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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 222015-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Project Management

Position Summary:

The Senior Project Manager (PM3) will report to the Assistant Director, Project Portfolio Management, Office of Strategic Consulting, and be responsible for leading projects through the full project lifecycle for highly-visible, large, and complex projects within Finance & Administration. Oversees the delivery of multiple large and/or complex projects and is responsible for coordinating activities of project teams and/or project managers, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of projects.

Must be familiar with project management best practices, terminologies, and standard guidelines, as well as have familiarity with a combination of project management methodologies, such as, waterfall, agile, hybrid, critical path, etc.

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for assisting in assembling project teams, identifying key stakeholders, leading stakeholder management, producing project artifacts, capturing and managing project risks, action items, issues, and key decisions throughout the project lifecycle, providing status reports, and assisting in development of the strategy and roadmap for full project implementation.

The successful candidate will lead and provide support to drive results, implement changes, and track the impacts of various initiatives. A key component of success in this role is to promote initiative transparency and guide the engagement of all stakeholders throughout the process.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred; If candidate has not yet attained the PMP, but meets all criteria required to do so by the Project Management Institute, the candidate must obtain their PMP certification within 6 months of hire date. Candidates must have strong interest and demonstrated experience in formal project management frameworks and large-scale implementations.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates should have a minimum of 7 years of formal project management experience, and a strong track record in large-scale implementations within complex environments.

1. Previous project management experience implementing large-scale projects within a complex environment.
2. Project management expertise demonstrating the knowledge of project management tools, processes and techniques, the ability to apply project management framework to meet the project requirements and the effective behaviors and interactions to successfully implement multiple, related projects.
3. Strong problem solving and creative skills, along with the ability to exercise sound judgment in decision-making.
4. Experience leading cross-functional teams and building effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
5. Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative.
6. Planning and organizational skills with ability to handle several major projects simultaneously.
7. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate sensitive information effectively.
8. Teamwork and issue resolution skills.
9. Strong presence with senior leaders and ability to act as a partner and trusted advisor.
10. Hands-on, assertive, and proactive with deliverables and day-to-day work tasks.
11. Credible, articulate, and authoritative with a proven ability to influence with impact at all levels of an organization.

Strongly Preferred:
1. Previous experience with business analysis and requirements gathering.
2. Demonstrated strength in successfully leading organizational change.
3. Previous experience with formalized stage & gate process.
4. Previous experience with ERP planning and/or implementation.
5. Previous experience with agile and/or scrum framework.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the Apply Now button (, search for 222015). Applicants will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience, and three professional references. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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