Senior Project Manager - DEI
Company: The University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: April 8, 2021
This Professional & Scientific position will be filled as either a
Project Manager (PAE2) or Senior Project Manager (PAE3) based on
candidate qualifications and interview evaluation. To express
interest for consideration at both levels, please apply to both
requisitions. Candidates selected for interview are required to
give a 30-minute Project Overview Presentation using MS PowerPoint.
Details will be provided at time of the interview scheduling.
University of Iowa Health Care has an opening for a Senior/Project
Manager to support its enterprise-wide strategic initiatives to
create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in which
to work and learn. This position will be appointed through the
Health Care Project Management Office (PMO) within the department
of Health Care Information Systems (HCIS). The overarching goal of
the PMO is to provide Project Management support for the University
of Iowa Health Care community, through the application of the
Project Management Institute global standard methodology, for
delivering projects within budget, on schedule, according to scope,
and in a way that best contributes to accomplishing the University
of Iowa Health Care strategic plan.
UI Health Care recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion
(DEI) are core values central to our mission and vision.
Collectively, these values lead to excellence and are necessary to
ensure all members of UI Health Care can succeed. This project
manager will be dedicated to supporting, leading, and overseeing
the UI Health Care DEI Initiatives and projects across the
The responsibility for this position will be to employ basic
project management skills to ensure that DEI project goals and
objectives are met within the established requirements. Duties
include, but are not limited to, preparing project status reports,
tracking resource management, conducting/facilitating project
meetings, ensuring the project progress on schedule, addressing
constraints, and mitigating risks and challenges in a timely
Advanced project management skills associated with this position
will require the ability to work with a range of stakeholders
including the Office of the Vice President for Medical Affairs,
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Carver College of
Medicine, staff-level employees, department-level leadership,
hospital administration, medical & clinical staff, division
leadership and technical users. It will be the responsibility of
the project manager to analyze project requirements, develop
implementation strategies and provide guidance and oversight
throughout the program/project management life cycle, serving as a
change agent for the organization and working effectively in a
diverse environment in conjunction with the project leaders and
- Support senior leadership in executing on the UI Health Care
values and DEI goals.
- Partner with the Office of Vice President for Medical Affairs,
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and other internal and
external stakeholders to successfully implement DEI initiatives and
- Drive leadership awareness, commitment and accountability for
the DEI action plans across the organization through defined
deliverables and measurable performance metrics.
- Gather and report on progress against action plans and expected
University of Iowa Health Care is the state's only comprehensive
academic medical center, dedicated to providing world-class health
care and health-related outreach services to all Iowans. Based in
Iowa City, UI Health Care includes University of Iowa Hospitals &
Clinics, the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver
College of Medicine, and University of Iowa Physicians, the state's
most comprehensive multi-specialty physician group practice.
Pay Grade: Salary: $70,000 to commensurate – 5BThe University of
Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid
vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete
information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at
Percent of Time: 100%Location: 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City,
IowaStaff Type: Professional & ScientificType of Position:
A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Business or
Management, Public Health, Health Administration or a related
Health Industry discipline, or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.
- Project Management experience, typically 3-5 years implementing
and managing multiple medium to large-scale
- Demonstrated ability to engage and lead operations project in
health care or other relevant industry.
- Proficiency in key performance improvement techniques including
current state assessment, KPI development, and workflow mapping /
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with a strong focus
on customer service utilizing established PMO Program/Project
Management methodology, processes, procedures, tools, and
techniques to improve quality measures and metrics.
- Ability to lead process improvement activities to make
enhancement recommendations and implement workflow and business
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
with all levels of management and project team members.
- Demonstrated strong project management, organizational and
- Experience leading teams and people to successfully implement
change utilizing a positive, can-do attitude to inspire others.
- Proficient in Project Management tools such as MS Project, MS
Word, MS Excel, MS SharePoint, MS Visio, and MS PowerPoint.
- Experience with the concept of the PMBOK (Project Management
Book of Knowledge) and applying project management principles,
methodology & processes, tools & techniques to managing
- Ability to simultaneously lead multiple small to large-scale
- Demonstrated commitment to self-reflection and personal and
professional growth on issues related to diversity, equity, and
- Understanding of key concepts and terms (e.g., implicit bias)
frequently used in the context of discussions on DEI and efforts to
address institutional racism, sexism, and other forms of bias.
- Project Management experience within a health care delivery
- Demonstrated ability to engage as individual contributor in
successful project management and implementation.
- Preference will be given to candidates with educational and
certification credentials combined with Project Management
experience in an operational health care industry.
- A Master's degree in Business Administration, Business or
Management, Public Health, Health Administration, or a related
Health Industry discipline.
- PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), Master Certificate
in Project Management, Public Heath Certification or Informatics
Certificate, Prince2, AIPM Certified Practicing Project Manager
(CPPM), ITILv3, Lean, Agile and/or Six Sigma certification.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and
credential check. Position is not eligible for University
sponsorship for employment authorization.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will
receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on
the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic
information, religion, associational preference, status as a
qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected
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