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Senior Project Management Specialist I

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Department: Enterprise Information Systems
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Information Technology
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Senior Project Management Specialist I


Job Summary:


Job Summary:
We are looking for an agile, dynamic and energetic individual that loves technology and new challenges for a Senior Project Management Specialist position in a rewarding university environment. Is this you? If so, this may be the job for you!

Ideal candidates will have excellent project management, interpersonal skills and a commitment to supporting our values including Scrum-based team focus, creative problem solving, and technical curiosity.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to grow technically and professionally.


Duties/Physical Demands:

You'll pursue the best solutions for the University including:
• Fulfilling the role of Scrum Master within projects (Agile and others).
• Inspiring team members to achieve successful project completion with an emphasis on team and process improvement.
• Promoting project/team planning and delivery activities, including backlog/scope definition and refinement, planning, estimation, reviews, retrospectives, and frequent stand-ups.
• Managing project/team deliverables and ensuring agreement to business portfolio(s) and shared outcomes.
• Guiding project teams to achieve a self-organizing culture and a healthy conflict resolution process.
• Providing coaching on Scrum framework (Agile, other), delivery practices and use of standard tools to the University community.
• Building on relationships with clients, managers and project teams to ensure team execution and delivery of committed work.
• Guiding the University on continuous improvement of project delivery by assessing current state, recommending improvements, and guiding the implementation of those improvements.
• Providing Agile and other project methodology training to individuals and groups both inside and outside the organization.
• Monitoring and recommending new project management techniques and frameworks and guiding the implementation of those improvements.
• As needed, leading strategic business projects across multiple departments and divisions within the University.


Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field earned by date of hire and 4 or more years of relevant experience.
Formal training or certification(s) in project management techniques
Formal training or certification(s) in Scrum/Agile techniques and frameworks

Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience providing the knowledge/skills/abilities listed above may be substituted. Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently.


Desired Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications:
As the Senior Project Management Specialist reporting to the Director of Application Development, we are looking for you to have expert knowledge in:
• Implementing Scrum/Agile principles, techniques and frameworks
• Multiple software development lifecycle methodologies or Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, etc.)
• Mentoring others in project management and Scrum/Agile principles, techniques and frameworks
• Programming experience or demonstrated familiarity with the technical concepts and logic
• Guiding others in proper methods to collaborate with and organizing multiple project teams throughout the entire project lifecycle to ensure success as defined by scope, budget, and timeline.
• The establishment and rollout of new project management methodologies and techniques.
Miami is committed to a culture of health and wellness on campus with several benefits, healthcare, and wellness programs. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, tuition fee waiver, paid sick and parental leave, paid vacation, supplemental retirement plans are part of our employee benefits package.
Plus you can be part of the University’s academic culture and can teach one credit bearing course per semester.


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Cover letter, resume, and three professional references required.


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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