00

This position will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
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About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

Annual Clery Report
In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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