IT Project Manager American University of Sharjah

  • Full time
  • Sharjah, UAE
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • 25000-35000 AED / Month

American University of Sharjah

The Department of ICT & IT Security at the American University of Sharjah is seeking to hire IT Project Manager Digital Transformation to lead and drive the university’s digital transformation. As a Digital Transformation expert, you will play a key role in developing and implementing digital transformation projects and strategies to leverage emerging technologies, streamline processes, and enhance overall business performance. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of digital trends, a proven track record of successful transformations, and the ability to align digital initiatives with university goals.

Responsibilities of IT Project Manager

  • Collaborate with executive leadership to formulate and articulate a comprehensive digital transformation strategy aligned with university objectives.
  • Identify and prioritize digital initiatives to enhance efficiency, community experience, and overall competitiveness.
  • Evaluate Educational & Enterprise emerging Technologies and trends to assess their potential impact on the university’s operations and competitive position.
  • Foster collaboration among Technical and cross functional teams in Administration and Academic departments to ensure a unified approach to digital transformation.
  • Lead identification, selection, and adoption of digital tools and platforms to support university objectives.
  • Develop comprehensive transformational project/program plans, outlining scope, goals, timelines, resources, and deliverables.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders, informing them of project/program progress, changes, and challenges.
  • Develop and implement change management strategies to ensure the successful adoption of digital solutions across the university.
  • Facilitate cultural shifts towards a more digital centric mindset, fostering innovation and collaboration.
  • Analyze existing University business processes and workflows to identify areas for optimization and automation.
  • Design and implement streamlined digital processes to improve operations efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Engage with stakeholders at all levels to understand their needs and incorporate feedback into digital initiatives.
  • Support and oversee the execution of digital initiatives and transformation projects, ensuring they are delivered on time.
  • Collaborate with project teams and stakeholders to drive successful implementation and continuous improvement.

Job Requirements of IT Project Manager

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Technology, or related field.
  • A master’s degree in a related field (Computer Science/Engineering).
  • Certifications in related fields (CDTP, etc.)
  • Certifications in related fields ( PMP, Prince2, Agile, etc.)
  • Minimum of ten years of relevant experience in leading digital transformation within complex organizations and minimum: Three years in higher education institutes.
  • Experience with ERP systems (Banner or Fusion).
  • Knowledge & experience in the following technologies: Banner, Fusion, Mobile Development, Integrations, Web Applications, and development.
  • Knowledge & experience in the following technologies: Virtualization, Networking, Banner, Fusion, Mobile Development, Integrations, IOT, GenAI, Web Applications, and development.
  • UAE national preferred.

Skills & Knowledge Desired

  • Strong understanding of digital technologies, including cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and IoT.
  • Expertise in project and change management methodologies, techniques, processes, and approaches (e.g., Project and Portfolio Management PPM), Agile/Scrum).
  • Excellent strategic thinking, process optimization, problem solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to influence and inspire change at all organizational levels.
  • Adaptability and resilience in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices, emerging trends, and technologies in Digital Transformation.

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