Year Up

Posted on 12-01-2017 in Jobs


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Title: Director, Project Management Office (Boston, MA)

Office: National Location:  Boston, MA Career Stage: Director

FLSA Status: Exempt Job Type: Regular Full-Time OVERVIEW: The Director, Project Management Office (Boston, MA) is responsible for the overall project management function, providing leadership, coordination and management of the PMO processes and functions. The role serves as a conduit for communication between project managers and IT executives who make the strategic decisions for those projects. The Director, Project Management Office (Boston, MA) supervises the team that provides project management support functions and administrative support to project managers. We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Support project managers by: Helping and mobilizing the team - project start-up Reviewing program status reports Facilitating change management of projects Facilitating escalation of issues and risks Overseeing development, governance, and implementation of processes, methodologies, tools, and products Interfacing with IT and internal functional area leaders to provide strategic and tactical advice on project/program planning and execution Participating in the appointment of project managers Facilitate approval for project management deliverables like: Project definition document Project plan, scope, schedule and budget Project manual Status reports Manage project management processes like: Risk management Issue management Change control Quality management Project evaluation Support and track approvals Manage the manager methodology, project metrics and risk management manager, and project control specialists Ensure that project milestones are met and documented Other duties as assigned Site Team/Learning Community Member Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students Participate in staff meetings and trainings

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration or related discipline; MBA desirable 10+ years of project management experience in a business environment, including successful oversight of large, complex projects or programs; at least five years of experience in IT Demonstrated success in management of other project managers or experience on a management level within a project office PMP or other project management certification Strong project management technical skills Strong managerial and supervisory skills, demonstrating the ability to effectively lead others and those reporting into the PMO Demonstrated success partnering with and influencing senior leadership Experience with roll-out of project management and process improvement in an organization, including implementation of standards and methodologies Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex projects on time and within budget Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively to people without technical backgrounds, both verbally and in writing Advanced experience with Microsoft Desktop Software: Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint Accomplished with Microsoft Project and SharePoint Working knowledge of project management information systems a plus Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas and opinions are valued within your team/customers and external partners Comfort with change in a fast moving environment Proficiency with Microsoft Office A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers Commitment to diversity and inclusion

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience Benefits: Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high support, high expectations model that combines hands-on technical and professional skills, educational stipends, college-level coursework, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies. Year Up currently serves young adults in Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay Area, South Florida, and Wilmington and will serve more than 3,000 students in 2017 nationwide. Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The Non-Profit Times for six consecutive years, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young people. Year Up participates in E-Verify. Please visit to learn more about working at Year Up, and to see a list of current opportunities.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity: As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

TO APPLY: Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website. Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.


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