Our PMO Department is looking to add a Program Manager. The primary purpose of this role is to lead, handle and ensure the successful delivery and management of multiple projects within scope, quality, time and cost constraints that may be clearly defined or may require dynamic change management. • We build collaborative relationships with multiple business units and project team members and lead all aspects of the project lifecycle, as well as work leadership in a matrix environment. • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones and required activities and tasks. • Ensure flexibility in their use of project management methodology based on the project requirements (Agile, Waterfall, or a hybrid). • Provide leadership and motivation throughout the project life cycle and confer with project staff to outline work plan. • Review project proposals or plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and allotment of available departmental resources to various project phases. • Implement project communication plan. • Conduct risk assessment and mitigation. • Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality, and integrity of the information while providing consistency in content and "look and feel" across the enterprise. • Continuously benchmark project management performance to identify improvements and achieve higher capability maturity in PPM. The opportunity is a senior-level project manager position. You will be expected to demonstrate the required competencies at an advanced proficiency level. These are generally additive to the competencies of a standard project manager. You should have a distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and presentation skills, as this is a highly transparent position with meaningful impact. You will act as a coach to junior project managers, executives and others who need assistance and advice regarding project management practices.
- Expert understanding or Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Discipline (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk Management, Procurement) - Experience with project management-related software packages - Strong technical background - Well-developed leadership skills in a matrix organization structure - Strong interpersonal, customer interface, and negotiation skills - Strong communication skills, both written and oral with public presentation experience - Completes templates to standards and prepares written status reports for client review - Clearly communicates project implications; project status to a variety of audiences, foster open communication and demonstrate strong listening skills - Comfortable in a team environment - Able to manage complex projects independently
- 1-3 years of experience in project management - Demonstrate a history of successful project planning, analysis and control, including risk assessment, cost management, and change control
Typical Education or Training:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent business/technical leadership experience - Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desired - Technical background to be able to understand client's needs and successfully meet those needs - Ability to understand and lead technical resources
Additional Salary Information: Salary starting at $80,700
Internal Number: 508622
About University of Alaska
The UA system’s three universities (UAA, UAF and UAS) are separately accredited institutions with extended community campuses and learning centers across the state of Alaska. System-wide, nearly 31,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled, studying among 400 unique degree, certificate or endorsement programs. Study areas include short-course workforce training, associate degrees, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as doctorates. Programs include a wide array of the sciences, engineering, teacher and early childhood education, business, journalism and communications, aviation, health occupations, history, English, the arts and humanities and many others. All three university centers also deliver extensive e-Learning instruction anywhere students are located.
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