Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
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UW Continuum College (UWC²) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.
Diversity and respect for all, is a core value of UW Continuum College. We are committed to improving access to education, removing barriers to entry, and viewing our work through an equity lens. We believe our organization is better when diversity of thought, practice, and experiences are not only welcomed but celebrated. We are passionate about creating, and supporting an inclusive working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
The Learning Experience Project Manager (LE PM) Integrated Scheduler supports the development and management of project schedules for online course development and other projects in University of Washington Continuum College (UWC²) LE team. The qualified candidate has experience developing realistic and achievable integrated project schedules. This individual is comfortable with ambiguity and a product development environment, and has a desire to improve the online and hybrid learning experience for students at all stages of life.
The person in this role will work with a team focused on:
Success of the learner, not driven by shareholder priorities
Increasing access to learners at all stages of life and under-served communities
Establishing a project management team for the UWC² LE team in a startup environment
Lead schedule-related LE project intake and commitment activities
-Collaboratively develop realistic and achievable integrated project schedules that include the following:
-Work breakdown structure (WBS)
-Baseline and change management
-Resource assignment and management
-Scenario planning capability
-Ensure project risks, issues, and opportunities (RIOs) are identified and accounted for in schedule
Maintain and provide visibility of integrated project schedules
Determine and clearly communicate project health, performance, and needs by compiling and analyzing schedule data
Collaborate with team and leadership to ensure resources are available to achieve project outcomes
Proactively identify and collaboratively solve complex scheduling problems with team members and stakeholders
Effectively utilize scheduling and project management software and tools
Identify and address help needed by teams and remove roadblocks
Project Management Process & Tool Development
Develop, document, execute, and optimize scheduling and project management processes and tools, including:
-WBS development and integrated scheduling processes
-Scheduling frameworks, and templates where appropriate
-RIO & Change Management processes
-Portfolio health and performance measures, metrics, dashboard, and visibility
-Project management system evaluation (e.g., MS Project Online Plan 5), selection, and implementation
Provide guidance, coaching, and training in the use of scheduling tools and processes
Participate in project teams, committees, or other Continuum-wide or UW-wide initiatives
Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of combined experience in integrated scheduling or equivalent experience
-Gathering and documenting clear project requirements, scope, and statement of work,
-Developing realistic, achievable project plans and integrated schedules
-RIO (risks, issues, opportunities) and change management
Experience using project management and scheduling tools (e.g., MS Project, Milestones etc.)
Strong relationship building and collaboration skills with diverse team members
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