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IT Project Manager

Posted: November 18, 2022
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Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) seeks an IT Project Manager to be part of the HKSIT Project Management Team and participate in key projects. We are looking for a PM with strong Business Analyst skills who is technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who work well in a team environment. We are committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive team culture.

We are looking for high caliber project manager with the following skills:

- Ability to manage multiple projects.
- Build out requirements.
- People skills to gather inputs.
- Analytical skills to synthesize user requirements needs.
- Ability to develop KPIs and produce metrics / track success.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Technical proficiency / ability to work between technical teams and stakeholders at all levels.
- Process development / review and refinement of existing processes.
- Provide leadership to team members and peers by collaborating with others.

We are looking for an agile, focused project manager who can contribute through all phases of the project lifecycle. Someone with demonstrated leadership that can:

- Collaborate with technical teams, support teams, stakeholders, on various activities around project planning and execution, including:
- requirements gathering
- develop and refine project plans
- application configuration
- development of presentation materials
- story development
- support communications to internal/external teams, vendors, and other stakeholders
- customer outreach
- issue management
- research
- peer outreach
- user provisioning
- data gathering
- testing and end-user training
- Developing KPIs and producing key metrics to track success.
- Meet with the project team regularly to review project deliverables and deadlines.
- Create and maintain meeting minutes, schedules, project summaries, and updates.
- Interview key stakeholders and end users about business processes and needs. Translate into actionable requirements.
- Identify workflow improvements and propose solutions for new or existing systems by engaging our partners, system users, and vendors.
- Process development, improvement, and change management. Document and socialize new processes / changes to existing processes.
- Capture and document change requests, out-of-scope requests, and bugs.
- Identify opportunities to improve client applications and internal technical infrastructure.
- Work with the technical team to convey and clarify requirements as part of the development process.
- Take a lead role in understanding the operating requirements for delivered products and work with the team to analyze and clarify internal and school operational requirements.
- Quickly develop subject-matter expertise related to assigned projects.
- Support project reporting and communications efforts to key stakeholders.
- Develop and execute test procedures to verify new products, enhancements, defect fixes, and patches function as expected without introducing regression issues
- Provide functional support during project/release go-lives, which may include occasional evening or weekend work.
- Assist with general administration, special projects, and perform other related job duties as needed.
- Understand and negotiate the needs and expectations of multiple stakeholders.

Please note: cover letters are encouraged!

This is a hybrid position requiring a minimum of 3 days/week in the office on campus.

This is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending 3 years from date of hire with possibility of renewal/extension.

Minimum experience required: 5 years post-secondary education or relevant work experience.

Preferred experience: If you meet some, but not all of the following, you are encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn:

• Bachelor's degree with coursework in information systems or computer science preferred or equivalent experience.
• At least five (5) years’ experience working with administrative systems, preferably in a project management capacity working on small and large-scale projects.
• Experience with project management and business analysis tools and techniques is strongly desired.
• Solid understanding and demonstrated use of iterative project management (preferably Agile) desired.
• Proven communications and writing ability (sample will be required).
• Demonstrated organizational skills, especially with the ability to manage and track a large number of details and facts and understand how each detail fits into the "big picture."
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment; willingness to go "above and beyond" to meet critical deadlines.
• Adept at evaluating problems accurately and displaying sound judgment, including measured risks and timely escalation.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• Excellent communication skills and technical-writing ability.
• Fluency with Microsoft Office.
• Demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
• Proven experience with relational databases including SQL.

Bachelor's degree with coursework in information systems or computer science.

Learn. Lead. Serve.

Harvard Kennedy School’s mission is to improve public policy and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, free, just, and sustainably prosperous. By combining cutting-edge research, the teaching of outstanding students, and direct interaction with practitioners, we have an impact on solving public problems that no other institution can match.

Through research, teaching, and engagement with practitioners, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government improves public policy and public leadership so that people can live in societies that are safer, freer, more just, and more sustainably prosperous.

Our faculty, students, staff, about 23,000 degree program alumni, and more than 66,000 executive education participants tackle a diverse range of public challenges in the United States and around the world.

Our teaching, research, and engagement with practitioners focus on these priorities:

Protecting international security and freedom
Strengthening democracy
Advancing social justice and human rights
Increasing economic well-being
Enhancing sustainability
Improving public leadership and management

Learn more: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/

Description

Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) seeks an IT Project Manager to be part of the HKSIT Project Management Team and participate in key projects. We are looking for a PM with strong Business Analyst skills who is technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who work well in a team environment. We are committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive team culture.

