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Senior Project Manager

Devry University

IL-Downers Grove Job, ID
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Careers Center - Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

US-IL-Downers Grove
Job ID
Adtalem Global Education
Information Technology
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance

The position manages projects and teams to facilitate the on-time delivery of the project objectives.  The position follows established project management methodologies throughout each of the projects; may participate in setting or refining the standards for project management, and will mentor staff regarding Project Management practices.  He/she directs activities of the project team and communicates with the appropriate team leads, managers, senior management, and the business.  The position may also take on the responsibilities of the Business Analyst for the project. 


  • Follows established project management guidelines and processes to develop, maintain, and track project plans, conduct project meetings and report project status.
  • Works with other departments to ensure each project has the required level of participation and understanding to ensure projects are delivered within the time and budgetary guidelines.
  • Identifies and responds to project risks including mitigating and resolving communication problems and team conflicts.
  • Assures that business case for initiative is within corporate strategic plan and provides assistance to the business to create the Return on Investment (ROI) documentation
  • Follows up with team members, stakeholders, and clients by ensuring meeting minutes and status updates are communicated to them.
  • Gathers project requirements from various business users and technical staff members and creates accurate and organized work breakdown structure.
  • Provides input/process improvement recommendations to processes.
  • Participates in product and vendor evaluations.

Completes other duties as assigned.


  •  Bachelor’s degree required, PMP Certification pred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Project Management of Application Systems, pably in Higher Education.
  • Proven team leadership and facilitation skills.
  • Proven understanding of project management concepts and system life cycle methodologies.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionality with all areas of an organization.
  • Background in Real Estate project management is a plus.
  • Experience with project management tools (e.g., MS Project).
  • Excellent communications skills required – both written and verbal.
  • Excellent problem solving, organization and analytical skills.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for ing for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

Since our founding in 1931, DeVry University has focused on delivering a different kind of education – one based on experiential learning with real-world applications. When you join our team, you’re choosing an institution that serves students who are different, too: a diverse group of go-getters from all walks of life.


We know our colleagues are integral to the success of the institution. At DeVry, we’re guided by our culture of care, and we embrace values that teach us to care for students, self and colleagues. It’s one way we position our colleagues for success.


We are looking for engaged, caring colleagues to join our organization in serving our students. We take extra pride in our dedicated support teams, as well as our outstanding faculty members who have often worked for years in the fields that they teach. We believe all our colleagues deserve opportunities to reach their goals. Whether it’s career advancement, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefits and professional development offerings can help you meet your goals.


If you want to be a part of an institution focused on providing high-quality education, care and attention, we invite you to for a position today.


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