ecWeb Project Manager
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Job no: 524543
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Child Development, Education

Department: Early Childhood CARES
Appointment Type and Duration: Funding Contingent (Faculty, Research OAs), Ongoing
Salary: $84,150 - $90,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2019-2020
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
September 23, 2019; position opened until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, complete applications must include a cover letter describing how you meet the required qualifications for this position, a current resume, and answers to the following supplemental questions:
1. Describe one or two data systems you've contributed to or supported, and to the degree you can, the technologies used to develop or publish them.
2. Describe your experience with project documentation and, if possible, provide an example of documentation you have written.

Department Summary
Early Childhood CARES provides Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services to infants, toddlers, and preschool children in Lane County. Each year it serves over 1600 children who have developmental delays or disabilities. Established in 1992 as an outreach unit in the College of Education (COE), it is funded by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and is one of nine area Contractors in Oregon delivering EI/ECSE services across the state.

All counties in Oregon have EI/ECSE programs and use case management, reporting, and forms processing software developed at Early Childhood CARES. Our application group, ecWeb, is broad and includes robust case management, assessment tracking, forms processing, immunization analysis, Medicaid billing record management, metrics and reporting tools. It is developed on Macintosh hardware and Linux virtual machines and hosted on Linux and Mac OS servers. The project uses open source software, mostly Python, MySQL, Javascript and Open Office frameworks. ecWeb is in nonstop use by over 2500 users across Oregon.

EI/ECSE in Oregon is a dynamic and complex environment and we use Agile-like programming methods for application development, which emphasize a close relationship with content experts and users, rapid adaptation, and constant attention to design and innovation.

Position Summary
The ecWeb Project Manager (PM) is responsible for continuity of hosting, design, development, maintenance, and support for ecWeb. The position supervises four programmers that accomplish development and deployment, and is the public face of the project handling much of the communication with stakeholders. The PM is also the first line of support for users, assessing and responding to problem reports, questions, and requests. Stakeholders and users include EI/ECSE program staff throughout Oregon, ODE program administrators, and UO administrative and technical staff.

The PM must learn EI/ECSE roles, responsibilities and workflows statewide as well as various Federal, State, and University data collection and privacy requirements. Reconciling overlapping guidance can require discussion with program managers and professional judgment.

The PM prepares budgets for ecWeb in excess of $500K annually and makes personnel, financial, day-to-day operation, and strategic decisions regarding the program. All major decisions are made collaboratively with senior programmers or the Early Childhood CARES Coordinator of Finance and Operations.

The PM must attend meetings in Albany, Salem, and other locations in Oregon. Driving a program-owned vehicle is preferred.

This position reports to the Director of Early Childhood CARES and supervises the tech team (4 classified employees). Work is accomplished in semi-private office space at the Early Childhood CARES building, 1500 W. 12th Ave, Eugene. The building is off-campus.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Six years of professional work experience, including three years’ experience managing information projects and supervising professional staff in a complex organization.
Professional Competencies
  • Proficiency with either Mac OS or Linux operating systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret rules and requirements published in Federal or State law.
  • Ability to extract and summarize data using Excel and either SQL, a programming language, or statistical software.
  • Proficiency writing explanatory email and project documentation.
  • Demonstrated abilities with data manipulation, analysis, and presentation.
  • Demonstrated competency with training and support, technical or otherwise.
  • Proficient with a variety of commercial software (e.g. office, email, browser, graphics, os utilities).
  • Well spoken, with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptionally organized with excellent follow-through.
  • Very attentive to consistency and detail.
  • Ability to work without supervision, and maintain a steady focus on project goals.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Technical literacy in data systems and web technologies.
  • Advanced word processing skills, particularly with tables and formatting.
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills, particularly with pivot tables.
  • Familiarity with HTML, SQL, and Python.
  • A sense of visual design, particularly for web pages and apps.
  • Practical knowledge of HIPAA, FERPA, and OARs.
  • Understanding of Special Education or related state or federal programs.
  • Familiarity with University of Oregon resources and operations.
  • Experience managing, developing and supporting web-based data systems.
  • Experience designing or administering relational databases.
  • Experience using a programming language.
FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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Advertised: 04 Sep 2019 Pacific Daylight Time

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