Project Manager
Job ID: R0041589 | Project Management | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia's Department of Human Resources is seeking a passionate, experienced Project Manager to join a team of talented individuals within the University of Virginia's Human Resources Continuous Improvement and Project Management Office.

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating project teams within UVA HR focusing on delivering enterprise-wide or HR-focused initiatives. The PM is responsible for managing several concurrent high-visibility projects using a variety of project management methodologies in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple functions within and outside of UVA HR. At the project level, the PM will work consultatively to help put in place the necessary people, processes, and tools while coaching team members as needed, to optimize the efficiency of the project team. While there is a preference for agile PM methodologies, the PM will develop project management approaches that are most suitable for each project based on project goals and constraints, using expert judgment on the appropriate blending of principles and practices. UVA HR embraces a culture of continuous improvement as one of its core principles. Accordingly, the PM may facilitate the execution of various rapid improvement projects using an established Lean methodology and develop action plans to transform continuous improvement recommendations into the normal way of working across UVA HR.

Key duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Designing, building, and maintaining project plans, including scope, schedule, and risk management.
  • Managing the gathering of requirements and scope across multiple teams or functions.
  • Facilitating agile framework planning activities with functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Organizing and leading project status and working meetings and documenting decisions and actions to move project forward.
  • Preparing and distributing progress reports and updating executive sponsors on progress, risks, and resource needs.
  • Managing risks and issues; correcting deviations from plans.
  • Creating and measuring teams according to metrics established by the team.
  • Working with Functional Owners and stakeholders to ensure they are well engaged with the team and part of the regular feedback loop.
  • While primarily leveraging Agile methodologies, having experience and expertise to select varied methodologies or processes to best achieve the goals of the project.

Minimum Requirements
  • Education: High school diploma. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Experience: 5 years of relevant experience.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience overseeing cross-functional project teams.
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing projects using Agile methodologies, including 3 years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects with multifunctional teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including mentoring and team building.
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands.
  • Experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with large-scale projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with and presenting to stakeholders at all levels, including the executive level.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • PMI PMP or equivalent
  • Lean certification
  • Bachelor's degree

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $70,000.00-$90,000.00, commensurate with qualifications and experience. We support work-life balance and a flexible work environment, and this position is eligible to be fully remote or hybrid (occasionally on grounds for meetings and events). The successful candidate will pass a background check. This is a full-time position with UVA benefits. Employee's benefits package highlights include:
  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
  • Parental and community service leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Tuition and professional development benefits
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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