The Strategic Projects Manager, reporting to the Vice President, Strategic Planning and Execution, is responsible for managing the Board of Pensions' project portfolio from inception through implementation, ensuring adherence with Project Management Office (PMO) standards and methodology. At project inception, this individual will be responsible for documenting the business case, creating requests for information or proposal from potential partners, assessing solution alternatives, developing recommendations, estimating the budget, contracting, and identifying the KPIs. During project implementation, the Strategic Projects Manager will be responsible for documenting and maintaining the business requirements and will develop the strategy for and manage the execution of quality assurance and change management. This individual will also be responsible for providing project oversight and direction, working closely with the Senior Project Manager to develop the project plan, lead meetings, and to identify, mitigate, and escalate risks. This individual will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects and will work in deep collaboration with the business units and the Information Technology Team to establish clear and effective communication with key stakeholders, ensure strategic alignment and drive execution.
The Ideal Candidate Possesses
a bachelor's degree;
8 years of relevant portfolio management, or management consulting experience (internal or external);
demonstrated experience with project management methodologies (waterfall and agile preferred);
demonstrated experience concurrently managing multiple projects or engagements;
demonstrated skill running effective meetings and getting buy-in from key stakeholders;
a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint.
The Ideal Candidate Strongly Desires To Serve the PC(USA) with
an ability to create practical and comprehensive implementation plans, and partner with stakeholders to gain consensus;
an ability to champion a project management culture and philosophy;
an ability to effectively manage multiple program components and activities simultaneously;
demonstrated skills in leadership, negotiation, conflict management, organization, and critical thinking;
an ability to manage in an environment of ambiguity with diverse stakeholders;
an ability to lead and facilitate meetings across all levels;
an ability to develop executive-level communications, metrics, and reports;
strong analytical, conceptual, and problem solving skills;
exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
enthusiasm and strong interpersonal skills;
a desire to serve the members of the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA).
The Ideal Candidate Would Receive
medical, other health and welfare, and retirement benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and a 403(b) retirement savings plan, along with
a minimum of 22 days' personal leave, paid sick time, and paid holidays
generous tuition assistance
a fitness center membership subsidy
health and well-being resources;
satisfaction gained from working for a service-oriented employer; and
volunteer and other service opportunities in the community at large.
The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, traces its roots to 1717, when Presbyterians established the Fund for Pious Uses to financially assist ministers and their families. It is a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and one of six national agencies of the General Assembly, the governing body for the PC(USA), which is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States. The agency administers the church Benefits Plan and Assistance Program, provides educational opportunities, and manages investments of approximately $9 billion. The Board's 185 employees view themselves as part of the ministry of serving others who serve the Church. Every employee is focused on our members, PC(USA) church employers, and other PC(USA)-affiliated organizations that we serve.
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The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an equal opportunity employer.