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IT Project Manager

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Office of Information Technology

Division Name

Chief InfoOffice and InfoTechnology

Position Title

IT Project Manager

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Under general direction, the IT Project Manager plans, manages, and supports complex IT projects across the campus while promoting project management principles within the IT organization.

Essential Functions

The individual in this position will:
  • Define project scope, objectives, and success indicators and manages projects from intake through final implementation. Develops detailed work plans, monitors schedules, and provides projected cost and personnel estimates.
  • Serve as a single point of contact for all team members and stakeholders and is responsible for all aspects of the planning, development, and implementation of assigned projects.
  • Identify procedural improvements and implement new processes to create efficiency within the Project Management Office.
  • Coordinate with managers and directors in both technical and functional areas to obtain required resources.
  • Manage the integration of vendor tasks; track and review deliverables related to projects.
  • Support quality control objectives within the project deliverables in order to provide the most successful implementation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand technical issues when working with developers, exercise diplomacy among stakeholders when conflicts arise, and utilize effective communication skills across the organization.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

IT or related field preferred

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Five years of project management experience with a strong understanding of the implementation of the Project Management Life Cycle and industry-accepted PM Methodology. Strong MS Office suite skills and widely-used PM computer-based tools knowledge (MS Project, etc.) and Internet-based management of projects ( WBS /Visio, etc.). Experience must show progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate must have:
  • A strong understanding of the Project Management Life Cycle and an ability to demonstrate the use of multiple PM methodologies.
  • Skilled within the Microsoft Office suite, proficiency with project management tools, and experience with proven project management methodology.
  • An ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels of the organization in a clear, concise, professional, and accurate manner.
  • The ability to articulate technical concepts effectively to non-technical customers.
  • Excellent time management skills and able to meet prescribed deadlines.
  • General knowledge of Windows, client server environment, network concepts, cloud based technologies, and an ability/desire to learn emerging technologies.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or Business Administration desired.
  • Experience in higher education desired, but not required.
  • Demonstrated ongoing project management training.
  • PM certification desired

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$59,700 - $99,600

Job Category

Information Systems/Technology

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,643 instructional faculty members—87% of whom are employed full-time—offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

Auburn University is committed to providing a comprehensive employee benefits package that attracts and retains talent to further the University’s mission and contributes to the personal and financial well-being of employees and their families. Employee Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Care, Cancer Insurance, Life Insurance/Personal Accident Coverage, Disability Group & Supplemental Plans, Flexible Spending Account Plan, and Mandatory and Voluntary Retirement Plans, Auburn University Federal Credit Union, Bookstore Discounts, Tiger Perks discounts on dining, shopping and entertainment, Travel Assistance (Domestic and International), and Educational Improvements for Employees and Dependents.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Other
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have knowledge of process improvement and cost analysis techniques?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have an understanding of the Project Management Life Cycle and an ability to demonstrate the use of multiple Project Management methodologies?
    • Yes
    • No

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