Harvard University IT Project Manager III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45395BRAuto req ID:45395BRJob Code:I0057P IT Project Manager III Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:IT Project Manager IIISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications: Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced Excel skillsKnowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipmentKnowledge of advanced IT project management principles (e.g. Agile) and softwareDemonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisorAn attitude that supports an Agile working environmentAdditional Information: Job Specific Responsibilities Continued:SCOPE/IMPACT: This position will have a broad scope and impact across the HMS community as IT Infrastructure projects are implemented; this position will focus on developing strong business partnerships and cultivating trust. DECISION MAKING: Demonstrated self-starter who can operate independently without supervision and ability to “ramp up” quickly in both technology and business processes Works inter-dependently toward enterprise goals and objectives by deep collaboration with the community Works well under pressure and can shift readily between the “big picture” and the small but crucial details, knowing when to focus on each. Provide strategic guidance to develop new approaches and applications of programs from people, process and technology perspectives. Has the capability to contribute through others to increase the success of projects.Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including: Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 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, $40 per class 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 complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston. Department:Information TechnologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:35 hrs/wkJob 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.Job Summary:Independently coordinate complex procedures and execute work necessary to successful IT project completion in a unit or department, requiring high levels of cross-functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed. Perform project management oversight of small projects or one or more large tasks within a larger project.Typical Core Duties:Collaborate to review project plans and proposals and develop project objectives; identify project responsibilities by determining the phases and elements of the project; calculate time frames and sequence the stages of the projectDevelop and manage project roadmapExecute, coordinate, and perform technical aspects of project; research issues Review, evaluate, approve, and monitor cost schedule and technical scope baselinesEnsure the preparation and delivery of required project documentationPrepare and provide project status updatesContribute to communication plan and change management Absorb and leverage project related technology to ensure effective project management and collaborationMay provide training to clients/staffApply Harvard University’s IT technical standards and best practicesAbide by and follow the Harvard University IT Code of ConductBasic Qualifications:Minimum of two years’ post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience Demonstrated cross-functional project management experienceCertificates and Licenses:Completion of Harvard IT Academy Project Management Foundations course (or external equivalent) preferredPMP or other relevant certification and experience preferred, e.g., Scrum MasterWorking Conditions:Work is performed in an office settingJob-Specific Responsibilities:BASIC FUNCTION: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 IT Infrastructure group. Supporting all infrastructure projects from initiation and scope, through requirements gathering, planning, implementation, and close out, focusing on process, documentation, and communication.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage projects from project inceptions to successful completion; leading the orderly progression of projects from the proposal stage through project completion by interacting with administrators, IT staff, faculty, hospital staff and the Societies. Coordinate with stakeholders and technologists to define agreed upon project scope, outcomes, requirements, schedule, and resources; develop actionable project plans and project artifacts; identify, manage and escalate, as appropriate, project risks, issues, and roadblocks to timely delivery. Lead Change, acting as change agent use skills and expertise to inspire a shared purpose of intent, drive project awareness, communications, and training while ensuring effective transition into operations. Manage resources, scope, prioritization, work-plans and the investigation of future enhancements Develop and implement project communications framework to ensure well-informed stakeholders, end-users, and technical staff. Facilitate and drive work sessions; leveraging flexible toolkit of techniques, with the ability to adapt the approach to the needs of the project. Coordinate with key stakeholders across the HMS community and affiliate hospitals to ensure the smooth execution of any projectso Organizing and leading meetings, focus groups, and presentationso Liaising with stakeholders and vendors to lead discovery of both technical and non-technical solutions to meet requirementso Overseeing development, testing, and user acceptance Provide guidance to IT PM community, as an active contributor of standards, processes, and toolsets that broaden and mature the project management discipline across HMS IT. Other duties as assigned. 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