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IT Project Manager

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

University Code 24271 University Title Information Technology Project Manager 1 University Job Family Information Technology ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title IT Project Manager Position Number 593630 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Advancement Services Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
VCU’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations ( DAR ) seeks a data-driven, detailed-oriented IT Project Manager to oversee and manage IT projects. The Project Manager will guide projects from inception to completion and work with project stakeholders and DAR leadership to develop requirements, determine scope and communicate project status and timelines. The Project Manager will work with the IT teams to focus on delivery and driving continuous improvement, along with maintaining product backlog and a release plan. The Project Manager will work on a portfolio of projects related to the Constituent Relationship Management System. This position is eligible for 100% or hybrid telework.

● Ensure IT projects are kept on time and within scope.
● Monitor project progress by tracking activity, resolving problems, publishing progress reports, and recommending actions.
● Create project timelines using bandwidth, availability, capacity, priority, and estimates.
● Coordinate with project team to define project scope, objectives, requirements, milestones, phases, elements and budget.
● Create use cases and perform analysis of business and user needs.
● Work with the clients and other resources to coordinate incoming requests, identify requirements, assess current capabilities, and recommend enhancements.
● Maintain communication with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle. Minimum Hiring Standards
● Bachelor’s degree in a related field or relevant experience.
● 2-3 years experience in a project management position, preferably in the information technology or related field.
● Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities.
● Experience bridging the gap between technical and non-technical staff.
● Experience with project management and/or case management software ( JIRA, Trello, SmartSheet, MS Project).
● Ability to make data-driven decisions and actionable recommendations.
● Able to assess core business challenges and contribute to process improvements.
● Understanding of technical requirements and the software development life cycle.
● Strong organizational skills and the ability to structure complex information.
● High attention to detail and the ability to audit work for accuracy and quality.
● Excellent computer skills and ability to learn and adapt quickly to new software.
● Excellent communication and customer service skills are essential.
● Ability to proactively recognize needs and manage daily workloads and prioritization of projects.
● Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a university professional at VCU . Preferred Hiring Standards
● Progressive experience in project management and agile methodologies.
● Knowledge and understanding of fundraising techniques, concepts and channels. Required Licenses/ Certifications
Project management or Agile certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience up to $75,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours M-F/8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Job Open Date 08/11/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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