Director, Cross-Functional Special Projects

Posting Number 2022-11175
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/15/2023 12:11 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
Mostly Remote
Project Management Office
NYU IT (WS1170)
Compensation Grade
Band 54
Business/Professional Administrative

Position Summary

The Director, Cross-Functional Special Projects role is part of the IT PMO and is responsible for successfully executing/delivering key University programs and projects in support of multi-year roadmap and strategic goals. This senior role oversees a team of Program and Project Managers and lead cross-functional project teams, across various levels of university leadership, to consistently deliver quality results. The incumbent ensures adoption of established PMO practices, and instills a culture of execution, operational excellence, and accountability. Key responsibilities include supporting the IT and PMO leadership team with long-range planning and the development of multi-year roadmaps. This position develops and documents, in partnership with the PMO leadership roadmap goals, strategic objectives, portfolio/program structure, scope and KPI's. The Director monitors and drives portfolio performance, generating reports to highlight status, risks, issues and benefits. The individual in this role is responsible for tracking and monitoring financial forecasts, managing budget to actual expenses, and budget variances. In addition, the Director provides thought leadership in resolving issues and mitigating risks to ensure that programs and projects are completed on time, within budget and to specifications. The person in this role uses best practices and standard project delivery methodology. This position involves coordinating cross-functional delivery teams and effectively managing resource plans to balance the team's workloads. This role works closely with Senior Leaders in the President's Office, Office of General Council, Provost Office and the University Administrative Areas.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree

Required Experience:
10+ years of experience working in a complex matrix environment and 7+ years of experience leading and driving change across people, process and technology

Preferred Experience:
10+ years of experience consulting.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
PMP certification or equivalent combination of training and experience. Demonstrable ability to lead and deliver strategically important projects through to completion. Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of internal and external people, both in formal and informal circumstances, and where necessary to gain their agreement and acceptance. Knowledge of cost management principles and practices to evaluate returns and risks of business solutions. Ability to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to analyze and solve problems with innovative, creative solutions. Ability to communicate effectively with leadership, stakeholders, and delivery teams.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $130,000.00 to USD $180,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

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