The Director, Project Management Office (Boston, MA) is responsible for the overall project management function, providing leadership, coordination and management of the PMO processes and functions. The role serves as a conduit for communication between project managers and IT executives who make the strategic decisions for those projects. The Director, Project Management Office (Boston, MA) supervises the team that provides project management support functions and administrative support to project managers.
We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.
Support project managers by:
Helping and mobilizing the team - project start-up
Reviewing program status reports
Facilitating change management of projects
Facilitating escalation of issues and risks
Overseeing development, governance, and implementation of processes, methodologies, tools, and products
Interfacing with IT and internal functional area leaders to provide strategic and tactical advice on project/program planning and execution
Participating in the appointment of project managers
Facilitate approval for project management deliverables like:
Project definition document
Project plan, scope, schedule and budget
Manage project management processes like:
Support and track approvals
Manage the manager methodology, project metrics and risk management manager, and project control specialists
Ensure that project milestones are met and documented
Other duties as assigned
Site Team/Learning Community Member
Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students
Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
Participate in staff meetings and trainings
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration or related discipline; MBA desirable
10+ years of project management experience in a business environment, including successful oversight of large, complex projects or programs; at least five years of experience in IT
Demonstrated success in management of other project managers or experience on a management level within a project office
PMP or other project management certification
Strong project management technical skills
Strong managerial and supervisory skills, demonstrating the ability to effectively lead others and those reporting into the PMO
Demonstrated success partnering with and influencing senior leadership
Experience with roll-out of project management and process improvement in an organization, including implementation of standards and methodologies
Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex projects on time and within budget
Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively to people without technical backgrounds, both verbally and in writing
Advanced experience with Microsoft Desktop Software: Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Accomplished with Microsoft Project and SharePoint
Working knowledge of project management information systems a plus
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas and opinions are valued within your team/customers and external partners
Comfort with change in a fast moving environment
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Additional Salary Information: Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
Benefits: Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year
Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives
Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high support, high expectations model that combines hands-on techni...cal and professional skills, educational stipends, college-level coursework, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies.
Year Up currently serves young adults in Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay Area, South Florida, and Wilmington and will serve more than 3,000 students in 2017 nationwide.
Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The Non-Profit Times for six consecutive years, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young people.
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