Bring your strong IT project management background to an organization that serves others in our community. Seeking an experienced IT Project Manager who will be responsible for planning and managing full life-cycle software selection and implementation project(s). The role will report to the CIO and work closely with our business leaders to define, staff and execute projects that drive improvement in how we work and use technology.
The impacts of COVID-19 in our community have greatly increased the need for food and services that come from the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Our staff are working hard to keep up with the need. We are making investments in our technology to improve the way we work and we need experienced project management professionals to join our cause.
Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
Develop a project plan using a standard methodology and keep the plan updated throughout the life-cycle of the project.
Onboard and lead resources to complete project activities/deliverables.
Support all functional areas of the assigned project in the identification and implementation of IT solutions.
Plan and execute a software selection that will integrate with the existing systems in use at the Food Depository.
Work with the selected software vendor team to design cohesive project strategies, develop and deploy solutions, and integrate third-party applications.
Determine project scope, timeline, and resources (people, software, IT equipment, financial).
Develop and maintain detailed project schedules and work plans.
Execute project tasks. (You will be both the project manager AND a key project member.)
Monitor project status and costs in order to meet established deadlines and budgets, making adjustments as needed.
Communicate project updates to stakeholders on a regular basis.
Collaborate with business leaders, functional owners, program owners and the technology team to determine project priority within and across departments.
Provide guidance on project management best practices.
Communicate status and metrics to your supervisor weekly.
Perform other duties as assigned by the CIO.
** Applicants for this role will only be considered if they complete all of the questions that are part of our online application form. If you only attach a resume and don’t complete the form, this makes our assessment process much more cumbersome and we may never review your resume or learn what a great candidate you really are!
5+ years of project management and related packaged software implementation experience. (Consulting background a plus)
Packaged Software Implementation: 5 years or two full lifecycle experiences (Preferred)
IT Project Management: 5 years (Preferred)
Supervisory Experience: 5 years
Enthusiasm for the mission of the Food Depository
Strong experience with project management tools, SDLC methodologies, templates and deliverables, and resource management / utilization.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Ability to work at both a management level and to be an individual contributor. Must dig in and solve problems as required.
Strong interpersonal skills; comfortable working closely with end users, team members, functional owners and leadership.
Strong track record of IT project management experiences a must.
Project Management Professional certification, or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
Eligible to work in the United States.
Health, dental and vision insurance coverage
Employer paid life and disability insurance
Employee Assistance Program
403(b) retirement plan
Paid time off
Free onsite fitness classes
Healthy, affordable onsite dining
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, believes a healthy community starts with food. We are at the center of a network of more than 700 partner organizations and programs – food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile distributions and other partners – working to bring food, dignity and hope to our neighbors across Chicago and Cook County. The Food Depository addresses the root causes of hunger with job training, advocacy and other innovative solutions. We are a proud member of Feeding America – the national network of food banks. By working to help those most in need go from hungry to hopeful, we truly become a Greater Chicago. Learn more at chicagosfoodbank.org