Project Manager

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Library & IT

Library and Information Technology (L&IT) at Bucknell is a unified organization that has evolved dramatically, shedding over time many of the distinctions that frequently separate university library and information technology departments. L&IT takes pride in its accomplishments and its important role at Bucknell. Staff members are committed to professionalism, excellence, and service through innovation and creativity; collaboration; diversity and inclusion; integrity; trust and trustworthiness; and communication and transparency.

Under the direction of the Director of Project & Initiative Management, the Project Manager provides coordination, planning, business analysis, resourcing collaboration, and overall project leadership for a broad range of L&IT and campus-related programs, projects, and initiatives. This position requires frequent high-quality contact with faculty, staff, stakeholders and vendors in defining scope, managing deadlines, aligning to budgets, instilling accountability, assigning responsibilities and preparing reports regarding the status of the assigned projects.

All L&IT staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage multiple complex to moderately complex, and small to medium-sized projects from conception to closeout; responsible for overall on time and within budget project delivery.
  • Execute project planning, through requirement gathering, scoping, scheduling, testing, operational transition and establishment of success criteria.
  • Apply both Business Analyst (BA) and Project Management (PM) skills, processes and artifacts efficiently and appropriately to predictably achieve project success.
  • Manage project communication, including the establishment of communication plans and structures, ensuring that stakeholders, team members, and L&IT leadership are informed and engaged throughout all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Maintain project documentation including regular status reporting on assigned projects.
  • Collaborate with leadership to determine project resource requirements and roles based on project requirements, timeframes, and budgets.
  • Establish priorities and demonstrate discipline and independent judgment.
  • Interact effectively with academic and administrative department leadership and managers.
  • Maintain technical competencies related to project management and business analysis disciplines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Three years of project management experience
  • Experience in project requirements processes and/or functional analysis
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaborate across a diverse organization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects within business, functional, and/or technology organizations
  • Prior involvement with high-visibility projects and managing multiple projects concurrently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
  • Professional certifications in ITIL, Lean, Six Sigma, or equivalent
  • Experience with Agile project management
  • Higher education experience

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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