Reporting to the VP & CIO, the Project Manager will manage internal IT projects and work directly with stakeholders to ensure IT project deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, self-starter with a willingness to tackle any problem/project and see it through to resolution. The PM coordinates with other departments and external vendors to ensure cohesive communication and task management of all assigned work, and is able to communicate up and down to ensure senior leadership and all stakeholders are well informed on project progress.
- Assist project sponsors in defining project scope, problem statements, and goals.
- Facilitate meetings with stakeholders to determine and document clear and specific project requirements.
- Create and execute project work plans and associated documents and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements including gantt charts, communication plans, meeting summaries, status updates, and task lists.
- Manage cross functional resources including internal technical subject matter experts, vendors, and cross functional team members.
- Meet budgetary objectives, conduct financial analysis and make adjustments to project constraints, as needed.
- Manage weekly project list and track project performance specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals.
- Manage stakeholder engagement and expectations with periodic meetings to report project performance, status, and to determine if any changes are necessary.
- Conduct post-project evaluations to evaluate project performance, identify areas of improvement and measure client satisfaction. Ensure project documentation is complete and archived appropriately.
- Build strong relationships, both internally and externally to ensure all parties are meeting deliverables and any obstacles have been identified and removed.
- Manage applicable vendor relationships and contracts.
- Other tasks/duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- 3-5 years project management or related experience.
- Recognized project management training classes or relevant experience.
- Familiar with Information Technology – solid foundational IT skills are a plus.
- Familiar with process improvement and inventory control.
- Working knowledge of the Google and Microsoft tools.
- Ability to understand, communicate and track technical requirements.
- Self-starter with excellent communication and documentation skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and budgets at the same time.
- Ability and willingness to be proactive, learn new technologies quickly,
- and assist the IT department and the College wherever needed.
- Experience working in higher education is preferred.
Application Materials Should Include:
- Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Vaccinations and Work Location
This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.
The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus.
Statement on Our Mission
Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.
Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
About Merrimack College
The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College has five schools: arts and sciences, engineering and computational sciences, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, ranking 33rd in the Regional Universities North category in 2024. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.