University of Utah IT Project Manager II in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/28/2018

Requisition Number PRN19048B

Job Title IT Project Manager

Working Title IT Project Manager II

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area President

Department 00428 - UIT - Network & Comm. Srvs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $47,600/yr. to $90,400/yr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Responsible for the coordination and successful completion of projects. Oversees all phases of a project: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of projects. Builds and maintains working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the projects. Ensures project objectives and met and business value is obtained.

AboutUIT: University Information Technology (UIT), the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services (CIS) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; teaching and learning technologies; software licensing; and a host of other systems and services. For more information aboutUITvisit

About the University: Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of thePAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.


Key Responsibilities

•Leads planning and implementation of assigned projects.

•Defines project tasks and resource requirement.

•Plans and develops project plans and timelines.

•Tracks project deliverables and monitors budget expenditures using standard project management tools.

•Continuously monitors and reports on progress and quality activities of the project to all stakeholders.

•Implements and manages project change management, risk management and mitigation actions to achieve project success.

•Coordinates and/or facilitates project kick-off meetings, workshops, and other meeting formats within the scope of the project.

•Performs appropriate project closure that includes evaluation, assessment of results and closure documents.

•Lead, coach and motivate project team members on a proactive basis.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency and 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

•2-5 of those years as a project manager on cross-functional IT projects.

•Bachelors degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline.

•Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

•Ability to influence and achieve results from individuals and groups without having direct authority.

•Proficient with project management tools

•Strong communication skills (written, oral and listening) with the ability to present effectively to large and small audiences

•Strong leadership and project management skills

•Demonstrated use of expert judgment and experience in problem-solving project issues/roadblocks

•Ability to manage effectively in a cross-functional environment, working closely with all aspects of the business including marketing, operations, infrastructure, academic, finance and information technology

•Experienced with waterfall and agile project methods and ability to determine best-suited method for a particular project

•Familiarity withSDLCmodels, process/workflow analysis and improvement methods, Quality Assurance principals and practices, and UI design principals

•Ability to work with stakeholders in all levels of the organization

•Experience with Higher Education preferred

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.