Project Manager, ADAPT

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California, United States
03 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Project Manager - IT (ADAPT)

Job Code: 4074
Grade: L

Job Purpose

Manage large and complex projects with high performance risk and driving projects to completion. Manage more than one large project simultaneously. Propose new initiatives and champions the business and technical planning and conceptual efforts for major projects and initiatives. Work is typically comprised of 80% time contribution towards project leadership and 20% as a technical contributor.

Core Duties

  • Perform the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Independently lead and direct projects requiring high levels of functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed. This includes: (1) Facilitating project goals and deliverables definition; (2) Leading meetings including preparing agendas, leading discussions, and ensuring meeting results are documented and communicated to project team and sponsors; (3) Tracking project deliverables using appropriate tools; (4) Monitoring and reporting on project progress to all stakeholders; (5) Conducting project evaluations and results assessment.
  • Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project. This includes: (1) Defining project tasks and negotiating resource commitments, ensuring all project participants are aligned with the project goals and understand the criteria for success; (2) Integrating and managing external consultants; (3) Managing project budget and spending.
  • Facilitate discussions and negotiations to drive recommendation consensus. This includes: (1) Providing direction and support to the project team in whatever capacity is necessary; project-based needs, technical, or interpersonal needs; (2) Motivating team members and managing project team dynamics; acting as liaison, problem solver and facilitator; cultivating appropriate group values, norms, and behaviors.
  • Develop and help execute comprehensive change management strategy and communication plan relative to project scope and stakeholders; orchestrate and lead change management methodologies underlying project success. This includes driving initial requirements gathering and obtaining commitments to the requirements from all project stakeholders. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and ten years of progressively responsible, relevant project management experience performing duties similar to those listed above or combination of education and relevant experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to organize work and to manage multiple projects.
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of university operations, administration, community, and mission.
  • Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components.
  • Ability to balance customer expectations with project reality.
  • Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.
  • Keen grasp of interpersonal and impact awareness.
  • Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects. 
  • Knowledge of user experience and user testing concepts.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Substantial experience with Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of project management tools and software development lifecycle (SDLC) strongly desired.
  • Substantial experience in developing and maintaining complex and integrated project plans with proper work breakdown structure (WBS) strongly desired
  • Substantial experience in people, change, risk, and conflict management strongly desired.
  • Substantial ability to build relationships and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve results in a consensus driven environment strongly desired.
  • Solid leadership, negotiation, persuasion, and facilitation skills strongly desired.
  • Ability to navigate stressful situations and make/negotiate decisions on complex problems strongly desired.
  • Demonstrable experience with MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio) strongly desired.
  • Experience with University Advancement systems desired.
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM (SFDC) implementation desired.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance and testing practices desired.
  • Knowledge of data integration across different technical platforms desired.
  • Understanding of Web application architecture and the technology tiers that support them, system architectures, application integration, and object oriented languages desired.

Certifications and Licenses

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified completion of a Project Management Certificate program, or certification in process. 
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) completion or certification in process is preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently sit, perform desk based computer tasks, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation and lift/carry /push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, write by hand.
  • Rarely use a telephone, kneel, crawl, climb ladders, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully. 
  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions

  • May be exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures, be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals or work on roofs at heights greater than 10 ft.
  • Travel locally and cross-university.

Work Standards 

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. 
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Why Stanford is for You

  • Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
  • Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus, opened in 2019, will be the workplace for approximately 2,700 staff, including University IT, whose jobs are important to supporting the University‚Äôs mission. The campus offers amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families.

We are not able to provide relocation for this position.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4074
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: L
  • Requisition ID: 87898

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