The Senior Project Manager (PM) is a key member of the Central Administration (CADM) Project Management Office (PMO) and reports to the Director of the CADM PMO. The CADM PMO was recently formed in April 2021 to address a wide variety of complex projects across CADM and the University's multiple disciplines. The PM will participate in the formation of this new function and will manage a portfolio of project(s).
Senior Project Manager
Harvard's Financial Administration Department (FAD) is responsible for the stewardship of the University's finances, including related business processes and technology. FAD is dedicated to supporting the teaching and research mission of the University by providing outstanding financial services to the Harvard community; by providing support, guidance and consultation; by working to ensure compliance with University and federal guidelines; by mitigating risk; and by promoting the financial health of the University.
The CADM PMO is hiring Two (2) Senior Project Managers
Work with university leaders on the implementation of complex projects to solve problems that may have wide impact and require high levels of functional integration.
Develop project plans, document key business requirements and facilitate decision making amongst a wide variety of stakeholder groups. Develop content to facilitate discussions in project meetings and document outcomes.
Develop change management plans, training materials and project communications as needed.
Leverage steering and executive committees for decision-making, change management and communications; develop and deliver executive level updates.
Build strong relationships and collaborate with CADM staff on a variety of initiatives; participate in and help support an affinity group of project managers throughout the Center to foster the sharing of best practices and promote strong project management standards
Please provide a cover letter with your application and upload as one document.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.
More about FAD: FAD is committed to an engaging and diverse culture, strong values, and client partnership. The department is led by the Vice President for Finance (VPF), is comprised of eight reporting units:
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: Harvard's commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is rooted in our belief in drawing on the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. Our community strives to uphold these beliefs by honoring the rights, differences, and dignity of others and embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. Harvard aims to foster a campus culture where everyone can thrive, a key to which is ensuring that we each experience a sense of inclusion and belonging.
Total Rewards: Harvard's Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:
Flexible work environment: FAD supports flexible work arrangements where business needs allow.
Time off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs. https://huecu.org
Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services.
Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Accessibility: Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Basic Qualifications are the minimum threshold a candidate must meet in order to be considered for this role.
Minimum of five-seven years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience
The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
Proficiency with presentation, collaboration tools and advanced Excel
Project management experience in higher education and one or more of the following subject areas: finance, human resources, information technology, health services, campus safety or administrative operations is strongly desired
Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
Demonstrated ability to influence without direct responsibility/control
Skills and attitude that supports an Agile working environment
Demonstrated skill in fostering strong, collaborative relationships throughout all levels of the University
Organized, flexible and able to manage multiple challenging project simultaneously in a fast-paced work setting
Ability to maintain confidential information
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54384BR
About Harvard University Financial Administration
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.