Specialist-Project Management - The James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence




PURPOSE OF POSITION: Coordinate and support assigned efforts in support of small to medium projects. Manage delegated aspects of larger assigned projects. Learns to independently manage larger scale projects.

·Project Management
For low-complexity projects (based on budget, number of resources, number of sites, technology environment, or stakeholder environment) or delegated components of high-complexity projects, identify and use appropriate project management tools and concepts (scope management, planning, budget management, risk/ issue management, communications management). Develops and execute work plan. Set priorities for tasks based on importance and urgency. Coordinate meetings and events (scheduling, facility logistics). Develops reports and updates, create/ maintain electronic and hard copy project files
·Project Execution
Create work products and project deliverables, both independently and under direction of team members. Understand and meet expectations for deliverable quality and timeliness
·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 qualitative and quantitative analysis of project data. Support and execute regulatory/ reporting activities related to projects (e.g., IRB, updates/ reports to funding agencies, etc.)
Manage communication to and relationships with key project stakeholders. Compose, edit, and deliver written and verbal communications. Facilitate small group discussions. Keep team members appropriately informed.

Skills & Competencies
·Data Management - Advanced
Advanced knowledge of data management methodologies and technology
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
·Diversity Appreciation
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
·Knowledge of Field - Intrm
Knowledge of regulations, procedures and best practices in field
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
·Detail Orientation
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
·Analysis - Basic
Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations
·Research Methods - Basic
Working knowledge of research methods including measurement, data collection and validity issues
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Responsive to requests/input.

·Associates Degree AND 5 years of experience in a project-based environment OR Equivalent combination of education and experience
·Experience coordinating/executing simple to moderately complex projects

·Bachelor's degree
·3 years of experience in a project-based environment
·Experience coordinating/ executing projects of highly complex projects