26 August 2009

Job Opening: Senior Project Manager -- DiSTRIBuTE Project

The mission of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) is to improve population health by advancing the field of disease surveillance. The Society provides an educational and scientific forum to explore and address population health monitoring across institutional and professional boundaries. The DiSTRIBuTE project was developed by ISDS members as a distributed, influenza surveillance system. DiSTRIBuTE uses aggregate, influenza like illness (ILI), emergency department data from existing syndromic surveillance systems developed by state and local public health departments.

ISDS is seeking an experienced Sr. Project Manager for a grant-funded project that could develop into a longer term opportunity, based on performance and future funding. The DiSTRIBuTE Sr. Project Manager, reporting directly to the President of the ISDS Board of Directors, will work with the Scientific Director and other members of the project team, including members of the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to recruit, enroll and coordinate the rapid expansion of the DiSTRIBuTE community of practice to improve the timeliness, availability and accessibility of syndromic surveillance information related to H1N1 influenza cases and outbreaks in the United States. The DiSTRIBuTE Sr. Project Manager will be accountable for the rapid expansion of a large scale, complex, national flu surveillance project in conjunction with ISDS, PHII and CDC, on time, on budget and across all national, state and local jurisdictions.

Job Description

The Sr. Project Manager will have excellent relationship-building skills, as well as strong leadership and team management capabilities, to lead a diverse and dynamic team in the successful delivery of this complex, integrated project. This role requires deep understanding of project management methodologies, tools and approaches to effectively manage a complex, multi-disciplinary project. The Sr. Project Manager will report directly to the President of the ISDS.

• Provide project management for a large-scale, national, multi-customer, multi-vendor and multi-partner project including:
• Develop project goals, timelines and deliverables, integrated project plans, key roles and responsibilities.
• Manage complete project development and implementation life-cycle and ensure that goals are met.
• Matrix manage/coordinate internal and external resources to meet objectives.
• Manage relationships with sites, subcontracts, partners and sponsors.
• Provide internal/external status reports and project dashboards.
• Manage, with the ISDS Board President, project governance including Advisory Committee, Project Committee, Community of Practice and stakeholder meetings.
• Facilitate goals/priorities/decision making and escalate to advisory board and sponsors as necessary.
• Communicate with and influence internal and external stakeholders regarding key project objectives and steps to ensure buy-in.
• Create and ratify project quality/performance standards and report relevant metrics.
• Supervisory responsibility for project staff including both direct reports and subcontracted staff.
• Provide guidance to subcontract sites and staff around achievement of goals and deliverables (matrix and direct reporting).
• Act as central coordinator for project team.
• Address/resolve interpersonal or team dynamic concerns.
• Manage staff hired by ISDS for the DiSTRIBuTE project.

Highly organized and self-directed with ability to work with minimal supervision; detail oriented with no loss of big-picture objectives; results oriented, a fast learner and accepting of change; ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively; excellent written/verbal communication skills, with exceptional presentation abilities to senior management and other key stakeholders; ability to work in a time-sensitive, deadline driven, political environment; expert knowledge of the key components of project management (e.g., scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, integration),

5-7 years experience in a project manager role leading complex, geographically distributed, technical/public health initiatives. Successful track record in completing projects on time and on budget working with senior level professionals from multiple disciplines and diverse stakeholder groups. Strong knowledge of MS tools including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio and Project. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, Master’s in Public Health, Healthcare or Public Administration or Business preferred. Project management certification (e.g. PMI, PMP) highly preferred. Healthcare or Public Health experience required.

How to Apply
Resumes should be sent to: Barbara Honthumb, Sr. Consultant Finance and Planning, Tufts Health Care Institute (THCI)

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