Information Technology and Web, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
IT Project Manager
AAHA is seeking aproject manager (PM) who will be responsible for conducting the project and the day-to-day management. This involves tracking tasks, assignments, the project plan, and the project budget, and developing and maintaining a broadly accessible repository for reporting and documentation. As the primary point of contact, the PM schedule and coordinates all meetings. This is done in coordination with the PM or primary contact for each external company / resource involved with the project.
The PM will also manage technology vendor relationships. This is a highly collaborative position, requiring interaction with AAHA staff, members, developers, business analysts, and technology vendors.
Define: Define project scope in collaboration with senior management, including project outcome and goals. Create detailed system requirements (in conjunction with a business analyst and staff SMEs). Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.
Budget: Understand and communicate the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project. Monitor the budget and track variances.
Plan: Create a detailed work plan that identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project, including the approval process.
Schedule: Develop a schedule for project completion. Confirm the project schedule with vendors, senior management and all other staff that will be affected.
Execute: Execute the project according to the project plan. Manage day-to-day interactions with vendors. Hold staff and vendors accountable for their deliverables. Move the project forward to completion.
Communicate: Monitor and document the progress of the project and share regular updates on project status with all interested parties. SMEs and other key stakeholders to any deviations from the plan, including any areas showing potential for risk or at-risk factors.
Modify: Make adjustments to the project, schedule and/or budget as necessary to ensure successful completion and communicate modifications to all stakeholders.
Review: Review the quality of the work completed to ensure that it meets the project standards. Oversee usability tests of new functionalities with a diverse group of staff, members, and constituents. Assure adherence to any approval process.
Promote: Work with the appropriate individuals to promote the new and/or updated functionalities to staff, members, and/or other constituents as needed.
Facilitate: Ensure that appropriate training is conducted when necessary for staff who will be working with new and/or updated technology tools.
Evaluate: Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education
Two to three years planning and/or management experience
Proven experience in delivering projects on time and within budget
Experience in project management software
Outstanding internal and external relationship building skills
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and negotiate
Skills to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with high attention to detail and accuracy
Skills to define and complete projects and achieve results in an evolving work environment
Desired Qualifications and Competencies:
Membership and involvement in PMI, APM, IPMA or similar organization
Certified Associate in Project Management, Project Management Professional certification, or similar certification a plus
Experience in working with volunteer organizations and/or associations
Project management coursework or training
This role is a full-time, exempt position
Starting salary range is $65,000 to $75,000
This role will be eligible to participate in the following:
full employee benefits package
401k contribution/match (6%)
To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please explain how this role fits into your career goals and experience.
AAHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce
Telecommuting is allowed.
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