Information Technology Project Director


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

03/27/2018

Address

LISC
501 Seventh Avenue
New York
NY
10018
United States

Description

Position Title:                    Information Technology Project Director

Reports To:                        Vice President of Information Technology

Job Classification:            Exempt / Full Time

Location:                             LISC Headquarters Office, New York, NY

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THE ORGANIZATION:

 

What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

Strategies We Pursue

 

Strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places.

 

Develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together

 

Equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities.

 

Invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities.

 

Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.

 

Over the last 38 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $20 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. These investments have leveraged more than $50 billion in development activity and helped families and communities raise their standards of living. LISC investments impact the lives of nearly 7 million Americans. 

 

Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 31 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Our rural programs make an impact in 44 states, and are supported by LISC’s talented and dedicated workforce. Visit us at www.lisc.org

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

 

The Information Technology (IT) Department manages and maintains all technology systems for ~360 staff dispersed across 35 offices, responsible for:

 

Governance: Strategic practices for the operational parameters of IT systems, project management and security;

Functionality: Creating and maintaining operational applications; developing, securing, and storing electronic data;

Infrastructure: Purchase and management of hardware components, network, circuitry and equipment; office moves; and

Service: Supporting use of hardware, software and data management for all functional areas of the organization

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

 

This is an opportunity for an experienced technology professional capable of leading IT application and operational projects for a non-profit whose use of technology and technical environment is changing.

 

The IT Project Director provides both management and hands-on implementation work for small and large operational projects, working with other managers and their small staffs on activities across all aspects of application development, network infrastructure, client services and IT operations.

With experience in bringing together projects in a hybrid environment including on-premise infrastructure and cloud-based software and services, the Project Director will help develop and deliver technical solutions that advance information management and support LISC’s business objectives.

 

You...

  • Can see the big picture, manage the work of others, as well as get in the details as a contributing team member
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Qualifications you must have...

 

  • Ability to manage in ambiguous situations and adapt to constantly changing priorities across a wide range of projects.
  • Experience coordinating project teams in the design of overall projects and in the development of implementation plans and project timelines;
  • Experience developing workflows, business requirements and functional specifications documentation.
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Something that will set you apart...

 

  • History of conducting implementation and integration projects blending SAAS (e.g. Salesforce, NetSuite, Box) with legacy data and applications (.Net, SQL)
  • Experience in finance industry
  • An interest in community development and economic development

 

Your primary job responsibilities...

 

  • Works with senior IT management to identify, plan and manage projects to improve the organization's IT infrastructure and software.
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  • Identifies, secures, and coordinates implementation of internal and external resources and expertise as appropriate to achieve project objectives;
  • Coordinates, and supervises project-related activities with diverse implementation teams consisting of functional and technical staff;
  • Advises process teams representing constituent needs regarding cross-functional considerations, workflow integration and coordination, and optimization of best practices;

 

  • Gathers business requirements from the key stakeholders, and develops the design of specific business processes and process flows to meet business requirements.
  • Coaches and counsels members of cross-functional teams to accomplish project goals;
  • Facilitates the creation of communication plans, ensuring that appropriate information is exchanged among key stakeholders

 

  • Develops functional design specifications for processes, systems, interfaces and reports, as needed.
  • Develops system test strategy, plans, creates, and executes test scripts and liaise with technical staff and users to resolves test issues.
  • Develops and produces business process and end user training materials.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekends as required.

 

Additional position-specific duties…

 

  • Ensures that constituent representatives are kept appropriately informed of project activities and are encouraged to participate as appropriate;
  • Ensures all projects are completed on time, within budget and according to specifications;
  • Sets and manages team and management expectations
  • Directs status meetings and elevates issues and risks identified, and works with Project Sponsors and Management to resolve and mitigate issues and risks;
  • Prepares, submits, and presents written, oral and verbal status reports to stakeholders;
  • Performs additional duties, as assigned.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated IT operational and application-related project management experience.
  • Ability to manage staff, lead projects independently and bring projects to completion.
  • Possess a strong orientation to product quality and project management methodologies and tools such as those defined by Project Management Institute (PMI) and included in Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). This should include knowledge and use of resource management practices, change management techniques.
  • Experience transitioning from premise-based to cloud-based SAAS environments
  • Experience working with research and/or finance-related IT projects
  • Excellent teamwork, consensus building and diplomacy skills.
  • Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate presentation and communication skills across all levels including senior management

 

 

To apply, please send (1) cover letter and (2) resume via email to:

 

Mike Humberstone

Vice President of Information Technology

mhumberstone@lisc.org

 

 

LISC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

mhumberstone@lisc.org

http://www.lisc.org

To apply, please send (1) cover letter and (2) resume via email to:

Mike Humberstone

Vice President of Information Technology

mhumberstone@lisc.org

 


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