Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s (Virginia
Tech’s) Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer is seeking
a talented Program Director with an exceptional commitment to
service excellence to lead its IT Transformation Program Office
(ITTPO). The IT transformation program aims to increase alignment
of core IT organizations, processes, and services; build a stronger
culture of collaboration; foster innovation and efficiency across
the university; enable comprehensive shared governance; reduce
cybersecurity risk; and improve support for IT professionals to
assist in the recruitment, retention, and career progression of our
The Program Director will be responsible for managing and
coordinating the successful execution of multiple projects and
ensuring overall progress towards university and IT transformation
program goals. This includes development of program assessment
protocols for evaluation and improvement; and advising on budget
and resource needs to ensure effective implementation that adhere
to university standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance.
The Program Director will have an active role in collaborating on
relevant change management initiatives resulting from the
implementation of IT transformation program.
The Program Director will also provide leadership and oversight to
the ITTPO and its staff in the execution of daily operational
aspects of the program. The Program Director will also provide
regular updates on program status to the VT Board of Visitors and
to university leadership.
• Continually evaluate the human capital and financial resource
needs of the ITTPO to ensure alignment with the effective and
efficient delivery of the IT transformation program.
• Develop, implement, and communicate the standards and processes
for use by the ITTPO to assist with project planning, issue
tracking and escalation, risk management, project and program
resourcing, and progress reporting to university
• Collaboratively develop metrics to measure outcomes, success, and
progress of the overall IT transformation program, and individual
• Oversee the IT transformation program branding and communications
• Regularly liaise with program executive sponsors, steering
committees, assigned project managers, and functional teams to
scope, budget, and develop work plans for new projects within the
IT transformation program.
• Coordinate development of project and program budgets;
communicate resource needs; and work with project managers and
stakeholders to assign, assess, and re-allocate resources where
appropriate to achieve desired project outcomes.
• Assume accountability for delivering program office outcomes
against established business goals/objectives.
• Provide regular and timely updates to the program executive
sponsors, steering committees, and other key stakeholders on
program status, progress against the transformation roadmap,
identified program needs, and escalated issues or risks needing
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, such as business
administration, management, information technology, or computer
science, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training,
• Demonstrated experience researching and preparing technically
complex reports, analysis, proposals and recommendations on a
variety of strategic topics for senior or executive
• Excellent communication, organization, management, public
speaking, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated high proficiency with current office software
applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and presentation
• Demonstrated ability to work professionally and effectively both
as a productive leader or member of teams or committees.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage multiple
priorities concurrently, adhere to project timelines, and exercise
sound judgement and confidentiality when working with sensitive
• Master’s degree in relevant field such as business
administration, public administration, information technology, or
computer science, etc.
• Currently licensed Project Management Professional, or similar
professional project management credential.
• Advanced understanding of public higher education organizational
• Broad knowledge of the scope and delivery of IT services in
large, distributed organizations.
• Experience performing needs analyses with diverse stakeholder
• Experience and proficiency utilizing project management software
and/or IT service management tools
May 8, 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
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