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Senior Project Manager


   Closing Date: Aug. 10, 2018

Employer:Elevations Credit Union
Job Location: Boulder - Boulder County
Employment Type:Full Time
Benefits:Competitive Compensation Package

Description:

When joining Elevations, you can expect to work for a company that:
Provides amazing experiences and creates raving fans.
Strives to provide solutions for a better life and promises employees it will be the best place they have ever worked.
Wins awards such as “Best Bank”, “Best Companies to Work for in Colorado” and even the “Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award”, the only Presidential award for quality.
Has a highly-engaged workforce and emphasizes career growth, empowerment and servant leadership.


What’s in it for you:
Competitive pay, organization-wide incentive program, 401k matching, mortgage and auto discounts
4 weeks min. paid time off, work anniversary paid time off, 11 paid holidays, and 16hrs paid volunteer time off
Medical, dental, and vision health plans with FSA or HSA options
Onsite fitness center, Zumba and yoga classes, health fairs with biometrics screening and flu shots
Employee Assistance Program with a variety of services
Career development, trainings, career coaching, job shadowing, mentoring program, tuition reimbursement up to $5,000/year, and a recognition system
Culture of excellence and continuous improvement

We strive to be the best place you’ve ever worked!

Position Summary:

Plans, manages, and monitors projects from concept through implementation for projects. Acts as primary project contact to establish key stakeholder requirements and project objectives. Responsible for leading all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects and serves as the main point of contact for those projects. Takes projects end to end from original concept through final implementation. Monitors and drives project performance by implementing project management best practices.

Establishes project management processes and methodologies to ensure assigned projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet high quality standards and Leadership expectations using the appropriate tools.

Duties:

Under general direction of either a Portfolio Manager or VP of EPMO leads and directs multiple high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. May assist Portfolio Manager in coordination of multiple projects. Independently develop the scope and project objectives, as well as define the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team. Coach and mentor junior team members on the development of project artifacts.

Serves as a resource to project managers and project leaders to educate and assist them with implementing project management processes and making improvement/changes.
Coach and mentor junior team members on how to manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, using appropriate verification techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized project changes and facilitates Team Lead acceptance.
Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale.

Measure and report on project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.

Closely monitor project resources, tasks, risks and milestones. Make course corrections when necessary using defined change control procedures.

Conduct ongoing project meetings and working sessions with stakeholders in order to announce the start of the project, complete work throughout the project and continuously review project plan, schedules and gain consensus.

Assist the Business Analyst in capturing and recording customer requirements, constraints, decisions/risk and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables, using multiple tools including brainstorming, working sessions, or other appropriate tools.

Plan, execute, monitor, track and report large-scale technology projects using traditional and Agile development processes and techniques.

Act as a Scrum Master for multiple, complex Agile teams and mentor and coach team members on Agile principles and methodology.

Lead, Arrange, Facilitate and Coach all Agile ceremonies including, Stand-ups , Reviews, Retrospectives, Grooming, and Sprint & Release planning

Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress to all affected teams and management using Agile estimating techniques

Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution in order to improve team productivity while promoting continuous improvement

Responsible for making sure that daily task status and hours are being updated by team on systems such as Jira/AgileCraft to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs.

Facilitate teams in making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition

Qualifications:

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s degree preferred
6-10 years of experience successfully managing progressively difficult projects and programs .
3 + years leading complex multiple technology programs/projects utilizing Agile/SCRUM
PMP/CSM/PMI-ACP or equivalent certification

Knowledge, Experience and Skill Requirements:

Performs duties under minimal supervision, demonstrates mastery in the application and use of project management processes, tools, and techniques within the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
Experience in Agile Project Management methodologies and tools is required (Scrum, JIRA, etc.). CSM Required
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Must be a self-starter.
Proficient in Microsoft Office tools
Proficient in Microsoft Project
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Proven problem solving skills from problem assessment to solution selection
Ability to identify alternatives and make contingency plans
Excellent critical thinking skills
Capacity to embrace change and quickly adapt to new situations, changes in direction, and altering priorities
Proven ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments


Agile PM/SM

End to end experience with large-scale systems development projects and process redesign efforts
Experience using tools such as JIRA or AgileCraft
Experience in mentoring team members on Agile/SCRUM best practices
Experience in budget management, analysis, measurement, and governance
Track record of successfully mentoring and leading Agile project management processes with a strong background in software development lifecycle.
Seasoned, mature and organizationally savvy leader with a broad understanding of technology's impact.


About Us: Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving Colorado’s Front Range. Founded in 1953, we’ve grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to an institution with 13 branches and more than 120,000 members that manages over $1.7 billion in assets and is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. At Elevations, we’ve made a commitment to move away from a product-centered business model and focus instead on creating consumer solutions. Our objective is to provide our members, as well as the entire community, with unbiased consumer information.



EEO Statement: Elevations Credit Union is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

Candidates for certain positions may be required to submit to a credit history report in determining qualification for employment with Elevations Credit Union. If the position you are applying for requires a credit history report, any information received in such a report will not be the sole factor in making an employment decision. A history of personal financial irresponsibility may be reason for disqualification insofar as it relates to your potential job duties. Elevations Credit Union is aware that occasionally there are extenuating circumstances that may affect an individual's credit history. We comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Colorado Employment Opportunity Act.
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