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Associate Director, Technical Project Management, IT

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The Associate Director of Technical Project Management will lead mid- and large-sized technical projects and facilitate stakeholder engagement and alignment, manage vendors, and provide process and UX analysis support. In close partnership with the Director, Project Management Office, the AD of Technical Project Management will play a key role in developing and refining best practices for project management and user centered design at Arabella. They will provide support for more junior staff on the IT Project Management Team, and coaching for others engaged in project management, analysis, and process improvement at the firm.

                                                            

Essential Responsibilities:

Project Management (50%) – This position will lead mid- to large-sized technology projects across the firm from inception to close-out. Project Management responsibilities include:

  • coordinating the project team to identify clear roles and responsibilities, communicate project schedule, budget, and scope, and guide the project team through key decision points
  • lead the definition of project scope, and lead project through inception, vendor selection, development, and closeout, partnering with product and implementation leads as appropriate
  • managing vendor contracts and track expenses throughout project duration
  • manage project risks and develop mitigation plans with the project team

Analysis (25%)

  • Leading requirements meetings with internal stakeholders and vendors, including from both a user experience and process efficiency perspective, depending on the effort
  • Create process maps, mock-ups, and workflow documents to support analysis activities
  • Managing vendors’ work on requirements, UAT, and testing activities and providing leadership in strategy for engaging Arabella stakeholders in these activities
  • Supporting the intake of new project ideas to identify core business needs, ROI, value of project, and risks, and partner with product owners to develop tech project proposals
  • Support with efforts to engage more Arabellans in analysis and testing work through efforts like a new tech rotation program for internal staff and more

Knowledge Management & Community of Practice (25%) – This position will play a lead role in contributing to Arabella’s community of practice for project management and analysis at the firm. This will include:

  • developing resources such as standard operating procedures, templates, and guides
  • proposing and implementing ideas for cross-team knowledge sharing, trainings, and workshops
  • expanding Arabella’s use of Jira & Confluence
  • creating templates and resources for system owners around product management, roadmap creation, and more

To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience managing mid- to large-scale technology projects, ideally using both agile and waterfall methodologies
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience of analysis, including requirement elicitation and documentation, process analysis, and/or testing
  • Strong communication skills and experience in technical requirement writing as well as translating requirements to a non-technical audience
  • Strong understanding of SDLC, user centered design principles, and process improvement methods


The Associate Director of Technical Project Management will lead mid- and large-sized technical projects and facilitate stakeholder engagement and alignment, manage vendors, and provide process and UX analysis support. In close…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography.

All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package on their first day of employment:

  • Health insurance- On average Arabella pays 86% of the medical premium, 80% of the dental premium, and 100% of the vision premium
  • Paid time off 16 days’ vacation, 10 personal days, 11 company holidays (7 federal and 4 more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday), 20 hours’ volunteer leave, 8 weeks’ parental leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan- We offer a 4% employer match on a dollar-per-dollar basis, and there is no waiting or vesting period; all funds contributed by you and Arabella are yours to keep on day 1
  • Reimbursements for your personal cell phone plan and fitness
  • Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking
  • Bonus incentive opportunities
  • Access to professional development opportunities


This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Durham, NC
Associated Location
Durham, NC, USA

How to Apply

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job

 

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

 

We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

 

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and, except in rare circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis, all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position. 

 

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job

 

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