1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 174632
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 12/30/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing technology solutions to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. UW-IT is currently looking for a Program Director who will support the UW-IT work on Finance Transformation, the Universitys large scale project to modernize finance operations, business systems and processes. The position leads the newly established UW-IT FT program (UWIT-F).

UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for a Implementation Director.

The Implementation Director position provides executive leadership to the newly established UW-IT FT program (UWIT-F). This new role is a critical team member who will shape the direction, planning and resourcing activities to drive an efficient and effective program. The Program Director is a position that requires a unique blend of strategical foresight and tactical acumen.  A person who understands the big picture and ramifications and ripple effects, while still being able to work with the individual project teams to ensure that those projects are delivered and fit the overall objectives.

The Implementation Director will define the overall program, including resource management strategy for the program, engagement model, work streams and all program activities. The position will report to the Universitys Chief Information Officer (CIO).


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Science discipline related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Six or more years experience in Program/Project Management and track record of successfully delivering Enterprise Level programs.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience, including supervision of diverse staff in a deadline-driven environment and cultivation of trust, strong collaboration and professional development on a high-performing team.
  • Experience communicating effectively with diverse stakeholders, including customers, governance teams and key process stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including attention to detail.
  • Proven track record of collaborating effectively across organizational boundaries, building relationships, and importing and exporting talent and ideas to achieve a broader organizational goal.
  • Leadership/Management Experience Leading teams varying in size up to 150 and matrixed leadership.
  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Masters Degree.
  • PMP and demonstrated project management excellence.
  • Experience in formulating, negotiating and developing Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Experience in a leadership role in a shared services environment.
  • Program Management Certified.
  • SCRUM, Agile, SAFe Certified.
  • WorkDay Enterprise Implementation experience.


    Open office environment.
    This position on the Finance Transformation Project is temporarily funded; continued employment is contingent on ongoing funding and performance.
    This is an essential position and requires the individual to report to work remotely when UW suspends operations.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-01-29

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