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Director of University Projects and Change Management (PA, Bethlehem)

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SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Director of University Projects and Change Management will receive day-to-day supervision and guidance from the Director of Human Resources. Additionally, the position will have oversight from the Chief Operating Officer (COO), who will be available for strategic support as needed.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: This position supervises any applicable student workers. This position may in the future supervise project managers or other applicable staff members.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of University Projects and Change Management will be responsible for cross-divisional projects and organizational change management duties at Moravian University. As part of the first year, Moravian is currently launching a business process and system overhaul, centered around implementation of Oracle Cloud solutions. The Director of University Projects and Change Management will work closely with subject matter experts in functional and technological areas, as well as third-party implementation partners and implementation cohort peers to develop and execute project plans. They will also manage all aspects of change associated with the transition of these major systems to align with business processes, systems, technology, job roles, and organizational structures, with a focus on the people side of change, creating and leveraging strategies to engage and communicate with users, ensure adoption, and smooth transition.

This position can be fully on-site or hybrid.

This position has the flexibility to choose between a one-year temporary role or the potential for a permanent position. We understand that career paths vary, and we value both short-term and long-term commitments and welcome you to apply.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Management
  • Coordinate with internal subject matter experts and stakeholders, as well as third-party vendors, implementation partners, and cohort peers
  • Create, in conjunction with the implementation partner, a detailed project plan for year-one (focusing on ERP and HCM implementation), including process, technology, and communications)
  • Manage the team to keep projects on time, in scope, and on budget
  • Ensure timely, quality deliverables from the project team
  • Identify, track, report, and resolve issues
  • Provides regular status reports to stakeholders
  • Facilitate meetings and deliver presentations related to the project
Organizational Change Management
  • Develop and implement change management strategies to reach across stakeholder populations within the University
  • Supervise execution of activities related to organizational change management and end-user readiness
  • Identify potential institutional challenges and obstacles
  • Develop a risk mitigation plan
  • Communicate and educate the campus community regarding transformative process, goals, and requirements
  • Evaluate and ensure organizational readiness and change management assessment
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure employee understanding and acceptance of impacts on specific job roles, policies, technology impacts, and business practices.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Masters degree in business administration, organizational leadership, project management, or related field strongly preferred.
  • Four-year college degree and 10 or more years of related experience required.
  • Higher education experience is preferred.
  • PMP or professional certification in organizational change management is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading project and change management strategies for ERP system implementations.
  • Knowledge of the business areas being transitioned, and understanding of related integrations and processes.
  • Strong ability to learn the business and culture of the institution, while creating internal partnerships and fostering positive collaboration.
  • Competent in diagnosing individual and organizational performance improvement needs and matching intervention methodology with needs.
  • Ability to make project decisions while understanding when issues should be escalated in a timely fashion.
  • Strong communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation, with the ability to explain complex processes and concepts to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Effective listening skills.
  • Strong leadership skills, coupled with the ability to work with and build a strong team.
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach their cover letter and resume to their online application by clicking 'Apply Now'. Please attach documents as a PDF file.

At Moravian University, we are committed to our mission to prepare individuals for reflective lives and leadership in a world of change. To achieve these ideals, we are dedicated to fostering an educational and professional environment that is enriched by individuals of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Job candidates and prospective members of our community are expected to engage, communicate, and collaborate across diverse cultural, social, and academic backgrounds. Additionally, faculty and staff should demonstrate the ability to adapt andragogical or professional methods to the lived experiences and cultural backgrounds of students and colleagues.

Link to our DEI Action Plan: https://www.moravian.edu/dei-action-plan

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including admission/employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in admission/employment:

Leah Naso

Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator

1309 Main St. (Room 204)

(610) 625-7023

equalopportunity@moravian.edu

Mailing address:

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Associate Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)

109 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791

mayr@moravian.edu

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541

ocr.philadelphia@ed.gov

Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at www.moravian.edu/titleix . Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at www.moravian.edu/policy .

Please visit moravian.edu/benefits to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions and outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their position, except when doing so would cause an undue hardship for the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at hr@moravian.edu or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

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 Moravian University

Founded in 1742, now the sixth oldest college in the nation, Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation’s history. Rather than simply following the history of others, Moravian innovates and provides what students and society need most.

With small class sizes and expansive academics, Moravian University is both selective and accessible, rooted in an education-for-all inclusiveness that we pioneered. The first school to open its doors to women, Moravian has constantly evolved over 280 years and now carries university recognition, reflecting the richness of our undergraduate, graduate, and research offerings.

Open to students of every background and faith, we celebrate our historic roots in the Moravian Church and continue our founders' legacy of crossing borders and overcoming barriers. Set in in the center of the beautiful, charming Christmas City, Bethlehem, and the picturesque Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, Moravian is the place for those expecting remarkably dedicated faculty, the latest technology, the warmest of spirits, and the power to truly transform your life. 

Moravian University is located in Lenapehoking, the traditional homeland of the Lenape, which includes Delaware, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and southern New York. We honor the Native inhabitants of this land and their historic and everlasting relationships with it.

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about the rewarding career opportunities Moravian has to offer.

We hope you find a position that fits your passion and your skills. As an employee, you will receive exceptional benefits and play a role in continuing to make the university great! We would love to welcome you aboard so that you can also be a part of our growing traditions and discover your brilliance.

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