Career Opportunity: Senior Project Manager

Organization Overview 

The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We provide deep expertise in building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage participants to achieve better outcomes for children’s health. At the heart of what motivates us is the belief that children and families deserve better systems and supports so that every child achieves their optimal health. Because of this belief, addressing social determinants of health, eliminating health disparities, and achieving equity are central to our mission. We believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, we will similarly foster greater strength and resilience within and beyond the organization.

Position Overview 

NICHQ is currently recruiting an energetic, organized Senior Project Manager with 5-7 years of experience to be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and management of all activities within a mid-size project and/or major components of large projects that are more complex in size and scope.    

Salary: Commensurate with salary and experience 
Career Level: Experienced
Status: Full-Time, Employee 
Education: Bachelor's degree preferred, Master’s degree preferred; or relevant experience in Public Health or related field strongly preferred

Position Responsibilities

  • In partnership with Project Director, manage project team and deliverables including daily operations, project work plan, contracts, invoice, project spending, and technical requirements
  • Ensures roles and responsibilities on the project are clearly delineated
  • Supervises and/or mentors Project Specialists and/or Project Managers
  • Manages technology systems that support TASC activities including overseeing the maintenance of the EPIC website, SHSPP Colab, webinar technology (Zoom, PollEverywhere, Jamboard), etc.
  • Manages project-specific contracting with consultants, faculty, and organizational subcontractors as appropriate
  • Manages budget and staffing allocations for assigned projects
  • Oversees development and submission of all regular reporting requirements
  • Ensures connection to other NICHQ projects and programs
  • Assists in the development and implementation of dissemination and spread strategy, as appropriate
  • Support Project Director to ensure internal accountability, integration, and project success in meeting overall project aim
  • Provide support to the relationship between NICHQ and funder
  • Assist Director in faculty management and relationships
  • Brings solutions to issues (meeting deadlines, client engagement, team issues) to project leadership 
  • Contributes to cross-project sharing, learning, and consistent integration of organizational support functions
  • Demonstrates strong understanding Breakthrough Series model and approach and can manage the process with limited guidance
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of the Model for Improvement

Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Works independently, capable of making independent decisions
  • Possesses advanced insight and skills in client management, proposal development, and budgeting
  • Ability to manage highly complex, dynamic projects and relationships
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written. Ability to communicate sensitive information with a variety of stakeholders in a tactful manner
  • Skilled multi-tasker who can prioritize, work autonomously, establish timelines and meet deadlines
  • Strong delegator and can help others manage and prioritize their work
  • Ability to think strategically, including process-level thinking, ability to optimize systems and resources, ability to think creatively and quickly implement plans/structure for accomplishing work, ability to think ahead to next steps
  • Works well in a team environment and is able to generate solutions to issues as they arise
  • Highly flexible and adjustable
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving, and at times, intense environment
  • Strong interest in ongoing professional development and growth

Position Qualifications

  • 5-7 years experience in managing projects
  • Master’s degree preferred or related relevant experience in Public Health or related field required
  • Proficiency with office systems, computers, and MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience in or knowledge of healthcare or related systems preferred
  • Experience in quality improvement strongly preferred

Salary and Benefits  

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid earned time off and holidays, and commuter benefits.  

To Apply 

To apply for this employment opportunity, please complete and submit an online application. If you have any trouble accessing the application form, please email [email protected]

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NICHQ is committed to increasing the representation of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in our workforce and to value and embrace their skills, perspectives and experiences for the benefit of our mission. NICHQ is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.