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Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-05970
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 06/15/2017
Title: Project Manager
Duration: 3-4+ Months
Location: NYC
Rate: DOE

Major Responsibilities:
  • Creates and Maintains Project Plans: Develops, and continually updates, detailed project/program management plans. Develops work breakdown structures based on the project objectives and scope. Ensures PM methodology is adhered to.
  • Manage Project Status Reporting: Prepares status reports to convey project scope, goals, milestones, budget, risk, status, change requests, and critical issues to the client and project team.
  • Develop and Maintain Project Schedules: Incorporates regular updates from each functional team.
  • Lead Project Cost Estimation and Ongoing Budget Tracking: Provides budget information to Project Managers. Assists in developing costs estimates and analyzing data.
  • Perform Project Resource Management: Provides work direction and leadership to assigned projects, including scheduling, assignment of work and review of project efforts. Identifies project resource requirements and staff assignments. Checks for staff availabilities. Updates the project plan with work assignments.
  • Conducts Risk Management: Maintains documentation for identified risks and mitigation strategies. Proactively gathers and updates risk status and documentation as needed.
  • Support Stakeholder Management: Works with technology and business owners to analyze stakeholder expectations for projects based upon approved project requirements.
  • Conduct Project Business Analysis: Works with project team members and stakeholders to anticipate and manage changes to projects, such as but not limited to, technical and functional requirements, business requirements and milestone schedule
  • Provide Overall Project Administration: Participates in program team meetings, proactively documents meeting minutes, track issues, decisions and action items, and follow-up between meetings to drive issues to closure.
  • Other Support Duties as Needed: Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned

Key Working Relationships:
  • Maintain a productive working relationships with business owners, project sponsors, system users, and vendors.
  • Interacts with project owners, senior technical personnel, and other functional or support organizations.

Position Reports to: Director of Project and Portfolio Management
Position directly supervises: N/A

Indirect Reporting: N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts:
  • GPP Portfolio & Project Management Coordinator
  • Headquarters & Global Offices Teams – multiple departments
  • Project Business Owners, business project team members outside IT, and wider stakeholders
  • Project Sponsor and Steering Committee members
  • Vendors and Consultants

Job Requirements:
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 4+ years of experience coordinating project efforts including, but not limited to, payment processing and other fundraising related technical projects.
  • Expertise utilizing and championing Project Management software and tools
  • Knowledge of best practice Project Management methodologies
  • Experience with cross-functional project coordination
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (i.e. day-to-day discussions, team meetings, presentations, written status updates, project documentation, etc.), as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time
  • Strong analytic problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite, strong proficiency in project tracking software (i.e., Clarizen, MS Project, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to manage and work through change

Preferred Additional Requirements
  • CAPM or PMP certified; or actively working toward certification

If interested in the role, please send your most up-to-date resume to