Director, Project Management

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Director, Project Management

Classification Title: Administrator II

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, March 19th @ 11:55pm PST

Position Summary

The Director of Project Management reports to the AVP for Planning & Digital Transformation, managing the Project Management Office (PMO) team to ensure that delivery of strategic university projects as well as internal IRT projects are resourced, planned, budgeted and implemented appropriately.

PMO Team: Provides leadership and direct supervision to project managers, quality assurance analysts, and business analysts that have a very high level of interaction with our administrators, faculty, and staff. Provides leadership in project governance to ensure a transparent process that supports the university’s strategic initiatives. This position develops and implements PMO processes, leads PMO project managers and business analysts, and works with other department leaders on priorities and resource management.

Change Management Program: Leads change managers to create and support the establishment of shared change management practices across the campus to serve and support the successful delivery of technology-based change initiatives.

Quality Assurance Program: Leads quality assurance analyst to standardize testing methodology, metrics and tools to deliver quality information technology solutions and services.

Documentation Program: Leads technical writer/business analyst to formalize the documentation program and set documentation standards and best practices.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)

Hiring Range: $9,000 per month - $11,000 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 per month - $14,713 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 2

Recruitment TypeRegular (At-Will)

Time BaseFull-Time

Pay Plan12 months 

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm; other hours as required

Telecommuting Options

Hybrid work flexibility is available at up to 2 days a week remote, on an opt-in basis.

Please visit the following webpage for more information on the CSU Telecommuting Program:

Per our Out of State Employment Policy (see below), a successful candidate must reside within the State of California upon time of hire.

Department Information 

Who is IRT? 
Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals at Sacramento State. 

For more information, please visit: 

Required Qualifications 

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  2. Demonstrated experience in hiring, supervising, and supporting a diverse team.
  3. Demonstrated experience with supervision, delegation, and performance management.
  4. Demonstrated experience with evaluation and continuous improvement of services and processes.
  5. Demonstrated experience successfully managing and documenting complex projects, prioritizing based on strategic goals, and meeting deadlines.
  6. Demonstrated experience with implementation and delivery of applications and systems.
  7. Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  8. Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences.
  9. Demonstrated experience with project and Program/portfolio Management and the associated methodologies, techniques, processes and tools
  10. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse group of technical, Project management staff and functional customer group

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Master’s degree from an accredited university.
  2. Three or more years as a full-time professional project manager.
  3. Demonstrated experience with agile project management concepts.
  4. Demonstrated experience leading and developing other leaders and staff in a collective bargaining environment.
  5. Demonstrated experience leading implementation and delivery of academic and administrative projects to improve student outcomes.
  6. Demonstrated experience working in the public sector; university experience preferred.
  7. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  8. Change management certification and knowledge of change management frameworks (Kotter, Lewin, Bridge, and/or Prosci’s ADKAR).
  9. Demonstrated ability to create and support the establishment of shared change management practices across an organization to serve and support the successful delivery of technology-based change initiatives.
  10. Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
Documents Needed to Apply*

*Failure to upload the required documentation may lead to disqualification.


Cover Letter

Diversity Statement - You will be prompted to respond to the following Diversity Statement prompt as part of your application:

Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. Please provide a statement that outlines your work to achieve more equitable outcomes and close historic and predictable equity gaps in higher education. Please include personal and/or professional examples highlighting your support and achievement of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. 

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

CSU Telecommuting Program

Sacramento State is participating in the CSU Telecommuting Program. The opt-in program is available for positions within the Management Personnel Plan (MPP), Academic Professionals of California (APC) union, or California State University Employees Union (CSUEU). All CSU employees, regardless of telecommuting status, must still comply with the CSU’s Out of State Employment Policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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