Position Summary: Leads, actively participates and drives all phases of a project within a division to ensure that goals or objectives of the projects are accomplished as outlined by the business plan/objectives and within the prescribed Project Management Process.
Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for the quality and timeliness of assigned projects and achieving desired results in accordance with business plan goals and objectives.
Leads the day-to-day management of projects from the original concept, definition of business requirements and processes through to systems development, testing and implementation.
Plays a lead role in the development of PMO strategic plan, execution, policies, models and/or performance measures.
Works directly with appropriate business units to understand project concepts, objectives, and scope. Designs, documents and analyzes division workflows, business rules, activities, and trends as it relates to current and/or future projects. Solicits information through interviews, meetings, and existing reporting mechanisms. Presents actionable recommendations to management for consideration.
Works with management to establish necessary resources required to complete projects.
Subject matter expert on specified system(s) or application(s) and acts as the sole point of contact between the business unit and other departments, vendor(s) and Information Technology throughout the project lifecycle.
Within the context of the assigned project, responsible for building and sustaining the day-to-day relationships and communications (including project briefings) with stakeholders at various levels of the organization, including executive level, as well as other internal and external resources. Build consultative working relationships with business partners, vendors and management.
Manage project scope by assessing requirements changes, determining and conveying impact on budget, time and risk. Clarify, identify, and track requirements and issues, remove barriers, resolve minor project issues and escalate to manager where required.
Document progress in accordance with organizational project management requirements from beginning to end. Document and archive project activities, deliverables, tools and findings for future projects.
Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience required.
Experience: 5 to 7 years experience in business analysis, project management, or lending operations required. Must have working knowledge and understanding of computer software and applications used to support report development and analysis (e.g. SQL, Crystal Reports, Excel), and presentation software (e.g. Visio, Microsoft Project, and PowerPoint). Strong experience in developing business requirements and process workflows. Working knowledge of consumer or mortgage lending regulations required. Ability to manage 2 to 3 organizational projects at a time. Strong experience in developing business requirements and process workflows. Experience with Microsoft Visio required. Financial industry experience preferred. Strong quantitative, analytic, and project management skills required. Member/Customer Experience and/or Journey Mapping experience preferred. Prior experience and a solid understanding of Scrum/Agile and traditional project management methodologies and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment.
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union is a financial cooperative for school employees and their families. For more than 80 years, we've been tailoring financial products and services to meet the unique needs of school employees--from teachers, to groundskeepers, to administrators.
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We have administrative offices in Santa Ana, Tustin, and Riverside, and branches located throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. All SchoolsFirst FCU positions are located in Southern California.
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In addition to being rated a top place to work, SchoolsFirst FCU offers a Comprehensive Benefits Package including:
- 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time teammembers and their eligible dependents
- 100% company paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for part-time teammembers
- 100% matched 401(k) up to the first 6% you contribute (Traditional and Roth options)
- Generous paid time off policy including paid holidays
- Educational assistance program
- SchoolsFirst FCU membership for you and your immediate family
Many additional benefits are also available!