The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneering practitioner of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. Since our founding, we have been evolving to meet the changing needs of our world. As our areas of study have diversified, we have established top-ranked programs and over 20 majors in community and rural development, environment and natural resources, food and nutrition, applied economics, agriculture, international programs and life sciences. It is vital to us that we match the excellence of our science with the generosity of our spirit. We want to leave the world better than we found it, so we seek out those not simply driven to master their discipline, but passionate about doing so to serve the public good. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.
As Project Manager, provide project management for the design, development, production and support of Information Technology (IT) projects. Lead and manage scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk and procurement for assigned projects, including change management. Identify unique requirements of each project and ensure needs are met; communicate project scope, goals and responsibilities to staff. Establish clear customer expectations, and requirements of varying degrees of complexity, some of which may require significant discovery and analysis. Perform detailed business analysis as needed. Identify and analyze client needs and requirements; design detailed specifications; develop project plans and gain formal approval on plans from all stakeholders; collaborate with resource managers to estimate project resource requirements; direct project teams; exercise stakeholder management across diverse constituencies; document project outcomes and invested resources; ensure assets are archived appropriately. Develop innovative and creative solutions. Develop and modify internal processes and procedures to improve process, project management and communication methods. Assess and manage issues; prioritize and drive resolution of all issues associated with low to medium complexity projects. Ensure strategic projects are delivered on-time and within defined budget restrictions. Make procedural recommendations and needed and implement new processes with stakeholders and staff.
Bachelor's Degree: more than three years and less than five years' experience or equivalent. Solid understanding of project management knowledge, skills, tools, techniques and formal approaches. Excellent leadership, interpersonal, analytical, written and oral communication skills including facilitation, conflict management, budget/estimate development, change management, and negotiation. Significant experience with Windows, client server architectures, web/standard desktop applications and project management tools such as MS Project. Demonstrated consensus building and relationship management skills. Strong analytical skills and experience in budgeting and estimating. Ability to convey technical information to others of varying levels of technical knowledge and responsibility. Demonstrated ability to remain focused working in fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding customer-oriented environment. Proven track record of establishing credibility rapidly, effectively establishing critical relationships with clients, directors, managers and project team members.
Experience in an educational or other nonprofit environment preferred. PMP Certification or demonstrated progress to obtain it highly desirable.
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