|Job Description :
||Oversee project management activities for major Information Technology (IT) Projects. Develop and implement common project management methodologies using best practices from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and other organizations. Serve as the main point-of-contact for coordination of information technology planning efforts with University administrators and faculty.
This position primarily focuses on IT components of construction projects, new builds, and renovation projects, but occasionally works on system projects such as application development, upgrades, software installation, configuration, testing, and deployment. Deep knowledge and experience with construction/renovation, audio/visual, and low-voltage/telecommunications projects are strongly preferred.
The position impacts all areas of the University including the planning and implementation of information technology resources in all new and renovated facilities. The IT Project Manager will provide direction and leadership to individuals assigned to project teams in conducting activities related to all phases of project implementation ranging from feasibility and requirements phase through implementation, deployment, documentation, user training, and production turnover. This will include the scheduling, assignment, review of project work, scope change management, and scheduled updating.
The Project Manager will work in a team environment and contribute to planning and directing the implementation of projects in a complex and diverse IT organization in the Higher Education Industry. The Project Manager will work in an independent mode with management and clients to report interim and end results. Other duties will be required as assigned.
Plan, coordinate, and track key Information Technology projects as well as the IT Components of ongoing and future projects that involve any area of Information Technology within the University and its consortium.
Proactively collaborate with internal and external clients to fully understand information needs and functional requirements, and use this information to build a statement of work.
Recommend and work with internal and external technical consultants, designers, and engineers (e.g. A/V, network) as necessary.
Work with ITS Directors, Managers, and other staff to track progress in achieving project objectives.
Provide up-to-date information to ensure all relevant stakeholders are kept informed on progress.
Create and own a project schedule for each project, according to project management standards.
Become knowledgeable of the latest technologies relevant to present and future IT projects.
Works with PMO Manager to foster a culture of project management inside the organization.
Performs other such duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience.
1-2 years of experience in project management practices and procedures.
Experience with coordinating, designing, and developing specifications for AudioVisual, telecommunications (network, voice, CATV) structured cabling, and other related technology is strongly preferred.
Experience working with vendors and coordinating construction and renovation projects is strongly preferred.
An understanding of technical concepts, principles, and IT terminology.
Exceptional interpersonal organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
Self-motivated and the ability to set and meet deadlines, as well as coach other project team members to meet their deadlines on time.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to clearly and correctly state and summarize technical information to clients and management.
Ability to use Microsoft Office products including Visio, MS Project, and SharePoint.
Proven ability to gather and document customer requirements to build statement-of-work.
Higher Education experience is a plus.
Sound decision-making ability and analytical reasoning.
Able to make appropriate project-related decisions, and to recognize when items should be escalated to leadership.
Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) – Occasional evening and weekend hours, as required.
Position requires regular and frequent travel to all Pace campuses, including: Valhalla, Pleasantville, White Plains, and lower-Manhattan.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S01358P
Job Open Date 03/01/2022
Job Close Date 03/31/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
About the Institution
Ranked in the top 9% of private US colleges that provide the best return on tuition investment, Pace University transforms the lives of its diverse students—academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. Currently, the University enrolls more than 13,000 students in more than 150 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. Pace University is at the forefront of creating opportunity. Through the convergence of strong academics, experiential learning, and dedicated advising, Pace University empowers its students and positively impacts its communities.
Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.
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