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Project Manager
Fordham University in New York, New York
Date Posted 06/24/2022
Admin-Computer and Information Technology-Other IT
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Project Manager

Student Computing, Rose Hill

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

The Project Manager will be the driving force behind the success of multiple simultaneous technology projects. They will follow established project management processes to deliver assigned projects on time, within budget and meet high-quality standards and stakeholder expectations. They will manage all operational and tactical aspects of IT projects including planning, cost management, scope management, change management, resource management, communications, schedules, deliverables, and quality.

Essential Functions

Essential Project Manager Functions

  • Creates and adjusts detailed project plans and proactively manage detailed schedules and milestones.
  • Determines project risks on an ongoing basis, escalates issues and drives resolution.
  • Documents resourcing needs, availability and commitments. Provides insights on resource allocation.
  • Provides clear, accurate and timely communications; including status reports with project-specific KPIs.
  • Manages relationships with IT resources, vendors, stakeholders and user community.
  • Comfortably facilitates and handles project communication with project team, requesting university groups, and senior stakeholders.
  • Manages changes to project scope.
  • Provides weekly update of status of projects key health indicators from concept through implementation.
  • Tracks costs and performance, service levels and other metrics required to ensure project goals and objectives are met.
  • Works closely with multiple departments and teams and drive successful project delivery.
  • Handles multiple projects and assignments.

General Project Manager Functions

  • Managerial responsibility within a function, with responsibility for setting expectations, defining roles and coaching team members.
  • Contributes to evaluating and making recommendations on resource requirements on projects.
  • Provides work direction/coaching to team members.
  • Managerial and supervisory responsibility for several technical professionals within a function.
  • Facilitates meetings.
  • Distills complex subjects into key messages.
  • Assists directors in crafting and delivering difficult project messages.
  • Communicate status, progress, and impact to management.
  • Creates a project environment which encourages sharing of diverse views.
  • Establishes deliverable structure and content.
  • Develops implementation plans for the overall project.
  • Assesses implication of changes in scope.
  • Identifies changes in scope of work and communicates appropriately.
  • Applies engagement project management procedures.
  • Develops, schedules and staffs detailed project.
  • Resolves issues in a timely manner.
  • Reviews team’s work for quality and thoroughness.
  • Demonstrates ability to supervise a team.
  • Manages major components of projects.
  • Demonstrates understanding of complex transactions and related configuration options.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, business administration or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience.
  • Google Suite, MS Office Suite (Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio), TeamDynamix.
  • Strong PM and strong BA skills with minimum of 5 years of combined experience as a project manager and business analyst across the full project lifecycle.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of Fordham’s culture and environment, as well as the technical, business and cultural environment of higher education in general.
  • Familiar with teaching environment, curriculum development and processes.
  • Strong skills in the performance and supervision of the following:
  • Specific application of concepts within area of technical expertise
  • Ability to actively contribute and oversee all phases of projects (i.e., diagnoses, designs, codes, tests, implements)
  • Project management
  • Strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills
  • Independent management of own workflow and work outcomes
  • Customer service
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff, faculty and students
  • Interaction and collaboration with vendors
  • PMP or Prince2 or Six Sigma Certification.



APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/3202


Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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