This project coordinator role supports IT Governance by overseeing initiatives necessary to effectively manage the information technology environment especially in how it responds to audits, identified risks, and business continuity activities. An ideal coordinator will enjoy engaging with members of the Office of Information Technology (OIT), governance committees, and personnel from across campus. This role is responsible for self-direction and organization; receives general guidance from supervisor.
Project Management: Provides project leadership for projects that meet the criteria of an IT Governance project. These are initiatives that require the oversight or reporting directly to an IT Governance, campus committee, or external entity, such as the IT Executive Board (project prioritization or project risk management), the Compliance, Audit, Risk, and Ethics (CARE) Committee, the Executive Policy Committee (related to business continuity or disaster recovery), Handbook of Operating Procedures (HOP) Committee (policy formation approvals), EDUCAUSE, or the Texas Department of Information Resources (for reporting on OIT maturity and assets). Lead teams through project initiation to include project plan, project charter, and stakeholder analysis. Develop project communication plans and coordinates communications of project work effort to all levels of project stakeholders across the enterprise. Perform project risk management and create risk response strategies and options including escalation, mitigation, and resource fortification. Document all plans, processes, procedures, tasks, risks, issues, and lessons learned during the project. Provide status updates on all active project efforts to leadership and other project teams. Liaison: Acts as a liaison between members at all levels of OIT and various internal and external entities, such as governance committees, Compliance, Information Security Office, Internal Audit, Business Continuity Coordinator, Emergency Management Coordinator, Policy Coordinator, EDUCAUSE, and/or external auditors. Gathers requirements from requestors. Facilitates the entry of new project requests (related to initiating controls for identified risks, updating business continuity documents, implementing improvements identified in audits, or guiding small teams in policy or procedure formation), enhances project requests by identifying requirements, stakeholders, project team, and project timeline, and coordinates new projects based on requests fitting the criteria for an IT Administration monitored activity. Keeps the requestor informed during all stages of completing the request. Coordinates between various OIT teams to gather, compile and submit required data in a timely manner. Serves on committees as assigned. Reporting: Coordinates the development and submission of regular surveys and reports to entities such as Compliance, Internal Audit, EDUCAUSE, Business Continuity Coordinator, and Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting. Runs reports from tools such as ServiceNow to share with the OIT leadership team to demonstrate continuous progress on IT Governance oversight projects. Records Management: Coordinates policy and records management including retention plans in accordance with the University, UT System, and state requirements. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years in a related environment with at least one (1) year in a project team lead or the equivalent experience.
Master’s degree in a related field
Background in public or business administration, project management, or similar coordinator role
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 7565
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The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impa...ct, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
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