Technical Web Project Manager

Location
California, United States
Posted
17 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2021
Ref
87994
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Job Code: 4072
Grade: J

This is an 18 Month Fixed Term Position.

Stanford Web Services (SWS) is seeking a Technical Web Project Manager to guide teams creating web9sites, tools, and services. In this client-focused position, you will: 

  • use your top-notch skills in communication, negotiation, and planning to foster strong relationships with a diverse set of clients
  • partner with designers, researchers, and developers to define and execute strategy on complex web design and development projects using both traditional and headless content management systems
  • support an efficient lean design and agile development process through scrum and development sprints
  • manage JIRA and similar tools for communication and reporting
  • embrace retrospectives to motivate and support your team with continuous improvement

This is a fixed-term position with the strong possibility of extension if funding is available.

The following is the standard job description for this type of position at Stanford and includes information about general responsibilities that might help you decide. If it sounds like a good fit for you, please apply. We’re a great team doing great things.

Project Manager 1 – IT

Job purpose

Act as the lead point of contact on web design and development projects for Stanford academic and administrative units. Coordinate requirements definition, technical resource allocation, timelines, and budgets for complex Drupal and/or WordPress website projects. Take projects from original concept through final implementation. Work is typically comprised of 50% time contribution towards project leadership and 50% as a technical contributor.

Core duties

  • Perform the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Lead projects requiring functional integration. 
  • Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project.
  • Facilitate discussions and negotiations to drive recommendation consensus within scope of responsibility.
  • Develop and help execute comprehensive change management strategy and communication plan relative to project scope and stakeholders on a focused project; actively manage resistance to change.
  • These elements typically delineate the project management involved at this level: Charter- charter and scoping involvement or scope definition, identify and shape scope; # of disciplines /stakeholders to manage is contained to localized department or university constituents; risk- manage and report on risks associated with projects to upper management, risk sharing is maintained between management and project manager; project complexity involves straight-forward technology applications to drive decisions; primary university relationship is at the individual faculty, department /director level; cumulative budget/scope from $100k to $250k.
  • Other duties may also be assigned

Minimum requirements

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related experience in management of projects of moderate size/complexity with limited performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

We’re looking for candidates with deep expertise in: 

  • Good understanding of traditional content management systems (CMS), especially Drupal and WordPress, as well as headless CMS such as Storyblok or Contentful, including the ability to define requirements informed by CMS features and functionality.
  • Clear understanding of web standards and usability methods.

Other abilities include:

  • Polished written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to productively engage and influence cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement components.
  • Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem-solving skills in a variety of situations. 

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Agile Scrum Master and/or Product Owner certified, Project Management Professional (PMP) certified, completion of a Project Management Certificate program, or similar certification in process 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 his or her job. 

Working conditions

  • 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, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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.

Stanford University’s commitment to safely and effectively meet the public health challenge presented by COVID-19 extends to ensuring University employees may work from home, or another off-site location, where determined appropriate, whenever necessary through the end of March 2021. The department will give reasonable notice when employees are expected to return to work at the Redwood City campus.

Who we are

Stanford Web Services (SWS) is an award-winning agency within Stanford University providing web strategy, user experience, visual design, and web development services to the campus community. SWS oversees more than 2,500 websites and is part of University Information Technology (UIT), a 600-person strong organization supporting 100+ services for Stanford. SWS takes pride in our mission to care for Stanford’s ever-evolving web presence, because supporting the research and education mission of a renowned university can make a positive impact in the world. We create beautiful, secure, accessible, and effective websites; everyone in SWS works directly with campus clients and partners and problem-solves using friendly and clear communication. 

We’re located in Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus is open and brings together 2,700 staff in a collaborative environment that reflects Stanford’s culture and 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. As of June 2020, much of University IT is working remotely to support the university. This position will begin as 100% remote and may transition to on-site at a later date.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. 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! 

How to Apply 

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit your résumé and a cover letter along with your online application.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4072
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 87994

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