Library & Information Services (LIS) Project Manager

Plattsburgh State University of New York in New York

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 8, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Library & Information Services (LIS) Project Manager


The Library and Information Services (LIS) division of the SUNY College at Plattsburgh welcomes applications from motivated, service-oriented professionals for the position of Project Manager.

Responsibilities include: Partnering with LIS functional leads to provide leadership and direction for divisional project management activities and managing key projects within LIS, while establishing, measuring, and reporting critical success factors and key performance indicators. Duties include: serving as project leader for the Electronic Records Management project and for other select projects; overseeing project budgets and expenditures; defining scope, goals, deliverables, timelines, tasks and resource requirements for multiple projects; assisting in needs assessment, capacity planning, and feasibility studies; communicating progress and other important information to project stakeholders, sponsors, and management; defining and measuring appropriate levels of quality assurance and conducting project assessments; and ensuring that project results meet requirements regarding quality, reliability, schedule, and cost. The project manager also oversees and coordinates any work performed by outside vendors and is responsible for all change-management activities.

Required Qualifications: The candidate must possess a four-year degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Project Management, or in another discipline with commensurate experience; a minimum of five years as a technical analyst or information technology project manager; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience leading a team in implementing and managing large scale, enterprise-wide projects; experience working with functional units to determine their technical needs; experience performing needs assessments and developing requirements specifications; experience in budgeting and purchasing; advanced skills with business automation software, e.g. MS Office, PM tools, etc.; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Special Requirements: Must be available for some overnight and perhaps multi-day travel. Must also be available to perform some evening and weekend work.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in successfully managing and/or implementing document management and/or electronic forms projects; knowledge and experience working in a higher education environment in areas dealing with enterprise information technology management and support; experience in application design, requirements specification, and software development; certification (or in process) in Project Management Professional (PMP), or equivalent; knowledge and expertise working with project management tools and methodologies; applicable Masters degree.

Salary: $70,000 minimum salary, plus excellent benefits.


SUNY Plattsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   Materials received by November 25 will be guaranteed full consideration. Please apply at and provide resume/cv, cover letter of interest, and three reference letters. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.


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