The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today's brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We're looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY's diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable health-care options and tuition assistance for employees and their families
This position will manage various CTY technology projects. A proven background in business analysis, requirements gathering, project planning, project execution management, and project resource management is required. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of software implementation lifecycles and have experience leading multiple software and/or hardware implementations. Candidate will also develop and maintain key relationships with a broad range of CTY leadership, staff, faculty, researchers, instructors and contractors/consultants and acts as a primary project contact for key stakeholders in the business.
Utilizing an agreed upon project methodology (typically Agile) created by the IT leadership, ensures quality control of that methodology and contributing to the further enhancement of the methodology.
Work with project stakeholders across departmental teams to develop detailed business requirements for multiple projects that sometimes conflicting timelines and priorities; from concept to launch.
Work with the project team and IT technical areas to develop technical requirements.
Build and maintain project plans and reporting on project progress to milestones.
Serve as a professional source of advice and assistance on managing projects; trains or coaches other project leaders of the most important elements of project management, and assists them in addressing those elements.
Design and produce reports, agendas, and minutes for project team meetings; set up and facilitate meetings where needed.
Maintain project archives. Configures and maintains documentation and deliverables, etc. in central location.
Resolve problems and issues as they develop. Ensure the proper communication of problem resolutions.
Work with and/or manages the consulting services of vendors. This may also include the development of and adjustments to a project statement of work and determining vendor resource requirements.
Research new software, products or systems, including coordinating vendor demonstrations. (May include testing on-line applications, contacting systems administrators, and interviewing students and administrators).
Internal department support; mentoring new or junior staff, improving methodologies or processes and support and preparation for Governance activities.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field. Five years related experience, with some project management experience required. 7+ years of professional experience with 3+ years' experience managing complex interdepartmental projects preferred.
Special Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent understanding of business complexity and project interdependencies
Exceptional interpersonal skills. Must build strong relationships with partners. High degree of empathy
Effective, organized, and concise written and verbal communicator with executive presentation skills.
Attention to detail and proven execution capabilities. Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize diverse tasks. Proven ability to work under pressure, owning and meeting critical deadlines.
Ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving and constantly evolving high growth environment.
Extensive knowledge, and success with leading efforts in system configuration, solution design, testing and implementations
Physical Requirements for the Job:
Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery
The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone and face to face with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings
Position also requires a degree of mobility common to working in an office environment; bending, kneeling or standing during events and presentations may be required.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.