University of Massachusetts Medical School Senior IT Project Manager in Charlestown, Massachusetts
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
It’s an exciting time to be at UMass Medical School! U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Medical School in the top 10 percent nationwide in primary care, and this opportunity gives the right candidate the chance to be part of an elite academic and research institution that is among the most affordable in the country. As a member of our Information Technology Department, you will join a dynamic team of dedicated individuals committed to delivering forward thinking solutions with a focus on continuous improvement. At UMass Medical School IT we recognize and reward independent thought and innovative ideas. We have fostered an environment where the team dynamic is embraced and collaboration and FUN are core components of our culture!
Under the direction of the Director, Project Management & Implementation or designee, the Senior Project Manager is responsible for supporting information technology projects at the UMass Medical School. The overall responsibility of this position is to ensure that projects address customer requirements, and projects are completed on time and within budget. The project manager will adhere to UMMS’s project management guidelines, with the goal of insuring quality deliverables that achieve customer satisfaction.
Plan, coordinate, and document project related activities of large scale and highly visible projects that will vary in scope and affected business units, manage resources within assigned project teams in a matrix environment, and document the project’s activities
Manage the implementation of information systems in attainment of the Medical School’s strategic and tactical business plans
Manage a portfolio of projects on behalf of the business customer and identify priorities, dependencies, and conflicts where multiple business initiatives are being managed
Develop, adapt, and facilitate project management process and methodologies through all phases of a project’s lifecycle within complex business and technical environments. Direct all of the project’s phases, managing each phase with a consistent approach and methodology, using standard supporting processes and tools
Identify, define, and refine project scope and objectives, including any constraints. Perform initial feasibility study (including cost analysis) prior to formalization of project
Develop and maintain an effective relationship with the project’s steering committee, sponsor(s), customer(s), functional managers, and project teams
Communicate with all appropriate parties to ensure that the project’s objectives, scope, and expected deliverables of each project phase are understood. Facilitate communication of the project’s status, budget, costs, issues, and related information to same
Direct and lead an assembled project team in effectively addressing the client’s requirements according to the project’s schedule and approved budget
Assess necessary skill sets and competencies of team members to accomplish project objectives, identify, and recommend specific resource requirements and/or training requirements
Oversee the work of other project managers who are leading sub-components of the overall, primary project work plan
Lead the acquisition of related software, products, and services
Develop project plans, including project schedule and budget for approval
Document and maintain current: project work plan, meetings, decisions, work change orders, project deliverables, progress reports, schedules, cost tracking reports, and other pertinent reports
Support “Post-Live” audits of projects to review whether the project met expectations and to identify potential areas for improvement. Documents results of audit and recommendations
Manage special projects, product and/or vendor evaluations
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or information management technology, or equivalent experience
6 years of experience as a project manager
Formal project management training, with at least 2 years of experience designing and implementing project management Lifecycle
Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with IS staff, clients, executive leadership and vendors
Demonstrated knowledge of current and available project management software and other supporting tools, and the creative ability to apply them for maximum yield with available resources
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently
Ability to lead and direct project teams, meetings, and work sessions
Ability to travel to off-site locations
Experience working with Agile software development processes
Experience creating User Stories from business requirement documentation
Experience implementing 3rd party business applications
Experience managing large enterprise projects highly desirable
Working Title: Senior IT Project Manager
Requisition Number: 2017-29697
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt
External Company Name: University of Massachusetts Medical School
External Company URL: www.umassmed.edu
UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.