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Director, Portfolio Management

Date: May 31, 2013
Reports to (Job Title): Chief Information Officer
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): Manager PMO, Portfolio Manager, Manager Policy and Standards
Location: Main Campus

USG 17

35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Director is responsible for developing, implementing, sustaining and evolving an IT portfolio management function and set of processes for all IT initiatives across the University. The incumbent leads the IT strategic planning process, IT risk management system development and implementation, policy and standards development and the IT Project Management Office.   The Director shares overall responsibility for day-to-day management of IST with the other Directors and the CIO, and assumes an important role in implementing an IT governance framework for a federated model.  S/he also develops and maintains key relationships with Academic Department stakeholders.          

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Establishes the direction and priorities for the Portfolio Management group


2.  Portfolio Management


3.  Project Management Office


4.  Strategic Planning


5.  Change Management


6.  Risk Management


7.  Policies and Standards


8.  Within  the Portfolio Management group, ensures the effective utilization, deployment and development of human  and capital resources


9.  Stakeholder Management


Position Requirements


University degree or equivalent post-secondary education and/or experience required.


10-12 years’ progressive experience with a proven track record of achievement and success within Information Technology. 





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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Senior presentation, negotiating, communication abilities

Level of Responsibility:

Responsible and accountable for the overall results of the Portfolio Management group within IST.

Decision-Making Authority:

In consultation with the Chief Information Officer, responsible and accountable for establishing the priorities for the Portfolio Management group.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of a senior executive position operating within an office environment.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of a senior executive position exposed to stress and pressure associated with senior level responsibilities.