Job Location: Main Campus – Edmond, OK
Position Type: Staff
Education Level: Undisclosed
Salary Range: Undisclosed
Travel Percentage: Undisclosed
Job Shift: Undisclosed
Job Category: OTRS Ineligible
Temporary, full time (one-year appointment with option for renewal)
Under general direction of the Manager of the Project Management Office, the Project Manager coordinates and monitors technical projects or programs from initiation through delivery. Gathers required data from end-users to evaluate objectives, goals, and scope to create technical specifications. In this role, you will work on a variety of projects and will play a key part in making sure that end results are designed according to the relevant patterns and analyses. Serves as liaisons between technical and non-technical departments in order to ensure that all targets and requirements are met. Ensures technical projects are completed on schedule and within budget. Keeps leadership informed of key issues that may impact project completion, budget, or other results. Hybrid/Remote option available. Must complete on-site orientation up to 30 days as determined by position.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
This position reporting to the centralized Information Technology organization is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals. Supports and delivers on assigned PMO projects with requirements developed through the collaborative effort of cross-functional teams and clients. This position works closely with both functional and technical areas coordinating the project phases from beginning to end. Types of projects include: selection of a new or replacement business application, on-premise software and software-as-a-service implementations, improvement or automation of a business process and technology integration for campus construction projects. Job functions include:.
- Working with functional areas to identify and document requirements for projects.
- Facilitating the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables.
- Defining project tasks and resource requirements.
- Developing full scale project plans.
- Assembling and coordinating the project staff.
- Managing the project budget.
- Managing project resource allocation.
- Planning and scheduling project timelines.
- Tracking project deliverables through the use of project management tools.
- Providing direction and support to the project team.
- Ensuring quality assurance of the project deliverable.
- Monitoring and reporting on the progress of the project to all stakeholders.
- Presenting reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions.
- Implementing and managing project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
- Providing project evaluations with a breakdown and assessment of results.
- Ensures systems documentation follows best practices, is up-to-date, accurate, and tested.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
University degree or equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts.
5+ years of experience with leading planning, including program development and innovation, program prioritization, and assessment
Appropriate professional accomplishments and credentials.
Understanding of technology as it applies to use in the higher education environment.
Project Management Professional Certification is preferred.
Agile/Scrum Master experience preferred.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
General: Must possess strong customer service and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, disseminate, and present significant amounts of information with an attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical users. Ability to facilitate team interaction and client meetings effectively. Ability to work independently or with specialized group and maintain courteous attitude in dealing with students, faculty, and staff. Manage and prioritize work effectively with minimal supervision. Proficient with Microsoft Office Professional. Continually updates skills and knowledge relative to the position and the technology industry. Adheres to and complies with UCO’s shared values and the Office of Information Technology’s Code of Ethics. This position may be assigned 24x7x365 on-call rotation responsibilities and requires the successful candidate to have high-speed internet access to their residence, and maintain a smart phone on which to receive telephone calls, email, SMS messages from servers and authorized OIT personnel.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Contingent on state funds. Finalists will be required to furnish official transcripts. Generally includes day/evening, graduate/undergraduate courses and may include weekend classes. Previous successful university teaching experience with racially and culturally-diverse student populations preferred. Scholarly/creative productivity and service commitment expected. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks and previous employment and degree verifications. UCO strongly promotes diversity and encourages members of under-represented groups to apply.