This position will be responsible for leading medium to large scale technology focused projects that are cross-functional and require collaboration across the Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute, on behalf of the Information Services Project Management Office. The IT Project Manager will adhere to and implement best practices and proven methodologies to ensure timely and effective delivery of project deliverables.
Acts as project manager on assigned Information Services projects, providing a single point of contact to project teams, steering committees, and stakeholders.
Guides projects from original concept through final implementation by developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, project scope definitions, and status reports.
Leads the process of communicating with team members and stakeholders and defining/understanding business requirements for various projects as needed.
Oversees the collection of detailed technical requirements to support the effective development of project scopes and priorities.
Establishes productive working relationships with museum, school and central administration stakeholders and subject matter experts so as to effectively work together and realize project objectives.
Effectively communicates and works with the Information Services staff, project teams and external resources as needed to ensure that business requirements are understood and fully realized during the project.
Provides regular reporting on project activities, progress against timeline and budget.
Develops project communication plans and drafts messages for stakeholder input and approval.
Assists in the evaluation and deployment of project management tools and methodologies.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management, Information Technology or related field; or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
Demonstrated success with information technology project management involving cross-functional teams.
Experience with project management tools and methodologies is required; certification in project management is preferred.
Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential; including an ability to facilitate problem-solving among project teams and stakeholders.
Ability to work with various software development methodologies as appropriate.
Strong leadership, oral and written communication, and presentation skills to a variety of stakeholders are required.
Prior experience in a higher education or not-for-profit setting is strongly preferred.
The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.