OIT Project Manager, Associate
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas


Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

At Southern Methodist University, the IT Project Manager, Associate will be part of the Project Management Office (PMO)within Office of Information Technology (OIT). Under general direction, the candidate will be responsible for facilitating, coordinating, and supporting multiple OIT projects - from project initiation to completion. This position will work with cross functional teams across campus to meet business objectives.

Essential Functions:

  • Project Management - Lead and manage all aspects of multiple projects including defining project goals, objectives, scope, schedule estimates, resources and cost. Managing and coaching the project team as needed.
  • Communication - Effectively coordinate and communicate progress communication among project teams, customers, and appropriate level of management.
  • Risk Awareness - Pro-actively identify and analyze project risks, plan and implement risk responses.
  • Relationship Building - Develop strong relationships with all project stakeholders.
  • Other Duties - Business Process Analysis, System Analysis, Team Dynamix administration, and other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

A high school diploma is required. A Bachelor's degree is preferred in the field of project management, computer science, information sciences or business administration.

A minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience is required for this role, preferably in higher education. Experience managing the execution and implementation of software development, infrastructure or other IT related projects with multiple integrations is desired. Candidate with Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate with knowledge and understanding of PMBOK based principles and practices is preferred.

Candidate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool such as TeamDynamix is preferred. Ideal candidate should also possess strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must also demonstrate to have strong project management and time management skills.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:

Open until filled.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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