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Senior Technical Project Manager

Salary for Announcement:

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $64,500 - $86,100. The full salary range is $64,500 - $107,600.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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Position Summary

As Senior Technical Project Manager, you will report to the Manager, Technical Project Management while managing enterprise-wide projects within Information Technology Services. You will manage multiple projects simultaneously, working with technical leads and campus peers to design project plans to realize project solutions that support success and maximize customer satisfaction. Working closely with project leadership, you’ll prepare dashboards and reports outlining project status, regularly delivering presentations to technical and non-technical campus audiences, to drive transparency and build knowledge that lives beyond the life of the project.


55% Project Leadership

You will lead a range of strategic and operational projects, ranging in scope from software implementations (i.e. cloud-based and SaaS) and application development projects to infrastructure and process improvement projects. You’ll tailor your project management approach to match individual project goals and develop realistic project plans for the team to work against.

You’ll embrace a strong service and leadership ethic in your work, supporting your peers, building cross-departmental relationships, managing customer expectations, interfacing with Senior Leadership, and resolving conflicts to keep the project on track. Department leaders will look to you for budget analysis, up to date timelines, and will trust you to flag risks early and often.

15% Process Design

You’ll collaborate with the team to design shared project templates and continually improve project management processes that we’ll share with peers in IT and across campus, creating consistency and expanding the impact of our work.

15% Communications

You will share your work with customers and leadership, occasionally preparing presentations for internal and external groups. You’ll help design communications plans for your projects keeping in mind change management best practices and working with other team members to ensure the word gets out about the fantastic work our project teams are doing.

10% Mentorship

As a senior PM on the team, you'll mentor junior team members, leading by example and helping them chart their careers in the project management field.

5% Other tasks as assigned

Occasional off-hours, on-call, or weekend work may be required. Infrequent domestic business travel may be required.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university
  • Previous project management training in waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • 3+ years direct project management experience in an information technology environment.
  • Experience managing multiple parallel small, medium, and large-sized projects to completion.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university in Project Management, Business Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Experience in a higher education environment.
  • Experience applying different project management methodologies and best practices based on project need.
  • Experience collaboratively developing and validating project requirements.
  • Experience independently leading medium and large projects through the full project management life cycle.
  • Recognized industry certification such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner or Certified Scrum Master.
  • 5+ years technical project management experience
  • 3+ years SaaS implementation project experience
Work Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, Hybrid schedule available, some on campus work will be required.

Instructions to Apply:

Please apply through MSU Denver Careers and submit your cover letter and resume. Select Begin Your Job Search, then search for JR102080. Internal applicants must apply through their MSU Denver Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Applications that do not contain all required documents may not receive full consideration.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting RepresentativeElizabeth Wellington

Posting Representative


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Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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