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Project Management Specialist I

Apply now Job no: 496273
Department: Enterprise Information Systems
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Information Technology
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: 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 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.

Miami University offers an engaging work environment at a premier higher education institution. Exceptional benefits package and many other support resources are available to help employees balance their professional and personal lives.
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.
• Building on relationships with clients, managers and project teams to ensure team execution and delivery of committed work.


Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field earned by date of hire and 1 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 Project Management Specialist reporting to the Director of Application Development, we are looking for you to have knowledge in:
• Implementing Scrum/Agile principles, techniques and frameworks
• At least one software development lifecycle methodology or Agile framework (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.
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:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.


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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