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Apply now Job no: 241360-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Project Management

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of Strategic Consulting is a dynamic internal consulting and project management office that works with campus executives, faculty, and staff across the university to enhance organizational effectiveness.

The Senior Project Manager (PM3) will report to the Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives, and is responsible for managing high-priority, large project(s) or multiple projects simultaneously from start to finish, impacting the institution at-large or multiple institutions.

The Senior Project Manager leads highly-visible, large, and complex projects through the full project lifecycle, overseeing the delivery of multiple large and/or complex projects, usually within Finance and Administration. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for coordinating activities of project teams and/or project managers, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely project completion.

The Senior Project Manager is 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 developing the strategy and roadmap for the project. Functionally responsive to client needs, the Senior Project Manager collaborates effectively with clients to successfully deliver projects.

Success in this role requires the incumbent to promote initiative transparency, guide stakeholder engagement, collaborate effectively, and partner with the client to ensure successful project delivery.

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.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Must have demonstrated experience in formal project management frameworks and experience directly managing mid-size and/or multiple smaller, complex projects.

Should have a minimum of 5 years (7 preferred) of formal project management experience, and a strong track record on large-scale implementations within complex environments.

Required Skills:
1. Project management expertise demonstrating the knowledge of project management tools, processes and techniques, the ability to apply project management frameworks to meet the project requirements, and the effective behaviors and interpersonal skills to successfully implement multiple, related projects.
2. Strong problem solving and creative skills, along with the ability to exercise sound judgment in decision-making.
3. Experience leading cross-functional teams and building effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
4. Strong analytical skills.
5. Strong planning and organizational skills.
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate sensitive information effectively.
7. Teamwork and issue resolution skills.
8. Demonstrated experience working effectively with senior leaders and ability to act as a partner and trusted advisor.
9. Familiarity and experience with project management best practices, terminologies, and standard guidelines; familiar with a variety of project management methodologies (agile, waterfall, etc.).

Preferred Experience:
1. Demonstrated ability to successfully lead organizational change.
2. Previous experience with formalized stage & gate processes.
3. Experience working in non-profit, government, higher-education, or other complex management/governance environment.
4. Demonstrated experience building strong, highly collaborative working relationships.
5. Demonstrated success influencing without authority.

License or Certificate:

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.

Additional Information:

This position offers the flexibility to work a portion of the time remotely, subject to client needs and supervisor approval.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $93,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the Apply Now button (, search for 241360). Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and a current resume.


Karen Aune
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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