Project Manager

Western Washington University   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on November 21, 2022
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Project Manager

About the University

Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

Enterprise Application Services is responsible for the implementation, operation, maintenance and evolution of Western's enterprise systems. EAS partners with the University to plan, acquire, develop and maintain core operational and student support systems. EAS, a department within the division of Academic Affairs, supports Western's mission. We are committed, with our fellow students, faculty and staff, to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position The Project Manager oversees a portfolio of application and systems development projects of moderate to high complexity through the full project lifecycle, working with cross-functional teams to meet with their business objectives through implementation of new technologies and/or business processes. In collaboration with other project managers, this position will assemble the project team, assign responsibilities, manage schedules and resources, and guide stakeholder expectations to ensure timely completion of projects. This position will also facilitate Business Process Analysis and Systems Analysis when needed. This position reports to the Senior Project Manager, Enterprise Application Services.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
  • Demonstrated experience managing the execution and implementation of software development projects with multiple integrations
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of project management concepts and software development lifecycles (such as Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall)
  • Expert in running efficient and productive meetings, as well as taking thorough notes to capture decisions
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate complex topics effectively with business and technical staff
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and technical process analysis skills
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines; strong multi-tasking skills, with an attention to detail; ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as well as ability to work effectively with employees with differing opinions, in a professional and productive manner
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting an equitable and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff across the university

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing and communicating change
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner ERP system
  • Proficient with project and portfolio management tools
  • Ability to guide stakeholders through the development of technical specifications
  • Experience writing technical and training documentation, preparing and delivering training
  • Curiosity, creativity, and flexibility
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or equivalent

Conditions of Employment

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.


$88,000 - $114,976/depending on qualifications and experience 

Benefits Information

2022 Benefits Overview for Administrative Professional Position.

Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should specifically and thoroughly address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. Please include the names and contact information of three professional references. References will only be contacted for finalists.

Closing Date

Notes Application review begins December 15, 2022; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 126 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes a sexual misconduct background check.