IT Project Manager 2
Job Title: IT Project Manager 2 (Home Office)
Location: Chicago, IL
Full time of Part time: 37.5 hours for full-time.
Reports To: Senior Director, Project and End-user Support Services
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.
The IT Project Manager 2 will demonstrate team leadership skills and use industry best-practices throughout the project life cycle to manage project scope, resources and schedule. They will serve as liaison to 3rd party vendors and suppliers. Manage vendor contracts in order to track adherence to project deliverables and timelines. They are expected to provide ongoing project status updates to key stakeholders, manage the project budget and manage business analyst tasks and deliverables. This position will measure project performance in order to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Use industry best practices, techniques and standards to lead teams throughout the entire project life cycle. (Recognized project management and business analysis organizations include PMI, Scrum Alliance, IIBA.)
- Define and manage project scope and objectives.
- Identify resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner.
- Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan. Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed.
- Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, issues and progress.
- Work with key stakeholder(s) to prepare a budget based on scope of work and resource requirements. Track project costs in order to meet budget.
- Serve as liaison to 3rd party vendors. Manages contracts with vendors and suppliers, assigns tasks and communicates and tracks expected deliverables.
- Manage the tasks and deliverables of the business analyst assigned to the project.
- Measure project performance to identify areas for continuous improvement.
- Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in IT related disciplines, project management or business.
- Three (3) or more years of project management experience.
- PMP® (Project Management Professional) and/or PMI-ACP® (PMI Agile Certified Practitioner) preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Proficient in Google Docs, Drive and/or Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
- Ability to demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills to complete projects successfully.
- High degree of organization; detail-oriented.
- Ability to prioritize and manage competing project tasks in order to manage timelines and schedules for successful project completion.
- Ability to make effective decisions under pressure.
- Ability to research, analyze and make recommendations to resolve issues or project challenges.
- Ability to communicate effectively, in writing or verbally, with technical and non-technical end-users.
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.