Careers at BSF

Project Manager

General Summary

The person serving in the position of Project Manager is responsible for making sure that a project supports the right organizational and strategic goals.  This role assists the Executive Project Officer to ensure that every project has an effective project Owner or leader in charge; and implements and maintains an appropriate PM Methodology. This position will rigorously and formally manage changes to project scope, budget, schedule, and requirements; group similar projects; and implement, lead, and coordinate project portfolio management.  This position will work with project owners and managers, Business Analysts and other stakeholders from across the organization to develop, plan, implement and complete various projects utilizing documented processes.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

Analysis and Solution Definition

  • Quickly understands clients’ business issues and technical challenges.
  • Collaborates with Product Owner to understand and define the product roadmap and minimum viable product (MVP) for a project. Understands and supervises, alongside the Business Analyst, the production of requirements, specifications, and recommendations related to proposed solutions.

Project Execution

  • Responsible for management of project deadlines and schedules, running a fiscally successful project, and project scope. Communicates and applies project/delivery standards.
  • Matrix-manages multi-disciplinary project teams consisting of members from any and all divisions across the organization.
  • Manages Agile (Scrum/Kanban) software delivery practices and events, including sprint planning, retrospective, backlog refinement and estimation, and release planning. Identifies action items and tracks them to completion.
  • Breaks down barriers for team, removes impediments and blockers, and enables team success.
  • Creates and/or manages project reporting (status reports, burn-down charts, project plans, stakeholder analysis, etc.).
  • Ensures team deliverables meet quality standards.
  • Minimizes exposure and risk on project - spots warning signs of things going off-course and provides a decisive response in order to mitigate risk and avoid crisis.
  • Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large-scale projects.
  • Understands and drives the software development lifecycle.
  • Works directly with software development teams to ensure commitments are met and software is delivered reliably and predictably.
  • Ensures information is flowing appropriately.
  • Exerts influence within team to resolve team dynamics issues and create high-performing teams.
  • Escalates issues and risks when appropriate; coordinates risk response, leveraging additional resources as needed

Coaching and Mentoring Internal Stakeholders

  • Develops strong relationships with stakeholders, leading to partnership and collaboration.
  • Communicates effectively with stakeholders to identify business needs and evaluate alternative solutions.
  • Participates in proposal efforts, including LOE assessments and statements of work.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in stakeholder processes and tactfully advocates for action.

Communication

  • Facilitates team and client meetings.
  • Delivers informative, well-organized presentations.
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Facilitates decision making and conflict resolution.
  • Acts as a liaison between technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Educates/mentors company employees on various aspects of project management and software delivery.

Problem Solving

  • Identifies, manages and resolves critical issues.
  • Exhibits confidence and an extensive knowledge of industry practices when solving business problems.
  • Pushes creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing internal practices and mindsets.
  • Adapts standard processes to circumstances.
  • Work with other departments to continually refine and improve solution delivery.

Culture and Leadership

  • Leads by example.
  • Encourages a culture of innovation focused on continuous improvement and adding value.
  • Takes responsibility for both personal and team performance and success.
  • Demonstrates action orientation by moving decisively, learning from mistakes and taking initiative.
  • Communicates and listens actively to build relationships and eliminate misunderstandings.
  • Strives to set the standard and perform at the highest level in all activities.
  • Provides constructive feedback to team, peers and senior management in order to drive personal, professional and organizational growth.
  • Brings out the best in team members by giving enthusiastic and encouraging messages about priorities, objectives and expectations.
  • Maintains effective team performance in difficult and challenging circumstances.

Core Competencies

  • Business
    • Results-Oriented: Works with leadership to establishes objective standards of measurements and performance targets
    • Establishing Focus: Aligns work goals to fulfill BSF strategic objectives; understands, communicates and upholds priorities and implementation plans to fulfill assigned projects
    • Analytical/Forward/Strategic Thinking:  The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach, and anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
    • Managing Change: The ability to demonstrate support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization's effectiveness; initiating, sponsoring, and implementing organizational change; helping others to successfully manage organizational change. 
    • Communication
      • Ensures that others involved in a project or effort are kept informed about developments and plans and plans and delivers oral and written communications that make an impact and persuade their intended audiences.
  • Relationships
    • The ability to gain others' support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions and the ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support. 

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of combined project management and/or Scrum experience.
  • BSF field experience.
  • Minimum undergraduate college degree.
  • Experience in IT integration and support of work produc.t
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Business Process Improvement experience is a plus.
  • Able to quickly learn new applications when needed.
  • Experience and proven success working as a Project Manager at the enterprise level.
  • Organization and time management.
  • Has a high-level understanding of software systems and architectures.
  • Proven in-depth, hands-on experience with Agile/Scrum/Lean software development methods.
  • Ability to oversee requirements/backlog management activities
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Proven abilities in team leadership and influencing others for success.
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity.
  • Ability to teach/mentor others around best practices for project management and software delivery.

BSF leadership or attendance is not required but preferred.  The candidate must be a believer in Jesus Christ and agree with BSF’s statement of faith found on this website.                                                                                                      This position is based in San Antonio, Texas.  If you are meet these requirements and are willing to relocate, please email your resume to hr@bsfinternational.orgPlease no phone calls.