WIDA, an organization within the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Center for Education Research, provides trusted tools and resources for educators of multilingual learners pre-K through Grade 12 (wida.wisc.edu). WIDA offers a fully integrated, research-based academic language development system, including learning standards, assessments and professional learning. The PMO (Project Management Office) Manager position will be based in WIDA's Administration/Operations department and manage a team of project managers, all dedicated to the management of projects and focused on planning, executing and problem solving. This position will be also be responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of 1-2 large, cross-departmental projects within WIDA, including aligning people and resources, where needed, and creating systems to improve the process.
Given the scope of work for this role, it is required that the selected candidate live in or relocate to the Madison area (working remotely is not an option). Visit https://madison.wisc.edu/ for more information on what Madison has to offer.
WIDA has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself and as a valuable means for success in the field of education. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
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:
Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in project management
Experience coordinating/managing portfolios of programs and projects to meet organizational strategic goals
Experience designing and implementing project prioritization and management processes developed in conjunction with team members and stakeholders
Knowledge of and experience using project management tools, techniques, and software
Experience leading and managing a team. Commitment to diversity and inclusion, as evidenced by success working with and leveraging the talents of diverse project teams
Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven capacity to translate complex ideas into clear prose
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills
Experience with MS Project and/or SharePoint
Experience supervising a team of project managers
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Merideth Trahan, current resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.
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