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Project Manager

Employer
Northeastern University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 27, 2023


Project Manager

About the Opportunity

Summary

The division of Information Technology Services is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Project Manager. The Project manager role is to lead, oversee and ensure the successful delivery and management of single or multiple projects within scope, quality, time and cost constraints that may be clearly defined or may require dynamic change management in order to deliver business value. This role is a hybrid position and requires coming into the Boston office 2-3 days a week.

Qualifications

Education
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems or related field; project management and/or general business management, or equivalent related IT experience. PM training and certification desirable, but not required.


Experience
  • Three or more years of IT experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving
  • A minimum of two years of demonstrated competency in a junior or assistant project management role involving the execution of multiple projects or a large project
  • Three or more years of BU or BU-facing experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in successfully utilizing "soft skills" or "people skills"


Knowledge and Skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate others; demonstrating empathy and knowledge of personality types
  • Familiar with project management methodologies (for example, PMI and agile)
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to working in a political environment and to interacting with senior leadership
  • Knowledge of project planning tools
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; expertise in setting and managing customer expectations
  • Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills, as this is a highly visible position with substantial impact
  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment where this role may not directly control resources
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Good understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other enterprises are employing them to drive digital business
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a project resource plan that ensures that the right people are in the right place doing the right things at the right time


Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Analyze project proposals to determine time frame, funding limitations and appropriate process for accomplishing projects.
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones and required activities and tasks.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle, and confer with project staff to outline work plan.
  • Establish work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
  • Implement project communication plan.
  • Perform risk assessment, and implement mitigation plans.
  • Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality and integrity of the information, while providing consistency in content and "look and feel" across the enterprise.
  • Ensure that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives.
  • Assign duties, responsibilities and scope of authority to project personnel.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget..
  • Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.
  • Continuously benchmark project management performance to identify improvements and achieve higher capability maturity in PPM


Position Type

Information Technology

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

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.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.


To apply, visit https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers/job/Boston-MA-Main-Campus/Project-Manager_R119719



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