Project Manager 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Executive Vice President and Provost
Budget Office
Full/Part Time:


Penn State’s University Budget Office is searching for a Project Manager (PM) to oversee the strategic and tactical management of all activities related to Penn State’s strategic budget transformation project. Under the leadership of the University Budget Officer, a strategic budget task force made a series of recommendations on the university’s budget approach for this very large, multi-campus, research-intensive institution to coincide with implementation of a new financial system (SIMBA) in July 2020. The PM will be responsible for managing the overall project process and logistics to implement the recommendations from kick-off to post-implementation support. This includes project timeline, project budget, scheduling, reporting, multiple sub-committee management, project documentation and storage, overall project team coordination and management, and other duties as assigned. The PM will work with many levels of executives and staff to lead project efforts based on industry (Project Management Institute) best practices; serve as the single point of contact for facilitation and communication of project goals, deliverables and schedules; and communicate effectively to a broad range of stakeholders. The PM will report to the University Budget Officer and be supported by a project team consisting of administrative support, communications, and a business analyst. In addition, an organizational change manager will work alongside the PM to help manage the change process and ensure Penn State change management best practices are implemented. Competencies critical to success include organizational skills, adaptability and flexibility, team and meeting facilitation, the ability to work well with others, and the ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written). Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A solid background in project management practice and methodology is essential, supported by demonstrable skills of leadership, judgment and communication. The Project Manager must have a strong customer service orientation and an understanding of Penn State culture and constituent needs. This position also requires a thorough understanding of transition processes in order to facilitate successful progress from project initiation and execution, to deployment and operations. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088