Junior Project Manager/ Project Coordinator

  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #158942

firstPRO is looking for a Jr. IT Project Manager/ Project Coordinator for our client, who has a strong foothold in the legal industry. The person who is hired will drive projects from initial vision through to completion while working with a diverse team of internal and external stakeholders. This is a hybrid, contract-to-hire opportunity with home offices located in Center City, Philadelphia, so candidates must live within a commutable distance. Compensation is up to $40/ hour based on experience.



  • Collaborate with Business Relationship Managers and Information Technology Management to identify project scope, budget, goals, and timelines.
  • Analyze project performance data and quantifies project benefits in a way that will enable the objective evaluation of projects against firm objectives, and thereby aid project approval decision-making.
  • Facilitate the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolves or assists in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; develops methods to monitor project and progress; and provides corrective supervision if necessary.
  • Establish and adhere to project budget; seek opportunities to improve project efficiency and reduce expenses by streamlining operations.
  • Present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.
  • Follow a defined and agreed upon project management methodology.
  • Develop work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports.
  • Provide direction and guidance with respect to project activities to members of other departments.
  • Create and document project management policies and procedures.
  • Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implements changes.


Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of comparable experience, leading multiple, medium to large-scale, enterprise-wide IT project initiatives in a complex environment
  • 3 years of experience working on projects involving the implementation of project life cycle methodologies in a software development or infrastructure environment, working with enterprise Project Portfolio Management tools in a leadership capacity
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Project, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional Reader, JIRA, WebEx, Confluence
  • Professional Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Recommended: Scrum Master (or SAFe), Lean Six Sigma (Green or Black Belt), and/ or ITIL

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