IT Project Manager 3 (Assistant Director, Project Management)

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:
Office of the Vice President for Research
Office of Research Information Systems
Full/Part Time:


The Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS) seeks a highly motivated and creative IT Project Manager to lead high-priority system implementation projects. Projects will include implementing commercial systems as well as custom solutions developed within ORIS. In this position, you will work with administrators, faculty, and researchers, university-wide, to understand project requirements, establish success metrics, assess and address risks, develop and implement communication and change management plans, monitor progress, and report status to key stakeholders. The focus of this position will be managing the transition of each core facilities’ individual business management process to the iLab core facility management software, ensuring the cores are following university standards and policies. This position includes the management of the ORIS helpdesk and team, as well as serving as tier 2 support for the iLab project for researchers, faculty, and core administrators. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates with business process analysis, research administration, training, communication, and specialized backgrounds are preferred. Although programming experience is not required for this position, the position is technically oriented and experience and comfort with electronic management systems is essential. Project Management Certification and familiarity with Agile software development methodologies is not required but preferred. Candidates must possess a strong customer service orientation and be able to build relationships with stakeholders, be adaptable to change, exercise independent judgment and discretion, meet deadlines and shift from working independently to working within a team easily. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Frequent travel to Penn State Hershey and other Penn State campuses is required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with 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