Ellucian Cloud Onboarding Manager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Posting Title:

Cloud Onboarding Manager


Product Team

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Role Description:

The Cloud Onboarding Manager is an exciting and challenging customer facing role managing various projects that consist of onboarding our customers to the cloud.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Kick off new projects with customers.

  • Coordinate internal planning calls to ensure the project stays on track

  • Create tickets in Service Now to track the project plan.

  • Manage cloud services resources within Clarity

  • Provide leadership and oversight of successful transitions to the Ellucian Cloud.

  • Establish account communication, governance, and expectations that create positive customer transitions.

  • Representing Cloud Services management to the customer and/or local site executive for all related on-boarding issues.

  • Coordinate with Cloud Delivery Lead and act as the escalation point for all delivery issues specific to Cloud Services

  • Provide leadership and coordinate with the technical leads in the delivery of high-quality services within committed timeframes

  • Ensure build phase of projects are delivered on time and with high quality

  • Ensure complete understanding of the delivery estimate and project scope - lead delivery team to deliver project within the framework of the given estimate and assumptions

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Business Unit:

Cloud Services

Job Posting Location(s):

US-AZ-Phoenix, US-CO-Denver, US-GA-Atlanta, US-IL-Chicago, US-MA-Andover, US-NC-Charlotte, US-NY-Manhattan, US-NY-New York, US-PA-Pittsburgh, US-Remote, US-TN-Nashville, US-TX-Houston


  • 2+ years delivery experience as a Applications Director, Technical Director, or Senior Project Manager

  • Skills and knowledge acquired in each of the following areas: Project Management, Change Management, Release Management, Configuration Management, Systems Integration, Systems Development Life Cycle Methodologies, Quality Assurance and Testing, Requirements Gathering, Systems Analysis and Design

  • Project Management skills including: Estimating, Scope Management, Budget Management, Time Management, Risk Management, Change Management, Issue/Conflict Resolution, Communication Management, Quality Management, Testing Plans, Training Plans, Team Management

  • Demonstrated experience in leading infrastructure development projects and/or software development projects.

  • Knowledge of ERP Applications

  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Excellent presentation skills and strong soft skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, relationship management, client facing, negotiation, team-building, and problem-solving; with experience in presentation to senior levels of the organization

  • Ability to anticipate and build contingency plans

  • Problem solving skills

  • Ability to handle stressful situations with perseverance and professionalism

  • Ability to multi-task efficiently

  • Be a \"self-starter\" committed to customer satisfaction/project delivery and able to respond to rapid change within the business.

  • Expertise in MS Project, Visio, MS Office suite.

  • Preference given to candidates with education industry knowledge or experience

  • Ability to travel to client sites including international travel

  • PMP certified

  • ITIL Foundation certified

  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services and related certifications

Company Information:

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

Functional Area:

Cloud Services

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We’re inclusive

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Ellucian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.