The Senior Project Manager will manage the Student Information System (SIS) implementation project, an initiative of the five undergraduate institutions of The Claremont Colleges. The Senior Project Manager will work with various stakeholders to ensure operational objectives are achieved within deadlines and budgets. Management will include successful project definition, planning, budgeting, time estimating, scheduling, project staff planning, resource leveling, and organizing. This individual must be able to lead high-performance project teams for the successful implementation of the SIS with little to no guidance. The Senior Project Manager manages all factors that govern implementation success to ensure high-quality delivery within time, cost, and quality parameters established by the Executive Team. He/she will have a heavy responsibility to influence stakeholders to follow standard project management practices to achieve implementation goals. He/she serves as primary contact for stakeholders with critical change initiatives. With limited guidance, develops a sound implementation plan for meeting implementation strategies, within Project parameters. The Senior Project Manager will integrate planning activities with all vendor project management teams; report on project status; advise project leadership; assess and evaluate project health and take corrective action as appropriate. He/she exemplifies an entrepreneurial mindset by proactively managing project deliverables, identifying and remedying issues and risks, resolving action items and maintaining open communication with all stakeholders. This individual provides expert analytical insights into implementation progress through detailed reporting and presentations designed to give stakeholders a comprehensive assessment of the progress of the implementation.
This position must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the job or must be able to demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed (with or without reasonable accommodation) using other knowledge, skills and abilities not listed below: -Experience designing and creating reports for management and senior leadership. -Demonstrated excellence in communication and presentation to various audiences: management, peers, users. -Skill in accepting feedback and adjusting to meet a wide range of client needs. -Capacity to be proactive, creative, forward lookingidentify potential problems, bring them to the attention of people concerned, propose innovative solutions. -Demonstrated excellence with project management best practices. -Proven record of customer service excellence. -Excellent analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills. -Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities. -Ability and desire to work in a collaborative, multi-stakeholder team environment. -Entrepreneurial project manager mindset. -Excellent written and oral communication skills, listening skills, discretion, professional integrity, and tact. -Ability to establish and maintain a collaborative environment, to work as a team-player in a fast-paced but also consensus-oriented environment. -Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. -Demonstrated excellence with tools such as MS Project and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).