Sr. IT Portfolio Manager

Sr. IT Portfolio Manager


Full Time


Albany, NY

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The Sr. IT Portfolio Manager provides portfolio leadership and direction to align strategy-to-execution, manage demand from multiple sources and support prioritization that results in ensuring programs, projects, and delivered services meet business priorities and target value. The Sr. IT Portfolio Manager establishes and/or transforms overall portfolio, program structure and processes to a standardized planning, resource management, execution, measurement, risk and reporting operating model. Facilitates portfolio operations and navigate dependencies across a diverse stakeholder group (ex. IT, PMO, Finance, Academy, Technology Business Partnership Management, Service Management, Project/Program Management, Data Management etc.) within the Excelsior ecosystem to realize business and IT Strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, manage, and support key Portfolio Management capabilities of continuous planning, alignment of strategy to execution, outcome management, demand management and resource management.
  • Implements adaptive planning that continuously evaluates the Portfolio as realities change, ensuring investments are aligned with strategy.
  • Facilitates portfolio event that provides continuous alignment to strategy and financial forecast.
  • Identifies and visualize the decomposition of strategy into actionable initiatives, programs, and projects.
  • Manage and analyze demand intake, approvals and prioritization process that aligns with customer business objectives.
  • Define and understand resource capacity and capabilities within the portfolio and optimize performance leveraging available skills and people to their fullest.
  • Build Portfolio roadmaps and dashboards to connect all work, visualize key event and milestones, communicate plans, decisions and commitment to stakeholders.
  • Define standard measurements and metrics for quality, customer satisfaction and overall effectiveness of portfolio programs and projects.
  • Monitor progress, create portfolio reports that visualize and communicate performance of investments.
  • Communicates overall health of portfolio to senior leadership and stakeholders.
  • Define and oversee risk mitigation and change management process to evaluate, prioritize and minimize impact to scope, schedule and cost.

  • An earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, Master's degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience, 7+ years preferred
  • Direct experience with IT Portfolio, Project, Program, Service management
  • Working knowledge of Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Expertise knowledge in portfolio, program management tools to support strategic alignment, prioritization, resource management, capacity planning , reporting, tracking and analytics.
  • Working knowledge of Waterfall and Agile development methodologies
  • Desirable knowledge of the principles and practices of Lean Portfolio Management to support service delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence.
  • Strong ability to think on a strategic level and to be able to perform hands-on activities.
  • Certifications in project management and portfolio management, PMP, PfMP.
  • Application Information

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    Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


    Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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