Senior Project Manager

Brown University

Job Description:

Senior Project Manager
Office of Information Technology

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for successfully managing multiple, complex, cross-departmental projects that involve changes to business processes, selection of software solutions, and IT software and system implementations. This project manager position carries the responsibility of leading academic and administrative departments, technical staff, and user communities through a variety of campus-wide IT projects. The Senior Project Manager must be able to manage complex IT projects using both traditional project management approaches and the Agile/Scrum methodology as needed based on the project. Project managers will occasionally be required to work outside of normal business hours as project needs dictate. This senior-level project manager reports to the Director of IT Strategy,  Project and Portfolio Management in the Office of Information Technology.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 8 years of project management experience leading software product assessments and deployments
  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of project management principles and methodologies and successful implementation of IT projects in a complex organization
  • A minimum of 2 years experience with delivery of software solutions using Agile/Scrum methodology and understanding of the fundamentals of iterative development
  • Business analysis and process improvement skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, to a diverse audience, including active listening skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, collaboration and customer service skills
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and deadlines at once, and be able to determine appropriate priorities; must be able to make independent interpretations and make appropriate decisions that are in the best interest of the organization and that are consistent with the objectives of senior management
  • Ability to work efficiently at all levels of the organization and influence others to progress toward a shared vision or goal
  • Excellent analytic, problem-solving and root-cause identification skills
  • Ability to balance attention to detail while maintaining focus on the big picture
  • Experience with packaged software implementations, including testing, writing end-user documentation, and training end users
  • Ability to read, create, interpret, and understand database schemas, flowcharts, requirements, specifications, user guides, sequences of operation, and other technical data; ability to understand and analyze the complexities of software applications
  • Good working knowledge of software and the related infrastructure in a production environment including computer operating systems, databases, networks, security, interfaces, and troubleshooting techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire general knowledge of a project’s subject area (e.g. accounting, research administration, payroll).
  • Demonstrates a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in higher education
  • Current Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)

Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification is required.

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Senior Project Manager

Office of Information Technology

Grade 11

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Full time

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Position Work Location:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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