Plans, executes, and finalizes broad-based projects for the Division of Administration and Finance, driving critical business improvements across multiple departments, divisions and academic disciplines. Defines project objectives, develops sequenced plans, manages tasks and resources, oversees execution and finalizes all projects on time and on-budget. Utilizes project management strategies to plan and implement projects within the constraints of scope, cost, quality, time and expectation.
Principal Functional Responsibilities
1) Directs project planning, tracking and reporting, managing scope, activity, and delivery to achieve University’s strategic goals.
2) Performs business case development and analysis with viable solution generation. Creates and communicates a business point of view to assist with the decision making of colleagues, peers and other key personnel.
3) Facilitates project team meetings to problem solve to resolution and successful outcomes. Keeps project team on task to meet project deadlines and deliverables. Communicates to internal and external audiences the project timeline, progress and outcome.
4) Performs other duties as assigned.
Education/Degrees: Bachelor’s degree B.A./B.S. from a four-year college or university; Master’s degree preferred
Experience: Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible project management experience in a business operations environment and holds an active Project Management Professional Certification. Experience in an educational environment preferred.
Key Skills and Personal Characteristics
• Demonstrated ability to successfully identify, initiate, design, execute, control and leverage support for multiple complex initiatives that may involve several functional areas simultaneously
• Ability to manage and support leadership and staff through institutional changes associated with project implementation
• Ability to summarize and communicate complex business problems and detailed analysis with clarity and brevity
• Superior analytical, problem solving and verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and make sound decisions with minimal supervision and direction
• Ability to readily adapt and respond to changes in priorities, working effectively and efficiently under pressure while maintaining a high level of professionalism
• Ability to research and synthesize information from diverse sources and define and implement effective solutions and strategies, at times with limited information at hand
• Ability to function effectively with occasional institutional ambiguity and successfully keep projects moving forward
• Advanced-level MS Office suite skills and widely-used PM computer-based tools ability (MS Project, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.)
• Effectiveness in developing persuasive and convincing communications to multiple levels of an organization
NEOMED - 11 months ago