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Project Manager

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Job Description:

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200 academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries. The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary. Summary of Job Duties: The Project Manager will be responsible for leading cross-functional projects teams across campus. This is a key position which is highly interactive across the U of A Fayetteville campus. The successful candidate will leverage a strong understanding of the systems, tools, and networking in order to successfully complete projects. Duties to include: Provides Project Management for University of Arkansas IT projects Coordinates communication across teams and to all levels within campus IT Works with stakeholders and technical teams to ensure scope is explicitly defined and documented Develops and revises project plans and budgets, tracks project and budget status Identifies and negotiates a resolution of issues, escalating as necessary Ensures project tasks are completed according to established timelines Supports intake and discovery for networking and infrastructure projects and other projects as needed Manages vendors utilized on the project Works with IT Services change management and communication teams to ensure appropriate end-user enablement strategies are developed effectively Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, management, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education At least three years of experience successfully managing IT infrastructure and/or network projects on time and on budget Experience working on a variety of Information Technology related projects (examples: Networking, server virtualization, storage, VoIP, ERP, software development) and project management life cycles Familiar with Agile (Scrum and Kanban), Iterative and waterfall project management processes Demonstrable experience creating and maintaining project documentation including, but not limited to: schedules, work breakdown structures, issues, and risks assessments, budget reporting, follow up reports, team communications, and overall project reporting Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or a related field At least five years of project management experience managing Infrastructure and Network projects and/or other IT projects PMP, ScrumMaster, Six Sigma or similar certification Experience in a formal IT position, outside of project management (Examples: developer, DBA, technical team lead or manager, etc.) Experience working with construction projects that include IT requirements Experience with principles and practices of project management Effective process improvement and implementation experience Experience with developing contracts, RFP's, and technical specification documents The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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