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State of Massachusetts Director of Portfolio Management in Boston, Massachusetts

The Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS)is the state’s lead office for information technology. We provide enterprise level information technology services including network management and security; computer operations; application hosting; desktop provisioning and management; and modern and responsive digital services to 40,000 internal stakeholders plus the residents, business owners and visitors to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. EOTSSisseekinga dynamic and experienced individual to fill the role ofDirector of Portfolio Management. This pivotal position willmanage andoverseetheCapital Program TeamandtheProject Management Office (PMO). The Capital Program Teamis responsible formanagingthe information technology capital investment portfolio.This position willmanage the overall programand theportfolio,while alsosupportingthe EOTSS Secretaryand the AssistantSecretaryof Strategy and Planningincollaboratingwith the IT Investment Advisory Board(IIAB).The IIABreviews and recommends projects to the Governor and the Secretary for Administration & Finance (A&F) for inclusion in the annual Capital Investment Plan (CIP). TheProjectManagement Office(PMO ) providesguidance, timelines, resources, and toolstomove projects toward success. With an eye toward projects internal to EOTSS, the Assistant Secretary is working to build therecently re-configuredPMO to deliver key IT projects best aligned with high-level strategic goals across the enterprise. Reporting directly to the Assistant Secretary of Strategy and Planning, theDirector of Portfolio Managementwill play a crucial role withintheOffice of Strategy and Planningin aligning project initiatives with the strategic goals of the Administration and the Secretariat. The primary work location for this role will be1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108. The work schedule for this position isMonday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST.This position would be expected to follow ahybridmodel of reporting to work that combines in-office workdays and work from home days as needed. Duties and Responsibilities: * Provide oversight, leadership, and management of the PMO Office, supporting the PMO director and team on maturing the PMO.* * Direct the capital program, working closely with the Capital Program Director and the Capital Budget Director to ensure alignment with strategic objectives. * Serve as a key liaison between the PMO and the Assistant Secretary of Strategy and Planning, communicating project updates, risks, and opportunities. * Lead the prioritization of projects and initiatives within the secretariat, ensuring resources are allocatedefficiently and effectively. * Ensure the capital process and internal PMO processes meet the evolving needs of the secretariat and other state agencies. * Collaborate with the Director of Enterprise Architecture to ensure projects adhere to architectural standards and best practices. * Provide guidance and direction to project managers, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards. * Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks effectively, as well as the ability to analyze project status and steps to right set. * Lead change management efforts associated with portfolio initiatives, ensuring that stakeholders are effectively engaged and prepared for changes resulting from project implementations. * Continuously evaluate and refine portfolio management processes and practices to optimizeefficiency and effectiveness. * Prepare and present executive-level reports and dashboards to provide insights into project performance, risks, and accomplishments. * Manage, along with the Capital Program Team, the financial aspects of the capital investment portfolio, including budgeting, forecasting, and cost tracking. Ensure projects are delivered within budget and financial resources are allocatedefficiently. *Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Minimum often (10)years’experience in project management, specificallylarge-scale capital projects, withat least five(5)years’ experienceoverseeing a PMO or portfolio management function. * Strong understanding of project management methodologies, tools, and best practices. * Familiarity with information technology concepts, systems, and solutions, with the ability to understand and communicate technical requirements and challenges effectively. * Establishkey performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the performance and success of projects within the portfolio. Conduct regular reviews and assessments tomonitorprogress andidentifyareas for improvement. * Ability to think strategically and align project initiatives with broader organizational goals and objectives, by collaboratingwith key stakeholders to develop and refine strategic plans for the IT capital investment portfolio. * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to prepare and deliver clear and concise presentations, recommendations, and decisions tailored to different audiences and stakeholders. * Strong analytical skills to analyze complex data, identifytrends, and make informed decisions. * Ability to lead organizational change initiatives and foster a culture of innovation, adaptability, and continuous improvement. * Strong negotiation skills to effectively resolve conflicts, reach consensus, and drive alignment among stakeholders with competing interests. * Experience leading and motivating teams to achieve common goals and objectives. Ability to inspire and empower team members to perform at their best. * PMP Certification or equivalent project management certification is highlydesirable. * Prior experience ingovernment or public sector environment a plus.* MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) seven (7) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in IT administration or IT management, of which (B) at least three (3) years must have been in a managerial capacity. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Information Systems and Technology* *Organization: Exec Office of Technology Services and Security *Title: *Director of Portfolio Management * Location: *Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 240002EK