Project Portfolio Manager

  • Portland Community College
  • Portland, OR, USA
Full Time Academia

Job Description


Position Summary     


The Academic and Student Affairs Division of Innovation and Technology is seeking a creative, solutions-oriented, collaborative leader to join our growing team. The successful candidate will create and build a project management team to enable strategic growth of academic and student affairs technology systems that are student-centered and informed through an equity lens. The manager is responsible for strategic portfolio, project management, and business analysis support and oversees project management activities, procedures, and the development of project management best practices. The role oversees and directs projects and program resources and engages in planning, risk, and expectation management. They will also collaborate with the application systems staff and support the director and team within the division.


If you are an enthusiastic leader who wants to help shape organizational change and are interested in high-performing systems that serve students and staff in higher education, this position may be for you.


The leader in this role has a unique opportunity to:


  • Build a new project management team starting with the recruitment and hiring of two project managers and a business analyst.


  • Oversee the development and implementation of a new project management office, including recommendations for governance, standards, procedures, prioritization, and best practices.


  • Conduct an analysis of the current state of academic and student affairs systems and complete a needs assessment aligned with the strategic plan.


  • Develop relationships with academic and student affairs leaders, staff, and key partners to gain a strong understanding of the mission and culture of the organization.


  • Engage with the Innovation and Technology division managers to create a courageous and compassionate leadership team focused on results, belonging, inclusion, excellence, and trust.


Cover letter and application materials:

  1. Application


  1. Resume


  1. Cover letter- Provide a cover letter that specifically addresses your experience with project portfolio management working with multiple stakeholders to solve organizational needs across a complex enterprise.


See the classification description for additional information:


Candidate Profile       

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.

Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.  Please be sure to include in your application materials how you meet these important qualifications.


  • Project portfolio management experience working with multiple stakeholders to solve organizational needs; ability to synthesize and articulate interdependencies across a complex enterprise ecosystem
  • Experience evaluating projects and changes to identify potential inequitable impact on different communities, and experience reaching out to different groups to find diverse perspectives
  • Ability to be innovative and foster innovation to build and grow highly effective, collaborative, strengths-based, human-centered work teams
  • Collaborative leadership style with ability to build and sustain strong relationships and mediate conflict with cross-functional leaders and teams
  • Self-awareness as a leader with a willingness to grow; open to ideas and accountable for one’s own actions, through a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Highly effective communication skills in a variety of mediums, including the ability to communicate complex concepts to varied non-technical stakeholders and deliver well-designed presentations to diverse audiences
  • Effective use of portfolio management tools, monitoring, and reporting on performance. Project management experience, knowledge of methodologies, and/or experience leading project managers


Minimum Qualifications


To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Computer Science, Business, Finance or related field (Note: Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.)
  • Five years (5) progressively responsible, professional experience in technology project/program management, including working with analytics, and translating metrics, research, and trends into strategy
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience supervising employees


PCC Benefits


PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.


PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. After one year of management or confidential service, PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management and confidential personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.


Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.


Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

- 14.67 hours of vacation leave per month

- 1 day of sick leave per month

- 11 holidays

- 3 additional personal leave days per year


View a complete list of PCC benefits.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements     

Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Working hours may vary and some evening or weekend work is required. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily.


Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:


Veterans: DD214

Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.


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Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


$79510 to $115290

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