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Project Manager, IT

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
IT Manager/Director

Job ID: 268515

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Manages, develops and implements medium to large projects and feasibility studies within budget. Reviews and consults with project sponsors prior to project submission and provides planning, development and follow-up. Analyzes and develops strategies for new projects and provides recommendations and direction to achieve project goals.


1. Defines project objectives, develops plans and monitors progress
2. Responsible for continuity of process flow and action items from project planning meetings
3. Manages changes to project plan, schedule, cost and scope
4. Identifies critical path decisions and communicates to project stakeholders
5. Provides guidance and support to project team and managers
6. Builds and maintains relationships with campus partners
7. Provides project management coordination and training
8. Collaborates with project team members in making strategic decisions when appropriate

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Required Experience
Two (2) years of direct project management experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Project Management Professional Certification

Preferred Experience
Two (2) years IT experience
Experience with project management software solutions
Experience in higher education

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions
Able to influence and negotiate effectively
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of project management methodology and familiarity with major project management approaches

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills 
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite) 
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills 
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

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