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8380 - Project Manager

***This is a TEMPORARY position that will be funded up to 12 months***

The Project Manager will provide management and direction for the Medical Student Administrative Systems (MSAS) replacement project. The manager will lead a project team to: 1) determine essential requirements needed for the administration system to replace MSAS; 2) establish project goals and development timeline for implementation; 3) begin implementation of the new administration system.

The Project Manager will determine staff resources and project roles of team members from Educational Affairs based on project requirements, timeframes, and budget. Establish working relationship with potential vendors (i.e. PeopleSoft, E*Evalue, others as identified) and internal resources (e.g., Medical Student Affairs, IU/IUPUI Registrar/Financial Aid Staff, Information Services and Technology Management (ISTM), and University Information Technology Services (UITS) and other identified key stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, identifying and communicating effectively with constituents to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions. Develop regular checkpoints with constituents during the application selection/development process to ensure evolving functions meet client needs. ****Lead the team to prioritize work based on analysis of strategic importance, tasks outstanding, obstacles or barriers, budgets, resources and deadlines. Prepare formal analyses of the project implementation steps and of the status of the project to facilitate evaluation by the administrative leaders of Medical Student Affairs and of Educational Affairs.

To be successful the candidate should have strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills. Excellent organizations skills. Ability to lead and work across multiple constituents and lead multiple teams. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Although significant technical knowledge is not a requirement, should have the ability to understand technical concepts and issues that impact the project and be able to translate technical issues into the language of the educational mission and to functional experts/staff.

Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, plus 2 years demonstrated experience in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature.

Strongly preferred: Experience working in registrar/student records area, financial aid office, and curriculum. Familiarity with Indiana University School of Medicine curriculum and educational affairs programs. Familiarity with MSAS (medical student administration system), PeopleSoft Student Information System, and E*Evalue.