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Texas A&M University Project Manager I in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Project Manager I

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Academic Affairs Recruiting Office

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Provost IT Office provides information technology support for the Provost Office and all units that report to the Provost except for academic and Division of Information Technology units and offices. The Provost IT Office services 48 offices. PITO is responsible for the management of IT operations and provides IT services and support, information system design, IT consultation, project management, IT security reviews, and IT contracts and vendor management. The office manages and maintains more than 1,400 desktops across 13 buildings on campus. Through Instructional Media Services, the department supports AV in 181 classrooms and 22 conference rooms in 35 buildings across Texas A&M.

What we want

Provost IT Office is looking for a Project Manager I. Time management, critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work as a motivated self-starter are all crucial for success in this position. In addition, the successful candidate should possess excellent project management skills. The ideal candidate is a team player who will promote collaboration and cooperation between stakeholders to provide customers with the best experience and satisfaction. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this description appeals to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Three years of experience in project management

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of the discipline of Project Management

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project software

  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be proficient in technical writing

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Technology related field

  • More than three years of professional experience in Project Manager role

  • Some professional experience in a higher education setting.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Project Management tools

  • Skills in basic vendor relations, advanced client relations skills, business acumen, adaptability to change, team leadership skills, and quality assurance

  • Proven record of strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work activities

  • Demonstrate time management skills

  • Advanced knowledge of project management and organizational practices

  • Advanced proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or other Project Management Certification

  • ITIL Foundation Certification

Responsibilities:

  • IT Project Management - Serves as a project manager for various projects in the Provost Information Technology Project Management Office. Uses established project management protocols, as documented in the established methodology, to establish project goals. Provides leadership, direction, management, and coaching on project-specific tasks such as vendor selection, contract negotiation, project lifecycle, and project portfolio alignment in accordance with best practices and project management standards. Coordinates with stakeholders to determine information needs and requirements to develop the project mission and vision, goals, plans, timelines, resource estimates, and schedules for various projects. Leads the planning, execution, and successful completion of concurrent IT projects. Utilizes project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to assist with Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Communications and Risk Management. Provides input on designated budget that usually has a minor impact on financial revenue and expenses. Tracks project issues, action items, deliverables, and timelines. Creates and maintains project charters, project plans and scope change requests. Coordinates project resources and provides resource estimates and progress reports to management on an on-going basis. Manages assigned projects from concept to close-out and works closely with project sponsors, teams, and other stakeholders to meet project goals. Participates in training and professional development sessions and may serve on committees to develop technical standards and direction. Continues to learn about the various areas of complex computing and/or networking environment. Assists in the continual development and maintenance of a change management plan(s) for projects as well as existing systems and services. Reduces risk and costs associated with change. Plays a key role in ensuring change initiatives meet business, schedule, budget, and technology objectives or constraints. Assists in the monitoring, assessment, reporting, and control of change including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. Researches problems and recommends solutions for customers.

  • Analysis - Assesses client needs through direct interaction, mapping current and future business process, and looking for opportunities to develop and improve the business through the effective use of technology. Creates detailed functional and technical system specifications. Provides consultative service and support to customers using various software applications (custom in-house, third-party, and mainstream applications). Performs both business process re-engineering and analysis of the work process as needed. Maintains expertise in complex software applications. Participates in customer problem tracking as pertains to ongoing projects. Conducts data analyses to fulfill routine reporting to sponsor, routine management activities to include project metrics and project health reporting, and special information needs within the scope of contracts. Compiles quantitative and qualitative reports for submission to project sponsors.

  • Project Communication & Documentation - Effectively communicates relevant project information to project sponsors, stakeholders, and supervisors. Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations. Uses a wide-range of communication practices to deliver sensitive or difficult information with tact and professionalism. Completes all required project documentation and reports for clients and/or management. Facilitates team and stakeholder meetings to guide project implementation. Provides technical analysis, reporting and documentation of the Operations and Development environments as pertains to projects, quality assurance, and change management processes. Specifically collects, documents and catalogs project data. Surveys and analyzes new technologies and prepares executive summaries for evaluation.

  • Quality Assurance - Manages project quality control and assurance. Ensures all work is accurate and in compliance with departmental or project quality standards. Ensures the Provost Information Technology Office meets the needs and expectations of stakeholders and customers through data collection and utilization of data analysis to improve projects, processes and/or services. Ensures the continual development and advises maintenance of a quality assurance plan(s). Conducts surveys, audits, and reports findings. Evaluates overall project performance and evaluates existing systems/services to determine if they satisfy relevant quality standards. Ensures continuous quality improvement with a focus on improving customer satisfaction and business productivity. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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