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Senior Project Manager, PMO

Institute of International Education
Washington, DC 20005
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Institute of International Education

IIE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/ Individuals with Disabilities.

Organizational Department:

Schedule: Full Time

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Career Level:

Location: Washington DC - Washington, DC 20005 US (Primary)

Job Description:

The Senior Project Manager (Sr. PM) in the Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for overall planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and delivering all projects assigned by the PMO, in conformity with the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards and guidelines and PMO-defined methodology.

The Sr. PM, PMO is accountable for effective and efficient management of all allocated project resources, as well as timely management of project risks and issues, change requests, baseline, metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) - with focus on meeting the chartered project success criteria and constraints.

This role will require interface with program and department leads, sponsors, different levels of management, and other stakeholders as necessary along with some domestic travel to visit with key stakeholders.

Essential Functions:
Provide project management in all PMI-defined areas: scope, schedule, cost, quality, communication, staff resources, risk, procurement, stakeholder, integration.
Manage projects throughout their life cycle: pre-initiation, initiation, planning, execution, closing.
Manage assigned projects applying a structured PMO-defined methodology approach, to ensure meeting project success criteria and constraints.
Manage high-visibility/importance aspects and processes of project engagement, including: customer satisfaction, organizational change, project budget, project schedule, stakeholder relationships and communications, vendor relationships, project change control, risks and issues, project success.
Enable project teams/subteams (IIE and providers) to accomplish their work and successfully complete their deliverables.
Actively monitor and correct deviations from project baseline - escalate when necessary.
Report regularly on project status, metrics and KPIs; also provide ad-hoc reporting requested by the PMO or project stakeholders.
Document project lessons learned on an ongoing basis throughout the project.
Participate in definition of PMO methodology, including: policies and practices, process flows, templates, tools, lessons learned for Knowledge Base.
Demonstrate adoption and application of PMI standards and guidelines, and PMO methodology.
Act as a spokesperson for the PMO and champion of the PMO-defined methodology.
Act as a Change Agent for introduction, dissemination and adoption of professional project management practices, as well as transition to an organizational culture of excellence in project management and increase of organizational maturity/capability level.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.
Requires at least eight years of related work experience.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Minimum 8 years experience in project management required, with minimum of 3 years experience in a customer-facing consulting capacity and minimum 3 years experience in a PMO/Center of Excellence environment.
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, required
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar a plus.
Demonstrated customer focus/orientation with strong ability to build rapport
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral - including presenting to executive stakeholders
Professional and methodical approach to project management practice.
Experience managing systems integration and migration projects.
Experience managing large, complex, high-visibility, enterprise-level projects - including ERP and CRM.
Preferred experience working with government agencies.
Extensive experience with a range of methodology approaches - including, but not limited to: SDLC, Agile, Scrum, SAFe, Waterfall, ADKAR etc.
Experience motivating and managing project teams of various sizes and roles, including internal and external resources, while holding team members accountable for performance.
Experience leading standard project meetings (e.g. Kickoff, Closeout, IPT/Exec Steering), providing typical project reporting (e.g. status, metrics, KPIs), managing project schedules & budgets, coordinating technical and non-technical resources, engaging internal and provider teams.
Technical tool expertise: Microsoft (MS) Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS Project, Visio, SharePoint (SP).

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Travel: 10 to 25%


Posted: 2021-04-17 Expires: 2021-05-19

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