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Technical Project Manager

Employer
National University
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2022
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Position Summary:

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. This position will facilitate projects within Technical Solutions.

Essential Functions:
  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects
  • Facilitate the definition of project scopes, goals and deliverables
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Develop full scale project plans refining as necessary to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Assemble and coordinate project teams
  • Manage project budget where appropriate
  • Manage project resource allocation where appropriate
  • Plan and schedule project timelines
  • Track project deliverables using identified tools
  • Provide direction and support to project teams
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of assigned projects to all stakeholders at all levels across the organization
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve outputs
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results
  • Ensures system analysis, decision rules, training, documentation, and communications are built into all projects
  • Applies significant knowledge of industry trends and developments to improve customer service
  • Communicate with all participants to follow-up that documentation is submitted in a timely manner
  • Consistently deliver high-quality service
  • Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Requirements:

Education & Experience:
  • Master’s degree and two years’ experience in project management or equivalent preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience and/or training in project management or equivalent experience required
  • PMP certification from PMI preferred
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred
  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications
Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills:
  • Knowledge of project management software
  • Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and organization and work toward a common goal. Contributes fully to the team effort and plays an integral part in the smooth running of teams without necessarily taking the lead.
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
  • Actively seeks to influence, build effective relationships, and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes. Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes.
  • Working knowledge, principles and practices of office management/systems within a higher education environment, preferred. Demonstrates an understanding of underlying organizational issues.
  • Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects, deadlines and frequently changing priorities.
  • Ability to drive towards achieving measurable and challenging goals to support organizational success. Demonstrates the ability to focus on achieving results consistent with the organization’s objectives. As a leader, develops goals based on the organization’s vision, mission, strategic goals and objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.
National University is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, National University is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative and creative people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.

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