UC Santa Barbara Director - Project Management Office (PMO)
UCSB has an immediate opening
Summary of Job Duties
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The University of California Santa Barbara is one of the most successful institutions of higher education in the world, noted for its significant and groundbreaking accomplishments in instruction, research, and public service. After an extensive consultation process, the campus community has determined that its mission can be better served by converting and upgrading the business systems that support this nearly $1 billion per year enterprise.
The decision to replace these systems is a unique opportunity to rethink and redesign the way the campus conducts business, the results of which will serve as a foundation to support the activities of future generations of scholars and students. These systems serve as a business backbone over 300 departments and are critical to UCSB's operational success. For more information regarding UC system-wide initiatives please visit the following web-sites for additional info: http://workingsmarter.universityofcalifornia.edu/projects/ucpath/overview/
The campus is participating in and launching several significant campus-wide IT and administrative projects -- UCPATH (Human Resources and Payroll), Kronos (on-line timekeeping), Gateway (eProcurement), and the Financial System Implementation Project. The Project Management Office Director (PMO Director) will provide substantial leadership in the successful deployment of each project's IT, administrative systems, and new business processes.
To support these projects, the PMO Director will oversee and coordinate the work of the Project Manager assigned to each project. The PMO Director will report directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (AVC), with input and advice from the PMO Steering Committee. The PMO Director will interact with the Chief Information Officer and divisional Control Points. The PMO Director will collaborate with campus and UCOP stakeholders and subject matter experts in support of the design and implementation of each project. The PMO Director will be accountable for working effectively with each Project Manager.
Demonstrated comprehensive project portfolio management skills and experience for large-scale, complex projects and/or projects of similar scope and scale, including ERP implementations.
Advanced knowledge and skills in all aspects of managing a complex office, including personnel and budget administration.
Demonstrated ability to manage project teams in a complex organization.
Highly skilled in navigating complex organizations. Advanced written, verbal and presentation skills for influencing and facilitating sustained change.
Extensive analytical/problem-solving skills. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate with senior management, and lead and direct subordinates.
Demonstrated advanced strategic-thinking and consulting skills in guiding others toward workable strategies and solutions.
Bachelors' degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training; advanced degree preferred.
Knowledge of campus processes, protocols, and procedures.
Advanced knowledge of campus-specific computer applications preferred.
Experience with Oracle PeopleSoft strongly preferred.
Special Conditions of Employment
In order to be considered for this position after completing the online application please attach a cover letter, resume, and a sample project plan as a writing sample [attached as "Other Document (1)"].
Optional Applicant Documents
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Required Applicant Documents
Other Document (1)
Job Number: 20120117
Number of Hires: Single Hire
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
Open Date: 04-18-2012
% of full-time: 100
Appointment Type: 2-Career
Is this a NEW CAREER position? Yes
To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/242186