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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

If you are using a screen reader and experience any difficulty accessing our web pages, please call 206-543-2544 or email UWHires and we will be happy to assist you. jump to content Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

This position is eligible for remote work until September 15, 2023 at which point it will likely become hybrid UW Continuum College (UWC -) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We're focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we're creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.

Diversity and respect for all, is a core value of UW Continuum College. We are committed to improving access to education, removing barriers to entry, and viewing our work through an equity lens. We believe our organization is better when diversity of thought, practice, and experiences are not only welcomed but celebrated. We are passionate about creating, and supporting an inclusive working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Senior Technical Project Manager is a working hands-on role, fully owning the delivery of strategic business projects. They guide and direct project activities in the IT departments at UW Continuum College (UWC -), establishing performance management baselines and managing for scope, cost, schedule, quality, risks, and change control. The role works collaboratively with IT and other functional management to staff each project, assigning and delegating work assignments appropriately. The Senior Technical Project Manager collaborates closely with UWC - business groups, as well as UW schools, colleges, and administrative units to support the development, implementation and maintenance of on-line student services systems, internet applications, and systems to provide financial reporting to senior university administrators.

The successful candidate will possess proven impact, influence, technical and project management skills. They will demonstrate effective budgeting, analysis, project management, change management, risk assessment and quality assurance acumen, and build collaborative relationships with diverse individuals and teams across the University. They should be comfortable communicating clearly and working effectively with stakeholders at every level of the organization. They will demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adapt to shifts in business strategy and priorities, project tactics, team capabilities, and organizational maturity.


Senior Project Management

  • Support project definition activities by helping to understand stakeholders' needs, formulating solution strategies, and developing proposals and business cases.
  • Develop realistic and achievable project plans, estimating labor and non-labor costs, schedules for completing the scope of the work and document planning assumptions.
  • Review and acquire plan approval from the project team, management and project sponsors and the stakeholder community.
  • Develop the work breakdown structure and responsibility matrix based on an analysis of project processes, risk analysis, quality management requirements, roles, responsibilities, and governance requirements.
  • Implement project governance mechanisms such as advisory groups, steering committees, and executive review committees as appropriate for the size or complexity of the project and the environment.
  • Collect project status frequently, measure project performance against baselines, analyze variances and adjust as needed to keep the project on track.
  • Provide UWC - management and stakeholders with regular effective status reports, obtaining stakeholder approval of project deliverables.
    -Define quality assurance programs and manage their implementation as part of the project life cycle.
    -Ensure proper closure to projects including warranty fulfillment, project retrospectives and administrative contract closure.

    Business and Systems Analysis
  • Understand the strategic direction and needs of the business.
  • Identify, recommend, assess, and estimate initiatives that will help advance the strategy, include risk analysis, business cases, skills, costs, and schedules.
  • Actively manage the requirements process including elicitation, analysis, prioritization, documentation, and communication.
  • Facilitate meetings with a business analyst or as needed individually conduct use case and user analysis.
  • Define and re-engineer business processes and workflows.
  • Bridge the gaps among the business users and developers in understanding the needs, requirements, designs, and specifications of the business needs.

    Project Leadership
  • Manage resource assignments for the assigned scope of responsibility, whether it is a program or project.
  • Provide effective leadership without direct reporting relationships for the extended project team, including IT, business and other vendor representatives when needed.
  • Take a pragmatic approach to managing projects, approach your toolkit as craftspeople do, knowing which tools to apply to which jobs for the best results.
  • Foster a productive and collaborative teamwork environment.
  • Manage time effectively, facilitate group decision making and conduct effective meetings.

    Bachelor's degree in Business, IT or related field OR has equivalent experience AND 3-4 or more years of experience to include:

  • Senior project management experience with web projects as well as complex, interactive web applications and their system integration.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects to successful completion with a combined team size of 8 or more people.
  • Recognized expertise managing projects with both traditional waterfall and Agile project management approaches as appropriate to the situation
  • Successful end-to-end implementation of projects utilizing commercially available software products.
  • Experience delivering to an IT strategic roadmap with constrained resources.
  • Experience planning and facilitating adoption of process changes through engagement with stakeholders and end-users.
  • Familiar with documentation and project management tools such as: MS Teams, MS Project, Visio, SharePoint, JIRA, and Confluence.

    Top candidates for this role will also have one or more of the following qualifications:
  • PMI or equivalent certification.
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
  • Deep understanding of ProSci ADKAR or other change management model.
  • Prior experience as a software developer, tester, engineer, or business analyst.
  • Ownership of projects with budgets of $250,000 or more.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , SR. TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER, PMO, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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