September 7, 2022 at 10:25 am #31993
Communicable Disease Control (CDC) is looking for an exceptional Project Manager (PM) to take a leading role in initiating, planning, implementing, and monitoring complex projects that span multiple areas. Under the direction of the Associate Manager, Quality and Process Improvement, the position will support CDC programs and operational teams to take a coordinated and integrated approach to execute priorities and initiatives that involve cross-functional teams. The PM will be responsible for collaborating with teams in CDC and other stakeholders (e.g., IPC, SHE, Zone MOHs) to establish project scope, deliverables, roles, responsibilities, and timelines. The successful candidate will possess solid project management and organizational skills, using critical thinking skills to strategize and implement high quality projects. The position will be accountable for developing detailed work plans, tracking and reporting progress, and ensuring successful completion of project tasks and deliverables within scope, time, and quality. The PM will use effective communication (written, verbal, interpersonal) and change management strategies to navigate complex relationships, mobilize diverse groups, and build consensus. The PM also understands the change process and anticipates/assesses the impact of change, manages risks, and incorporates change management strategies and principles into project planning for successful adoption and widely sustained change. They will proactively identify issues, prepare solutions, manage the process for resolution, and participate in continuous improvement efforts. This is a remote position that may require occasional travel into a designated CDC site. Successful candidates may be reassigned as needed depending on operational requirements. Please note there will be 2 positions hired for this requisition.
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for three primary areas of work (1) project planning and execution, (2) stakeholder engagement and communication, and (3) change management and quality improvement. The PM is responsible for overseeing the project life cycle from initiation to completion, providing leadership to project teams, defining and assigning roles and responsibilities, and assessing and setting priorities. They will develop project charters and detailed work plans that outline the project scope, timelines, deliverables, and milestones. The PM will monitor and report project objectives, tasks, and milestones, and ensure that deliverables meet the quality, standards and expectations outlined. They will proactively manage project risks, issues and changes in project scope. In the area of stakeholder engagement and communication, the PM will develop and maintain relationships with CDC teams and key stakeholders, continuously engaging them throughout project implementation. The PM will organize, schedule and chair project meetings, developing meeting agendas and supporting materials. They will develop a communication plan to engage stakeholders. The PM will manage project team expectations, build consensus and establish a common understanding of project objectives and goals. In the area of change management and quality improvement, the PM will embed change management strategies into project plans, identifying the individuals/groups affected by the change and ensuring they are engaged and consulted. To do this, they will develop and implement communication plans. The PM will proactively identify issues or pain points and contribute to finding solutions, addressing barriers and on-going quality improvement activities. The PM will be a champion of change at all levels and support teams to work through the transition.
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