ITS endeavors to foster an inclusive environment that values
diversity, professional development, creativity, and innovation to
support the growth of individuals and the organization. ITS is
embarking on a strategic planning process to align services and
resources with several exciting new initiatives identified in
Colgate’s Third Century Plan. Many of Colgate’s new initiatives
require significant ITS project management (e.g. robotic process
automation, facilities management software). The Project manager
will have the ability to have a broad impact on the execution of
these important activities.
As a member of the Shared Services and Infrastructure ( SSI ) team
this position works with campus partners and Information Technology
Services ( ITS ) to plan and organize projects, determine tasks and
timelines, coordinate ITS resources, set expectations, and help ITS
manage its workload more efficiently and effectively. This position
will lead large projects and handle minor technical duties as
necessary. As a key member of the ITS organization, the IT Project
Manager fosters cross-team collaborations that support a healthy
organizational culture and provide improved services to the Colgate
A ccountabilities include:
Manage large projects requiring resources of the ITS team from
initiation to successful completion. Provides oversight, direction
and growth opportunities to IT project team members for all tasks
related to these projects. Ensure the project team provides
exceptional customer service. Strive to make project work
Manage the project portfolio for the SSI team. Ensure project
goals, purpose and criteria for success are clearly defined.
Evaluate progress and success against performance standards.
Collaboratively support project planning and work with supervisors
and staff to help create realistic and achievable project plans
given the staffing available and other project schedules. Create
project plans for large projects and assist others in the creation
of smaller project plans as needed. Schedule and coordinate project
Continually improve and manage the ITS project management process,
including all steps from project intake through project completion.
Regularly review and evaluate opportunities to improve the project
management best practices. Assist ITS in the development of best
practices and actively engage in improving ITS and its
Assist and support ITS colleagues acting in a project leader role.
Provide ongoing partnership, coaching and mentoring to functional
area project leads.
Communicate regularly with project stakeholders and ITS staff on
project expectations, project status, and progress. Implement
strategic best practices and tactical actions to help deliver
projects on time and within budget. Communicate clearly with all
stakeholders when circumstances require a change in timeline, scope
or budget. Keep ITS management apprised of project issues and
Provide motivation and mentoring to all members of the project
team. Maximize the effective use of team members on the project.
Set clear expectations and hold people accountable for results and
Develop productive working relationships characterized by a high
level of cooperation and mutual respect with faculty, students,
staff, other work units, vendors, etc. to meet mutual goals and
Participate in professional development activities.
Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Three or more years of project management experience
- Broad background in project management. Ability to
collaboratively create project plans and manage projects.
- Proven ability to effectively lead a group and mentor others.
Ability to motivate staff on tasks by providing challenging
opportunities, mentorship and milestone celebrations as
appropriate. Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams.
- Understanding of project management principles and available
methodologies. Significant knowledge of project planning tools with
evidence of practical application.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including
the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to functional
area leaders, and business concepts to the IT staff.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and
communicate the project management vision.
- Ability to effectively lead large projects and run large
- Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
- Some familiarity with programming and scripting, enterprise
systems, application or web development.
- Ability to work both independently and within a team. Willing
to collaborate, share ideas openly and learn.
- Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for
the academic, cultural and social diversity in the Colgate
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or a related degree
preferred, or equivalent additional professional experience in
essential duties and responsibilities.
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