Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is in search of a talented, strategic project management professional to support and coordinate high-priority university projects from concept to implementation. The person in this role will work collaboratively across the University to support high-level strategic planning issues and initiatives in the areas of Human Resources.
TheProject Manager (Business Solution Analyst) must have the ability to lead projects and teams and to provide detailed project management support for a variety of different types of initiatives. This leadership will include the ability to prioritize competing demands, and to draw upon, delegate, and foster collaboration among team members and stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of the project in the allotted time frame. They must be able to diligently manage project resources, track milestones and deliverables, maintain budgets, and produce high-quality written reports/presentations.
Success depends, at a minimum, on:
The ability to closely manage all aspects of a portfolio of complex, cross-functional projects from inception to completion.
The ability to independently and objectively assess business processes and plans, and work with subject matter experts and leaders to develop recommendations for enhancements.
The development and maintenance of relationships with colleagues throughout University Administration and the broader University
The ability to make sense of complex information and apply a systematic, disciplined approach to solve complex problems, manage projects, and adapt to changing situations.
The ideal candidate will organize tasks, set priorities, track deadlines, support the work of subject matter experts, and make decisions based on analytical and innovative thinking within established guidelines.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Support strategic initiatives, issues, and projects of high priority for senior leadership.
Independently manage complex, high priority projects, including creating and adhering to project work plans, managing key stakeholders, and ensuring technical feasibility. Support senior staff/leadership with larger, more complex projects as needed.
Lead or participate in multiple projects by completing and updating project documentation; managing project scope; ensuring efficient and on-time delivery of project tasks and milestones; following proper escalation paths; and managing relationships.
Develop and maintain a detailed project plan to monitor progress. Track project performance to ensure the successful completion of short and long-term goals
Using strong analytical skills, formulate information into sound, well-organized recommendations, communications, and plans of action. Examples may include assessing current processes, organizational charts, policies, etc., and working with work groups to develop recommended actions/enhancements.
Create comprehensive project documentation and maintain all files and data entry for assigned projects.
Work with stakeholders to ensure that projects stay on track and are completed on time and on budget.
Identify and mitigate risks associated with projects and project timelines; report and escalate issues (and possible solutions) to leadership as needed.
Measure performance using appropriate project management tools and techniques.
Create high quality presentation materials and memoranda in order to communicate context, findings, and recommendations to senior university leadership and trustees.
Act as liaison/intermediary between multiple departments (HR/IT/Student Services/university leadership) and provide direction to individuals and stakeholders to meet deadlines.
Establish strong partnerships with leaders and other key staff in the academic divisions and University Administration.
Lead and facilitate meetings as requested; draft and maintain all meeting minutes through duration of the project including assessment and follow up of next steps to ensure project remains on track.
Assesses readiness among stakeholders and identifies potential barriers/risks.
Prepares the organization/unit for change; works with the organization/unit to plan the change; assists with the implementation of change.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related field of study required.
Five years related experience required.
Experience with project management software tools such as MS Project, Smartsheet, etc.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification; if not already certified will be required to obtain certification within first year of employment
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Experience with SAP and IT projects.
Experience with HR Projects.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Proven working experience in project management.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
Superior organization skills and attention to detail, including the ability to manage project plans, collect and analyze data, and manage multiple projects at one.
Ability to manage multiple priorities, maintain confidentiality, and always have a customer service-oriented,
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