Cornell University is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, and a member of the Ivy League. Information Technologies (IT) is a strategic enabler for many functions at Cornell. Staff working in IT are found not only in the central Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) unit, but also in most colleges and units across Cornell. We are comprised of many organizations, but we work as one. By being where Cornell faculty, staff, and students are, we are able to offer services--whether needed at the desktop or to solve a major business, academic or research objective--to everyone at Cornell. To find out more, please follow this link: IT@Cornell
Technology is an enabling force behind the work being done at Cornell. The entire Cornell community depends on our talented centralized IT group to provide support for all technology-related needs. CIT is composed of 7 teams: IT Administration, IT Security Office, IT Communication and Documentation, the Project Management Office, Customer Service & Support, Enterprise Applications, and Infrastructure Services. This position will play a critical role leading the Project Management Office.
What you will do:
The Director for the Project Management Office (PMO) provides leadership and strategic direction for the Project Management Office and has stewardship oversight for IT-related projects per the standards of the university's IT Governance process. Scope includes requests for adding, changing, or retiring administrative IT applications or related services, and capital and non-capital projects for the university's systems of record and systems of engagement.
You will lead a team of project management and business analysis experts who manage, guide, provide tools, and facilitate successful execution of IT projects and initiatives. You will be responsible for leading the Project Management Office in continuous improvement of its processes, tools, and reporting by leveraging best industry practices and standards.
You will foster change by striving for continuous learning and by challenging the status quo appropriately in all areas of influence and control. You will report directly to the Vice President for Information Technologies and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the university and be a member of the CIO's senior leadership team. Additionally, you will develop effective working partnerships across the university with key stakeholders such as: Vice Presidents, College Business Officers, Vice Provosts, IT Directors within Cornell's 14 colleges and of course your peers and team.
What you will be:
You will be a nimble, candid, forward-thinking leader who thrives on putting strategy into action. Ideally, you will have experience leading in a fast-paced, high-energy, agile environment where you thrived on tackling challenges and inspiring innovation.
Additionally, you will have:
Bachelor's degree with at least ten years of experience in project management or equivalent combination of education and experience, with at least four years leading/managing professional-level direct reports.
Project management in higher education strongly preferred.
Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) desired.
Experience with organization design and management principles/techniques (ITIL, ITSM) as well as PMO Management tools and the Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC)
Proven leadership experience where you have inspired and motivated teams, led culture changes, and influenced decision making
Experience in establishing processes, controls, and metrics in a project management office
Superior consulting/business analysis skills as applied to managing multiple enterprise-level, large, complex projects
In-depth experience leading agile projects as well as traditional non-agile projects
Experience in IT project accounting and various types of forecasting, including determining and assessing project costs
Excellent communication skills, including strength in explaining complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical people
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Info Tech Asst Dir II
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