Sr. Specialist, Project Management
5 - 7 years experience •
Sr. Specialist, Project Management
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Provide project management and leadership support for medium to large projects or aspects of Divisional or Institutional Projects.
·Personnel Management - General
Manage reporting personnel. Make decisions regarding, and take responsibility for recruitment, selection, on-boarding, development, training, discipline, termination, evaluation, salary, payroll, and/or retention. Identify and work to correct personnel management issues. May maintain and/or create position descriptions and/or performance evaluation criteria.
Consult with stakeholders. Identify and use appropriate project management tools and concepts (scope management, planning, budget management, risk/ issue management, communications management). Provide direction and guidance to team members on creation of project deliverables. Develop and execute work plan. Set priorities for tasks based on importance and urgency. Deliver project on time and within budget. Delegate tasks effectively.
Create work products and project deliverables, both independently and under direction of more senior-level team members. Understand and meet expectations for deliverable quality and timeliness. Oversee the creation of work products by others to ensure quality
·Research and Analysis
Perform primary and secondary data collection (e.g., literature reviews), summarize findings, draw appropriate conclusions, and effectively communicate results to team. Coordinate collection of data. Conduct/ support basic and more complex qualitative and quantitative analysis of project data. Manage and direct regulatory/ reporting activities related to projects (e.g., IRB, updates/ reports to funding agencies, etc.)
Manage communication to and relationships with key project stakeholders (internal and external to CCHMC). Compose, edit, and deliver written and verbal communications. Facilitate group discussions. Keep team members appropriately informed.
·Mentor and Develop
Coach and mentor project team members. Assist junior resources in developing realistic project goals and monitor ongoing development (as appropriate). Provide guidance to more junior level staff and share performance feedback with manager.
Support research and project management for projects across all phases of the project life-cycle. Develop tools and processes and provide ongoing support.
Skills & Competencies
Ability to work independently to develop, implement and manage projects; knowledge of the principles and concepts of project management including proficiency with relevant project management tools
Responsive to requests/ input
Working cooperatively with others to achieve group goals; proactively adjusting one's style and efforts to complement those of others on the team; being pleasant, agreeable, and easy to work with; valuing group success as much or more than individual success
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
Efficiently delegating work that is the appropriate level of difficulty and giving others the authority to accomplish it; providing information, coordinating work efforts, providing assistance, and removing obstacles without becoming overly involved in daily or minor issues; following through and monitoring progress to ensure goals are achieved
·MS Office - Advanced
Advanced skill in Microsoft Office programs
·Systems - Intermediate
Proficient in systems relevant to the field
Meticulously keeping track of details without becoming overwhelmed by them; being exacting, precise, and accurate; spotting minor imperfections or errors and taking action to correct them
Grasping the essence of new material quickly and easily; understanding one's learning style and seeking appropriate learning opportunities; using mistakes as learning opportunities
Taking an organized approach to work and planning ahead; identifying objectives aligned with business strategies, structuring work, and estimating necessary time and resources; anticipating and adjusting for potential obstacles and problems; monitoring work progress
Prioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong analytical skills with the ability to make judgments and recommendations based on statistical analysis
·Research Methods - Basic
Working knowledge of research methods including measurement, data collection and validity issues
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Required: ·Bachelor's degree ·5 years of experience in a project-based environment
Preferred: ·Master of Education OR Master of Health Administratn OR Master's Degree in a related field ·2 years of experience managing medium and large projects ·Project Mgmt Professional OR Related certification
Job Number: 97746