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VSC Director of Transformation Projects (working remotely is an option)

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BASIC FUNCTION

Serve as the overall director of transformation projects for the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS), employing program and project management practices to deliver enterprise-wide projects on time, on budget, and meeting stated objectives.  Information about the scope of the VSCS’s transformation is available at https://www.vsc.edu/transformation/. The Director will report directly to the Chancellor and serve as a member of the Chancellor’s Senior Leadership Team.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a team of up to five designated project managers from across the Vermont State Colleges to coordinate the transformation projects, as directed by the Chancellor;
  • Establish disciplined project management practices and ensure the application of such practices across all transformation projects;
  • Direct project managers to provide detailed project planning, resource forecasting, and financial planning for all projects;
  • Track all transformation projects and, when necessary, negotiate bottlenecks and resource constraints between projects;
  • Direct and coordinate project managers’ efforts to monitor, track, and control outcomes; dependencies and critical path deliverables to deliver projects on time, on budget, and that meet stated objectives;
  • Resolve cross-project issues and conflicts;
  • Maintain multi-project planning, implementation, and audit dashboard;
  • Direct project managers in the identification of risks and mitigation strategies to minimize project risks;
  • Develop requests for proposal and oversee the hiring process, in conjunction with key stakeholders, of external consultants to complete sections of the VSCS transformation portfolio of projects where necessary;
  • Coordinate and direct project managers to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of VSC strategic objectives;
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence;
  • Regularly communicate progress to the Council of Presidents, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees; and
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 
SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Functional responsibility for up to five designated project managers from across the Vermont State Colleges.

 SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervision is received from the Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges

Requirements

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, business, finance, or related field;
  • Dedicated and proven (minimum 3 years) project manager with successful experience working across complex organizations (higher education experience preferred)
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically to adjust to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple entities and departments
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal, and presentation) and interpersonal skills
  • Experience leading, motivating, and managing various project and program teams of varying sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding each team accountable for performance
  • Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and demonstrated communication skills
  • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executive sponsors, team members, stakeholders, and peers
  • Technically competent with various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), and project planning software
  • Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross-functional, multi-campus, multi-cultural, and geographically dispersed environment
  • Demonstrated decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions, and identifying priorities
  • Ability to train stakeholders in project management processes

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Project management experience in one of the primary project management approaches such as PMI;
  • 5 to 10+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects;
  • Project management certification in a recognized major project management methodology or equivalent experience;
  • 3+ years multi-project portfolio management
  • Detailed evidence of successful projects that cross multiple business lines, organizations, or other similarly complex organizations;
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, and PowerPoint with experience presenting to stakeholders and Senior Leadership.

 

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Posted: 2021-03-19 Expires: 2021-05-03

Vermont State Colleges System

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Our mission starts with “For the benefit of Vermont.” The Vermont State Colleges System is deeply rooted in the communities and regions of the state. We educate more Vermonters annually than all the other institutions of higher education in the state combined. We employ thousands of Vermonters, and our campuses and academic centers are centers of academic excellence, culture, and community.

The VSCS makes education accessible.

The Vermont State Colleges System makes it possible for all Vermonters to succeed. More than half of our students are the first in their families to go to college. Over a thousand high school students each year earn free college credit and envision themselves succeeding in college.

There is a VSCS classroom within 25 miles of every Vermonter. Our online education opportunities allow Vermonters the flexibility to achieve their educational goals no matter where they are. And our graduates love Vermont: over two-thirds of our alumni live and work in our state, benefiting Vermont every day.

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Our graduates are ready to join and build Vermont’s economy. We strive to help our students succeed in high-quality academic programs relevant to Vermont employers and Vermont communities. Through our many programs, partnerships, and initiatives, the VSCS strives to increase educational attainment, career readiness, and entrepreneurship in all orders of the state.

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