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Whitefish Credit Union Project Manager in Kalispell, Montana

Position Title: Project Manager

Organizational Relationships: Reports to VP of IT

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

General Function:

Leads and manages strategic and technical projects under the guidance of the WCU Steering Committee. Develop full-scale project plans, build and support teams of needed resources and manage complex, cross-functional projects to an on budget and timely completion. Responsible for the overall success or the project. Acts as a lead to the Project Management team.

Position Functions:

  • Defines project scope, goals and deliverables, both as necessitated by both day-to-day operations, and as supported by strategic initiatives established by the Steering Committee

  • Develops full-scale project plans and associated documents for small to large, technical and non-technical projects

  • Consults with technical or functional experts at all levels to ensure thorough requirements are captured.

  • Identifies and leads opportunities for project improvements

  • Manages project dependencies and critical paths

  • Establishes and applies WCU methodology and standards to both projects and them self

  • Tracks all project tasks, milestones and deliverables

  • Responsible for managing relationships throughout the organization including all project team members, business contributors, stakeholders, and executive management

  • Proactively mitigate risks and issues

  • Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and Board/Steering presentations

  • Drives the creation and ensures the completion of all project documents and tasks, from concept to project close

  • Adheres to all Whitefish Credit Union policies and procedures

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Mastered the ability to manage all phases of the project lifecycle

  • Ability and willingness to align Project Management goals with larger organizational strategies

  • Proven and strong communication skills both verbally and in writing.

  • Must possess strong analytical and leadership skills

  • The ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisor, president / CEO, members, volunteers, and Senior Management Team

  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and oversee multiple simultaneous projects

Required Education and Experience:

  • College degree in Project Management or sufficient and related work experience

  • 5+ years of similar or related experience leading and directing project teams to deliver projects within the constraints of the project specifications required.

  • PMP Certification required, or candidate must be willing and able to study and sit for the exam within 12 months of filling the role.

  • Information technology project experience preferred

  • Previous credit union or banking experience preferred

  • Previous Symitar Episys and JHA systems experience a plus

This job description is to be considered a general outline of the duties and responsibilities of this position and is subject to changes and revisions by management at any time. Responsibilities are listed as guidelines only and the job is not necessarily limited to these specifications.

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