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IT Project Manager

Apply now Department: 3670030005 Division of Info Tech
Job no: 517295
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Computer Science / Information Technology
Pay Grade: 11A

About This Role:

The Information Technology Project Manager will serve as a thought partner for project teams to implement their plans, overcome challenges, and optimize performance. This position is responsible for providing project management expertise and guidance to ensure teams successfully achieve their objectives on-time and within budget. This includes tasks associated with the following:

  • Initiating projects - charter development
  • Planning - scope management and schedule development
  • Executing - task management
  • Monitoring - risk management and reporting
  • Budget tracking
  • Relationship management
  • Facilitation of meetings throughout the project.

The Project Manager will ensure successful delivery and management of single or multiple projects as assigned by the Director of Project Management.  In this highly collaborative environment, communication across organizational units within IT, managers, and functional administrators is essential in support of project management.  The successful candidate should possess a strong desire for tackling new challenges on a daily basis. 

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by the hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree from an accredited institution (preferred in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field)
  • Two or more years in higher education project management role
  • ITIL Foundations, PMP, and Lean 6 Sigma Certifications desired

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Demonstrated experience in successful project planning
  • Excellent facilitation, collaboration, and presentation skills
  • Experience managing multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Ability to relate to diverse community of students, staff, and faculty
  • Strong analytical and attention to detail skills
  • High level of energy, enthusiasm, and ability to be innovative and creative
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborate team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application describing your experience.
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for 3 references.

Screening of Applications Begins:


Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:



Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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