CHRS Implementation Project Manager (1014255)

  • Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Project Management

Job Description

Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of CHRS Implementation Project Manager. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Information
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a CHRS Implementation Project Manager to provide a full range of program and project support to the Common Human Resource System (CHRS) program. CHRS is a multi-year, significant change initiative that will serve to move 23-campuses from their individual legacy Human Capital Management (HCM) PeopleSoft system to a Systemwide single instance implementation of PeopleSoft 9.2.

The Common Human Resource System (CHRS) is a program designed to create a single HR data management system for all of the CSU. It includes upgrading to the latest version of the PeopleSoft HR application and providing a consistent baseline of technology. In addition, the program will deliver a shared HR data warehouse that will be centrally developed and maintained, will include a core set of analytics tools (dashboards and reports), and will provide a data source for local campus data warehouses.

This CHRS Implementation Manager will be responsible for working directly with the CSU Universities' departments to ensure implementation efforts are timely and efficient throughout all aspects of the project. The CHRS Implementation Manager may be asked to directly manage key campus project activities, or coordinate with campus project management, dependent on campus specific requirements. The Implementation Manager will also work closely with the Chancellor's Office key Program Team members to ensure consistency with templates, plans and project methodologies, as well as ongoing status reporting and risk mitigation.


Under the general supervision of the CHRS Program Director the CHRS Implementation Manager will perform tasks and duties as follows:

Campus Project Implementation
Lead key project deliverables for campus PeopleSoft 9.2 implementations through all phases (Planning Phase, Implementation Phase, Testing/Training and Go-Live), including managing or coordinating with assigned campus project management on campus specific:
-Project plans
-Status meetings
-Status reporting
-Risk mitigation
-Go-Live checklists
-Escalations as required
-Make recommendations to Campus Leadership related to mitigating identified risks, including related to staff/resource requirements
-Work closely with key Campus Subject Matter Experts and IT Leads to identify, assign, and track the progress of tasks and identify risks
-Work closely with Campus Change Management and Communication Lead identify, assign, and track the progress of tasks and identify risks
-Assisting Campus Implementation Teams onsite with core Testing and Training activities to prepare for Go-Live
-Develop proposals for Implementation strategies / lessons learned to enhance efficiency with current and future waves

Chancellor's Office Program Team Activities
-Single Point of Contact for the Campus and CO Project Deliverables
-Leverage Program Templates and Project Plans to be used in core Campus deliverables
-Participate in standing Chancellor's Office Program Team meetings and provide status reports to the Chancellor Office leadership
-Status reporting, escalation and risk management with the core Chancellor's Program Team

-This position will travel at minimum 50% - working onsite at both campuses and the Chancellor's Office in rotation.

This position requires:
-Bachelor's degree required
-5 years of software project management experience required
-Project Management Certification strongly preferred
-3 years of HR experience, preferred
-Higher Education experience, preferred
-Knowledge of Project Management principles / best practices
-Proficient in MS Office products.
-Experience with SharePoint, Office365 and Team preferred
-Flexibility to work on various projects and change priorities in a fast changing environment.
-Ability to overcome resistance and promote enthusiasm for projects and solutions.
-Experience handling confidential and sensitive information.
-Demonstrate experience to work effectively as part of a team.
-Demonstrate experience to supervise work.
-Detail oriented with strong analytical skills that demonstrate an ability to apply logical thinking to gather and analyze information, design and test solutions to problems, formulate plans and meet tight deadlines.
-Ability to work in a complex environment and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize them appropriately.
-A strong communicator, both written and verbal communications.
-Articulate and confident delivering to large audiences.

Application Period
Resumes will be accepted until February 25, 2020 or until job posting is removed.

How To Apply
To apply for this position, click on the link at the top of the screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map