Project Manager / Business Analyst

Project Manager / Business Analyst

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Kitchener, Ontario

Human Resources




Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with an Ontario based company to hire a Student Information System Project Manager / Business Analyst the successful candidate will provide overall project management and business analysis for a significant backlog of enhancement and improvements to the Student Information System. The role will work with various subcommittees made up of members from 40 different school boards to prioritize work, develop business and systems requirements, and ensures vendors complete all approved work within the agreed time schedule. 

This position is a 1 year contract and the candidate will work remotely for the majority of the time, but some travel within Ontario may be required for events and meetings periodically.

  • A bachelor’s degree or diploma in IT management, Business Management, Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Strong knowledge and experience in IT project management with experience in managing large systems/software project
  • Strong understanding of project risk management
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to set clear direction for a large group
  • The ability to resolve conflicts and manage issues amongst stakeholders
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to present confidently to large groups of senior staff or executives
  • The ability to clearly translate and articulate business requirements
  • A strong understanding of the software development process
  • A strong understanding of data management and integration methods
  • The ability to work and achieve success independently
  • Takes a flexible and adaptable approach to problem solving
  • Extraordinary integrity and the ability to build trust across all stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the Ontario School board process and systems would be considered an asset
  • Superior organizational skills
  • At least 7+ years of progressive experience managing IT projects in a large complex environment
  • Experience facilitating large meetings and teams in virtual settings
  • Experience with Visio or similar diagramming software
  • Formal Project Management training or certification

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