The Director, Program Management and Alignment coordinates efforts to identify, select, and prioritize information technology projects and programs based upon their alignment and contribution to the university's goals and objectives. This position also manages high-visibility technology implementations, ensuring that teams are aligned, communicating effectively, and projects are delivered on time and successfully.
Facilitate and coordinate the efforts to establish the IT project portfolio. This includes the evaluation, selection, and prioritization of projects, resource identification and management, and execution strategy.
Work with sponsors and stakeholders from multiple constituencies to define objectives, goals, success criteria, and project scope.
Work with IT leadership to align technology roadmaps with university goals and objectives.
Develop project charter, scope and timeline; identify resources needed to meet objectives; track, evaluate, and communicate project progress and performance.
Conduct regular reviews to validate initiatives are in scope and on schedule
Manage the risk, issue, and change resolution process, work with other leaders to take corrective action as needed
Conduct lessons learned sessions during project close-out to identify successes and opportunities for improvement
Develop reporting standards for all initiatives; publish regular executive level reporting with updates on project activities
Develop and lead the IT Program Management and Alignment Office to ensure quality, consistency and oversight of information technology projects by developing and maintaining project management methodologies, standards, and tools
Manage the project intake process and assist teams in navigating the process through effective project definition, refinement and initiation
Support various technical and functional managers by training on project management best practices, procedures, and processes
Bachelor's degree with at least 6 years of project management experience
Demonstrated experience managing multi-phased, highly complex information technology projects
Experience leading technical implementations with cross functional diverse teams (IT and stakeholders) including vendors
Highly collaborative with outstanding communication and relationship management skills
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to communicate succinctly and effectively across all levels of the organization
Experience using project management tools such as Microsoft Project or similar
Experience developing and deploying project management best practices, procedures, and processes
PMI (Project Management Institute) certified PMP
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
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Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.