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Texas A&M University Project Manager II in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Project Manager II

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Division Of Student Affairs It Support

Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,180.17 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Department of Information Technology (DOIT) contributes to Texas A&M’s student learning and development by providing specialized and dependable technology solutions for student affairs professionals across the division’s 17 departments. We aspire to be the IT partner of choice for our customers by leveraging our unique knowledge of student affairs, IT service management, and business integrations to provide exceptional business value to customers.

Our employees have access to robust benefits that include:-

  • Paid leave for University holidays, vacation and sick leave

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • Wellness programs

  • A professional development budget

We value professional development and career growth and provide our team members with opportunities to learn and grow. Learn more about us at https://doit.tamu.edu/.

What we want

We’re seeking a talented and driven Project Manager II to manage project activities for small to medium scope concurrent, strategic IT projects. We need an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. A successful candidate will use traditional and agile methodologies, in a highly collaborative environment, to deliver IT solutions that add value and help enrich our student experience and university community. The Project Manager II leads the planning, execution, and successful completion of concurrent, strategic IT projects within the department by managing project activities such as resources, timelines, and deliverables for projects that are generally medium in scope. In addition, will work closely with line managers, business analysts, and senior management to effectively communicate with project teams, stakeholders, vendors, and project sponsors. Will conduct periodic data analysis and reports to determine project health, project completion metrics, and gather qualitative and quantitative data for project stakeholders. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. This is your opportunity to develop with Texas A&M University! Come join our growing team and apply!

What you need to know

This position requires working nights and weekends. Please note: a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Five years of related experience in Project Management

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of the discipline of Project Management

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project software

  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be proficient in technical writing

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Project Management, or Communication

  • Five or more years of related experience in the field of IT with a focus on Project Management

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of the discipline of Project Management

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project software

  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be proficient in technical writing

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

  • Maintains a positive relationship with other departments and personnel that will assist in the development, funding, promotion, and/or public relations of the Department of IT

  • Works nights and weekends as needed

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to manage departmental and enterprise-level information technology projects

  • Knowledge of multiple Project Management Methodologies (e.g. Traditional, Iterative, Scrum)

  • Skills in mentoring, negotiating, basic vendor relations, advanced client relations skills, proposal writing, business acumen, persuasive communication, adaptability to change, team leadership skills, and quality assurance

  • Industry related skills to include, proficiency with ITIL, IT project management processes, knowledge of IT security regulations, IT sourcing, and knowledge of current IT industry issues and trends

  • Proven record of strong oral and written communication skills

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently to see a project through to completion

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or other Project Management Certification

  • ITIL Foundation Certification

Responsibilities:

  • IT Project Management - Uses established project management protocols, as documented in the established methodology, to lead the planning, execution, and successful completion of concurrent IT projects. Identifies, prioritizes, schedules, and manages the activities of medium-sized projects or multiple project team(s). Coordinates with stakeholders to develop the project mission and vision, goals, plans, timelines, resource estimates, and schedules for various projects within the Division of Student Affairs. Establishes goals for project delivery. Facilitates the analysis of project risks and manages as appropriate, including recommendation of solutions. Executes project work plans and timelines to meet project milestones and deliverables. Provides leadership, direction, management, and coaching on project-specific tasks such as vendor selection, contract negotiation, project lifecycle, and project portfolio alignment in accordance with best practices and project management standards. Manages and coordinates appropriate resources, in conjunction with resource holders, to ensure projects teams are completing projects in accordance to the committed schedule, scope, and budget. Coordinates activities with sponsors and management of other organizational units and vendors. Manages project quality control and assurance.

  • Project Communication - Effectively communicates relevant project information to project sponsors, stakeholders, and supervisors. Facilitates team and stakeholder meetings to guide project implementation. Holds regular status meetings with project teams. Keeps project teams well informed of changes and project status. Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations. Uses a wide-range of communication practices to deliver sensitive or difficult information with tact and professionalism. Completes all required project documentation and reports for clients and/or management.

  • Data Analysis - Conducts data analyses to fulfill routine reporting to sponsor, routine management activities to include project metrics and project health reporting, and special information needs within the scope of contracts. Compiles quantitative and qualitative reports for submission to project sponsors. Reviews deliverables prepared by project team leaders and members.

  • Contract Management - Facilitates vendor activities related to projects to include formulation of requests for proposal, quotation, and information. Works with vendor representatives and project managers to develop statements of work and manages timelines, risks, budget, and scope of work related to delivery of vendor projects. Monitors budget and financial revenue and expenses. Reviews vendor documentation, contracts, and addenda, making recommendations to management.

  • Professional Development - Participates in training and professional development sessions. Maintains individual professional development related to IT and Project Management.

  • Supports department success and objectives such as: maintains a positive relationship with other departments and personnel that will assist in the development, funding, promotion, and/or public relations of the Department of IT.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Instructions: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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