1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 206555
Department: TACOMA
Job Location: Tacoma Campus
Posting Date: 05/12/2022 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The department of Information Technology has an outstanding opportunity for an IT PROJECT MANAGER. This position will plan for and manage new strategic technology projects, follow internal project management processes and standards, assist in the creation of systems documentation, and help define IT strategic priorities for the University. This position will also identify technology related needs for departments and research centers and coordinate IT resources and support for their projects.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Manage IT project plans for the campus; Develop, manage and continually improve the project portfolio and processes; maintain a current project portfolio showing the detail and status on all IT projects at UW Tacoma; provide a central point of contact between IT and departments.
  • Participate in development of business cases using strategy and investment guidelines.
  • Keep project progress on track, manage risk and report progress of the project health.  Escalate as appropriate to sponsors, team members, and other stakeholders and keep them informed.  Regularly update project documentation, provide timely project summaries, and facilitate meetings for communication and publish for visibility.
  • Oversee major project contracts and consulting agreements and manage the procurement process.

    Specific project responsibilities include the following:
  • Maintain IT disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
  • Assist in managing and growing key IT managed applications and services with trainings, user awareness campaigns, and advertising.
  • Advise faculty, staff, and students on best practices for information assurance and security while promoting the campus security awareness training platform. Develop policies and procedures for the University as needed.
  • Work closely with the Academic Database Analysts, Web programmers, CMS programmers and other IT internal technical resources to design and implement additional data flows and analytics structures to support reporting and analytics needs across campus

    This role will provide coaching, mentorship and training for others on project management tools and techniques and create sustained training materials through a variety of media on project management best practices.

    This role will own the project and portfolio management processes working with leadership to define success and ensure project and portfolio results align with UWT IT priorities.  This role will strategically identify areas for continuous improvement and work closely with IT leadership to hone their knowledge of PMO processes.

    Develop and deliver student technology training for the campus, including undergraduate and graduate new student orientations, registration sessions, program orientations and freshman core sessions; Manage student technology training by planning and coordinating technology workshops including supervision and hiring of student trainers to teach the workshops; Work collaboratively with other campus units to design and deliver staff technology training by planning, coordinating and conducting one-on-one group sessions, if appropriate; Research, write and produce clear documentation and other instructional and technical materials for IT.

  • Bachelors degree in business administration, information technology, or a related field plus four years experience in Information Technology.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the web publishing and social media environments
  • Experience in deploying software systems with business process redesign
  • Experience in project and software development lifecycles and corresponding tools such as tracking systems
  • Knowledge of cloud-based deployment solutions; data warehouse architecture and experience with BI reporting tools, including dashboards and the data needs in higher education
  • Ability to plan, manage, and administer complex projects and establish effective and cooperative relationships
  • Effective intra-organizational management and communication skills to manage relationships with all levels
  • Ability to speak and write about technical and non technical issues for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to make compelling presentations; excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills

  • Project management experience in Post-Secondary Education industry

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


    Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


    Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-08-14

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