TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER

Req #: 193319
Department: UW TACOMA
Job Location: UW Tacoma
Posting Date: 07/22/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The University of Washington Tacoma is an anchor institution that is deeply invested in its local communities and in student success. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacomas commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here.

Reporting to the Assistant Chancellor for Community Partnerships, this position manages several partnership and research-based projects for the Office of Community Partnerships. Under OCPs mandate to engage in data-democratization and provide data analytics support to non-profits, public agencies, and other community stakeholders; the position is responsible for managing the projects of the Center for Applied Urban Research (CAUR), under the umbrella of the Office of Community Partnerships. The Technical Project Manager is responsible for synthesizing internal and external requests to develop research projects and leverage OCPs standing in the university to provide thoroughly researched and well-designed solutions to community-based research questions. This role works alongside partners to organize and synthesize their business problems to design and develop technical solutions to support our community partners. The Technical Project Manager analyzes results and delivers to project stakeholders to foster mutually beneficial relationships between UWT and a growing list of community partners. They are also responsible for making available all data-analytics, research, and other OCP-produced-work to the general public through the OCP website as data visualizations, interactive data analysis tools, whitepapers, and reports.

In addition to CAUR responsibilities, the Technical Project Manager is responsible for administering and maintaining OCPs community engagement database for capturing and reporting on UWT faculty and staff partnership projects in the community. They will liaise with the community engagement database developers to identify and design solutions for enriching UWTs data regarding partnership projects in the community as a whole. The Technical Project Manager shall work internally with faculty and staff to champion the data portal and encourage, guide, and teach UW employees to participate in data collection to further foster community engaged work at UWT. They will provide data visualization, assessment results and data summaries for the annual community engagement report of OCP. Assessment tools will be designed under the leadership of the Assistant Chancellor for Community Partnerships and advice from the two councils.

Position Complexities:
The Technical Project Manager position is project-based and each project requires different toolsets, methods, techniques and technical skills to complete. They must be aware of contemporary and cutting-edge technological methods and data analysis techniques so that they can be appropriately applied to new projects. This role is responsible for designing projects that are in-line with emerging technologies. Moreover, they will often be required to implement the designed solutions. This position requires the technical prowess to develop the solutions which they have designed. The combined abilities to both design and implement technological projects adds complexity to this position.

The Technical Project Manager should be prepared to oversee and manage multiple concurrent projects with the potential of managing small teams of undergraduate, graduate, and contracted researchers as applicable to the nature of a specific project. Depending on the experience level of the student researchers, this role may require training and technical education of research assistants. As OCP continues to attract new partners and new projects, the Technical Project Manager will continue to update a mid-range plan mapping out the upcoming quarters to ensure that personnel and resources can be allocated appropriately for incoming projects.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This position performs a variety of complex computer system related activities including programming, systems analysis, database development, complex report development, system security management, and application development. Performs technical evaluation, installation, maintenance, and support of all computer systems software. Provides detailed requirements analysis and recommendations for systems software and hardware acquisitions and/or upgrades. Develops, maintains, and evaluates technical operating systems documentation. May also develop web information and delivery systems.

MANAGE DATA PORTAL & ANALYTICS
  • Help build and maintain online data capture and assessments tools.
  • Build online/public facing economic development and census data distribution and analytics.
  • Maintain a current project portfolio showing the detail and status on all community-based research activities and projects at the University.
  • Provide a central point of contact for data management and interface development between University IT, the Office of Community Partnerships, faculty members and staff, and our community partners.
  • Work with faculty fellows and principal investigators, as approved by the Office of Community Partnerships, regarding data analytics support and related services.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and community partners, as approved by the Office of Community Partnerships, to create user profiles and personalized data portals.
  • Advise the Office of Community Partnerships, in collaboration with University IT, regarding best practices for information assurance and security.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures related to data capture, warehousing, dissemination, and systematic archiving.
  • Oversee the maintenance and upgrade of OCPs computer infrastructure/equipment, including servers.
  • Lead technical staff and graduate students who will be hired on temporary or permanent basis for projects or programs.
  • Research, write and produce clear documentation and other instructional and technical materials for the Office of Community Partnerships.
  • Build and maintain data related web pages; create multimedia and online tutorials and conduct data usage workshops, as needed.

    MANAGE RESEARCH-BASED PROJECTS
    Help manage the Center for Applied Urban Research to:
  • Act as the project liaison with both internal and external partners.
  • Help with data driven community engagement projects.
  • Synthesize internal and external requests to develop research projects.
  • Leverage OCPs standing in the university to provide thoroughly researched and well-designed solutions to community-based research questions.
  • Organize and synthesize business problems to design and develop technical solutions to support our community partners.
  • Analyze results and delivers to project stakeholders.
  • Provide all data-analytics, research, and other OCP-produced-work to the general public through the OCP website as data visualizations, interactive data analysis tools, whitepapers, and reports.
  • Lead technical staff and graduate students who will be hired on temporary or permanent basis for projects or programs.

    OTHER
  • Attend meetings and participate in OCP and University of Washington committees, working groups, events and activities.
  • Engage in professional development activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelors degree in STEM, Business, Management or related discipline or equivalent experience AND 2-3 years of experience.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Demonstrated skills assigning, leading, and overseeing work in a similar work environment.
  • Familiarity with statistics, information technology, and needed coding skills.
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis packages, various software supporting data collection and analytics.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the web and social media environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision: both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based solutions and data trends and issues; data warehouse architecture and experience with BI reporting tools, including dashboards and the data needs in higher education.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative service orientation.
  • Effective demonstrated teaching skills; ability to make compelling presentations; excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as license/certification/registration.

    DESIRED
  • Masters Degree in Gesospatial Technologies or related discipline.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to plan, manage, and administer complex projects and establish effective and cooperative relationships.
  • Effective intra-organizational management and communication skills to manage relationships with all levels.
  • Managerial or supervisory experience.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

    COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

    Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


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