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I T Project Manager

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

This is a one-year fixed-term position, full-time with benefits.

IT Project Manager, Business Technology Services
Job Code: 4073
Grade: K

Stanford University is one of the worlds premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives. We believe Stanfords future success will be shaped by the diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of its community.

The Business Technology Services (BTS) department serves the technology needs of the Office of Development (OOD) and the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA). In addition to ongoing support, BTS, in partnership with Stanfords University IT department is accountable for the implementation of the ADAPT Program (Alumni and Development Applications Platform Transition). ADAPT is a multi-year program that will migrate Stanford's 20+ year old PostGrads database and all its associated systems and processes (e.g., gift-processing, web presence, constituent management, event management, etc.) to a Salesforce platform or inter-related systems. The services BTS provides enables OOD, Stanford Alumni Association (SAA), and their campus partners to better serve, steward, and digitally engage the university's donors and alumni.

Position Summary:

The IT Project Manager is a member of the Stanford University Alumni and Development Application Platform Transition (ADAPT) Business Technology Services team (BTS), reporting to the Director of Business Systems and Operations for SAA. The IT Project Manager will manage large and complex projects with high performance risk, driving project(s) to completion. They may manage more than one large project simultaneously. Work is typically comprised of 80% time contribution towards project leadership and 20% as a technical contributor.

In this role, you will:

  • Perform the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Independently lead and direct projects requiring high levels of functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed.
  • Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project.
  • Facilitate discussions and negotiations to drive recommendation consensus.
  • Develop and help execute comprehensive change management strategy and communication plan relative to project scope and stakeholders; orchestrate and lead change management methodologies underlying project success.
  • These elements typically delineate the project management involved at this level:
    • charter origination or scope identification and shaping, scope definition; # of disciplines /stakeholders to manage is across-university impact, and city, county constituents
    • Risk-manage, control and report on risk associated with more complicated projects, affecting division or program as it relates to their project portfolio and risk sharing and control is skewed further to the project manager
    • project complexity involves synthesizing complex technical data and driving decisions
    • Primary university relationship is at the senior associate/administrative dean, faculty and directors level
    • Cumulative budget/scope from $250k to $600K.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a related field and five years of related experience in management of projects with extensive size/complexity and moderate performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components.
  • Ability to balance customer expectations with project reality.
  • Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.
  • Keen grasp of interpersonal and impact awareness.
  • Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and motivating groups of diverse individuals.

WHY STANFORD IS FOR YOU:

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4073
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: K
  • Requisition ID: 88371

Keywords: Stanford University, Redwood City , I T Project Manager, Other , Redwood City, California

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