Project Director, Portfolio Services

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

SUMMARY:  The Project Director is a key leader in the IT Portfolio Services Team, supporting the Department of Human Services (DHS).  Reporting to the Executive Director of Portfolio Services, s/he develops and leads a team of Project Managers.  S/he ensures that the Project Management Team meets performance targets that are aligned with the Department’s strategic and operational objectives and that projects adhere to best practices.  The leader in this position is accountable for project management governance, team leadership, project tracking, monitoring, demand/capacity planning and assists the Program Managers and Delivery Managers in project prioritization.

The Project Director ensures that the proper mix of technical support, procurement resources, guidelines, procedures, consultants, and software are available to support multi-discipline project teams.  S/he delivers with the highest professionalism, exercises independent judgment, and decision-making, while weighing the interests of multiple stakeholders.   



Position Requirements


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Business, Finance, Statistics, Technology, or other related fields, with a minimum of six (6) years of experience as a Senior Project or Program/Portfolio Manager.    An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be acceptable.



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The State of TN is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Application Instructions


All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

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