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Senior Project Manager - Organizational Effectiveness

Company:
Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Category:
Other Administrative Positions
Type:
Full-Time

Job ID: 273245

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, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia.  Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect.  We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.   



Location

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



Department Information

At Kennesaw State University, the Division of Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership Development, and Inclusive Excellence (OLI) is tasked with enhancing efficiency, productivity, and overall performance across all departments and units, creating a culture of leadership, and promoting a welcoming campus climate in pursuit of continuous growth and improvement.



Job Summary

Serves as a hands-on project manager who works with division and college leadership teams to deliver project management, portfolio management, and implementation support for key strategic initiatives. Manages large-scale, enterprise-level projects that align to university strategic priorities. Collaborates with cross-functional teams to ensure the timely and efficient implementation of enterprise-level initiatives.



Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manages the planning, design, execution, and implementation of large-scale projects, programs, and change initiatives
2. Manages changes to project plan, schedule, cost, and scope
3. Identifies critical path decisions and communicates to project stakeholders
4. Provides guidance and support to project team and managers
5. Builds and maintains relationships with campus partners
6. Collaborates with project team members in making strategic decisions when appropriate
7. Defines, tracks, assesses, and communicates the value and impact of projects through value assessment surveys and case study development
8. Develops regular project status reports for both project sponsors and strategic implementation committees
9. Conducts presentations related to project management
10. Engages in change management within the scope of unit projects
11. Responsible for portfolio management across unit projects



Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field.

Required Experience
Five (5) years of direct project management experience.



Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Project Management Professional Certification

Preferred Educational Qualifications
An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

Preferred Experience
Experience with project management software solutions
Experience in higher education



Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $84,180 to $95,000.  Offers are based on relevant experience. 

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit hr.kennesaw.edu/benefits.



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

ABILITIES
Demonstrated ability to facilitate project planning and progress sessions
Able to work within a matrix organization structure
Able to foster teamwork
Able to develop and mentor others
Able to mentor and support the professional growth and development of team members
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

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

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



USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

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