Job Details

Pace University
  • Position Number: 3306477
  • Location: Valhalla, NY
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

IT Project Manager

Pace University is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University's Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. We are currently seeking an experienced IT Project Manager for our Valhalla, NY office.

Position Overview:

The IT Project Manager (PM) primarily oversees and coordinates the IT Components of University construction and renovation projects. Working with internal IT, Facilities, and other departments as well as external advisors, consultants, and engineers, the PM ensures that IT needs and specifications are incorporated into the plans for all construction projects.

The PM coordinates IT and external resources in site preparation, construction management, installation, commissioning, and move-out/move in functions. The PM will serve as the primary point of contact for coordinating information technology infrastructure planning efforts with university personnel. Deep knowledge and experience with construction/renovation, audio/visual, and low voltage/telecommunications projects are strongly preferred.

In addition to construction/renovation projects, the PM will occasionally work on system projects such as application development, upgrades, software installation, configuration, testing and deployment.

The IT Project Manager will provide direction and leadership to individuals assigned to project teams in conducting activities related to all phases of project implementation ranging from feasibility and requirements phase through implementation, deployment, documentation, user training, and production turnover. This will include the scheduling, assignment, review of project work, scope change management, and scheduled updating.

The Project Manager will work in a team environment and contribute to planning and directing the implementation of projects in a complex and diverse IT organization in the Higher Education Industry. The Project Manager will work with management and clients to report interim and final results. Other duties will be required as assigned.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and track key projects and the IT components of ongoing and future projects that involving any area of Information Technology within the University.

  • Proactively collaborate with internal and external clients to fully understand information needs and functional requirements, and use this information to build a statement of work.

  • Recommend and work with internal and external technical consultants, designers, and engineers (e.g. A/V, network) as necessary.

  • Work withITSDirectors, Managers, and other staff to track progress in achieving project objectives.

  • Provide up-to-date information to ensure all relevant stakeholders are kept informed on progress.

  • Create and own a project schedule for each project, according to project management standards.

  • Become knowledgeable of the latest technologies relevant to present and future IT projects.

  • Works withPMOManager to foster a culture of project management inside the organization.

  • Performs other such duties as may be assigned from time to time.

The ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience.

  • 1-2 years of experience in project management practices and procedures.

  • Experience with coordinating, designing, and developing specifications for AudioVisual, telecommunications (network, voice,CATV) structured cabling, and other related technology is strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with vendors and coordinating construction and renovation projects is strongly preferred.

  • An understanding of technical concepts, principles, and IT terminology.

  • Exceptional interpersonal organizational, oral, and written communication skills.

  • Team Builder/Motivator.

  • Self-motivated and the ability to set and meet deadlines, as well as coach other project team members to meet their deadlines on time.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to clearly and correctly state and summarize technical information to clients and management.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products including Visio, MS Project, and SharePoint.

  • Proven ability to gather and document customer requirements to build statement-of-work.

  • Higher Education experience is a plus.

  • Sound decision-making ability and analytical reasoning.

  • Able to make appropriate project-related decisions, and to recognize when items should be escalated to leadership.

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About Pace University

Ranked in the top 9% of private US colleges that provide the best return on tuition investment, Pace University transforms the lives of its diverse students—academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. Currently, the University enrolls more than 13,000 students in more than 150 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. Pace University is at the forefront of creating opportunity. Through the convergence of strong academics, experiential learning, and dedicated advising, Pace University empowers its students and positively impacts its communities.

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

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