The Senior Project Manager is responsible for IT Project management and application procurement, development, configuration and/or integration, testing and delivery assurance, and the optimization and management of staff and outside vendors in support of project management. S/he serves as a technology adviser to external departments on all application integrations and technology implementations. S/he establishes best practices for project management.
ABOUT THIS ROLE:
The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for IT Project Management and application procurement, configuration and integration, delivery assurance, and the optimization and management of staff and outside vendors. S/he ensures alignment with the organization’s strategic objectives.
IT projects range from infrastructure projects to specific applications and services. Responsibilities include the integration of systems across the organization, resource optimization across platforms, managing issues and barriers to delivery, communicating project status to the business, providing the dashboards to support executive team decisions on resource allocation, and continuous improvement of the project delivery process. S/he maintains continuous documentation of implemented systems/applications, serves as a technology adviser to the other departments. S/he advises the web team on any application or web integrations. When necessary, the Senior Project Manager troubleshoots and fixes any system/application related issues sent via a support ticket.
This position’s success is assessed on the Sr. Project Manager’s ability to lead a project, ensuring on time delivery, reducing costs, and accelerating opportunities to increase membership or revenue.
Orchestrates the overall plan to manage projects, resources, timescales, monitoring and quality control.
Provides technical and product direction to achieve performance, functionality, and usability.
Evaluates and helps define new IT project development and application enhancement opportunities.
Ensures adherence to master plans and schedules; develops solutions to project roadblocks and directs work of incumbents assigned to project from various departments.
Ensures a high level of customer satisfaction through consistent communication and change management.
Wears an IT business analyst hat and given the scope of work, lead and work with the customer to understand the business users’ requirements for information, features, and functions.
Communicate with non-technical internal stakeholders to understand requirements and translate those requirements to the technical team,
Develops requirements documentation for use by the project team to configure, implement the solution and clearly communicate them to stakeholders, partners and project team members.
Facilitates brainstorming sessions, workshops with end-users/stakeholders/developers when requirements are unclear.
Facilitate the discussion with users to find the true need of the stakeholder, not just take their request at face value, but talk through the needs and understand what the end goal is in non-technical terms.
Resolves and manages all inter-project dependencies.
Ensures projects are completed on time and within budget. Acts as adviser to, and collects requirements from, subject matter experts (SMEs) regarding projects, tasks, and operations.
Assists with competitive analysis and pricing strategies on as needed basis.
Defines operational support requirements.
Establish or enhance project management practice. Create templates and standards for each phase of the software implementation life cycle.
Facilitates the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Oversees new development and integration activities with vendors and business partners to ensure vendor optimization and alignment across existing and evolving infrastructure initiatives.
Builds and evolves project management capabilities with a focus on continuous improvement (ongoing performance assessment and systematically applying knowledge for program success).
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
AAPA is the national organization that advocates for all PAs and provides tools to improve PA practice and patient care. Founded in 1968, AAPA represents a profession of more than 131,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. PAs are integral to modern healthcare and provide a solution to the demand for increased access to cost-effective, evidence-based, patient-centered care.
Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field preferred.
5-7 years IT project management experience required including software implementation and change management. Experience in agile methodology a big plus.
PMP (Project Management Professional) or PgMP (Program Management Professional) Certification or on track.
For more information including job responsibilities and an expanded list of qualifications please visit the job posting on aapa.org.
The American Academy of PAs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability and any other classification protected by law.
About American Academy of PAs (AAPA)
Established in April 1968, The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) is the national professional society for PAs (physician assistants). PAs are medical providers who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative. PAs practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality. Today there are more than 131,000 PAs in the United States and the profession is expected to grow another 37 percent between 2016-2026.
AAPA is a fast-paced nonprofit membership organization. Our staff combines skill and passion to advocate for the interests of PAs and their patients, and serve as an educational resource. Our office is located in the Carlisle area of Alexandria, VA., only two blocks from the Eisenhower Metro stop.