Remote Sr. Project Manager

Location US-TN-Nashville
Job ID
2022-25862
Job Family
Information Technology

Overview

We are looking for a passionate and highly collaborative Senior Project Manager who will be responsible for the successful delivery of programs and projects through a disciplined project management process in close collaboration with business partners, team members and various IT functions. This individual will assume end-to-end accountability for single or multiple concurrent projects and large programs consisting of multiple projects. The PM will coordinate the work of projects, create, and maintain interlocking schedules for projects of a program, track interdependencies, maintain and present status track, and address risks/issues at the program level, among other duties. 

 

Why Lifeway?

 

This is a place where you can bring your faith and work experience to join in the most important mission in the world: making disciples of Jesus Christ. Whether you’re a creator or storyteller, data guru or problem-solver, or anywhere in between, if you’re passionate about serving the church, we have a place for you. Lifeway has a strong Work from Anywhere (WFA) culture that is deeply focused on our mission and values. While headquartered in Nashville, TN, many of our positions are remote-eligible and have autonomy and flexibility with work hours. We provide equipment and resources to ensure team members have access to a productive and ergonomic workspace. Lifeway hosts all-team meetings several times per year and provides travel for key team gatherings for remote-based team members. Full-time employees are eligible for enrollment in our comprehensive benefits plans including healthcare, vacation and sick time, holiday pay, care days, 401(k) plan, maternity and paternity leave, adoption assistance, mission trip time, and more.

This role is remote in the U.S with occasional travel to Nashville for in-person team gatherings. 

Responsibilities

  • Executes corporate-wide initiatives: defines project plans, coordinates resources, manages implementation activities, and develops all processes associated with program rollout along with ongoing support
  • Understands how individual projects affect the program/portfolio and exercise judgment in raising issues and risks to the program/portfolio level.
  • Maintains strong customer focus while coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders, vendors, and IT resources in implementation of key projects using effective verbal and written communication.
  • Plans and manages out-sourced projects with large components completed by 3rd party vendors.
  • Provides leadership to project managers, foster a positive team environment, and provide direction in ambiguous situations.
  • Uses negotiation skills, influence, and creativity to achieve successful outcomes around scope, schedule, costs/budget, issues/risks, and resources.
  • Arbitrates and resolve conflict within the projects when necessary. Understand appropriate paths and methods for escalation.
  • Builds strong working relationships with team members, vendors/contractors, business, and IT partners to aide in effective definition and execution of projects
  • Ensures the establishment of scope and priorities, management of risks/issues/dependencies, implementation of solutions and change management activities.
  • Assists organizational change management (OCM) in defining the changes to business processes and procedures that will result from projects or programs. Incorporates business process change estimates and contingencies into the overall plan.

Qualifications

  • Lives out Lifeway’s mission and values, showing deep commitment to Kingdom work
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management Information Systems or related field or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years project management experience in a professional environment supporting multi-function project team’s product owners, software engineers

  • Hands on experience managing various software development implementation methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)

  • A high degree of competency with project management including, Agile methodology, identifying and managing risks, tracking dependencies and milestones, and communicating overall project status
  • Creative problem solving, organization, attention to detail, flexibility and adaptability is crucial to the success of this role.

  • Intermediate proficiency with PPM tools such as Planview, MS Project, or Portfolio for Jira.

  • Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration, and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to flex communication style with technical and non-technical users

  • Comfortable exercising judgment and using analytical skills in ambiguous situations

  • Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.

  • Organizational, prioritization and time management skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Strong collaborative skills with an ability to effectively communicate with both technical teams and non-technical business users/leaders

  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a changing environment; proactive in seeking out information when necessary

  • Passion for and a desire to delight the customer

  • Creative problem solving, organization, attention to detail, flexibility and adaptability are crucial to the success of this role.

  • Experience monitoring and managing vendor performance

  • PMP or PgMP certification or similar certification preferred

  • Some travel required

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