Department Name: 3L300:ITS Communications & Strategic Planning
The Technical Project Specialist II (Strategic Engagement Team Lead) reports to the Director of Strategic Engagement and Communications (SEC).
The individual hired will be directly responsible for project management, resource management, team leadership, customer engagement, employee engagement, marketing, communications, public relations, brand management, web services, and events management.
This individual will create full scale project strategic engagement and communications plans using appropriate tools keeping projects on time, customers engaged at appropriate milestones, and within budget; facilitate definition of scope, goals, changes including customer impact, and deliverables; track project tasks, timelines, and resource requirements.
Communicate and collaborate both internally and externally on project status and adoption/communication metrics; develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations; track project milestones, staff time, deliverables, problems, and solutions; share information effectively and in a timely manner to support the work of project team members; create recommendation reports as part of project post mortems identifying successful/unsuccessful elements.
This individual will manage resource allocation of both their team and external teams including assembling and coordinating teams – monitoring and reporting on progress.
This individual must build, develop and grow relationships vital to our unit's success both internal and external to the University.
The individual hired will collaborate with team members within their unit, SEC, across Information Technology Services, and in some cases units external to ITS, to ensure success in the areas of major initiative project management, change management, quality improvement, process improvement, and project and portfolio reporting.
Windows, iOS, Office365, Adobe, Hootsuite, Project Management Professional (PMP)
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