16 days old
2018-09-062018-10-21

Project Manager, Quality Innovation

National Quality Forum
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Project Manager (PM) will manage a portfolio of projects for the Quality Innovation (QI) team related to the NQF Measure Incubator, National Quality Partners, and other areas. The PM will work closely with project teams to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines, and schedules are on track. The person in this role is responsible for creating project plans; tracking, monitoring, and reporting on project status and budget; and working with project staff to ensure completion of projects on time and within budget.

This is a great opportunity for someone with strong project management, organizational, communication, and relationship-building skills to join a department in its early stages of growth. Candidates should be excited to work in a fast-paced environment and be willing and able to work autonomously.

 

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

 

  • Create comprehensive project schedules, timelines, and work plans
  • Continually monitor the progress, status, deliverables, and financials of QI’s portfolio of projects
  • Work closely with project teams to ensure that projects meet targets, budgets, and timelines
  • Forecast changes and communicate current and projected issues
  • Proactively engage teams / internal stakeholders in project priority-setting, implementation, and problem solving issues and risks
  • Generate reports to update management on a regular basis about project progress and status
  • Work with the Managing Director, finance team, and project teams to prepare financial reports
  • Work with Senior Director, QI to create and maintain standardized QI project management processes, tools, plans, and templates
  • Contribute to the operations and infrastructure development of QI and support implementation of operational activities
  • Facilitate start up and close out activities for projects

 

Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of relevant experience. PMP or other project management certification a plus.

 

Experience:

  • At least five years of increasingly responsible project management experience, with demonstrated success
  • Experience managing a portfolio of projects across programs or departments
  • Experience generating effective metrics, delivering status reporting, and driving the team activities
  • Knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, public health, health IT, or health policy a plus

 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Thorough understanding of project management phases, techniques, and  tools
  • Advanced organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities
  • Excellent internal / external facing communication skills
  • Big-picture thinking and vision
  • Ability to work independently as well as work well leading matrixed project teams
  • Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people at a variety of levels
  • Comfort with adapting to rapidly changing circumstances
  • Analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving capabilities
  • Proficiency in use of MS Office suite

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