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Project Manager

Emerson College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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Project Manager
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The Project Manager manages Information Technology strategic and tactical projects, as well as projects that come from the department of Human Resources, Finance, Media Technologies & Production (MTP), Facility Management and cross-departmental data and business improvement initiatives. Reporting to the Director of PMO, the Project Manager is responsible for managing projects to produce the most desired outcomes that meet business objectives. Following the standard PMO framework, the project manager plans, prioritizes, executes, and keeps the project team organized and coordinated to achieve the defined project goals. The project manager is expected to be efficient in PPM tools and dashboards to provide regular status updates to the project team, and share key project information through visual presentation and summary report to the project sponsor, stakeholders or senior leadership. Under PMO's leadership, the project manager plays a key role in building a comprehensive enterprise project portfolio, and is instrumental to the establishment and rolling out of standard project management methodologies to the Emerson community.

  • Collaborate with various business department users to define, prioritize and develop projects. Ensure project alignment with business goals and strategic initiatives.
  • Create detailed project plans that include clear objectives, timelines, deliverables, staffing requirements, constraints, scopes, and defined risks following the PMO Project Management Framework.
  • Provide regular analysis of project status, remediating problems as they arise, effectively communicate risk and manage accountability of project team members to ensure project success.
  • Develop and maintain consultant and vendor relationships, and ensure obligations and quality work are fulfilled within the statements of work.
  • Prepare regular project status updates and summary reports to stakeholders for strategic projects.
  • Organize meetings with a clear meeting agenda. Document and share meeting notes in a precise and timely manner.
  • Oversee the use of project management tools, identify gaps in the tool and work with vendors to improve its functionality.
  • Provide support and training to departmental business managers and staff so project management methodologies and best practices are adopted and consistently utilized.
  • Continue to mature the project management framework through active coaching, identifying gaps and making improvements.
  • Expand enterprise project portfolio management footprint through outreaching and collaboration including project intake, writing business proposals and documenting process workflow.
  • Track project performance by timely assessment of short and long-term achievements, identifying gaps for future improvements.
  • Create comprehensive project documentation through developing tracking sheets, diagrams, visual dashboards, reports or process maps. Ensure the use of project management tools.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to clarify specific project requirements to make sure business needs are met and agile.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent of education and work experience.
  • PM certification or Scrum Master certification with minimum 10 years project management, or combination of project management, Client Relation or Business Systems Analyst experience.
  • Significant experience in managing large scope and complex IT, Enterprise Resource Planning and data consolidation or data integrity projects.
  • Exceptional documentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Extensive vendor management, negotiation and conflict resolution experiences and skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of project management methodologies and tool sets.
  • Ability to communicate, motivate and persuade the project team, and gain support from leadership teams to achieve the desired project goals.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and resourcefully.
  • Excellent organizational skills including multitasking and attention to details.
  • Self-starter, work independently under minimum supervision.

Preferred Skills:
  • Master Degree in related fields.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Scrum Master certification.
  • Experience with modern project management/portfolio management platform
  • Previous experience working in a Higher Ed setting.

Grade of Position: A19E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Salary: $107,700.00

This position will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

In addition to a competitive salary, Emerson College is committed to the health and well-being of our employees and family members. We offer a generous benefits package to regular staff scheduled to work 20+ hours per week.

Benefits include outstanding health plans with limited out-of-pocket expenses, dental plans, generous time-off programs, and a 403(b) retirement benefit with a 9% employer contribution once eligible. Additional benefits such as life and disability coverage as well as commuter offerings are available.

Please refer to our benefits website for a full list of benefits and eligibility requirements.

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About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

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In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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