Information Technology Asst Director

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Associate / Assistant Director
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology

This position serves as the Project Management Office (PMO) Director.  Responsible for project and portfolio management functions within the MSU IT organization.  Provides leadership to a team of supervisors and project managers in the planning, tracking, and successful implementation of IT projects.  Includes oversight for projects, coaching and mentoring, and administrative functions.  Provides leadership in the development and implementation of best practices to continuously improve project and portfolio management.  Projects range in size and complexity, and include business applications (COTS and locally developed), infrastructure, and security.  Projects utilize a formal project management methodology, using waterfall and agile frameworks.  Provides leadership in the growth and support of portfolio management functions, including project intake and selection, resource planning, tool support, portfolio reporting, and metrics. 

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or a related information technology field, with course work in an information technology specialization related to the area of employment; more than eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience including at least three of the following: project management, applications design and programming, data center operations, systems programming, database administration, office automation, production analysis, client computing, consulting services, financial management, long range planning and data security; and management; experience in performing project management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Desired Qualifications

• Experience in project, program, and portfolio management.

• Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

• Strong knowledge of project and portfolio management best practices

• Experience in providing leadership and direction to project managers

• Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methods

• Strong analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills

• Proficient oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

• Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

• Ability to work under pressure and consistently meet deadlines

• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

• Ability to work with staff at all levels of the university