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IT Project Manager (Administrator I) REPOSTED

Apply now Job no: 520022
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chico
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

The Chico State IT Project Manager is responsible for managing assigned projects as well as being a mentor and leader within the PCMO. Reporting to the Director of the Project and Change Management Office (PCMO), this position includes the responsibility of ensuring best practices for the project portfolio in terms of project scope identification, project plan creation, project organization, project execution, project status reporting and the use of project management tools/templates.

The IT Project Manager role considers the health of the entire portfolio of projects in ensuring success in meeting timelines by supporting the PCMO in developing a consistent, repeatable project management method. This support includes advising Project Managers when they encounter technical or resource roadblocks. Additionally, the IT Project Manager will assist the PCMO Director in interpreting the project management needs from the campus and translating them into actionable tasks for the PCMO.

The role of a IT Project Manager at Chico State goes beyond that of a similar role in other organizations. The PCMO also performs the vital functions of Organizational Change Management and Business Process Transformation. In this challenging role, the IT Project Manager will incorporate change management principles into all aspects of project delivery. The IT Project Manager will also support a culture of continuous improvement in all of the PCMO efforts working with the PCMO Director to ensure the team is managing projects which focus on optimizing business processes to advance the institution's ability to efficiently meet university strategic priorities.

This position ensures appropriate integration with other projects in the overall PCMO portfolio, manages and supports projects from conception to finish, and aids in resource management, overall portfolio and project process development, and continuous improvement initiatives. The IT Project Manager facilitates coordination between customer expectations, project needs, and resource capacity and is accountable for meeting project objectives, managing the project, and ensuring appropriate communication is occurring regarding progress, status, issues, and metrics. The role is well-suited to people who have a passion for complex technology, providing excellent customer experiences, who possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and who enjoy working as part of a team.

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption.  Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills: 

  • Bilingual.
  • Advanced degree in the field of business administration, computer science, or a related and relevant field of study.
  • 15+ years of direct professional work experience in an IT project management capacity, including all aspects of the project management lifecycle.
  • 15+ years of experience leading large, complex, cross-functional projects using project management, change management and communication best practices.
  • Prior experience in any related leadership or management role.
  • Demonstrated experience taking a lead role in large-scale organizational change initiatives with strategic impacts.
  • Experience in a team lead or supervisory role, which may include assigning and reviewing the work of others, providing guidance to internal and external team members, and/or assisting management with performance reviews (this requirement may be substituted by formal leadership training).
  • Certifications and Licenses: Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, Six Sigma Black or Green Belt, CCMP (Certified Change Management Professional) Certification.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in the field of business administration, computer science, or a related and relevant field of study.
7 years or more of direct professional work experience in an IT project management capacity, which includes all aspects of the project management lifecycle.
An equivalent combination of relevant professional experience and education.
Certifications and Licenses: Project Management Professional (PMP)

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm

CSU Classification Salary Range:  $45,000 - $133,752 per year. 

Anticipated Hiring Range:  $80,000 - $98,000 per year.  Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected.

Benefits: This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance).  For more information please visit

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

The person holding this position is considered a “Limited Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category; Information Technology and Support Services - Manager; CAT 01, & 02)

This position requires travel, evening, and weekend time commitments.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century. 

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus.  We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

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