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IT Project Manager

San Juan College
Farmington, New Mexico 87402
San Juan College is seeking an individual invested in equity and inclusiveness, who has experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations.

We welcome well-qualified and highly motivated individuals to apply to this full-time position of IT Project Manager.

Why Join San Juan College?

Nestled in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Farmington is the hub of the Four Corners region and is home to the stunning main campus and four satellite campuses of San Juan College. Farmington is located one hour south of Durango, Colorado, three hours northwest of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and three hours southeast of Moab, Utah. Along with the phenomenal weather, Farmington offers over 50 beautifully maintained city parks and thousands of acres of terrain, enough to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy mountain biking, hiking, boating, skiing, off-roading and more, or spend time at any of our three rivers and four lakes. Farmington also boasts a superb variety of special cultural events, museums, galleries, and local theater group events year-round. Learn more about the Farmington area by clicking here.

San Juan College serves as a regional leader in education and provides quality education to approximately 10,000 students seeking academic credit and non-credit programs through face-to-face and online classes each year. San Juan College is proud to serve a unique and culturally diverse population.

SJC Mission and Values

Our mission at San Juan College is to educate and empower individuals to thrive in an ever-changing world.

San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students and the community through a process of continuous quality improvement. San Juan College upholds and affirms the values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

What can you look forward to?

As a Platinum Family Friendly New Mexico Business, San Juan College is dedicated to maintaining a workplace with policies that allow employees and their families to thrive. Below are some of the benefits offered:

    • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage options
    • Generous paid leave plans and holiday pay
    • Public Employee Pension Plan (NMERB)
    • Optional 403 (b) Tax Deferred Annuities, 457 and Roth Plans
    • Flex Spending accounts
    • Life and Disability coverage
    • Employee Wellness Incentives
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Tuition waiver
    • Free SJC Gym Membership
    • Free Library services



The IT Project Manager oversees the project management process by planning, executing, and delegating responsibilities to ensure complete project implementation in support of department initiatives and institution goals. Projects to include information technology projects that incorporate all aspects of IT including but not limited to Networking, Development, Security, and other projects as assigned.

This is a regular full-time position; will consider remote work option with occasional work on-site at the main campus located in Farmington, NM. This position is eligible for reimbursement of allowable travel expenses during remote work period of employment.

  •  Responsible for overseeing projects and for ensuring they are being executed at full potential. As required, insert themselves into ground-level management to assist, redirect, or re-establish solid project methodologies to maintain the integrity of the project, and mitigate risk throughout each project(s) and their overall lifecycle. 
  • Responsible for developing and deploying standardized project management processes, methodologies, templates, and governance/communication processes to enable the consistent, high-quality execution of IT projects across the organization and through all phases of the project life cycle. 
  • Developing and leading the project management office as a “Center of Excellence” that helps achieve better quality, consistency and oversight of projects across the organization by developing and maintaining project management methodologies, standards and tools. 
  • Facilitates and communicates among key stakeholders and organizational leadership to build the mission and vision of the Project Management Office (PMO) organization and to foster a project-management-oriented culture and mindset. 
  • Foster collaboration, strategic alignment, integrated planning, and execution across multiple functional areas. 
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for deployed project management processes and tools. 
  • Serves as a leader and/or member of multi-functional, multi-department project teams to provide direction in the development, management, and implementation of organizational initiatives. 
  • Coaches, mentors and guides others within the organization to improve project management skills as defined by the scope, risks, potential issues and resources of projects. 
  • Conducts regular project reviews; validating planning, issues and risks, schedule, and communication. 
  • Proactively identifies process improvement opportunities and drives continuous process improvement utilizing post-project reviews with all participants/stakeholders and ensures a “Lessons Learned” document is prepared for the record, or review, and then leveraging those Lessons to enhance and improve future readiness in every project moving forward. 
  • Escalates critical issues for appropriate and timely resolution as needed. 
  • Prepares and maintains required data, records, reports, and other project related documentation and artifacts. 
  • Manages various small and large vendors to ensure contract adherence, and service level agreements are being met according to the applicable contract. 
  • Develops short and long-term strategic plans and program objectives in alignment with the CIO and organizational missions. 
  • Builds and maintains relationships with senior leadership and key stakeholders, and acts as a trusted advisor. 
  • Leads, manages and provides guidance in the development of PMO team members. 
  • Ensures quality and timely communication, both verbal and written, at all levels of the organization and within the community. 
  • Prepares reports for the Chief Information Officer and Administration regarding status of projects. 
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree and five years experience as a senior project manager with experience in cross-functional/disciplinary project management and leadership on large scale and/or complex enterprise-wide projects or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Minimum of five years experience in building/modify process improvement; minimum of four years of supervisory experience;
  • Proficiency with project manager tools e.g., MS Project, Visio, Jira, Smartsheets, etc.

  • Certified in Project Management (i.e., Project Management Professional (PMP)) or must complete certification within 18 months from date of hire.
  • Knowledge of ITIL or equivalent frameworks of best practices for delivering IT services.
  • Experience working in higher education.


Posted: 2023-01-19 Expires: 2023-03-05

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