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Friday, August 30, 2013

F/T - Sr. Project Mgr, Council Foreign Rel'ns (NY)

Senior Project Manager, Information Management Project, Council on Foreign Relations – NY

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is hiring a Senior Project Manager to help with  upgrading and integrating the organization’s information assets, which currently include a CRM (constituent relationship management system), document storage, Outlook, and WCM, and  developing and implementing new Accounting, Enterprise Search and Digital Asset Management systems. A multi-year Information Management Project (IMP) initiative will put in place stronger governance and analysis structures for central performance indicators. It will also implement and integrate a new CRM system.
The Senior Project Manager’s role will be to provide long and short term project planning; including coordinating the engagements of consulting specialists, vendors, and CFR staff. The Project Manager will report to the Chief Technology Officer.

The main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining a strategic and tactical plan for the IMP, providing guidance, options, and recommendations.
  • Overseeing the development of the IMP Program governance standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Working with the IMP team and stakeholders to translate business processes analysis into RFPs and RFDs. Coordinating vendor presentations and proof of concept projects.
  • Meeting regularly with IMP team, Senior Management Team, Business Process Team, and IS technical architecture team to review existing and backlogged projects, identify critical dependencies between projects, develop integrated project schedules, and communicate program strategy, direction, and changes.
  • Monitoring and reporting progress on projects to the IMP team.
  • Identifying and recommending supporting organizational changes for adopting new enterprise-wide content management practices.

  • A minimum of 5 years of related project management experience. Comprehensive knowledge of project management concepts and a portfolio of complex project implementations.
  • Degree in related field.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in implementing or maintaining enterprise content management principles, tools and technologies.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Office SharePoint Suite 2010 Server, Designer, and Infopath.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of CRM.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Exchange.
    • Strong understanding of search tools and search technologies.Knowledge of records management principles.
    • Self-starter with excellent planning, organizational, problem-solving, and leadership skills, including the proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking experience
    • Ability to work in and lead groups of employees, management, and vendor representatives.
    • Proven ability to express complex technical concepts in understandable terms.
    • Experience implementing SharePoint 2010 or 2013, with proven ability to translate business requirements and processes into effective SharePoint solutions, strongly preferred
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700 are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website,
Posted: August 2013

How to apply

Qualified candidates should email or fax a resume and cover letter. Please submit to the Human Resources department 
PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL.The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.
Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 East 68th St., New York, NY 10065
FAX: (212) 434-9893