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IT Project Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: IT Project Manager
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170281
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

Enterprise Systems (ES) is unit within the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. Enterprise Systems supports the mission of the university by developing, coordinating, and managing application software systems that provide critical information services for university constituents. The IT Project Manager (ITPM) is a vital member of a small team of project management professionals responsible for coordinating and managing information technology projects according to plan within the agreed scope, budget, and timeline defined by project sponsors. The ITPM is a public relations ambassador for projects who can build consensus, facilitate understanding and project success, and negotiate solutions and alternatives for achieving project success. The ITPM for Enterprise Systems provides leadership and direction for a diverse portfolio of projects that span administrative and strategic initiatives of Virginia Tech. The IT Project Manager works with university departments and organizations, technical team members, vendors, senior leadership and others to provide planning and project management services during all phases of projects. A key, critical responsibility of the ITPM is communication and promoting collaboration across the constituencies of a project. Higher education projects are typically collaborative initiatives with matrixed participation where influence without direct authority is essential. The ITPM will be responsible for defining and communicating project success; assembling project plans; identifying and driving issues and risk resolution; building and managing key relationships; facilitating project meetings; providing periodic status reporting; identifying and managing dependencies (project and cross-project); and performing proactive scope management and change control processes. The ITPM must provide effective communications across complex relationships and ensure that project management is effectively adopted and facilitated across functional organizations, technical units, and vendor partnerships. The ITPM ensures that projects follow Virginia Tech’s standards for IT projects and are managed in accordance with industry best practices.

Virginia Tech is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas for this vacancy.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field with relevant work experience
-Success leading full life-cycle project management for complex projects
-Experience successfully working with small project teams
-Demonstrated experience in applying project management methodologies and best practices
-Demonstrated experience in business process analysis and the application of information technology to solving business needs -Strong organizational, leadership, and communication skills and experience working with people at a variety of levels within the organization
-Experience managing scope, time, and resources using standard commercially available tools like Microsoft Project, TeamDynamix, etc

Preferred Qualifications:

-An advanced degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, or a related field
-Demonstrated experience with higher education information technology systems and/or administrative processes
-Project Management certification or successful completion of recognized project management curriculum
-Demonstrated experience in strategic communications and leadership responsibilities

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting AP0170281. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: $75,000 to $80,000 Commensurate with Expereince
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Enterprise Systems Management
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5pm
Job Posting Date: 10/12/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/25/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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