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Title: Project Manager
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Duration: 12 months
Interview Type: Skype or Phone
Work Status: Successful applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
Job Type: C2C,C2H ,W2,
Experience: 4 YEARS
Position Description – Atrium Project Manager
JOB PURPOSE: The Atrium Project Manager will assume the responsibility of managing the project to implement the Atrium transaction system including a new POS system for the KSU Dining group. The Atrium Project Manager works with functional and technical leadership to identify and coordinate project resources engaged with the project, coordinate, manage, and provide support for the tasks assigned to the project team, maintain the project plan, identify risks and mitigations, communicate project health to all stakeholders, identify and track issues and resolutions, help project team achieve consensus, make recommendations and provide direction to achieve project goals, and utilize ethical means to foster collaboration, resolve conflicts, and achieve project goals.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: High school diploma or equivalent
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 5 years direct project management; implementation of transactional systems or point of sale systems, basic understanding of higher education organizational and operating structure and business units
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW OR INSTITUTION: N/A
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
PMP Certification, 2 years IT experience, direct implementation experience with Atrium and/or Blackboard Transact system, experience with project management software solutions; direct experience in a university or higher education environment; direct Auxiliary Services/Campus services knowledge (Copy/Print services, student dining hall operations, other campus dining operations, bookstore operations, campus ID card production/encoding systems)
Demonstrate and cultivate a project-management oriented culture and mindset within project team
Manage project using project management tool (TeamDynamix) and best practices
Responsible for project plan maintenance and follow-up
Responsible for continuity of process flow and action items from project meetings
Responsible for continuity of process flow and actions items with various vendor (non-KSU), functional, and technical teams
Analyzes and develops strategy for scope changes, including specific support requirements, risks, timeline adjustments, and approvals for additional work
Review and provide guidance for scope changes by ensuring project documentation is accurate and complete
Provide advice, guidance, and support to project team managers stakeholders
Project Review, Reporting and Communications:
Conduct regular meetings with project leadership and team members to inform and alert them of any issues arising from the performance of the team with regards to the project plan
Coordinate reviews of tasks, action items, and resources experiencing challenges, and provides recommendations for corrective action.
Coordination of dependencies across the plans and resources, including presentation of resolutions and escalation of conflicts.
Support and advise leadership on actions required to correct project course
Development and maintenance of communications and reporting around the project status to stakeholders and/or leadership teams
Creation and maintenance of project documentation and artifacts
Continuous Improvement: Perform retrospectives at project milestones to determine ways to improve performance for remainder of the project
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES*:
Demonstrable blend of business, IT and communication skills
Leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the portfolio objectives, inspire and motivate team members
Knowledge of Campus Services (Auxiliary Services) systems and support needs
Knowledge of technology integration processes.
Knowledge of the relationships of relational data stores and applications.
Knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption).
Knowledge of information technology (IT) architectural concepts and frameworks.
Knowledge of the type and frequency of routine maintenance needed to keep equipment functioning properly.
Exercise political sensitivity, astuteness, and the ability to achieve success
Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means to non-technical audiences.
Ability to lead discussions and prepare and present briefings to diverse audiences
Ability to resolve conflict within teams and produce workable resolutions to achieve project goals
Strong business acumen and familiarity with higher education trends and innovation.
Highly empathetic and able to vary styles of interaction to match the needs of a variety of business and technical audiences, as well as temperaments and personalities.
Effective influencing and negotiation experience and skills in a higher education environment where the project manager does not directly supervise resources
Effective in setting and managing stakeholder expectations
Effective in prioritizing and organizing project deliverables
Ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information
Ability to adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions
Ability to cope with complexity and change
Strong analytical, planning and execution skills.
Familiarity with the use of reporting tools to monitor portfolio activities and analyze portfolio performance.
Familiarity with one or more project/program management methodologies (such as PMI PMBOK, PRINCE2, Agile and MSP) and across a range of projects and programs.
04/01/2020 – 03/31/2021
Position Keywords: PMI PMBOK , KEY , POS , leadership , lead discussions , PMP Certification , MsoHyperlink
Pay Rate: DOE
Job Duration: 12 Months
% Travel Required: None
Job Posted by: Consulting Services
Job ID: 55488
Work Authorization: Successful applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S