IT Project Manager

Location: New York, NY

Department: Information Technology

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

The Information Technology Department ensures the stability and integrity of the institute’s in-house network infrastructure and services. The IT Project Manager will serve in a leading role, collaborating with internal stakeholders and external consultants & vendors to plan, design and implement a variety of technical projects and focus on information management, and maintenance and development of the IT infrastructure.

Reporting to Director of Information Technology and working closely with NY-based IT staff, the IT Project Manager will:

  • Plan, design and implement LAN-based or cloud-based projects across various offices in a highly collaborative environment, including end user training and communication.
  • Enhance and document information management infrastructure for an increasingly mobile workforce including strategies for data management, governance, integration, accessibility and collaboration across many platforms (email, intranet, internal network, messaging, etc.). Manage Microsoft SQL & Access databases across the organization.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and update the network and security infrastructure, including tests and implementations of vendor security patches, and workarounds for un-patched security vulnerabilities.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, system back-up, restore protocol and disaster recovery plan.
  • Handle some network/system administration duties including, but not limited to, installing, testing, configuring, monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network services, network hardware & printers, Wifi systems, end-user workstations, laptops, software, and peripheral devices.  Serve as a point of escalation for level 3 & complex help desk troubleshooting and issue resolution. Provide end-user support when required.
  • Procure IT hardware and software products and partner with our external vendors to generate quotes and work orders. Make budget recommendations for new solutions and upgrades to existing tools and systems.
  • Provide strategic thought partnership and support for Director of Information Technology, assisting with overall IT Department planning as needed.


Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or a related field required; Certifications in PMP, MCSA, MCSE or MCP strongly desired.

Five years’ experience in IT Project Management role executing small to large LAN and cloud-based projects across multiple sites.

LAN/network administration & engineering experience required.

Demonstrated understanding of Information Management strategy required.

Strong hands-on technical knowledge of VMWARE, IT security, Active Directory, Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe applications, networking software & hardware, protocols (DHCP, DNS, VPN, TCP/IP, VOIP, etc.);  Microsoft Office 365 for business and MS SQL server.

Experience in email, web conferencing, wireless networks, network switch configuration and scripting. 

Excellent written & verbal communication, customer service and presentation skills.

Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.

Compensation:  High 80K to Low 90K range based on experience; excellent benefits.

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.

Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.


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