IT Project Coordinator

Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is currently seeking an IT Project Coordinator for a nonprofit based out of Denver, Colorado. This is a direct hire position. After training (to be done in office), this employee will only have to go into the office as needed; this is largely a remote role. This position pays $70K- 95K (depending on experience).

Background check required upon hire.

Job Description:
The Information Technology (IT) Project Coordinator will establish and manage information technology projects and will serve as a liaison between the business and technical aspects of IT projects, including ongoing data security and external audit reviews. This position is also responsible for the oversight of IT vendors, including the performance standards and ensuring that day-to-day staff IT needs are met.

Job Duties:

  • Managing the relationship between our IT Partners, ensuring they are meeting service level agreements and providing efficient service to the staff. This includes the escalation of issues, evaluating the IT Partner’s effectiveness within the organization, and/or recommending a change in vendor, executing the purchase of all technology hardware, software, and communications equipment and services for our offices.
  • Working with the IT Vendor, preparing offices and/or equipment for new employees, and orienting staffers to general information technology procedures.
  • Managing IT projects to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope of project.
  • Reviewing, maintaining, and revising proposals for assigned projects including project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, timelines, funding, and staffing.
  • Setting and tracking project milestones; managing and accounting for unforeseen delays, then realigning schedules and expectations as needed.
  • Establishing and implementing project communication plans, providing status updates to affected staff and stakeholders.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends as needed to prepare project status reports.
  • Possessing a thorough understanding of all aspects of computer and network security, including such areas as firewall administration, malware protection, encryption technologies, multifactor authentication, data redundancy and backup processes, and network protocols.
  • Possessing a thorough understanding of project data, security requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Possessing a thorough understanding of relevant U.S. (federal and state) and international data protection and management regulations, standards, and laws.
  • Coordinating annual security audits, risk assessments and analysis utilizing an external firm, including the selection process of said firm.
  • Reviewing and maintaining security policies and procedures for the organization and updating them as appropriate to keep them aligned to best practices and any relevant statutory, regulatory, or contractual changes.
  • Making decisions, performing, and encouraging others to act in a manner which is congruent with organizational goals, strategy, vision, mission, and values.
  • Modeling and championing corporate policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Conducting ongoing needs sensing with staff to ensure that IT needs are being met and recommending changes as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3+ years of IT project management experience OR a combination of degree and experience.
  • Experience in building and managing budgets through project management software.
  • Degree in Computer or Information Science-related field.
  • Extensive project management skills including the ability to maintain and plan a portfolio.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate core values.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, clients, and leadership.
  • Ability to apply and adapt the use of Microsoft Office suite, SharePoint, CostPoint, and related software for specific project needs.
  • Basic understanding of project management principles and planning.
  • Thorough understanding of information technology procedures and practices.
  • Proficient with, or able to quickly become proficient with, a range of general and specialized applications, software, and hardware used in the organization and the industry.
  • Proficient with, or able to quickly become proficient with, IT and data security best practices for remote work (particularly for remote locations within the Pacific region).
  • Proficient with managing computer networks comprising devices using multiple operating systems including but not limited to Windows 10 and 11, Windows Server, macOS, Ubuntu, Synology DSM, and RHEL Server.
  • Ability to motivate groups of people to complete a project in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a positive and collaborative manner.
  • Ability to receive growth-oriented feedback in a positive, constructive manner and apply changes to future work.

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