IT Project Manager, Information Technology

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Montana invites applications for an IT Project Manager. This position will report to the Deputy CIO of Enterprise Technology within the Information Technology department. This position will be responsible for managing new IT Enterprise Systems projects to completion within IT and with Administrative and Academic departments on campus.

The primary focus will be managing strategic projects for business process improvements to ERP systems and related third party applications. This position will operate with significant autonomy and independence to manage project charters & scope, timeline, managing resources, and driving the projects to completion. The IT Project Manager will also be responsible for long-term goals and strategic planning to identify and best utilize resources available. This position requires strong organizational planning skills and a broad understanding of IT systems, IT implementations, and technology/business systems.

The IT Project Manager will manage complex enterprise level projects, with multiple dependencies and interfaces with other systems, as well as coordinating work amongst multiple departments using a collaborative stakeholder approach. This position is responsible for overseeing ERP access and authorization processes/policies, along with enforcing audit policies. The IT Project Manager will be a project manager of assigned projects, and will request resources (staff) from other managers. They will assign project tasks and work items to staff assigned to the project, but are not responsible for any direct reports.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details
  • Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
  • Schedule is typically 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday but can be flexible.
  • Salary for this position is $70,000 – $75,000 per year commensurate with qualifications.
Required Skills
  • Ability to exercise best practices in project management throughout all project phases, including project scope, schedule, resource allocation, and identifying project work items, responsibilities, and time for completion
  • Ability to align and set expectations with stakeholders on the scope of work and deliverables
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to stakeholders and the technology leadership team about strategy, adjustments, and progress
  • Project management capability - the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously, while managing external stakeholders, and holding internal teams accountable to deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; comfortable speaking and presenting to large audiences and the ability to communicate in both a technical and business manner depending on the target audience.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate change within a project and within the organization using change management principles, strategies, and techniques
  • Ability to conduct analysis of existing business processes and identify/recommend process improvement opportunities.
  • Strong ability to work in a team of diverse individuals and to share knowledge with peers, and ability to work independently
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and productive business relationships with others
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, time-management, and organizational skills to complete tasks with critical deadlines while paying attention to detail
  • Ability to follow and apply the University of Montana and departmental policies and procedures
Required Experience
  • Experience planning, managing, and delivering small to large scale projects
Preferred Qualifications
  • PMP Certification (PMP, CAPM, PMI-PBA, PgMP, or PfMP)
  • Experience as a Project Manager leading large enterprise IT projects
  • Knowledge of ERP systems in Higher Education (ie: Ellucian Banner) or equivalent ERP experience
  • Knowledge of an industry standard project/portfolio management system (TeamDynamix preferred, or an equivalent)

About UM and the IT Department

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

Information Technology (IT) reports to the President of The University of Montana (UM). IT at UM is a campus service organization that provides computing and communication resources in support of the instructional, research, administrative, and public service activities of The University of Montana. IT maintains and operates complex information systems to support the University's administrative activities and offers a variety of technology support services to assist the University in using the resources and services that IT is responsible for providing.

IT at UM is committed to the pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to supporting the University of Montana’s priorities for action. In doing so, IT at UM strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the UM experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution.

UM IT is organized into four major units of service delivery to support this mission:
  • Enterprise Technology (ET), responsible for application/web development, enterprise cloud information systems, database administration, enterprise project management, and ERP administration for Student, Finance and Human Resource systems.
  • Cyberinfrastructure, responsible for IT facilities, datacenters/servers, classroom technology, central authentication, directory/email services, campus network infrastructure, telephone system and UM's network connectivity across Montana.
  • Client Experience, responsible for a variety of client support services including support services, UM IT Helpdesk, PC/Desktop/Laptop provisioning, software licensing, classroom technology support and computer lab management.
  • Information Security, responsible for information security policies and procedures, security awareness training, security incident response, identity management, coordinating risk assessments with UM and MUS colleagues, and managing UM’s information security program.

To learn more about the University of Montana and Missoula, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
Testing Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

E mployment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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