Assistant Director IT Project Management

University of North Carolina

Wilmington, NC

ID: 7114498
Posted: October 24, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Benefits of Working at UNCW
Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy, Skillport, and the employee assistance program, many of which are offered free of charge.
Working Title Assistant Director IT Project Management
External Link to Posting
Vacancy Number E849
Position Number 1677
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Department Chief Information Officer - 55000
Division Business Affairs - 35000 Division
Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Assistant Director of (IT) Project Management plans, coordinates, and executes project management initiatives for Enterprise IT projects at UNCW. This position reviews project requests, including project scoring and resource estimation as well as serving as a Project Manager for medium- and large-scale projects. This position is responsible for communicating project milestones and keeping stakeholders and leadership informed of project status and associated risks. This position leads interacts with all levels of employees.

The Assistant Director directs multiple project team members in a weak-matrix fashion by managing project team activities, including the supervision of project related duties of IT staff. This position additionally researches and seeks technical knowledge to assist in project completion as needed, evaluates business processes and re-engineering, including impact from project implementations. The Assistant Director also communicates project milestones and keeps stakeholders and leadership informed of project status and associated risks. This position may mentor IT project managers.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Project Management or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in IT project management or technical project management work;
Demonstrated experience analyzing design, development, integration, or implementation of software products.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Ability to conduct business process evaluations
Broad understanding of technology to be able to evaluate technical specifications
Knowledge of and ability to analyze and evaluate diverse solutions applicable to multiple projects by identifying and managing dependencies with other technology projects and current products
Ability to identify and clearly communicate IT support requirements to stakeholders prior to and after implementation of new software products
Ability to communicate effectively and act as a liaison between IT vendors, IT project stakeholders, IT Project Managers, and technical subject matter experts
Ability to grasp technical data and communicate to a broad range of technical and non-technical people
Demonstrated ability to manage IT projects according to industry standards
Ability to manage expectations and communicate effectively with campus leadership
Strong understanding of technology processes and systems and how they align with university strategic goals and objectives
Project Management Certification
Required Certifications or Licensures
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Information Technology Project Management Office provides support by managing and leading all of the ITS projects.
College/School Information
University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
EEO Statement
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
Number of Openings Single Incumbent
Special Notes to Applicants
PLEASE NOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the ‘Work History’ section, before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.