Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm, unless additional hours are needed outside of the normal work schedule.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.
1) Manages multiple concurrent college projects from initiation to project closure, ensuring that project scope, budget and customer expectations are met.
2) Assist with the review of project requests from the campus community and assist in building in building business case that can be used to determine project alignment with college strategic plan and priorities.
3) Identifies required project resources in consultation with project sponsor, business lead and technical lead to ensure that adequate level of effort to effectively plan and execute the sponsor has been estimated.
4) Participates in various project governance teams to assist in annual planning process and project review and prioritization processes.
5) Contributes to college project management methodology and college project management tools. Is an advocate for effective project management at the college and is a champion of project management practice.
6) Develops project charter in collaboration with project sponsors and business leads. Reviews deliverables in project charter and facilitates the creation of project deliverables. Identifies the need for resources outside of Columbus State (e.g., equipment, software, subject matter expertise).
7) Works with project team to create work breakdown structures. Breaks deliverables down into tasks and develops relationships/dependencies. Adequately estimates tasks and project timeline.
8) Facilitates risk identification, analyzes risk and prepares risk register. Collaborates with project team to determine risk response plans.
9) Develops effective project governance structures to ensure project decisions are made efficiently. Works with project core teams and steering committees to ensure consensus is achieved across the project.
10) Tracks project budget and manages project expenses throughout the project's lifecycle.
11) Works with project teams to understand 'as is' business process and identifies gaps from current state to future desired state.
12) Leads testing/quality assurance efforts for assigned projects. Works with technical and business leads to develop integrated test plans to ensure product quality has been ensured prior to targeted 'go-live' or migration dates.
13) Identifies project issues that require resolution and manages issue tracking/reporting. Prioritizes issues and escalates effectively as needed. Assists with drafting key project decision documents and performs basic impact analysis.
14) Works assigned schedule exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload demands.
15) Performs other related duties as required.
Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College's Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated. Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards, but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American's with Disabilities Act.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds.
Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: industry standard project management methodologies and practices; FERPA; Information Technology industry experience; verbal and written communications; proficient with developing presentations; Software programs such as MS Sharepoint, MS Project, Visio and Excel. Skill in: verbal and written communication; proficiency with presentations; planning, scheduling and organizing work; general typing; application of job software programs such as MS Project, Visio and Excel; and coordinating program functions. Ability to: plan, execute and close assigned projects according to strategic alignment and prioritization; manage triple constraint; coordinate and monitor resource allocations including assignments of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan; coordinate multiple concurrent activities and task; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, external contacts and the general public; collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; maintain accurate and complete work records; organizing and problem solving.
Bachelor's degree and at least four years' of experience as a practicing Project Manager. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: PMP Certification; Experience managing multiple concurrent projects; experience managing IT-centric projects; experience in K-12 or Higher Ed.
Additional Information: Applicants are required to submit a cover letter detailing their experience as a practicing Project Manager, managing multiple concurrent projects and IT-centric projects, and experience in K-12 or Higher Ed. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees ...in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.