Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Nelnet is a diversified and innovative company committed to
enriching lives through the power of service as a student loan
servicer, professional services company, consumer loan originator
and servicer, payments processor, and K-12 and higher education
expert. For over 40 years, Nelnet has been serving its customers,
associates, and communities.
The perks of working at Nelnet go beyond our benefits package. When
you join the Nelnet team, you're part of a community invested in
the success of each individual. That support comes through in our
work, as we are united by our mission of creating opportunities for
people where they live, learn, and work.
Responsible for the oversite of the individual projects within a
program. Work with others to coordinate timelines, budget, and
resources to complete work within program guidelinestimeline and
report on progress, changes to plan.
This position requires work in support of the Company's contract
with the United States Department of Education ("ED"). As such, the
United States Government requires that any applicant for this
position must complete United States Government security clearance.
Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security
clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted
or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be
unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for
Colorado Candidates: Pay range for this role is $80,000-140,000
1. Responsible for articulating a program's strategy and objectives
and assessing how it will impact the business.
2. Drive the definition and oversight of all dependencies needed to
reach the program's overall goals.
3. Proactively ensure that all dependency timelines are being
4. Responsible for the overall budget of the program.
5. Track deliverables across the entire program.
6. Identify and evaluate risk in order to inform stakeholders of
7. Aide in driving conversations to closure across the program,
defining next steps, and ensuring follow up tasks have owners.
8. Interfaces and consults with managers, Directors and Executives
within the organization to coordinate activities.
9. Promotes teamwork and cooperation.
10. Participates in project review, development, and implementation
11. Provides management reporting.
12. Establishes client or vendor relationships as needed. Monitors
systems, analyzes problems, and takes corrective action and/or
coordinates corrective action with the client and within the team
13. Reviews and lends input to technical project plans and
14. Establishes metrics and goals to measure process success and
opportunities for improvement.
15. Responsible for individual's matrixed to the project/process in
terms of communication, tasks, deadlines, and issues related to the
delivery of the project/process.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or equivalent
1. 3 to 8 years of experience in software development industry with
strong expertise in delivery lifecycle management.
**COMPETENCIES - SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:**
Challenge prevailing assumptions when appropriate
Identify short-term, tactical technology alternatives that result
in immediate business value
Balance the need for experimentation and managed risk with the
desire to maintain the existing systems and processes
Continually strive for improvements in delivery of services and
Willing to adapt to changing technology and business landscapes
Remains present and engaged while working through ambiguity
Considers change as opportunities to be challenged and grow
Helps others adapt to changing environments
Makes time to help team members regardless of organizational
Explores concepts, ideas, and alternatives to reach outcomes that
gain acceptance and support of all participants
Strives to foster an environment of teamwork and unity that allows
for constructive conflict, deliberation of ideas and appreciation
Seeks out opinions and thoughts of others without regard for
Influences, motivates and inspires others through direct and
indirect means to accomplish organizational and team objectives and
Strives to be self-aware of personal behaviors that limit
collaboration and teamwork
Adapts style of communication to match audience and information
Actively pursues bi-directional sharing of ideas and
Speaks and writes effectively with cohesion and clarity
Asks for input, listens actively and seeks to ensure all opinions
5. Strategic Focus
Understands the overall business and technology goals and
Strives to view things from a business perspective and a genuine
desire to do what's right
Acts as a trusted adviser while seeking short-term wins and
6. Problem Solving
Uses analytical ability and creative thinking to break problems
down into manageable components
Thinks open mindedly and considers all alternatives
Identifies well thought out, comprehensive alternatives
Takes responsibility for ensuring problems are worked to a complete
7. Technical Expertise
Responsible for overall management and delivery of the Program.
Monitor the progress of project within the program to ensure the
overall goals, schedules, budget, and benefits of the program are
Ensures that program and projects are organized and executed in a
consistent manner within established enterprise standards
Assists the management team with the planning of the long-term and
mid-term goals of the program
Assists the project teams with planning for the delivery of short
term goals (i.e. increment and sprint goals)
Facilitates program level processes and execution, escalate
impediments, manages risk, manages dependencies, and helps drive
program-level continuous improvement
Responsible for the creation and communication of program and
project performance and progress metrics
Monitors and reports on overall status of programs and projects
Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs,
and develop creative solutions in a technical environment
Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA,
generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life
insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program,
employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement,
performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability,
and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our
benefits: LINK (http://nelnetinc.com/careers/benefits/) .
Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive
Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified
applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during
employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national
origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a
guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran
status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or
Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable
accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet
may request such accommodations by contacting Corporate Recruiting
at 402-486-5725 or email@example.com .
Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.
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