Job Description :
Position: IT Project Coordinator
Location: Oakland, CA
Duration: 6 Months w/ strong possibility of extension

The project coordinator will provide project administrative support for new project implementations and existing applications using single sign on (SSO), and provide project administrative support to the team in the transition from vendor to in-house IT, and on-going operational support.
This support will include facilitation of client facing meetings, vendor interaction, maintaining project plans, change management, system wide testing coordination, system analysis, and tier 1 user application support.
Requires a combination of technical knowledge, organizational skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.
The Single Sign On (SSO) projects involve integrating Shibboleth SSO with Risk Services applications, and providing support to existing applications which are already integrated with SSO.
The SSO implementations are typically a phase within a larger project, and as such, require working closely with other project managers and the SSO development team to provide project management and system analyst support.
The project coordinator is responsible for articulating and documenting technical concepts into business friendly requirements and project tasks unique to each implementation, and sharing these documents and tasks with other project managers and team members.
The project coordinator is responsible for tracking, and reporting on the SSO tasks.
The project coordinator maintains the SSO implementation schedule and communicates any changes to project managers affected by those changes.
Helps the development team prioritize work by keeping the team apprised of changes in priorities and other updates to the implementation schedule.
The project coordinator will work closely with the ERMIS manager and project leads to develop and maintain the project plan for both the vendor transition phase, and the on-going operational plan. Will have sufficient technical knowledge to anticipate and document required tasks and will track progress on the plan, and issues impeding the plan.
Participate in work estimation and work breakdown. Produce and maintain project schedule. Plans, schedules and tracks project timelines, deliverables and milestones using appropriate tools.
Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders and liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
Provide the IT Application Manager with status and progress reports as required. Facilitate meetings with team members and stakeholders.
Builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
Perform analysis of technical and business user process and translate into proper system and process requirement specifications.
Coordinates system wide testing. Tier 1 application support. Performs other duties/ participates in other technology related projects as assigned.

Minimum 5 years of experience in a database/data warehouse environment with system/business analyst experience.
Project management experience. Experience with full software development lifecycle.
Broad IT background with strong understanding of system design, data warehouse, business intelligence, and identity management.
Bachelor Degree in Information Systems or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management.
Experience with Identity Management.
Strong familiarity with project management concepts.
Ability to plan and organize work and deliverables.
Should be self-motivated and independent, able to work with a minimum of supervision and able to work well with stakeholders and project staff.
Demonstrates leadership skills in a collaborative environment; builds consensus and promotes the exchange of information among project team members and leads team to consensus on complex business and technical data challenges.
Ability to proactively identify key issues critical to the success of a desired outcome and articulate recommendations and justification for the most productive course of action to stakeholders.