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Halifax, NS
Information Technology
Experienced
Contract

Position: Project Manager (9 month contract)

Department: Information Technology Systems & Support (ITSS)

Annual Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 + 4% in lieu of vacation

Under the direction of the Manager, Planning and Projects, the Project Manager, is a resident specialist in project planning and delivery within the Project Management Group (PMG). This position possesses advanced project and change management skills specific to the implementation and support of Information Technology (IT) projects at the University. The Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects and provides single point of contact for those projects sponsors and sitting committees. The project Manager, as a member of the PMG, is also involved in assisting various groups across campus select applications to help facilitate their business operations. This position involves researching into available tools, the RFP process and scoring vendor responses to ultimately select and purchase an application or system. The Project Manager provides mentoring and support to projects across the University, helping community members adopt the project methodologies and applications supported within the group.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

Duties as the Project Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Participates in the six phases of Project Management: Initiation, Assessment, Planning, Development, Execution and Closure.
  • Participating most actively in the "Delivery" phases - Planning, Development and Execution but also participates in other phases with support from the Project Management Group.
  • In the "Delivery" phase, oversees the creation of a number of key documents, including the Project Charter, Solution Design, Project Plan, Training Plan and Communication Plan.
  • Maintains the Project Plan, Risk Register and produces Status Reports for the Project Sponsor.
  • Executes the Implementation Plan, the Operation Support Plan and receives formal Project Acceptance.
  • Responsible for a single project or many projects depending on the size and complexity of each.
  • Responsible for all IT project requirements and artifacts, related to scope, schedule, cost, resourcing, risk, change management and quality management.
  • Proactively engages in coaching and mentoring of team members to help staff reach the optimal level of performance and foster a working environment open to new ideas and innovative solutions.
  • Assists in training managers and staff on current and future project management methodologies and applications that exist in the delivery of projects at the University, either ad-hoc or through the development of training material where required.
  • Assists with the development, review and selection of products identified through the University's Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
  • Assists departments in the development of their RFP's, while also ensuring that the operational considerations of ITSS, in terms of security, architecture and resources, are articulated as part of the product/vendor selection.
  • Other duties as required

What you'll need

Qualifications

To be the successful Project Manager you will possess an undergraduate degree in IT or Business/Commerce and a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of directly related experience. In addition to excellent interpersonal and communication skills you have proven knowledge and experience in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, project management software e.g. TeamDynamix. The desire and ability to keep abreast on trends and changes and learn new technology is required. The successful candidate will have experience managing operational and project budgets, strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Demonstrated ability in leading teams of project staff in IT and/or Project office environment, strong attention to detail and accuracy in developing projects, practical knowledge of project management methodologies, and experience in customer relationship management and customer service will round out your skill set as the successful candidate. Project Management Professional (PMP) designation would be considered an asset. Functional/business knowledge of Higher Education enterprise systems or prior experience working on projects implementing telephony technologies (e.g. PBX, VoIP, unified communications) would be an asset. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at www.smu.ca.

Are you interested?

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Apply for this opportunity online by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the "Apply Now" button. Please include the names of three professional references. No telephone calls please.

Competition Opens: January 21, 2020 Competition Closes: February 4, 2020

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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