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Montana State University Computer Systems Project Coordinator *Updated Screening Date* in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21135

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Tim Capps at 406-994-2923 or

Classification Title Computer Sys Analyst II

Working Title Computer Systems Project Coordinator Updated Screening Date

Brief Position Overview

Under the general direction of the Vice President, Information Technology, the Computer Systems Project Coordinator uses professional judgment to initiate, execute, manage, and monitor campus and enterprise-wide projects. This position is responsible for building project plans and managing resource time using project management software used by Montana State University. The project coordinator facilitates team communication, cooperation, and productivity throughout the project to create an environment of collaboration and teamwork and is responsible for driving projects to a successful business outcome.

Position Number 4M1946

Department UIT Business Op

Division VP for Information Technology

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation FOCUS-MFPE

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary range of $22.50 to $31.50 hourly, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type Classified Salary

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

In support of the Montana State University mission, University Information Technology promotes, develops, delivers, and facilitates the use of information technology services and resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate project and status meetings throughout the project life cycle across the enterprise.

  • Manage and direct project work.

  • Prepare project status reports to stakeholders

  • Prepare and maintain project documentation.

  • Plan and schedule program phases, deliverables, goals, and milestones using PMI standards and related tools such as Gantt charts and Work Breakdown Structures.

  • Define Risk and Issues per project; create and execute strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.

  • Maintain project scope effectively using a Project Change Process.

  • Establish and execute communication plans.

  • Support project intake processes utilizing MSU’s governance methodology.

  • Manage and track project schedule.

  • Work in partnership with the university Procurement structure.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Minimum of three (3) years or more of demonstrated experience in project management or coordination.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of PMI project management standards and best practices.

  • Demonstrated experience using project management software applications.

  • Experience leading functionally diverse teams

  • Demonstrated experience managing information systems projects.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, technology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Advanced degree in business, technology, or related field.

  • ITIL Program Management, CompTIA Project+, Prince2 PMP, CPMP, or similar project management certification.

  • Demonstrate experience working in the higher education industry.

  • Demonstrated experience with technology integration projects and specifically with Banner or equivalent ERP systems.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Exercises initiative and good judgment.

  • Communicates professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Independently completes assigned tasks, both individually and as part of a project team.

  • Leads work groups consisting of functional and technical team members, which may include third-party vendors.

  • Manages stakeholder expectations throughout project life cycle.

  • Resolves conflicts to achieve business outcomes.

  • Establishes and maintains effective professional relations with varied constituents.

  • Provide exceptional customer service.

  • Positive attitude and flexibility in the face of obstacles.

  • Ability to problem solve difficult and complex issues.

  • Attention to detail.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on March 2, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; . In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .