Information Technology (IT) is the unified IT organization that supports the vision, values, mission, and goals of the University by providing IT infrastructure, systems, administrative applications, academic resources and related services to faculty, students and staff. Embracing DU’s Impact 2025, the division aligns IT resources with University and unit strategic goals and operational plans, providing service in the spirit of “One DU”.
The part-time Information Technology Project Manager reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor IT Budget & Admin Operations. The Assistant Vice Chancellors and IT Directors are responsible for overseeing the implementation and operational aspects of projects in coordination with the IT Project Management Office. The part-time IT Project Manager (IT PM) will be part of the IT Project Management Office and provide leadership, project management, and oversight of several complex, highly visible, enterprise level or IT specific projects. The part-time IT PM works directly with Assistant Vice Chancellors, IT Directors, and others across campus as applicable to effectively manage complex initiatives that span across many organizational boundaries.
This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.
- Follow and deploy best practices for enterprise IT project management for the University that are consistent with business and higher education standards in alignment with the IT Project Management Office.
- Manage or coordinate aspects of IT projects including initiation, planning, base lining, cost management, scope management, change management, resource management, communications, timelines, and quality.
- Schedule meetings with project team members on a regular basis to identify requirements and tasks, review project status, discuss any issues, and plan future actions
- Document and take notes during project meetings for the delivery of written project status updates to the project team and sponsors
- Responsible for providing weekly project updates that roll-up into the project portfolio
- Execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing need and requirements.
- Log and track action items, risks, issues, and decisions using project management software
- Review task completion for accuracy and follow up with team members on overdue tasks
- Validate deliverables against the project requirements
- Communicate and document any risks and issues that arise during the course of project management functions with the project sponsors
- Develop and maintain any necessary project reports and documentation as needed for the PMO
- Collaborate with key stake holders including: VC/CIO, IT AVCs, technology staff, University partners, and vendors to define business objectives, project scope, deliverables, exceptions, and results.
- Coordinate interdepartmental functions in order to minimize delays.
- Assist with other project management-related items as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- IT Project leadership at an enterprise level.
- A demonstrated understanding of practical IT project management responsibilities:
- Task management
- Vendor management
- Resource management
- Communications management
- System documentation
- User training
- Escalation of issues
- Business process analysis
- Excellent critical thinking, interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
- Ability to create reports and statistics from various databases using current reporting techniques.
- Ability to work with individuals at a variety of levels within the organization.
- Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent.
- Minimum 5 years of experience leading projects
- Experience leading Information Technology projects
- Demonstrated experience leading projects in higher education
- PMI PMP Certification
- MBA or advanced degree(s) desirable
- Standard office environment.
- Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
- Noise level is quiet to moderate.
- Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
- Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 25, 2022.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
The hourly range for the position is $40.00-$50.00.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
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Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
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All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.