Project Manager, State Supplement Program

Company Name:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The State Supplement Program (SSP) is seeking an experienced Project Manager to manage the development of program enhancements and new initiatives. SSP is a state-funded cash assistance program administered by the UMMS Center for Health Care Financing on behalf of the Department of Transitional Assistance. Program administration is dynamic, fast-paced, and continually progressing; success will require multi-tasking, team collaboration, independent judgment, and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. The program places great emphasis on opportunities for continuous quality improvements.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage and develop large projects from the ideas generation and feasibility stage to the project implementation
May perform initial feasibility study prior to the formalization of a project
Develop and maintain effective and efficient oral and written communication with the project's sponsor and steering committee
Assess the necessary skill sets and competencies required and ensure that they exist within the team assigned to accomplish project objectives. Identify, recommend specific resource requirements, and/or training requirements
Communicate with all appropriate parties to ensure that the project's objectives, scope, and required and expected deliverables of each project phase are understood
Responsible for ensuring that each team member understands their specific role on the team, and associated responsibilities
Lead an assembled project team in effectively addressing the client's requirements according to the project's schedule and approved budget. Through project team members, responsible for developing 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
Participate in the development, enhancement, and implementation of Project Management standards, policies, procedures, and metrics that include change management, controls, and reports to attain compliance
Facilitate communication of the project's status, budget, costs, issues, and related information to the project's team leaders, project sponsor, steering committee, affected business unit(s), and team members as appropriate
Support the department in audit reviews of completed projects, to review whether project met expectations and to identify potential areas for improvement. Documents results of audit and recommendations
Ensure that common solutions are found and implemented for common problems across all projects
Assist the project's sponsor in refining the project scope and objectives, including any constraints
Manage special projects, project and/or vendor evaluations, feasibility studies and other activities related to business development within defined time lines as assigned
Manage project staff
Assemble appropriate staff to project teams to support project goals
Keep abreast of current and developing trends and health care administration in order to guide and advise clients regarding their information needs
Assist the Director in the development of contracts
Provide support to the department in the development of strategic planning
Participate in the Continuous Quality Improvement program
Performs other job related duties as assigned
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in management, Health Care, Business Administration, or equivalent experience
5 years of demonstrated experience in project management
Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with staff, clients, and vendor staff
Ability to lead and direct a matrix project team, as well as the ability to lead and direct effective meetings and work sessions
Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, and PowerPoint.
Ability to travel to off-site locations.
/This position is in the Schrafft's Building, located in Charlestown, Massachusetts, just north of Boston and easily accessible by public transportation./

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