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Project Manager II - ARCS

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Job Description:

Job TitleProject Manager II - ARCSAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentAcademic Affairs Recruiting OfficeProposed Minimum Salary$4,180.17 monthlyJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob 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

https://eis.tamu.edu/ The EIS department is responsible for mission-critical, enterprise-wide information systems at Texas A&M University. The team manages the Compass student information system and the Howdy portal for the university's three campuses in College Station, Galveston and Qatar. The Howdy portal connects more than 200,000 students, applicants, faculty, staff, parents and former students to web-based services at Texas A&M University. EIS is also responsible for maintaining the Operational Data Store for end-user reporting. EIS completes approximately 700 programming requests annually to meet the requirements of the campus community.

The Academic Affairs Recruiting Office assisted with the creation and posting of this job requisition for Enterprise Information Systems.

What we want

Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) is looking for a Project Manager II that is responsible for providing support for EIS managed applications for the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS). This position will troubleshoot reported issues, create requirements for new development, test patches, and upgrades, and new development. This position will assist with EIS special projects and work requests, specifically, the Academic Requirements Completion System project. 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 collaborate 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. This position is funded for a two-three year term with the possibility of an opportunity in a functional role at conclusion of project, depending on the business needs of the department and the skills of the selected candidate. If this description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years of related 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 Degree in applicable field such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Project Management, or Communication.
      • Five or more years of related experience in the field of IT with a focus on Project Management

        Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

        • Proven ability to manage departmental and enterprise-level information technology projects
        • Knowledge of multiple Project Management Methodologies (e.g. Traditional, Iterative, Scrum)
        • Skills in mentoring, negotiating, basic vendor relations, advanced client relations skills, proposal writing, business acumen, persuasive communication, adaptability to change, team leadership skills, and quality assurance
        • Industry related skills to include, proficiency with ITIL, IT project management processes, knowledge of IT security regulations, IT sourcing, and knowledge of current IT industry issues and trends
        • Proven record of strong oral and written communication skills
        • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently to see a project through to completion
        • Experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS)
        • Experience with functional tasks for a student information system

          Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

          • Project Management Professional (PMP) or other Project Management Certification. ITIL Foundation Certification

            Salary Range: $50,162-64,480

            Responsibilities:

            • IT Project Management - Uses established project management protocols, as documented in the established methodology, to lead the planning, execution, and successful completion of concurrent IT projects. Identifies, prioritizes, schedules, and manages the activities of medium-sized projects or multiple project team(s). Coordinates with stakeholders to develop the project mission and vision, goals, plans, timelines, resource estimates, and schedules for various projects within the Division of Student Affairs. Establishes goals for project delivery. Facilitates the analysis of project risks and manages as appropriate, including recommendation of solutions. Executes project work plans and timelines to meet project milestones and deliverables. 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. Manages and coordinates appropriate resources, in conjunction with resource holders, to ensure projects teams are completing projects in accordance to the committed schedule, scope, and budget. Coordinates activities with sponsors and management of other organizational units and vendors. Manages project quality control and assurance.
            • Project Communication - Effectively communicates relevant project information to project sponsors, stakeholders, and supervisors. Facilitates team and stakeholder meetings to guide project implementation. Holds regular status meetings with project teams. Keeps project teams well informed of changes and project status. 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.
            • Data Analysis - 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. Reviews deliverables prepared by project team leaders and members.
            • Business 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. Designs data reporting and business intelligence systems to meet client needs. Documents business requirements and creates detailed functional and technical system specifications. Documents test statistics, metrics, and results. Participates in the planning and testing of system configuration and maintenance. Implements complex patch and upgrade testing.
            • Contract Management - Facilitates vendor activities related to projects to include formulation of requests for proposal, quotation, and information. Works with vendor representatives and project managers to develop statements of work and manages timelines, risks, budget, and scope of work related to delivery of vendor projects. Monitors budget and financial revenue and expenses. Reviews vendor documentation, contracts, and addenda, making recommendations to management.
            • Professional Development - Participates in training and professional development sessions. Maintains individual professional development related to IT and Project Management.
            • Other - 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.

              Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.Apply now

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