We are looking for high caliber project manager with the following skills:

- Ability to manage multiple projects.
- Build out requirements.
- People skills to gather inputs.
- Analytical skills to synthesize user requirements needs.
- Ability to develop KPIs and produce metrics / track success.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Technical proficiency / ability to work between technical teams and stakeholders at all levels.
- Process development / review and refinement of existing processes.
- Provide leadership to team members and peers by collaborating with others.

We are looking for an agile, focused project manager who can contribute through all phases of the project lifecycle. Someone with demonstrated leadership that can:

- Collaborate with technical teams, support teams, stakeholders, on various activities around project planning and execution, including:
- requirements gathering
- develop and refine project plans
- application configuration
- development of presentation materials
- story development
- support communications to internal/external teams, vendors, and other stakeholders
- customer outreach
- issue management
- research
- peer outreach
- user provisioning
- data gathering
- testing and end-user training
- Developing KPIs and producing key metrics to track success.
- Meet with the project team regularly to review project deliverables and deadlines.
- Create and maintain meeting minutes, schedules, project summaries, and updates.
- Interview key stakeholders and end users about business processes and needs. Translate into actionable requirements.
- Identify workflow improvements and propose solutions for new or existing systems by engaging our partners, system users, and vendors.
- Process development, improvement, and change management. Document and socialize new processes / changes to existing processes.
- Capture and document change requests, out-of-scope requests, and bugs.
- Identify opportunities to improve client applications and internal technical infrastructure.
- Work with the technical team to convey and clarify requirements as part of the development process.
- Take a lead role in understanding the operating requirements for delivered products and work with the team to analyze and clarify internal and school operational requirements.
- Quickly develop subject-matter expertise related to assigned projects.
- Support project reporting and communications efforts to key stakeholders.
- Develop and execute test procedures to verify new products, enhancements, defect fixes, and patches function as expected without introducing regression issues
- Provide functional support during project/release go-lives, which may include occasional evening or weekend work.
- Assist with general administration, special projects, and perform other related job duties as needed.
- Understand and negotiate the needs and expectations of multiple stakeholders.

Please note: cover letters are encouraged!

This is a hybrid position requiring a minimum of 3 days/week in the office on campus.

This is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending 3 years from date of hire with possibility of renewal/extension.

Skills

Minimum experience required: 5 years post-secondary education or relevant work experience.

Preferred experience: If you meet some, but not all of the following, you are encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn:

• Bachelor's degree with coursework in information systems or computer science preferred or equivalent experience.
• At least five (5) years’ experience working with administrative systems, preferably in a project management capacity working on small and large-scale projects.
• Experience with project management and business analysis tools and techniques is strongly desired.
• Solid understanding and demonstrated use of iterative project management (preferably Agile) desired.
• Proven communications and writing ability (sample will be required).
• Demonstrated organizational skills, especially with the ability to manage and track a large number of details and facts and understand how each detail fits into the "big picture."
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment; willingness to go "above and beyond" to meet critical deadlines.
• Adept at evaluating problems accurately and displaying sound judgment, including measured risks and timely escalation.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• Excellent communication skills and technical-writing ability.
• Fluency with Microsoft Office.
• Demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
• Proven experience with relational databases including SQL.

Education

Bachelor's degree with coursework in information systems or computer science.

Company Description

Learn. Lead. Serve.

Harvard Kennedy School’s mission is to improve public policy and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, free, just, and sustainably prosperous. By combining cutting-edge research, the teaching of outstanding students, and direct interaction with practitioners, we have an impact on solving public problems that no other institution can match.

Through research, teaching, and engagement with practitioners, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government improves public policy and public leadership so that people can live in societies that are safer, freer, more just, and more sustainably prosperous.

Our faculty, students, staff, about 23,000 degree program alumni, and more than 66,000 executive education participants tackle a diverse range of public challenges in the United States and around the world.

Our teaching, research, and engagement with practitioners focus on these priorities:

Protecting international security and freedom
Strengthening democracy
Advancing social justice and human rights
Increasing economic well-being
Enhancing sustainability
Improving public leadership and management

Learn more: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/

Position Overview

Company

Harvard Kennedy School

Location

Cambridge, MA

Job Type

Full time

Salary

$81,000-$138,400

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Position Details

Description

Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) seeks an IT Project Manager to be part of the HKSIT Project Management Team and participate in key projects. We are looking for a PM with strong Business Analyst skills who is technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who work well in a team environment. We are committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive team culture.

