Full time, Contract | Phoenix, AZ 85007
Status: Closed
Posted On: Jul 29 2022




  • Directs and monitors all activities for large, high risk, major software technology-based projects from initiation to delivery; projects cross platforms, applications, and/or business lines
  • Works with stakeholders to develop technology concepts, requirements, design alternatives, project schedules, and costs for new systems initiatives
  • Plans and directs complex program schedules and budget, monitoring project status in comparison to cost/time projections
  • Provides consistent and comprehensive status reports, project updates, and ongoing cost analyses, significant issue management and resolution, communication with business lines and technology management, often at senior management levels
  • May act as an internal consultant within technology and business groups to re-engineer technical processes for greater efficiency
  • May serve as a lead by providing direction to less experienced technical project management staff while serving in a project leadership role
  • Manages and drives multiple projects involving software development, data integration and management, manages deliverables to aggressive time lines while maintain high quality, cost efficiencies, and defined scope
  • Analyze and manage all phases, dependencies, risks, and strategy to meet project and account objectives from concept to post implementation support
  • Analyze and manage project performance including all phases, dependencies, risks, and strategy to meet project and account objectives from concept to post implementation support
  • Delivers work effort and project artifacts that demonstrate a commitment to transparency and traceability
  • Define, analyze, and interpret all project metrics, track project issues and risks and drive issue resolution to closure
  • Assess impact to cross-functional teams internal to as well as external to IT Department team
  • Facilitate project reviews and working sessions; document and communicate status, decisions, actions, and issues internally to Senior Management to align for customer communications and project stakeholders
  • Directs the activities of project support staff and sub-contractors and is responsible for ensuring appropriate resources are allocated and maintained to facilitate the successful completion of the project
  • Continuously ensuring resource planning matrix is reviewed and updated to support ongoing Scrum projects
  • Ensures the ongoing process/system capability associated with projects and manages any changes required to meet or exceed the expectations established in project designs
  • Works with product owner to coordinate training plans for newly released functionality
  • Works with system users to capture system deficiencies and work with product owner to manage change control
  • Identify/recommend process improvements when gaps are uncovered



  • BS Degree CS or MIS or equivalent
  • 5+years’ experience in project management roles
  • PMP, Six Sigma, Agile certification strongly preferred
  • Proficient in project and program management techniques, understands multiple software development methodologies, and uses current tools and techniques to monitor and measure project and program performance
  • Ability to use technical knowledge and analytical skills to identify solutions and workarounds to impediments
  • Aligns tactical project and program objectives with ADE’s strategic goals
  • Listens, asks appropriate questions, and respects the viewpoints of others
  • Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members; builds morale and team productivity by recognizing and praising the efforts and achievements of the team
  • Works effectively across team boundaries; develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and make sound decisions
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative and distributed team environment
  • Ability to work with a minimal amount of direction while being pro-active in keeping their management informed of project related issues
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to respectfully question ideas and share a point of view with others in support of the business requirements and needs
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of employees ranging from entry level to senior leadership
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and shift priorities quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong aspiration to learn new technologies

Position Description

  • Proven strong relationship-building and communication skills with team members and business users
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience in the education industry preferred