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Vanderbilt University Senior IT Consultant in Nashville, Tennessee

Senior IT Consultant (Job Number: 1901075)


The Senior IT Consultant is part of the Vanderbilt University Information Technology (VUIT) Transition Management Office (TMO) and reports directly to the Director of the TMO. The position is a key contributor, responsible for prioritizing, supporting, and managing complex programs, initiatives, and work streams that have a university-wide impact. The ideal candidate shows pride in ownership, has an unflagging desire to excel at all endeavors, exhibits situational awareness, thinks outside of the box, and is indefatigable in delivering and championing ideas, individuals, teams, work products, and other VUIT initiatives.

Vanderbilt University Transition Management Team, a division of VUIT, provides strategic and day-to-day operational support for the transition related projects across both VUIT and VUMC IT. One of the most critical pieces to the transition's success is the ability to communicate and share information with the Vanderbilt community.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Develops and presents communications such as PowerPoint presentations, proposals, policies, procedures, and business summaries to enhance and support strategic and operational goals.

  • Creates proactive/reactive communication content, including messaging, presentations, memos, announcements, Q&As, blog posts, and other social media channels .

  • Facilitates large, cross-functional team meetings across the organization.

  • Solicits and receives feedback on content and makes recommendations to incorporate or build new content.

  • Delivers complex information effectively and efficiently.

  • Facilitates open communication across organization and within work unit.

  • Emphasizes major ideas issues and changes effectively.

  • Contributes to the development of project communications and assures best practices for delivery to the organization.

Program Management:

  • Demonstrates the uppermost levels of expertise in resolving program issues.

  • Manages interdependencies among multiple related and unrelated projects whose coordinated delivery is required to achieve higher organizational objectives.

  • Identifies opportunities for cross-discipline participation.

  • Manages the overall coordination, status reporting, and stability of major program efforts.

  • Contributes to the development of program coordination best practices.

  • Thinks strategically and effectively implements tactical elements to assure strategic goals are met.

  • Demonstrates creative problem solving through pattern reorganization and thinking along unconventional lines.

  • Manages internal and external program issues to bring disparate resources together to resolve issues and complete action items that contribute to the success of the program.

IT Transition Consulting:

  • Leads in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to resolve high priority issues and communicate critical project information to leadership.

  • Continuously monitors and follow ups on buy-ins and commitments.

  • Successfully handles multiple projects simultaneously, balancing and scheduling tasks requiring dependencies and those which can be accomplished independently.

  • Leads special projects as requested by leadership.

  • Coaches and supports individuals focusing on team and program success.

  • Identifies risks and issues that may impact the success of the program from the stakeholder's point of view.

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.

  • At least five years of experience is necessary.

  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint required

  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work well under pressure required

  • Capable of working independently and in a team setting required

  • Upbeat, positive attitude required

  • Advanced PowerPoint skills required

  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills required

About Vanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 46600 - IT Transition Management

Job: Information Technology Professionals

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action