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Senior Project Manager, IT (Online/Remote)

American Public University System
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 23, 2023

Senior Project Manager, IT (Online/Remote)

Requisition Number: SENIO004240
Location: United States

Senior Project Manager, IT
American Public Education, Inc.

APEI is seeking a Senior Project Manager (SPM) with strong project management, consulting, technical, business and personal leadership skills to lead multiple large scale projects and programs across the enterprise. The candidate should have strong analytical and facilitation skills with the ability to interpret and anticipate customer needs in order to develop clear and attainable goals, objectives and execution plans. The SPM serves as a project leader, business partner and mentor responsible for scope, time, financial, quality and overall performance management.

  • Leads others through business change and implementation plans. Drives teams to consensus and completion
  • Interprets business needs and defines realistic goals and objectives
  • Scopes projects to align with goals and objectives and deliver incremental value
  • Holds individuals accountable for project deliverables
  • Tailors the project lifecycle to meet project needs
  • Manages, scope, schedule, budget, quality, risk and overall performance
  • Adheres to all APEI project management and IT standards
  • Evaluates and manages third-party contracts and resources required for project delivery
  • Identifies, coordinates, and manages internal and external stakeholders
  • Effectively communicates and collaborates with all levels of stakeholders
  • Builds, leads and motivates project teams. Facilitates project team meetings and workshops to problem solve to resolution and successful outcomes. Keeps project team on task to meet project deadlines
  • Anticipates project challenges and risk scenarios and prepares, leads, and executes proactive risk response strategies to ensure optimal results
  • Focuses on quality and value in all project activities
  • Ensure compliance with project quality standards, procedures and guidelines
  • Handles multiple large scale projects simultaneously
  • Mentors project managers in project management best practices and adherence to APEI standards
  • Contributes to project management standards

Required Skills:
  • Exhibits superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Develops others through encouragement and knowledge transfer
  • Provides exceptional service orientation
  • Identifies problems, determine accuracy and relevancy of information and apply sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations
  • Delivers excellent verbal and written communication to include expression of facts and ideas, interpretation of information and the ability to make clear and convincing presentation. Able to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Displays strong project management and leadership skills
  • Develops actionable, realistic work plans
  • Possesses strong facilitation skills
  • Performs work independently as well as a team leader and team contributor
  • Sets and manage priorities judiciously
  • Maintains strong self-motivation and team motivation through high degrees of collaboration

Required Experience:
  • University degree in the field of Project Management, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field An advanced degree in one of these fields is a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus
  • 8+ years' experience managing IT projects with a majority of experience managing budgets exceeding $1M and spanning multiple business functions and development teams
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office Products, especially SharePoint, Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodologies as well as more formalized waterfall-style Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Knowledge of IT Project and Program Management best practices
  • Experience supporting enterprise-level projects
  • Detailed knowledge of project accounting

About Us:

Online, on campus and in the workplace, we provide higher education and training to our country's heroes - military service members, veterans, nurses, government employees, and motivated professionals that want to make a difference. American Public Education, Inc. educates service-minded students, ranging from the military, public service, federal agencies, and nursing communities, through American Public University System (APUS), Hondros College of Nursing (HCON), Rasmussen University and Graduate School USA (GSUSA).

It is the policy of American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) to afford equal opportunity to all qualified persons. We treat all qualified individuals equally as to their recruitment, hiring, assignments, advancements, compensation, and all other terms and conditions of employment. American Public Education, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, or sensory disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Colorado, California, Washington and NYC Pay Transparency Statement

If you are a resident of Colorado, California, Washington or New York City and this role is available remotely, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. Please send an email to

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