Job Details

Georgia Southern University
  • Position Number: 4619035
  • Location: Statesboro, GA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Director of Project Management

Job ID: 263762
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

IT Solutions Management

Job Summary

Serve as a key member of the IT Solutions Management team charting strategic direction and acting as a change agent driving development and implementation of programs that support continuous improvement efforts.

  • Lead operational and strategic planning efforts for all areas within department including professional development of staff and process improvements
  • Understand business priorities, rationalize demand and communicate priorities to ensure technology staff are working on highest value activities while fostering innovation
  • Develop, implement and maintain the project management methodology utilized for IT Services that best supports the project portfolio for a timely and on-budget delivery of project implementations.
  • Collaborate to develop and execute a project management and communication strategy, including stakeholder analysis, ongoing communications and adoption plans
  • Conducts quality assurance audits in support of a project portfolio quality plan, including project post mortem assessments and suggest improvements in processes and procedures
  • Direct, motivate, and champion continuous improvement activities to ensure maturity levels continue to be achieved
  • Drive strategy and facilitate further adoption for IT Change Management and Incident Response while serving as Change Manager for the division of ITS
  • Benchmark with other Industry Leaders to measure effectiveness and continuous improvement

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience
  • Five (5) or more years of related work experience
  • Ability to obtain a PMP certification within one year of employment

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or related field

Preferred Experience
  • Ten (10) or more years of related work experience
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience in vendor relationship, resource and project management, and financial and budget planning
  • Customer relationship management in a higher education environment
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in a fast-paced tech environment

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with Experience

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to lead and manage multiple time-sensitive projects under tight deadlines
  • Ability to articulate strategy and ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Familiarity with privacy and protection of sensitive data (i.e., FERPA, HIPAA)
  • Understanding of and familiarity with information technology and related trends and experience managing technology-related projects
  • An understanding of how to partner with key stakeholders internal and external to division of IT to drive business process improvement

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills

Apply Before Date

October 18, 2023

Application review may begin on September 27, 2023.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid Driver's License upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Work is generally performed in an office environment
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours
  • Required to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously under pressure of deadlines and working in a fast-paced information technology environment
  • This is a supervisory position.
  • This position has financial responsibilities.
  • This position will be required to drive.
  • This role is considered a position of trust.

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education

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