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Position Description

This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded through 6/30/26. There is the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance...

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions*):

Reporting to the Director of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) and with a secondary reporting relationship to the Director of Student Information Systems (SIS) within the Administrative Technology Services (ATS) division of HUIT, the Project Manager (PM) serves as an advisor, consultant, and project manager for the information technology needs in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, with a focus on projects approved by the FAS Project Review Board (PRB).

Within this context, the PM is responsible for designing, planning, implementing, managing, and measuring / tracking success for one or more complex projects often involving multiple information technologies that serve to enable a variety of business strategies and goals, which can span across the entire University or major portions of it. The strategies and implementations of each project will adhere to University-wide standards and processes. As such, the PM is responsible for supporting the development and ongoing refreshment of portfolio, program, and project management approaches, processes, tools, and templates that serve as the University-wide standard, and integrate well with other related University-wide governance processes (e.g., budgeting and financial management).

Responsible for designing, planning, implementing, managing, and measuring / tracking success for one or more strategic, complex projects often involving multiple information technologies that serve to enable a variety of business strategies and goals, which can span across the entire University or major portions of it. The strategies and implementations of each project will adhere to University-wide standards and processes, including assisting team with adoption and execution of agile processes.
• Responsible for;
• assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project
• project discovery
• Serve as expert regarding scope and project objectives, solution’s value and technology, as well as the role and function of each team member
• Ensure work completion within schedule, budgetary and design constraints
• Make;
• decisions about analysis, design and testing; solve complex technical problems; and, when necessary, provide alternative methods for achieving goals
• independent decisions within the confines established by sponsors/business owners
• Serve as primary contact with user groups and stakeholders
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to leverage resources for successful project completion
• Leverage steering and executive committees for decision-making, change management, and communications
• Absorb and leverage project related technology to ensure effective project management and collaboration
• Advise unit/school regarding post project operations
• Provide training to clients/staff
• Apply Harvard University’s IT technical standards and best practices
• Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum of five years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications And Skills
• Knowledge of;
• Microsoft Office Suite, advanced Excel skills
• information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
• advanced IT project management principles (e.g. Agile) and software
• Highly specialized knowledge of a specific technology
• Demonstrated cross-functional project management experience, and team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
• Attitude that supports an Agile working environment Certificates and Licenses

Certificates and Licenses
• Completion of Harvard IT Academy Project Management Foundations course (or external equivalent) preferred
• PMP or other relevant certification and experience preferred, e.g., Scrum Master

Working Conditions
• Work is performed in an office setting

Additional Information

Please provide a cover letter with your application.

Please note:
• Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
• We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
• This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.


Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request an accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department

Work Format Details

HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business needs allow. This position has been designated as a Partially on-site position (1-2 days per week) and will need to reside in one of the following states: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island. While this position is partially on-site, additional travel to campus may be necessary based on business needs and the nature of work. Examples include bi-annual or quarterly Town Halls, critical business meetings or other work events. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

About Us

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you!

More about HUIT:

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvard’s leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUIT’s core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.

HUIT’s core values are:
• User-focused
• Collaborative
• Innovative
• Open

IT Academy (designed for IT Staff):

HUIT’s IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here: https://itacademy.harvard.edu/


We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards ) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
• Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
• Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
• Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
• Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
• Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
• Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
• Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
• Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
• Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function

Information Technology

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

I0058P IT Project Manager IV

Work Format

Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)


Salary Grade



Administrative Technology Services


00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status


Appointment End Date


Pre-Employment Screening


Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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