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Enterprise IT Project Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 11/13/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/12/2018
Working Title Enterprise IT Project Manager
Job Classification Systems/Programmer IV
Department Name 19200S-CSSD-Enterprise CRM
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135857
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is seeking an Enterprise IT Project Manager for its Enterprise CRM Division. This position is a senior-level, technical position that reports to the Director of Enterprise Initiatives within CSSD and has responsibility for continuously assessing and coordinating the project management methodology and tools for IT projects.

This position will also provide enterprise IT project management, which includes planning and coordinating all phases of complex University-wide IT project implementations. The incumbent is responsible for assessing IT needs across the University, recommending programs and support models for meeting those needs, and following through to ensure the successful implementation of new or updated services. The individual will build strategic relationships and collaborate with leaders across the University to identify, develop, and deliver successful IT projects.

This position is accountable for the successful implementation of projects on systems to include enterprise-wide, mission-critical systems and related services. Duties include all aspects of project management methodologies including project phases, processes, tools, and providing training and assistance to mentor other project managers. These duties are accomplished by authoritatively establishing clearly defined project objectives and deliverables, identifying and tracking project tasks through completion, identifying issues with the completion of tasks, and quickly resolving those issues in order to keep projects on schedule. It is also expected that this position will ensure that projects stay within all established financial constraints and aid in the development of communications regarding systems and services that are impacted by the project. All enterprise-level projects will include input from other areas of CSSD and units throughout the University via focus groups, information sessions, and surveys.

It is vital that the incumbent understands the University’s computing environment and the impact of decisions on production and development systems. This individual must clearly understand and consistently apply the mission, vision, and values of the University and CSSD to all work situations and tasks. In order to successfully meet performance standards, it is critical that the individual maintain a broad view of advancements in technology and proficiency with new technologies.

The incumbent must have excellent professional skills to include the following: exceptional written and verbal communication skills, independent decision making, sound professional judgment, a high-degree of initiative, successfully directing and managing time and resources, the ability to accurately compile budget requirements, successfully define and implement strategic direction, use discretion when dealing with sensitive issues, consistently meet deadlines, and successfully managing stressful situations with composure and professionalism. He/she must accurately interpret, represent, and consistently follow University and departmental IT policies, processes and procedures.

Applicants must provide three work-related references (supervisory, whenever possible) as well as include their complete employment and salary history on their application.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

The candidate must possess an advanced degree in CS, IS, or a related field and have at least five years of management experience in an operational area in a complex IT environment. In addition, extensive project management experience or PMP certification is required. The successful candidate must have worked in IT (preferably in higher education) and have a demonstrated track record of achieving stated goals. The ability to handle multiple projects and priorities and consistently meet tight deadlines is essential. Excellent professional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required. Complete accuracy in writing is crucial.

Required Licenses/Certifications

PMP Certification is preferred but not required.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

On occasion, some evening and weekend work may be necessary depending on business load, project timeline requirements, or scheduled downtime changes.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter