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Manager, Senior PMO Project

Company: Austin Community College District
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department. College Profile Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
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As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC. Our Mission The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community--development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning--modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.
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    For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.
    Commitment to Equity and Inclusion ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
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    As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community. General Statement of Job To manage projects of varying complexity for the Information Technology (IT) Department. The IT Project Manager will perform as a business analyst, project coordinator, and relationship manager for their aligned business unit as they relate to IT Project work.-- Description of Duties and Tasks Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    • Identifies and schedules project deliverables, milestones and required activities and tasks.
    • Establishes understanding of how technology fits into strategic goals of aligned business units.
    • Acts as a liaison between business units and IT ensuring communication and understanding of project scope and deliverables.
    • Performs opportunity assessments by analyzing requests from business units based on criteria including cost, risks, benefits, ROI, expected delivery etc.
    • Documents and collects business requirements, workflows, and dependencies from business units as required for project work. Works with the purchasing department on bid solicitations as required.
    • Communicates project methodology and processes, and coordinates project activities with stakeholders and others.
    • Constructs project documentation and facilitates approvals to ensure project deliverables are acceptable and fulfill the terms of the project charter. Monitors and manages project tasks to ensure project is completed within expected timeline.
    • Compiles and constructs project status reports, project budget expenditures tasks lists, and other project information as needed for distributions.
    • Identifies potential project risks and difficulties and informs management of issues. Designs strategies to mitigate or avoid risks.
    • Assesses project scope changes and analyzes effects to project timelines and plans.
    • Assess and analyzes opportunities so leadership can make informed decisions, monitor the progress and schedule of projects, and communicate with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties to ensure visibility and alignment into project milestones.
    • Facilitates project milestones, and enforces stage gate rules and regulations for each project.
    • Coordinates project activities with stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. Knowledge Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
      • Project management methodologies, experience in Agile delivery methodologies is a plus
      • Information technology and instructional resources technology terminology, practices, policies, procedures, and specification development of hardware and software.
      • Financial, personnel, and administrative functions of a technology department.
      • Budget & resource planning, projection, and analysis.
      • Information technology project management processes and procedures. Skills Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
        • Maintaining an established work schedule.
        • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
        • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills.
        • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.--
        • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, including the ability to coordinate the work of others.
        • Ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identifies issues.--
        • Effectively using negotiation and facilitation skills.
        • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software. Required Work Experience
          • Three years related work experience. Preferred Work Experience
            • Four years related work experience.
            • Seven or more years of rrogressively responsible IT experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving.
            • Five years of experience successfully managing complex and sensitive projects.
            • Business unit or business unit-facing experience, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving
            • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams Required Education Preferred Education
              • Bachelor's degree in business information systems (IS), computer science or related field. Special Requirements Licenses/Certifications; Other
                • Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for travel in the Austin area as required. Other Preferred Qualifications
                  • PMP Certification. Physical Requirements
                    • Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment.
                    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
                    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds. Safety
                      • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices. Information for This Posting Only
                        • This is a benefit eligible position funded through January 31, 2022 and is subject to renewal. The College is unable to support candidates who require sponsorship to work in the United States. ACC Benefits Overview Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

                          ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law. Disclaimer The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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