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Senior IT Project Manager

Creighton University Omaha, NE

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We are hiring a Senior IT Project Manager to join our team. This role is a senior member of the IT PMO and is a recognized leader in project management at Creighton University. This person will have a proven and consistent track record of managing multiple complex technology-based projects.  In this role, you will lead, plan, organize and direct complex projects and perform program management.


Key Responsibilities

  • Independently lead, plan, organize, direct and manage multiple complex technology projects/programs, including planning, controlling, risk mitigation, issue escalation, budgetary control, and execution of implementation activities. 

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of program and portfolio management, project management methods tools, techniques, policies and procedures.
  • Defines project objectives and develops business cases for proposed projects, including requirements elicitation, drafting project-related documents, creating time/resource estimates, cost estimates for proposed projects and change management of feature requests.
  • Assists stakeholders in clarifying the business challenges and objectives to accurately set the scope of projects. 
  • Facilitates the development of business cases with quantitative information. 
  • Develops relationships and partners with campus stakeholders to understand their needs. 
  • Defines project approach and deliverables to most efficiently and effectively meet project objectives and stakeholder needs. 
  • Leads and/or collaborates with Solution Analysts to guide stakeholders and project team through requirements gathering, solution design and develop comprehensive project proposal to facilitate governance.
  • Prepares status reports and provides updates to project stakeholders, sponsors, governance groups.  Closes out projects and collects lessons learned to improve PMO processes.
  • Mentors and advises other IT resources and project managers on project management methodologies and practices. 
  • Identify, define and implement continuous improvement efforts within the PMO, and help define standards, policies and practice for the Creighton PMO.
  • 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
  • Proven and consistent performance utilizing project management methodologies and practices to deliver complex projects on time, and on budget
  • Preferred:
  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Scrum Master Certification (CSM)
  • Experience in Higher Education


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • 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 May 23, 2023
Date Closes May 22, 2024
Requisition 220861
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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