Director of Project Management for Finance & Adminstration
The Art Institute of Chicago
July 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
On behalf of the Executive Vice President, the Director will be responsible for establishing and leading a strong project management framework for shared services financial and administrative initiatives that are cross-functional and require collaboration across the Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute. The Director will also adhere to and implement best practices and proven methodologies to ensure timely and effective delivery of project deliverables.
Acts as project manager on assigned finance and administrative projects, providing a single point of contact to project teams, steering committees, and stakeholders.
Guides projects from original concept through final implementation by developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, project scope definitions, and status reports.
Works with the various finance and administrative functions to redefine, document, and implement changes in daily processes that result from shared service initiatives.
Leads the process of communicating with team members and stakeholders and defining/understanding business requirements for various projects.
Oversees the collection of detailed business requirements to support the effective development of project scopes and priorities.
Establishes productive working relationships with corporate, museum, and school finance and operational teams so as to effectively work together and realize project objectives.
Effectively communicates and works with Information Services resources, including the project management office, to ensure that business requirements are understood and fully realized during the project.
Provides regular reporting on project activities, progress against timeline and budget.
Makes recommendations and implements enhancements to requirements gathering and documentation to improve overall project quality.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, economics, or related field; or an equivalent combination of experience, education, training.
Experience with project management tools and methodologies is required. Certification in Project Management is strongly preferred.
5+ years of demonstrated success in financial project management, working with cross-functional teams, and in developing solutions while considering complex stakeholder structures and requirements.
Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential; including the ability to facilitate problem-solving among project teams and stakeholders.
Strong leadership, oral and written communication, and presentation skills to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders are required. Prior experience in a higher education, government, or not-for-profit setting.
The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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