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Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

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Project Manager

Apply now Job no: 493237
Work type: Regular full time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Managerial

Description:

The Project Management Office is responsible for facilitating the standardization and execution of the University’s information technology, information security, data integrity, compliance and disaster recovery processes.

SUMMARY: 

In this role, the PM will leverage extensive process improvement and auditing knowledge to facilitate effective process change management across the IT organization. In addition, the PM possesses demonstrable skills in defining processes and measures that support organizational quality goals. The PM ensures projects are executed, tracked and communicated in a consistent and effective manner through the development and deployment of defined, repeatable and measureable processes. The successful candidate also possesses extensive knowledge and experience in project management.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Director of Project Management Office, this Project Manager in this role will assume the following responsibilities:

Planning:

Process Management Centric:

  • Support project teams, across the enterprise, in identifying and tailoring appropriate processes for managing projects and ensuring that quality products are built.
  • Promote process improvement initiatives and encourage involvement by others within the IT organization.
  • Develop quality assurance plans for projects and identify the activities to be done, when they should be done, and by whom.

 

Project Management Centric:

  • Oversee changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate change management processes in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized project changes, and to facilitate stakeholder acceptance.
  • Measure project performance in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform or oversee any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
  • Obtain quality assurance plan approval from the stakeholders in order to formalize the project management approach, and facilitate adjustments to the process, as needed.

Executing and Controlling:

Process Management Centric:

  • The process improvement focus of this role will require the PM to review the processes in use by a project, providing advice on how to deal with issues related to the processes and compliance.
  • Define structures for and assist in archiving appropriate project performance metrics.
  • Review work products or results of the processes, providing feedback on the appropriateness or quality of the use of the processes.
  • Provide regular reports of quality assurance audits and reviews of the organization’s process utilization.
  • Maintain the integrity and timeliness of process assets for the organization by overseeing their use.
  • Identify ways in which the organization’s processes can be improved, based on experience of project teams, issuing change requests to the organization’s process improvement team.

 

Project Management Centric:

  • Manage the budget, schedule and resources utilization of assigned projects.
  • Develop or oversee the development of all requirement project governance artifacts.
  • Escalate unresolved issues to management for consideration and decisions.

 

Communication:

 

Process Management Centric:

  • Mentor project teams and other related groups who are using the organization’s processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to management on organization process improvement measures and metrics. 

Project Management Centric:

  • Interface with all areas affected by the project including stakeholders, Information Resources and Technology personnel, and vendors.
  • Communicate with various levels of management regarding the status of specific projects. The projects have a variety of risk levels and usually last up to 12 months.
  • Ensure a common understanding by setting and managing expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and Information Resources and Technology members.
  • Formalize final acceptance for the project from the stakeholders by ensuring that the delivered product(s) and services comply with the agreed deliverables, agreed scope, and any organizational procedures in order to close obligations.
  • Build mutual trust and encourage respect and cooperation among team members.

 

PMO:

  • Actively contributes to Project Management Best Practices and Standards.
  • Provides educational content through seminars, lectures, or other mechanisms.
  • Meets regularly with other Project Leaders to identify mission overlaps and develop economies of scale that do not impede mission objectives.
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and Rowan University regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Creates an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of people, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • Understands and adheres to Rowan’s compliance standards as they appear in Rowan’s Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Administers the use of and oversees the execution of established processes with the overall goal of sustaining efficient, effective and repeatable processes, ensuring that quality products and solutions are delivered.

 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Additional Requirements:

REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related discipline. 
  • At least four (4) years of practical project management experience with a strong focus on process and quality improvement, and auditing.
  • Experience in managing technology projects and championing the development and execution of process improvement processes to support a continuous improvement model.
  • Experience with projects from clinical environment, such as application implementations, major EMR upgrade or similar.
  • Ability to mentor others, including peers, in the execution of projects following an increasingly structured solution life cycle.
  • Experience with project development utilizing PMBOK industry standards
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to think independently.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Ability to quickly grasp technical issues and offer solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Additional related experience may be substituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field.
  • At least five (5) years CMMI or ISO experience.
  • At least five (5) years of project and process improvement experience.
  • At least five (5) years of IT and higher education/ business work experience.
  • Six Sigma Tools and Certification minimum green belt.

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