Project Manager

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Job Summary:

The Office of the CIO (OCIO) comprises the IT Services (ITS) and Business Transformation Office (BTO). The unit is experiencing a period of exciting transformation and growth with the goal of improving the technology experience and service delivery to UFV’s students, faculty, and staff.

The Project Manager 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.

The PM is responsible for aligning project deliverables to the business case assessments, ensuring that the assessment objectives, solution/scope, resource requirements, budgeting etc. for both project and transition to operations are tracked and monitored to maintain close alignment with the business case assessment. The PM will ensure appropriate controls are put in place to ensure project outcomes and objectives can be measured post-project.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree with a technical, or business focus, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Completed courses in business/process analysis or project management is required.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience managing IT related projects is required.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of business and process analysis, business and technical architecture and capability modeling.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing project deliverables, reports, presentations and analysis using a variety of applications and tools is required (Microsoft, Visio, team dynamix etc).
  • Ability to adapt to ever changing workload priorities and events and effectively reprioritizing or deferring tasks in line with operational and strategic goals.
  • Experience assessing and developing business cases/value propositions is required.
  • Experience in managing project financials, vendor management, contracts, SOW and PO’s is required.
  • Experience in supporting inputs and outputs of a project management office is beneficial.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high regard for customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to drive and implement business process and cultural change to leverage the adoption of new processes and utilization of technology.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with limited direction.
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours on an emergency or pre-scheduled basis.

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 centering 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.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer.  Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee.  Inquiries about the survey may be directed to careers@ufv.ca.  Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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.