Essential Functions: The Project Manager, Health Affairs, will report to the Vice Dean of Finance & Administration in the School of Medicine's Office of the Dean. They will plan and execute operationally focused projects for the Office of Finance & Administration. This role draws upon a broad range of project management and consulting skills including project planning, prioritization, analysis, documentation, small and large group facilitation, implementation and evaluation.Essential Functions will include: Utilizes project management tools to oversee project management and logistics, leading execution of multiple Office of Finance & Administration projects simultaneously. Establishes processes that support projects and initiatives. Proactively identifies barriers and develops strategies to overcome. Communicates regularly with project team stakeholders and executive sponsors.Develops process improvement and operationally focused project plans for the Office of Finance & Administration. Ensures that projects are practical and of appropriate scope. Identifies internal and external stakeholders, estimates resource needs, and establishes implementation timelines. Creates budget projections and supports budget management process. Maintains consolidated budget reports, coordinating School of Medicine budget with University Physician Group, Fund for Medical Research and Education and other external budgets. Identifies and onboards new provider groups. Ensures transparency and stewardship of provider programs.Provides functional supervision of student interns and fellows. Participates in recruitment and selection of project personnel. Provides necessary training to ensure success of project. Establishes work schedules, assigns project tasks, and provides constructive feedback.Develops analytic and measurement strategy for all projects, including development of key metrics, identification of data sources and collection of baseline data. Analyzes, summarizes and presents project outcome related quantitative data to School of Medicine management.Conducts project evaluation, providing recommendations for continuous quality improvement.Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Health Policy, Public Health or a related degree from an accredited college or university. Has obtained, is in the process of obtaining, or is willing to obtain a formal project management certification from Project Management Institute.Requires a minimum of three to five years experience with operations, finance, budgeting, business analytics and Medicaid funding in a public health, academic health and/or health care industry setting. Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, and utilizing transformational leadership principles in working with colleagues. Experience working with project management tools.Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent presentation and facilitation abilities. Able to effectively interact and present to all levels of the university and external organizations. Able to build cooperative, effective relationships; facilitate communication and understanding among professionals. Demonstrated ability to build consensus, anticipate problems and develop workable strategies and solutions. Strong mentoring and coaching skills.Ability to prioritize and plan work activities to meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively with established deadlines and pressure. Experience working with project management tools. Knowledge of and the ability to effectively utilize project management processes, methodologies and tools. Strong professional skills and a track record for sustained measurement of program and project outcomes, ability to work independently and with others to achieve desired results. Meets challenges with resourcefulness.Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and One Note.
Internal Number: 76_207394
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.