Research PMO Project Manager

posted on November 14, 2022

Job Description

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Duration: 3 months, contract to hire


  • Manage PMO assigned projects including the planning, scope, accountability, deliverables, timelines, communication and training, both within the team and across the institute
  • Assist Program Manager to develop and implement strategic and support plans for the project management office
  • Assist in planning and execution of project improvement initiatives
  • Lead Business Analysts activities as needed
  • Manage RFP activities that include the following deliverables; Financial Assessment, Project Charter, Project Plan, Complete Request For Proposal (RFP), Bidders List, Reference Call Questions, Final Recommendation
  • Assist in the education of PMO methodologies and processes to stakeholders across the institute
  • Plan, direct and optimize activities, interdependencies and resources across projects
  • Assist in the creation and use of measurement activities required to report on project effectiveness, return on investment (ROI) and other success metrics
  • Manage all project documentation based on the needs of each project
  • Manage risks and issues, lead corrective actions and ensure policy compliance
  • Utilize educational materials and opportunities for stakeholders
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and PMO team members to improve the quality of project and program delivery across the institute
  • Perform on-going learning and training related to project/program management, business analysis and Research Administration activities
  • Advanced knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge guidelines (PMBOK) including productivity tools, project charters, work plans and budgets
  • Intermediate knowledge of Business Analysis Body of Knowledge guidelines (BABOK)
  • Intermediate knowledge of quality improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma)
  • Intermediate knowledge of change management principles including organizational dynamics, change theory, and improvement methods / tools
  • Intermediate knowledge of risk management principles
  • Fundamental knowledge of healthcare / research operations and systems
  • Advanced proficiency with office software (Microsoft Office) including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation & diagramming software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to gather, analyze and make recommendations/decisions based on data
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to influence others to accomplish tasks outside of the direct span of control
  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in Business, Healthcare IT or related fields desired
  • Lean/Six Sigma, Agile or PMP certification
  • Three to Five years working on IT or business projects in a progressive lead role


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