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Harvard University IT Project Manager III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

57466BRAuto req ID:57466BRJob Code:I0057P IT Project Manager III Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Project Manager for FISMA/Secure Research EnvironmentsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5-7 years related experience preferred

  • Experience with technical project management discipline and practices.

  • Experience with leading complex, mission critical, technical projects.

  • Excellent time management, organization, and planning skills.

  • Strong business/systems analysis skills, proven meeting facilitation and documentation skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to share information effectively and confidently to internal and external audiences of varying levels of technical knowledge.

  • Manage multiple assigned tasks and projects with minimal supervision.

  • Masters in technology leadership, business administration, related field or equivalent experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and cultivate strong relationships and work effectively with diverse groups, including education and non-education personnel, internal and external to Harvard Medical School.

  • Demonstrated “can do” work ethic coupled with effective time management and ability to overcome ambiguously or under-defined problems, simplify and clarify objectives, and lead team to successful outcomes.

  • High level of energy, determination, and perseverance, to act as an agent of change in a demanding organization.

  • Familiarity with IT infrastructure principles and technology.

  • Experience working in a life sciences or higher education environment.

  • PMI certification.

  • Agile, Lean and/or Facilitation certification.

  • ITIL Foundations certification

Additional Information: This is a two-year fully benefits eligible term position from date of hire with possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

This Staff role may start as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs. All remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA (exempt roles only), CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT).

Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

    The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Not ready to apply? Join our Talent community to keep in touch and learn about future opportunities! Department:IT-Project ManagementPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Full-Time, Exempt | 35 hours/week standard schedule Job Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy Project Management Foundations course (or external equivalent) preferred

  • PMP or other relevant certification and experience preferred, e.g., Scrum Master

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Position Description:

As a member of the newly created Project Management Office within the Harvard Medical School (HMS) IT department the Project Manager will establish and implement the project management discipline to guide and plan for project success from project inception through project completion. The project manager will be assigned to one or more highly complex technology projects or programs that span multiple functional areas and technology units within HMS and the IT Department.

The project manager will lead the stakeholder communications program; coordinating directly with functional process and data owners to understand and incorporate multiple functions and user perspectives into the project and plan for successful user acceptance testing and rollout to meet end user needs and school objectives.

The project manager will seek out and coordinate with other IT leaders and project managers, technologists, and support staff to ensure projects are planned for successful transition to production support, and to improve the maturity of the IT Project Management processes and toolsets for enhanced collaboration across IT and HMS.

The project manager’s primary assignment is to support the project management needs of the FISMA/Secure Research Environments. Supporting all from initiation and scope, through requirements gathering, planning, implementation, and close out, focusing on process, documentation, and communication.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (