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Finance Transformation is currently looking for a project manager (PM) who will support work on the University’s large scale project to modernize the its finance operations, business systems and processes.
In order to be successful the individual will need to exhibit excellent organizational and project leadership skills. Additionally, the role will require strong analytical acumen, broad awareness of key organizational objectives, and an ability to prioritize multiple timelines and competing goals.
This recruitment may fill additional openings.
Create and maintain detailed work plan in support of ITF deliverables
Create project management reports that concisely summarize project milestones, progress, resource allocation, and other key metrics requested by sponsors
Manage scope, budget, schedule, resources, and issues and risks, and adjusting resources, scope, priorities, and schedule accordingly
Proactively identify potential risks, dependencies, and obstacles which may hinder successful completion of deliverables and achievement of project goals
Manage ITF Program change request and change control processes, including identification of improvement opportunities, coordination of associated configuration and testing, and handoff to UWFT program to move to Production
Provide project management support for all major scheduled and ad-hoc ITF functionality roll-outs/activities (e.g., Open Enrollment, Annual Merit processes, mass updates, etc.), including planning and coordination of change management and communications
Drive and facilitate communication with program and project teams, management, customers, and stakeholders
Communicates all project status to roll-up to program status to be included in portfolio review board on a regular basis
Communication to all project stakeholders the status with ongoing projects and process improvement activities and negotiates cross-functional challenges
Position is expected to coordinate the activities of teams of analysts, architects, data modelers, testers, and developers
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Business Administration or relevant field or experience.
Minimum of four years of experience performing progressively more complex tasks in information and technical management activities.
Experience with large scale technical project management in large, complex environments
Experience with Agile project management
Experience across systems development lifecycle with experience in all project phases: plan, initiate, elaborate, design, prototype, build, test, deploy
Demonstrated advance project management soft skills including tolerance for ambiguity, ability to earn the trust of stakeholders, ability to motivate team members, tenacious problem ownership, ability to deliver bad news gracefully, and a dedication to customer advocacy
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
Experience facilitating meetings, constructively addressing input and criticism, and resolving conflicts
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience leading development of end-to-end Information Technology solutions
Proficiency in JIRA or similar project tracking/issue tracking tool
Experience in major research university setting
Knowledge of multiple business subject areas, i.e., Finance, Student, etc.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Work in an open office environment. This position involves responsibilities and occasional situations where work outside of standard business hours is required to respond to incidents or to meet critical deadlines. This position on the Finance Transformation Project is temporarily funded; continued employment is contingent ongoing funding and performance. This position is eligible for flexible remote work.
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