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IT Project Manager


Boston, MA, USA

Title: IT Project Manager

Reports to: AVP, IT Planning and Project Management, IT Project Management Office (PMO)

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Boston, MA


About the role…

Under the direction of the AVP, IT Planning and Project Management and the project-specific Executive Sponsors the IT Project Manager is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the phases and activities for implementation and support of assigned projects. S/he provides strategic and tactical leadership to drive on-time and on-budget project completion.

You will…

  • Manage projects from concept creation through implementation. Facilitates the definition of project scope, goals, milestones, deliverables, detailed tasks and resource requirements. Manages user expectations, and works collaboratively across the enterprise.
  • Lead project team members to accomplish project objectives, including cross-functional groups and vendors (as appropriate).
  • Create and maintain project schedules and project budget. Track and control progress to achieve completion of projects within time and budget projections.
  • Ensure decisions and outcomes are documented appropriately.
  • Communicate project status including risks to all project stakeholders. Serves as the primary contact with user groups and IT systems management.
  • Assemble and coordinates resources, schedules, task assignments, project plans. Monitor resource utilization and forecasts resource needs.
  • Drive resolution of major issues and manage project interdependencies and handoffs.
  • Leverage problem solving and influencing skills to ensure project plans deliver on intent. Build relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure delivery of commitments.
  • Works closely with other members of the Project Management Office, providing input on methods and recommending changes in project management processes, standards and strategies.

You need…

  • Proven track record of 5+ years of experience in project management, and related experience providing project support.
  • Experience with business process reengineering projects. Comfortable with large-scale software implementations that require the rollout of new processes to a large set of business users.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, professional environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage time, and complete tasks; ability to get things done independently and collaboratively; ability to stay levelheaded and composed during busy periods.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to build positive work relationships within all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated professional judgment and sound decision-making skills.
  • Exposure to, and understanding of, a wide variety of information technology systems and services; ability to learn new software quickly required.
  • Quality driven; highly motivated; attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio) required.
  • Experience with Project Management Software.
  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration, Information Management, or related field preferred. PMP certification a plus.

The Perks…

We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits::

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 weeks PTO
  • 50% reimbursement on MBTA commuting costs up to $150 per month
  • $1,000 program credit toward one Road Scholar learning adventure per year
  • $5,000 tuition reimbursement per year
  • Retirement Plan with a company match up to 5%
  • Casual dress code - jeans every day!
  • and more… Check out our Careers webpage at for more details.



Road Scholar

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