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Kansas Employer PMO Program Manager II in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12981594

University Overview

Wichita State University has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship that spurs the economy and serves the needs of the local community. This is the place where anything is possible. Where collaboration and innovative ideas shape the future, and entrepreneurship is in our bones. If you have the creativity, passion and insight to help us build a brighter future for our city, state and worldthis is the place where you belong.

Position Specific Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be comfortable outlining and planning all aspects of work related to a given program such as budget, timelines and teams. They will have strong communication skills that enable them to effectively communicate with all relevant teams. This individual should be able to foresee any problems related to the completion of a program and act in a timely manner to mitigate any issues. Research programs will range from moderately complex projects to large highly complex programs with high programmatic risk.

Summary of Responsibilities

Utilizes industry standard project management tools and techniques, and earned value management, to effectively manage the Integrated Management Schedule (IMS), risk issues & opportunities (RIO), project budget performance, and earned value performance to ensure scope, schedule, budget, contractual, and technical requirements are achieved. Works independently and in conjunction with the Principle Investigator (PI) and project team from proposal pursuit through project completion, ensuring compliance with all program requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Partners with the Principal Investigator (PI) and project team to develop, maintain, and manage project schedules and budgets for multiple medium to large highly complex research programs, from proposal pursuit through project completion, and ensures compliance with all program requirements
  • Coordinates and leads project team meetings and maintains detailed project documentation including meeting minutes, action items, issues lists and risk management plans
  • Provides timely and effective project status reporting regarding milestones, cost, schedule, deliverable, dependencies, and risks, opportunities and issues
  • Assists in development and submission of required technical and financial progress reports
  • Analyzes financial data, including project budgets, risks, and resource allocation
  • Assists with establishing, maintaining, and continuously improving standard project management best practices, templates, procedures, tools, and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for enterprise-wide application
  • Acts as an internal quality and compliance control check for assigned projects; performs audit checks as required and assists with training
  • Contributes to achievement of departmental goals and operating plans
  • Completes, participates, and leads special projects as assigned


Wichita State University is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all the Kansas state universities. Wichita State recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Wichita State University has a clear goal in this regard: to be a university that promotes inclusive excellence at every level of our organization. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the distinction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research and career opportunities that make people want to stay in Kansas. Our campus provides an experience that promotes all forms of inclusive excellence; a place to learn, work, live and play.