Senior Project Manager - Finance and Administration

Req No.
Project/Product Management


The Senior Project Manager position is in the Finance and Administration area covering Finance, Billing, Accounting, Legal, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Information Security, and Vendor Management.  Projects will be business centric, with a small percentage of the projects requiring IT involvement.  The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for managing larger, more complex efforts that drive the corporate strategies.  This position will interact with all internal departments as well as with external vendors and clients.  The Senior Project Manager will use multiple tools to execute their job responsibilities.  


What your day will look like:

  • Agent of Change- make project goals their own and use skills and expertise to inspire a sense of shared purpose within the project team.
  • Responsibility and Accountability for the Project- Use best practice project methodology to create a project plan to fir the stakeholders/customers' needs and deliver project within scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Define Project Roles and Responsibilities - define the project scope and objectives to ensure project managers understand what is expected of them and what they should expect from one another.
  • Project Tracking- Prepares, maintains, and submits clear & concise activity/progress reports and status/management reports.  Routinely tracking the project members' progress against their project committments.
  • Adopts Project Management Best Practices- The PM is responsible for defining, teaching, and enforcing the use of good project management practices.
  • Problem Identification/Problem Solving Skills- Be able to recognize when problems surface or potential problems are looming.  PM is able to articulate problems, bring the right people together to solve problems, and know when the problem has been properly addressed.
  • Promotes Customer Involvement- Project success is directly related to satisfying the customer; therefore, customer involvement is essential to ensure that the right product is built. 
  • Enforces Effective Change Control- Ensure that scope, communications, and quality are carefully managed.
  • Drives Decision Making- The PM drives ownership of decisions to the level where the accountability of the decision must lie.  A key result is that project managers, with proper training and coaching, will almost always rise to the expectation placed on them.
  • Mentors Project Members- The PM is a teacher and helper to others on the team.
  • Consensus and Contingency- The PM routinely engages in building consensus, developing contingency planning, and providing recommended solutions. 
  • Maintain Detailed Records- Maintain documents of the life of the project and share information as necessary.
  • Project Management Development- Help to develop the skill set and career path of any/all project managers on your team. 


  • Bachelor Degree
  • 7+ years of project management experience
  • PMP Certification preferred

About Us

CO-OP Financial Services is the technology engine that provides access and convenience for credit unions. With over 35 years of credit union service, CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through Debit, Credit, ATM, Shared Branching, Member Interaction Services, Mobile, Virtual, and Bill Pay services. CO-OP serves a total of 3,500 member credit unions, 50 million cardholders, 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, and more than 5,500 shared branches. Handling three billion-plus annual transactions, CO-OP is the nation’s largest credit union service organization—offering resources that enable deeper member engagement to help credit unions prosper.


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