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Director of Project Management


Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/2A

Salary Range: $111,768- $141,854

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The primary purpose of the Director, Project Management is to lead, oversee and ensure the successful delivery and management of single or multiple projects within scope, quality, time, and cost constraints that may be clearly defined or may require dynamic change management.

The incumbent works with many levels of executives and staff across the University to lead project efforts based on industry (PMI) best practices; works as the single point of contact for facilitation and communication of project goals, deliverables, and schedules; and works in collaboration with vendors to ensure deliverables are met in a timely and cost-effective manner. While the Director, Project Management may or may not be the direct supervisor of staff assigned to projects, he or she is responsible for the effective management and direction of those staff when their time is allocated to a project under the director’s supervision.

The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Associate Vice President of Information Technology with general oversight provided by the Vice President of Information Technology. In addition, the Incumbent works closely with other Directors and staff in the ISM department, as well as other leaders throughout the University, to advance program goals and achieve strategic outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle and confer with project staff to outline work plan.
  • Act as a coach to team members, executives and others who need assistance and advice regarding project management practices.
  • Establish a work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations or phases, and arrange for assignment of project personnel.
  • Review project proposals or plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and allotment of available departmental resources to various project phases.
  • Analyze project proposals to determine time frame, funding limitations and appropriate process for accomplishing projects.
  • Review work plan of external service provider or consultancy contracted to execute project.
  • Implement project communication plan. Ensure that project status, issues and successes are communicated to project team, stakeholders, sponsors, steering committee, and all levels of management and documented appropriately.
  • Conduct risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality and integrity of the information, while providing consistency in content.
  • Ensure that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives. Resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas
  • Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.
  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required. Pro-actively engages present and future stakeholders in design, priority setting, and implementation.
  • Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation. Facilitate the definition and documentation of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements.
  • Continuously benchmark project management performance to identify improvements and achieve higher capability maturity in project and portfolio management.
  • Coordinate meetings with vendors and project team resources
  • Facilitate and maintain relationships between ISM and vendors/partners, negotiating contracts, creating standards for the vendors, and finding the best available vendors. Hold overall responsibility for the ISM procurement process from the initial requisition to invoice payment.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science or related field and/or commensurate experience working in similar positions
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible IT experience combining IT service management delivery, solutions implementation, project management, operations management, team leadership, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving
  • Five years successfully managing complex and risky projects
  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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