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Information Technology Project Manager II

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The Nature Conservancy
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Arlington, VA

The Nature Conservancy


New
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Published 15 days ago

competitive

Location

Location is flexible. Arlington, VA is preferred


About Us

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.


Position Summary

The Information Technology Project Manager II manages and leads medium-scale, complex IT projects. For these projects, they establish project goals and success factors, develops project plans, budgets and schedules with input and buy-in from key stakeholders and team members, and leads the project teams to successfully achieve those goals in the most cost-effective and time-saving manner possible. Throughout the project lifecycle, the Information Technology Project Manager II monitors and measures project progress, conducts corrective action as necessary communicates project status information to all stakeholders, performs risk management, issue resolution and conflict management, and controls project scope and quality. They ensure coordination between multiple TNC departments, IT units, TNC partners, vendors and volunteers. They obtain go/no-go decisions at all project decision points from the Steering Committee and identifies and obtains approval for all project deliverables from the appropriate business and IT review teams. They lead the cross-organizational, cross-functional project team in using IT methodologies and processes and ensures all IT standards are met. The Information Technology Project Manager II works with senior IT management to develop and enhance IT methodologies, processes and standards, creates templates, and selects and implements project management tools. They research and incorporate industry best practices as appropriate for IT. They provide project management mentorship for project leads as requested, and work with supervisors of team members to assist in their professional development.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, and 3 years of progressive experience in an IT environment, including project management experience, or equivalent combination.
  • Experience using project management techniques and tools including office tools such as the Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Project.
  • Experience managing a project team and the planning and managing aspects of medium-term projects.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Project management certification preferred.
  • Effectively communicates via presentations, conversations and documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex, medium-sized projects in a large, decentralized organization. 
  • Strong dedication to the development of customer-centric standards and solutions.
  • Well versed in industry best practices, and an ability to adapt them to TNC’s organization and culture.
  • Critical thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills.

Location

Location is flexible. Arlington, VA is preferred


About Us

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule

Location

On-site
4245 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203

How to Apply

To view the full position description and apply, please visit https://careers.nature.org. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally – new positions are posted often!

To view the full position description and apply, please visit https://careers.nature.org. Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain…

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