We are looking for high caliber project manager with the following skills:

- Ability to manage multiple projects.
- Build out requirements.
- People skills to gather inputs.
- Analytical skills to synthesize user requirements needs.
- Ability to develop KPIs and produce metrics / track success.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Technical proficiency / ability to work between technical teams and stakeholders at all levels.
- Process development / review and refinement of existing processes.
- Provide leadership to team members and peers by collaborating with others.

We are looking for an agile, focused project manager who can contribute through all phases of the project lifecycle. Someone with demonstrated leadership that can:

- Collaborate with technical teams, support teams, stakeholders, on various activities around project planning and execution, including:
- requirements gathering
- develop and refine project plans
- application configuration
- development of presentation materials
- story development
- support communications to internal/external teams, vendors, and other stakeholders
- customer outreach
- issue management
- research
- peer outreach
- user provisioning
- data gathering
- testing and end-user training
- Developing KPIs and producing key metrics to track success.
- Meet with the project team regularly to review project deliverables and deadlines.
- Create and maintain meeting minutes, schedules, project summaries, and updates.
- Interview key stakeholders and end users about business processes and needs. Translate into actionable requirements.
- Identify workflow improvements and propose solutions for new or existing systems by engaging our partners, system users, and vendors.
- Process development, improvement, and change management. Document and socialize new processes / changes to existing processes.
- Capture and document change requests, out-of-scope requests, and bugs.
- Identify opportunities to improve client applications and internal technical infrastructure.
- Work with the technical team to convey and clarify requirements as part of the development process.
- Take a lead role in understanding the operating requirements for delivered products and work with the team to analyze and clarify internal and school operational requirements.
- Quickly develop subject-matter expertise related to assigned projects.
- Support project reporting and communications efforts to key stakeholders.
- Develop and execute test procedures to verify new products, enhancements, defect fixes, and patches function as expected without introducing regression issues
- Provide functional support during project/release go-lives, which may include occasional evening or weekend work.
- Assist with general administration, special projects, and perform other related job duties as needed.
- Understand and negotiate the needs and expectations of multiple stakeholders.

Please note: cover letters are encouraged!

This is a hybrid position requiring a minimum of 3 days/week in the office on campus.

This is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending 3 years from date of hire with possibility of renewal/extension.

Skills and Experience

Minimum experience required: 5 years post-secondary education or relevant work experience.

Preferred experience: If you meet some, but not all of the following, you are encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn:

• Bachelor's degree with coursework in information systems or computer science preferred or equivalent experience.
• At least five (5) years’ experience working with administrative systems, preferably in a project management capacity working on small and large-scale projects.
• Experience with project management and business analysis tools and techniques is strongly desired.
• Solid understanding and demonstrated use of iterative project management (preferably Agile) desired.
• Proven communications and writing ability (sample will be required).
• Demonstrated organizational skills, especially with the ability to manage and track a large number of details and facts and understand how each detail fits into the "big picture."
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment; willingness to go "above and beyond" to meet critical deadlines.
• Adept at evaluating problems accurately and displaying sound judgment, including measured risks and timely escalation.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• Excellent communication skills and technical-writing ability.
• Fluency with Microsoft Office.
• Demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
• Proven experience with relational databases including SQL.

Education

Bachelor's degree with coursework in information systems or computer science.

Company Description

Learn. Lead. Serve.

Harvard Kennedy School’s mission is to improve public policy and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, free, just, and sustainably prosperous. By combining cutting-edge research, the teaching of outstanding students, and direct interaction with practitioners, we have an impact on solving public problems that no other institution can match.

Through research, teaching, and engagement with practitioners, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government improves public policy and public leadership so that people can live in societies that are safer, freer, more just, and more sustainably prosperous.

Our faculty, students, staff, about 23,000 degree program alumni, and more than 66,000 executive education participants tackle a diverse range of public challenges in the United States and around the world.

Our teaching, research, and engagement with practitioners focus on these priorities:

Protecting international security and freedom
Strengthening democracy
Advancing social justice and human rights
Increasing economic well-being
Enhancing sustainability
Improving public leadership and management

Learn more: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/

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