Project Manager, Content Management System (CMS) Renewal Project

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Job Summary

We are currently seeking a Project Manager for our Content Management System (CMS) Program. Working as part of the larger Office of the CIO team, the Project Manager works with a team of Project Managers in the Business Transformation Office and provides project management services to the University for both project and operational activities for various technology and business transformation projects. Working with cross functional project teams, including both technical and business stakeholders, the PM is responsible for the coordination, documentation, planning, communication, assessment, and ongoing review of technology and business transformation projects.

The PM will be responsible for managing all aspects of the project, including the initiation, planning, and execution phases; coordinating project tasks, stakeholders, and budget, while following project management principles and best practices.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Project Management Services:

  • Provide project management expertise and best practices in support of the successful completion of the project
  • Assist in the development of a project steering committee and project teams as required
  • Work with project stakeholders to develop a scope of work for projects
  • Identify resources required and assign individual responsibilities within the scope of the project
  • Coordinate tasks with the project team, ensuring tasks are completed on time
  • Communicate with project stakeholders, team members, and leadership to ensure project tasks are completed on time and with minimal risk
  • Identify and document project risks, work with stakeholders to develop appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Document all project efforts using standard project management principles, e.g. Project Charter, Project Plan, Work Breakdown Structure, Communication Plan, Change Management, Project Budget, etc.
  • Develop cost benefit analyses to support strategic directions
  • Manage project financials and identify possible areas of concern
  • Report to the project steering committee, and/or university leadership as appropriate on progress and issues arising

Participate in and Support Project Committees:

  • Provide support for project committees including set-up of meeting dates and sites, draft agenda for approval by Chair, follow-up on action items, prepare documents for meeting including management of document resource site
  • Monitor progress on action items between meetings and follow-up as appropriate to ensure delegated task is being completed
  • Provide verbal and written reports, including presentations, to project committees as required to inform decision making.

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline required. In addition, a project management certification (e.g. PMP or similar) or equivalent courses required
  • Minimum 5 years of related project management experience including at least 3-4 years of experience leading web, content management projects, ideally with exposure to SaaS and other technology implementations, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Experience in at least 2 full implementations of CMS implementation including scope for internet, intranet, data/content conversion and governance
  • Knowledge of current theories and practices in intranet and internet technologies, CMS, data and governance
  • Experience in post-secondary environments is beneficial
  • Experience with project templates, word processing programs, and spreadsheets
  • Experience working with TDX PPM module
  • Experience coordinating and overseeing the work of multiple and diverse stakeholders on projects to ensure goals are met
  • Leadership competencies in change management, strategic planning, project management, innovation and vision, networking, and teamwork and cooperation.

 

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the unceded (ancestral) territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in S’olh Temexw (Our World; Our Land). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and our Education Plan. This commitment includes the goal of centring Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials. 

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.