University Information Technology Services (UITS), within the University of Arizona, is accepting applications for a Strategic IT Program Leader to support strategic projects in Student and Academic Technologies that will directly improve the student experience through modern digital interactions and enhanced technology for teaching and learning.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the IT Program Leader facilitates project delivery in a highly collaborative, complex organizational context by negotiating priorities, orchestrating team communications and process, navigating organizational boundaries to address external dependencies, and breaking down barriers. The IT Program Leader thinks beyond timeline, budget, and scope to envision and deliver high-value outcomes to the institution and the end-users that interact with our products.
The successful applicant will be a politically savvy project leader with demonstrated ability to deliver enterprise applications and services in an organizational culture of distributed leadership.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
Duties & Responsibilities
•Leads projects that may include software development, application deployment, system configurations, hardware, infrastructure install or upgrades. •Creates project charters, lessons learned, close-out reports, and other project management artifacts. •Encourages interaction and the exchange of ideas, concerns, and proposals among departments to facilitate solutions to problems. Works with cross-functional teams to solve complex problems. •Facilitates continuous improvement of project methodologies. •Negotiates scope, timeline, and project delivery approaches with functional partners, team members, and project sponsors, with an eye toward maximizing value and outcomes. •Manages and negotiates project staffing and resourcing with internal UA managers and vendor partners. •Manages vendor statements of work and deliverables within the overall context of the project. •Additional duties as assigned.
•Six years of progressively responsible information technology project management experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computing Information Technology or related field AND three years of progressively responsible information technology project management experience OR,Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. •Excellent analytical, time management, and interpersonal and organizational skill
•Experience with lean/agile project methodologies •Experience with user-centered design or design thinking methodologies •Experience working in a higher-education, academic environment