IT Project Manager

Information Technology – Virginia Beach, VA

The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is seeking a Project Manager to join its team of IT professionals. This position is responsible for managing multiple projects within a business domain.  Project ownership accountability will span the entire life cycle from feasibility to closure.  This individual will be responsible for successful delivery of projects on time, within scope and within budget. Responsibilities include coordinating and directing the work of key performers in a matrixed environment through effective project planning and management, risk identification, change management, issue resolution and communications.  In addition to project management and coordination, the candidate will be responsible for implementation and oversight of key business processes including communication, change control, documentation management, knowledge management and compliance. Responsible for developing solutions to process inefficiencies, redesigning processes to keep up with changes, and partnering with the business teams in setting process improvement goals and execution plans.

This individual must be able to interact and communicate easily with technical developers, business managers and executives. They will be challenged to determine and influence the right decisions that balance short term demands and long-term business and technology goals.  The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated project management and process management experience in a progressively expanding role. Able to build solid relationship with project sponsors, business leads and partners as required. Candidate should possess the capability to independently influence projects, including core team development, project approach development, identification and resolution of project issues and risks, management to expected performance within triple constraints.  Successful candidate should possess a working knowledge of project management software tools (e.g. Microsoft Project), and/or have experience in leading Agile teams.  

Having an understanding and experience in leading Web and/or Mobile development projects is a strong plus as this position will initially be responsible for projects within this domain. 

The successful candidate will possess a proven, successful track record in the following areas:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in Information Technology.
  • Experience with multiple structured project management methodologies.
  • Experience managing multiple projects in a matrixed environment.
  • Proven ability to build customer relationships and develop strategies to respond to customer needs.
  • System development lifecycle experience with both custom development and package integration.  Agile leadership (e.g. Scrum/Kanban) a strong plus.
  • Exposure Business Process Modeling practices and techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.  Has the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and develop appropriate solutions under pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team-oriented environment. Mentor and support additional IT team members.
  • Experience with the introduction of new technologies and standards in an unstructured environment.
  • Ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and IT practices.
  • Working knowledge of digital media, consumer services and non-profit fundraising business models preferred.  Experience with Internet/Web software a strong plus.
  • Experience leading projects selecting and implementing packaged software a plus.
  • Proven ability as a motivator and mentor.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field