Director, IT Project Management Office

Job#: 2011763

Job Description:

PMO Director
Charlottesville, VA
**Must have High Ed experience
**Must be onsite 3-4 days/week

  • Manage the health and delivery of the CIO Project Portfolio, consisting of strategic, high-priority, highly complex IT projects.
  • Direct, manage, coach, and mentor a high-performing team of IT project managers and business analysts. Management duties include hiring, performance evaluations, coaching, and holding teammates accountable to commitments.
  • Directly manage complex high profile, enterprise IT projects and programs, modeling excellence in project/program delivery.
  • Drive best practices and standards promoting continuous PPM process improvement and enhanced portfolio tracking and reporting.
  • Maintain a high standard of project quality, conformance to PPM standards/best practices, and sponsorship satisfaction with overall project progress/status.
  • Partner and collaborate with IT Directors and Managers who oversee key technical resources critical to project success to ensure alignment on project delivery.
  • Ensure change management is managed throughout the project life cycle, bringing value to the community.
  • Assist leadership in conducting strategic project planning initiatives to maximize resource scheduling, utilization, and conflict resolution, working to resolve resource dependencies.
  • Partner with technology teams to utilize project methodologies that allow teams to deliver great value, with a focus on quality and timeliness.
  • Advocate for change management in projects through communications, training and engagement throughout the project Lifecyle

Preferred Certifications:

  • Prosci Change Management
  • ITIL Foundations
  • Scrum Certifications (CSM, CSPO)

Required Certifications:

  • PMP

Additional Qualities:

  • Ability to balance multiple roles: Portfolio Manager, PMO Director and Project Manager.
  • Excellent communicator, superb listener, with ability to build relationships, community, and influence. Ability to work effectively and professionally across the ITS organization and with key stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in managing multiple, complex IT projects and programs.
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions, exercise sound judgment, and execute follow-through.
  • Ability to manage effectively in a complex environment with ambiguity and conflicting priorities.
  • Skills and ability to lead, direct, guide, mentor, and coach other project managers and business analysts without micromanaging.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence and persuasion in a multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Experience with an enterprise PPM tool/platform for portfolio management, project management, and resource management.
  • Commitment to on-time, on-budget, quality execution with a clear appreciation of the importance of detail.

Education: Bachelors Degree Required.  Equivalent combination of experience, education and/or certifications may be substituted in lieu of degree. Masters Degree Preferred.
Experience: 5 years









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Charlottesville, VA, US

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Date Posted:
January 26, 2024