GTS/ Contract Program Manager

New York, NY
Job Type:
Yrs of Exp:
5+ to 7 years

Job Description

New York University Position Position Title: IT Project Manager Background New York University, founded in 1831, is one of the foremost private, global research institutions in the United States. NYU is one of the 10 largest employers in New York City, including more than 12,000 faculty, administrators, and staff from all over the world and over 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 140 foreign countries. NYU has embarked on the project of becoming a Global Network University, a university that challenges the idea that a university can only deliver education at a single home campus. Instead, we have created a structure that allows students and faculty to gather in key locales around the globe to forge new ideas, advance the questions we ask about the world, and create solutions for the problems that beset us all. Beyond NYU's portal campus in New York City lies a whole world of NYU global opportunity. With NYU Abu Dhabi, a new portal campus that opened in Fall 2010, and 10 international academic centers in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, NYU offers global experiences to all members of its community. New York University's Global Technology Services (GTS) division is dedicated to the strategic planning, implementation, and support of technologies across NYU's global campuses. For more information about GTS, please visit Primary Job Responsibilities Global Technology Services (GTS) at NYU is seeking an experienced Project Manager to plan and deliver global Information Technology projects. Reporting to the IT Program Management Office, the Project Manager will provide full lifecycle project management of assigned projects, including IT services, infrastructure, and applications rollouts. Projects will range from smaller, short-scheduled efforts to larger, cross-departmental initiatives. The Project Manager will ensure the delivery of project objectives within prescribed schedule, budget and scope. This role will also assist in establishing project-related goals based on business requirements, and will support the analysis, creation, and management of project budgets. Specific Responsibilities: Lead and implement global information technology projects to meet business needs and objectives. Consult with stakeholders, user groups, and technical staff to describe and define scope of project, technical specifications, resource requirements, schedule, and provide suggested actions to complex technical problems in order to meet project and/or plan objectives. Analyze feedback and reports into actionable deliverables. Create and maintain project plan and schedule throughout project lifecycle. Capture, document, monitor, and/or mitigate risks and issues. Work across business units to ensure proper human resource allocation to ensure expected delivery time and quality. Manage project staff, providing them with tasks and timelines to help them organize and prioritize their work. Provide ongoing support for assigned projects, including writing technical documentation, developing user manuals and developing and conducting training sessions. Provide practical and economical solutions to new business needs and recommend refinement and/or modification of workflows; prepare feasibility studies and cost/benefit analysis. Manage the tracking, updating and reporting of project statuses in the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) system of record. Identify service rollout needs and service level agreement implications. Provide reports to management on the progress of managed projects. Support the scoping and long-term planning of new projects and how they relate, identifying interdependencies. Skills and Experience The right candidate will have project management experience and excellent presentation development skills. The candidate must be comfortable working effectively both independently and in complex teams, and will demonstrate experience working with executives. Specific Requirements: Minimum of 5 years' experience in technical project delivery, preferably in a nonprofit or higher education environment. Minimum of 2 years' experience leading project planning and delivery within in a PMO environment. Demonstrated experience successfully managing projects and programs with multi-million dollar budgets. Excellent written and verbal executive communication skills. Experience leading subject matter experts and distributed teams in the delivery of technical projects. Broad experience working with, negotiating with and managing performance of external vendors. Thorough operational understanding of project management frameworks . Experience working with offshore and/or geographically distributed project teams and resources. Proven analytical skills and strong attention to detail Bachelor's degree; PMP certification or equivalent certification or experience. Technical certification or equivalent experience Additional Information Job Type: Contract Location: New York, NY Expertise: Project Management, Business Analysis, and Information Technology - Multiple Functions Potential for Travel: 5-10%

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