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Manager, IT Project Management

Creighton University Omaha, NE

At Creighton, you are part of something big. Your skills and passions unite with thousands of faculty, staff and students inspired to change the world. Here, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year-old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society. We seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. And it all starts with you.â?¯ 


We are hiring a Manager, IT Project Management to join our team. Under the direction of the Senior Director of Portfolio and Project Management, the Manager, IT Project Management will oversee the Project Managers and their work from initiation to close, making sure the work gets done efficiently and satisfactorily. As team leaders with day-to-day schedules that are constantly changing days can be filled with planning the project process, creating a budget, managing a team or communicating with customers.


Key Responsibilities

  • Mentor and Coach IT and Sr. IT Project Managers
    • Manages all other project managers.  Partners with Senior Director in development of performance reviews, development plans, coaching, hiring and counseling. 
    • Meets regularly with project managers to ensure they are effectively onboarded and continually able to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Plan and Develop Projects
    • Works with Sponsors, and Business Analysts to develop project schedules, budgets, resource needs and plans.
    • Translates project requirements into scope and project deliverables.
  • Communicate and Ensure Stakeholder Engagement
    • Ability to develop rapport with multiple stakeholders and maintain their engagement Develops communication strategy, cadence, content
  • Create and Lead Project Team
    • Develops teams of non-direct reports
    • Develops a positive team culture
    • Ensures team is on-board and understands goals and objectives of projects
  • Monitor Project Progress
    • Stay current, daily, on status of projects being managed
  • Solve Issues that arise, escalating as needed
    • Partners with leaders to ensure they are continually aware of issues or risks that need to be addressed.
  • Manage Project Time, Cost, and Scope
    • Keeps track of schedules, budgets and scope of efforts.  Processes change requests as needed.
  • Evaluate Project Performance
    • Develops status reports, escalates issues as appropriate for resolution
  • Participate in Education & Continuous Improvement of PPMO
    • Develops / modifies SOP, artifacts, etc. As needed
    • Trains / educates team members as needed.
  • Other Duties as Assigned



  • Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 7+ years of experience in leading/managing complex IT projects and programs using both waterfall and agile methodologies
    • Minimum of 2+ years of supervisor/leading teams experience
    • Proven and consistent performance utilizing project management methodologies and practices to deliver complex projects on time, and on budget
    • PMP and/or CSM Certification
    • Must currently hold or pass the ITIL Foundation Certification Exam within 12 months of start date
  • Preferred:
    • Master’s degree in relevant field
    • Six Sigma Certification
    • Experience in Higher Education
    • Experience managing direct reports


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Expert to Mastery level in most of the following skills.  A strong combination of intermediate and expert level soft skills are required.

  • Expert proficiency in Project Management skills: Communications Management, Cost Management, Human Resource Management, Integration Management, Procurement Management, Risk Management, Scope management, Stakeholders Management, Time Management
  • Demonstrated working knowledge to perform Requirements Gathering, Process mapping, Quality Management, Contract management, Process improvement, Program Management
  • Project management skills should be with projects of varying complexity and size
  • Proficiency with Application Development Methodologies – Waterfall and Agile
  • Experience leading network infrastructure projects related to new installations, upgrades, and refreshes
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Working knowledge in financial management and ROI calculations            
  • Proficiency in at least 1 PM tool suite
  • Strategic and tactical planning
  • Strong Analytic skills
  • Good understanding of advanced technical components and system interactions
  • Expert proficiency in Business case, functional and technical requirement documentation
  • Soft Skills
    • Communication including technical writing and verbal
    • Customer relationship management
    • Collaboration
    • Teamwork focused
    • Strategic planning and resource allocation
    • Mission and Service Orientation
    • Accountability and adaptability
    • Vendor Relationship Management
    • Motivated, self-starter


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AAP/EEO Statement 

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.


Disclosure Statement 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. 



Date Posted March 15, 2023
Date Closes March 14, 2024
Requisition 220883
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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