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Director, Enterprise Project Management Office

Harvard University Employees Credit Union
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Position Description

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Administrative Technology in Harvard University Information Technology, the Director of the Enterprise Project Management Office oversees HUIT's Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) and provides project management thought leadership across the University.

The HUIT EPMO supports large-scale business transformation and information technology projects, including those funded by the University's annual IT Capital Review Board (ITCRB) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' Project Review Board (PRB). Building upon the core values, vision, and mission of HUIT, the Director is responsible for ensuring a culture of partnership and accountability with project managers, including those reporting into the EPMO, others embedded in distributed project management offices in HUIT service areas or the Schools, and others hired directly to manage large-scale projects. In a typical year, the EPMO oversees a portfolio of 15-20 projects with annual total expenditures of $20-25M.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive the vision for the HUIT Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO).
  • Provide leadership oversight for a team of 5-7 project and program managers responsible for leading Harvard's largest and most complex business transformation and IT initiatives.
  • Cultivate relationships with HUIT Service Owners and Harvard Business Owners to align project management services to project needs.
  • Lead the coordinated planning effort for the eventual replacement / migration of Harvard's enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms.
  • Establish, sustain, and continuously improve HUIT project management standards, templates, and best practices.
  • Partner with Office of Technology Strategy and Planning (OTSP) on annual project funding processes and multi-year technology planning.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and convene cross-organizational communities of project leaders and managers; identify opportunities to align priorities for standardization, information sharing, etc.
  • Communicate complex ideas to business partners, independently and in partnership with business relationship management team and service area leads from ATS and other HUIT organizations.
  • Provide accurate, timely, comprehensive visibility into programs and projects (including overall status / performance, organizational and stakeholder value and benefits, organizational and project-based risks and issues).
  • Serve as interim project leader for emerging initiatives / projects as appropriate.
  • In partnership with project managers and HUIT finance, monitor and track project financial results, develop models for implementation and ongoing operations, and otherwise oversee project cost management.
  • Collaborate with other embedded project management offices to ensure consistency, codification of lessons learned, conformance of tools/standards, etc.

Certificates and Licenses

  • PMP, PRINCE2, Agile, or other relevant certification and experience preferred

Working Conditions

Interview and onboarding activity for this position may be conducted via telephone & Zoom video conferencing, based on the department's current presence on campus.

This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business and team needs allow. Additional detail will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard's Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: https://hr.harvard.edu/corona-virus-workplace-policies.

Additional Information

Please provide a cover letter with your application.

Please note:

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
  • We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
  • This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.

More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvard's leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUIT's core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.

IT Academy (designed for IT Staff):
HUIT's IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here: https://itacademy.harvard.edu/

Total Rewards:

Harvard's Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:

Paid Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 12.5 paid holidays plus winter recess, and 3 personal days awarded each calendar year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs. https://huecu.org

Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Learn more: https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards

Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of seven years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
  • Supervisory experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.

  • 10+ years of experience in project management
  • 5+ years of experience in personnel management, especially of other project management professionals
  • Experience in progressively responsible roles working directly in a complex enterprise with complex decision-making structures or decentralized operations greatly desired
  • Demonstrated experience leading successful implementations of large-scale projects
  • Experience in higher education or public sector highly beneficial
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills (writing sample will be required of all applicants) and the ability to establish good working relationships
  • Demonstrated commitment to staff development and promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging



Posted: 2022-09-08 Expires: 2022-10-24

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