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Senior IT Project Manager

   Closing Date: Jun. 22, 2019

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


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/Objective:

The Senior IT Project Manager will work with the Enterprise PMO and project stakeholders to define project scope, deliverables, budget, resource plans and timelines to manage IT projects from inception to completion. The Senior IT project manager is responsible for identifying critical path items and for reporting status at any given time during the project and at regular intervals. The Senior IT Project Manager is expected to use a disciplined project management and Agile methodology utilizing tools, processes, reporting dashboards and best practices to communicate internally and externally, monitor and control projects, and provide continuous improvement of our existing processes and procedures. The Senior IT Project Manager must be proactive and will be accountable for delivering projects on time and on budget while meeting contract requirements and ensuring high quality deliverables and customer satisfaction. The ideal candidate will possess significant experience working in an environment with a PMO using Agile methodologies to manage large-scale IT projects in the financial services industry and have experience and aptitude to train and mentor other Project Mangers.

Essential Functions include:

Participate in the EPMO project pipeline review and intake processes. This includes providing input during the ideation, business case development and user story phases of IT estimation.
-Leading teams in the estimation, planning, execution and implementation of IT projects and programs.
-Meeting with business line leaders, IT stakeholders, development teams, analysts and vendors to clearly define business needs and translate them to system capabilities required for new or revised applications.
-Identifying project stakeholders, both internal and external, and communicate status on a regular basis through a formally defined and agreed upon process of gates, stages or phases. Customize communication approach based on technical level of project stakeholders as necessary.
-Defining needed team structure, skills and technical requirements for all project members.
-Reporting on and updating project plans as needed, including documenting changes to scope, requirements, schedule and financials using appropriate tools and technology.
-Managing subcontractors and third party vendors according to defined scope and statement of work.
-Prioritizing tasks and effectively managing day-to-day issues and priorities. Document, identify, and communicate risks and risk mitigation strategies to all internal and external stakeholders. Manage and update overall project plan and financials accordingly.
-Conduct retrospectives with teams after each sprint and provide debriefs to key stakeholders after each implementation to incorporate lessons learned and feedback to improve processes.
-Assist with developing templates and tools and identify and document best practices for successful project execution.


Required Education and Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Project Management or equivalent experience.
-10+ years of IT project management experience, managing multiple large-scale IT projects, preferably in a financial services or similar environment.
-Experience planning and executing IT Projects through the full software development lifecycle.
-Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex issues to varying audiences and levels.
-Advanced MS Project, Excel and PowerPoint skills
-Demonstrated experience running IT projects using a variety of methodologies, i.e. waterfall, kanban, scrum, agile, etc.
-Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
-Self-starter able to coach and mentor other Project Managers junior to themselves.

Preferred Education and Experience:

-PMP or Agile Certified Practitioner certification
-Scrum Master certification or experience managing projects using Agile methodologies
-Experience working with AgileCraft
-Experience working in a Credit Union environment using primarily Commercial off the -Shelf (COTS) solutions
-Bilingual Spanish/English (written & verbal) preferred

Work Environment: This job operates in an office setting and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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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