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Job Description

Information Technology Services (ITS) is seeking a Project Manager – Expert to join its Campus Relations and Communications (CRC) team. The role serves as a lead, mentor, and subject matter expert to facilitate direction, requirements, and priorities for collections of related projects and/or project portfolios (assessing project needs against financial, human resource, strategic goal, and other criteria and constraints to optimize the portfolio). The Project Manager- Expert will build, manage, and maintain a leadership project portfolio space for projects, tasks, and delivery of products in accordance with budget and implementation cycles.
  • Prepare a project plan addressing scope, cost, schedule, quality, human resources, risks, communications, change management, and procurement. Build and maintain a collaborative project workspace. Prepare and submit project status updates for review and approval. In conjunction with functional managers, select appropriate human resources, set resource availability percentages, set resource scheduling calendars, and coordinate task assignments. Work with clients through the procurement processes to coordinate security reviews/audits, as needed.
  • Prepare and submit project charters to the functional director/executive sponsor and business leadership for review, approval, and priority assignment. Coordinate project charters with affected functional directors/managers. Coordinate capital project funding estimates with the fiscal manager.
  • Execute, monitor, and control projects. Set a project baseline. As determined by the executive sponsor and business leadership, prepare and submit major changes to the budget, time to completion, and scope for review. Set a new baseline upon approval. Monitor project schedule and keep it up to date. Review and endorse project team lead/members’ project status updates; coordinate and verify timely project reporting with leadership resources as defined in communication plans. Monitor and mitigate risks throughout execution. Identify and manage issues throughout the project. Monitor quality of deliverables and advise functional managers of defects.
  • Ensure all deliverables have been realized in accordance with customer requirements and quality standards. Prepare and submit project closure documentation for review and approval. Enter lessons learned into the collaborative project workspace for later search and retrieval. Request Project Management Office (PMO) audit of a completed project, as needed.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.


8 am – 5 pm; M-F

Minimum Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business, Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and sustain positive relationships with ITS colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to lead effective project meetings, workshops, and presentations.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
Anticipated Hiring Range

Pay commensurate with education and experience.
Hiring Range: $58,573 - $83,304 Annual
Grade: GGS-11
University Title: Project Manager - Expert

Application Materials

Application materials include a cover letter and resume. Finalists will be asked to provide references at a later date.

Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment to the UMSL Job site:

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). For questions about the application process, please email If you are experiencing technical problems, please email

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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