Project Manager III
Responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of extremely complex projects having a significant impact on the University’s operations. Provides a single point of contact for those projects; facilitates projects from original concept through final implementation; coordinates the process of obtaining customer objectives and defining project scope through management of team members. The Project Manager will work in collaboration with project stakeholders within the assigned business unit to define project scope, goals, and deliverables working towards business needs. Develops detailed work plans, resource plans, project estimates and status reports as needed based upon the size, scope and expected resource utilization of each project. Ensures adherence to quality standards, UF policies, procedures and best practices, and reviews project deliverables.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Facilitates the process of defining the customer’s expectations regarding the project.
- Conducts project meetings and communicates project status with customers, project team members, vendors and supervisors
- Coordinates the activities of individuals responsible for the analysis and resolution of issues that impede project progress
- Create and revise programs and policies, this can include updating existing policies as well as creating new ones.
- Establish and maintain relationships with the business units and key partner groups to understand their business needs, ensure alignment on objectives, and ensure ongoing buy-in across all project activities.
- Translate business objectives into projects with clearly defined scope, timing, deliverables, resources, and key measures of success.
- Responsible for defining and monitoring adherence to the project budget
- Create project plans, including timelines and milestones.
- Effectively set and communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders.
- Define project success criteria and communicate to team throughout project life cycle.
- Lead project meetings and drive project issues through to resolution. Delegate or assign tasks to resolve bottlenecks.
- Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations.
- Proactively manage and communicate ongoing changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans.
- Direct the development of best practices and tools for project management and execution.
- Conduct post project assessments and evaluations.
- Identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
- Ensure comprehensive and seamless project post-implementation transition.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree and four years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licensure and Certification
This position supervises staff on a daily basis and/or staff assigned to specific tasks or projects until the tasks or projects have been completed.
- Operational Functions
- Planning: Tactical, Strategic
- Process Management
- Problem Solving
- Effective Communications
- Managing Multiple Priorities
- Analytical Thinking
- Project Management
- Interpersonal Relationships
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