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Project Manager

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Information Technology Technical Associate
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Posting Duration 5/30/2023 - 6/12/2023
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

Job Summary
Technology Solutions is seeking a Project Manager (PM) to help guide technology-focused projects to successful completion. PM will work on concurrent projects with the technical responsibilities of managing the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closing phases of a project. In addition, the project manager demonstrates the level of soft skills needed to build, guide and support the project team, while displaying a servant leadership attitude. The PM will bring a level of experience, flexibility in adapting PMI-regimented processes to our environment, and ideas to grow the value delivered by project managers to the University.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

Direct, plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously by employing the appropriate project management framework and tools to create the best path to meet the intended business value and goals.
Create and direct overall project management plans while managing scope, schedule, budget, and quality, and promote the health of the project throughout its lifecycle.
Build and develop project teams to ensure maximum performance, by providing purpose, direction, and motivation
Coordinate internal and external resources to ensure projects adhere to scope, schedule, and budget.
Analyze project status and, when necessary, revise the scope, schedule, or budget to ensure that project requirements can be met
Establish and maintain relationships with project stakeholders by providing updates on project status and changes
Additional Information
Position Highlights:

There is the potential for 100% remote work in this position, Illinois residency is required. Eligibility is based upon employee performance, appropriate remote working environment, and business needs.
University Benefit Highlights:

Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
Retirement and supplemental retirement
Tuition waiver benefits are available to staff as well as their eligible dependents.
Paid holiday/administrative closures during Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks
Paid vacation and sick time
For more University Benefit information:
Office of Digital Transformation and Process Improvement (ODTPI)
Using business analysis, process improvement, project and portfolio management methodologies, ODTPI staff partner with and work alongside our business partners to successfully achieve their goals, meeting University strategic goals, improving organizational processes, and ensuring successful delivery of project objectives.

Technology Solutions provides information technology products and services for the academic, administrative, and business functions of Illinois State University. Through our Technology Support Center and our highly trained staff, Technology Solutions looks to improve the campus experience for all students, faculty, staff, and the rest of


Required Qualifications
Bachelor's or equivalent degree in technology, business administration, or related field
Minimum of two years (24 months) of relevant project management experience or Master’s certification in Project Management
Two years (24 months) of full-time work experience as part of an IT or technology organization
Experience with project management methodologies and best practices
Proven ability to complete projects through the full lifecycle according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and exceptional attention to detail.
Experience working in a complex, matrix environment that requires flexibility and adaptability.
Confident self-starter, capable of managing work and making decisions independently
Have good understanding of IT development and integration practices, project infrastructure needs, testing and general application support needs
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
Demonstrated ability to assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in Project Management, Business, Information Systems, or a related field
Certificate in Project Management
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Other Project Management certifications
Two years' experience in higher education administrative systems


$62,500 - $85,000 annual


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Kira Shelton
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

To be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation such as a DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or military service documentation may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials and responses to the supplemental questions. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

Illinois State University is authorized to do business within the State of Illinois. All work under this appointment is required to be performed from within the State of Illinois. If hired, out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days from the start date for this position. Illinois residency requires proof of a valid Illinois driver’s license or a valid State of Illinois ID card. Failure to produce the required documentation within 180 calendar days will result in immediate termination of employment.