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Project Manager  Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code:75738
  • Pay Grade: P7
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Manager
  • Family: Information Technology
  • Function: Project Management


The purpose of the Project Manager position is to facilitate, manage and successfully implement assigned enterprise projects. The Project Manager is the person who has overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project. They ensure that projects follow the OIT project process and project management framework.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 2 years relevant professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communications skills (oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to elicit report requirements from stakeholders.
  • Ability to present and explain complex technical topics and solutions clearly and effectively to users with varying technical backgrounds.
  • Ability to anticipate impacts of requests and usage and provide appropriate communication to impacted parties.
  • Solid understanding of project management principles and governance. Demonstrated project management skills and relevant certification or training.
  • Prefer experience in a higher education or government organization.
  • Prefer advanced analytical and troubleshooting skills with complex technical subjects and tasks.
  • Prefer experience working with both functional and technical users to define business needs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60 % of Time Project Manager 1 will:

  • Align projects around the product vision and strategic plan of the University.
  • Elicit requirements and document future state process and functionality leveraging available tools and features. Translate needs into required specifications. Collaborate with development resources and project stakeholders to refine requirements.
  • Draft, update, and maintain project documentation to meet project timelines and provide clear direction to developers.
  • Prioritize project backlog and ensure continual flow of requirements for developers.
  • Coordinate testing and deployment of projects, recommending where training may be necessary.
  • Execute quality assurance testing of projects to validate data and functionality.
  • Work with resource managers to effectively align resources across projects.
  • Regularly inform stakeholders and leadership of development priorities and directions.
  •  Identify and mitigate risks, issues, and change processes and work with leadership to take corrective action if necessary.

35% of Time Project Manager 1:

  • Supervision of Caregiver Navigation team
  • Outreach to community partners and stakeholders
  • Provide navigation support to family caregivers

5% of Time Project Manager 1:

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position is generally in a normal indoor office setting with minimal noise levels and may involve bending, moving, lifting, and carrying materials that weigh up to 15 pounds.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.