IT Project Manager
National Collegiate Athletic Association - Indianapolis, IN

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Position Summary

Manage and evolve IT project management processes and procedures that coordinate and communicate requirements, inputs, tasks, milestones, resource allocations, status, final deliverables, and post-production control. Actively manage high-profile IT projects, minimize risk and ensure that projects are within scope, cost and timing. Organize, assess and maintain the NCAA's internal software portfolio. Work with business partners and IT staff to ensure alignment of software products with business goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project management.
  • Actively manage IT projects to deliver agreed upon specifications on time and on budget; managing the intersection of scope, cost and timing.

  • Provide input to the process of optimizing the allocation of IT resources necessary to meet defined objectives.

  • Provide transparent project reporting to keep stakeholders apprised of progress and issues.

  • Provide continuous visibility to project status including any deviations from plan and associated mitigation.

  • Escalate issues in a timely manner.

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with all project participants (e.g. internal IT staff and contract resources, internal sponsors and business partners, vendors).

  • Foster positive and productive team communication and effectively manage conflict.

  • Lead regular status meetings with development teams.

  • Lead regular status meetings with project sponsors and business partners.

  • Manage expectations for deliverables.

  • Continue to evolve current IT project management policies, procedures and supporting software systems to ensure department and company-wide success.

  • Software product management

    • Organize, assess and maintain the NCAA's internal software portfolio.

    • Proactively manage the product line by understanding current application lifecycles and future projects that are in queue.

    • Assess products’ business value in order to maximize the overall value of the software portfolio.

    • Work with lead systems architects and senior software developers on potential long term architecture strategies that can be used by multiple products to make overall data more reliable, efficient and less redundant.
Preferred Qualifications and Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in project management, computer science, engineering or a relevant discipline is required.

  • Project Management Professional certification is desired.

  • Excellent analytical and time management skills are required.

  • First-rate organizational and planning skills are required.

  • Demonstrated success in developing partnerships and team relationships.

  • Demonstrated experience with change management.

  • Excellent communication skills.

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