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Project Manager

ISD | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 600,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com 

Job Description:

ASCAP’s Information Systems Division (ISD) Infrastructure Team is looking for a Project Manager, responsible for coordinating the execution of the Infrastructure Team’s numerous near term and long term technical initiatives covering areas such as security, data center and networking. This coordination includes managing all aspects of implementing plans and ensuring initiatives are delivered within the defined scope, quality, time and cost requirements.

As an ISD Project Manager you will support initiative teams with skills in communication, process excellence, project management, facilitation, problem solving, accelerating transformation and value creation to drive toward required outcomes.  You will schedule, manage, and track progress for projects with similarly desired outcomes and interdependencies.  You will also identify and facilitate the resolution of issues and impediments, report program and project status, and assist in the preparation of status dashboards that will be used to communicate project health to the VP of Infrastructure and his Directors. As an ISD Project Manager you will serve as the communication hub for each initiative; specifically you will be responsible for connecting the dots amongst departments and initiatives, identify issues, communicate to all initiative stakeholders and follow up with each work stream within an initiative.  As part of the ISD team, you will collaborate with team members and other program managers to continuously improve process and grow best practices that can be utilized throughout the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Project Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Define project objectives & deliverables for all projects assigned
  • Identify stakeholders
  • Define working teams
  • Create Project Charters
  • Develop the detailed plans & timelines
  • Manage project action log
  • Organize & facilitate all project meetings
  • Capture and memorialize key decisions and assure team members are aligned on next steps
  • Drive the project teams to meet the individual project objectives within the defined timeframes
  • Actively track project actuals against budget on a regular basis
  • Identify & escalate budget related issues promptly
  • Identify risks proactively and manage issues as they arise
  • Manage all changes to scope, cost and schedule and identify areas of impact across the program
  • Responsible for all key project documentation
  • Responsible for communication to all project stakeholders

Requirements:

  • PMP certification and Bachelor's degree
  • 5-7 years experience with project management
  • Extensive experience with project management software
  • Experience  working on technical projects
  • Experience driving change through effective project management
  • Experience facilitating and working with cross-functional teams from all areas of the business
  • Experience with Smartsheet, PowerPoint, Visio, Lucid Charts and/or other presentation & reporting tools
  • Must have excellent multi-tasking, organizational, written and verbal skills
  • Must have high standards for completeness and accuracy of all work products as well as an obsessive attention to detail