Harvard University IT Project Manager III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47272BRAuto req ID:47272BRJob Code:I0057P IT Project Manager III Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Project Manager IIISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications:Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification not required, but a plus. Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on schedule and on budget. Technical aptitude to understand, explain, and develop business and functional requirements documentation. Validated understanding of the principles of project management methodologies and processes. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Project Management Processes and Tools.Additional Information:Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. Department:Postgraduate Medical EducationPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Information Technology School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Independently coordinate complex procedures and execute work necessary to successful IT project completion in a unit or department, requiring high levels of cross-functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed. Perform project management oversight of small projects or one or more large tasks within a larger project.Typical Core Duties:

  • Collaborate to review project plans and proposals and develop project objectives; identify project responsibilities by determining the phases and elements of the project; calculate time frames and sequence the stages of the project

  • Develop and manage project roadmap

  • Execute, coordinate, and perform technical aspects of project; research issues

  • Review, evaluate, approve, and monitor cost schedule and technical scope baselines

  • Ensure the preparation and delivery of required project documentation

  • Prepare and provide project status updates

  • Contribute to communication plan and change management

  • Absorb and leverage project related technology to ensure effective project management and collaboration

  • May provide training to clients/staff

  • Apply Harvard University’s IT technical standards and best practices

  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years’ post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience

  • Demonstrated cross-functional project management experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Completion of Harvard IT Academy Project Management Foundations course (or external equivalent) preferred

  • PMP or other relevant certification and experience preferred, e.g., Scrum Master

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Project Manager for Educational Technology, Media, and Design is an important role designed to support the growing demands for distance education and media work within Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME). This Project Manager, with experience in managing the execution of projects from discovery through delivery, will support the department’s initiatives, track progress, and send alerts when necessary. This will include the development of project plans, scheduling, and budget tracking as well as acting as the central point of contact for faculty/stakeholders. The perfect candidate is a team player, calm under pressure, and detail oriented. Working in concert with Associate Director of Educational Technology, Media, and Design to implement new initiatives in distance learning and technology projects that support all aspects of the PGME.

Key Duties:

  • Clearly define project scope, goals, schedules, and deliverables and create and update project plans

  • Review courses in the online platform, log and verify change requests, and monitor and send enrollment updates

  • Track deliverables and deadlines for a variety of projects, large and small, and keep tasks on time and within budget while effectively communicating the project status to stakeholders.

  • Prepare materials for and participate in all collaborative project meetings, including kick-off meetings, regular status updates, and strategy meetings.

  • Manage the development of marketing materials for each course, obtain faculty sign-off, schedule emails send in marketing cloud

  • Work with accreditation team to ensure that all needed course materials receive a bias review, disclosure forms are on file, and the appropriate # of CME credits have been rewarded

  • Manage media requests from the external education department

  • Update flagship site (Drupal) when new courses are open for enrollment