American Heart Association IT Project Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?
Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!
This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.
The IT Project Manager is responsible for facilitating the delivery of strategic, top priority technical projects that require interaction with senior management and significant financial investment. Responsible for following AHA's waterfall and agile project methodology for technology delivery and ensures outcomes are aligned with the organization's enterprise business strategies, technical architecture, compliance, legal, governance and digital governance points. Responsible for establishing work priorities for and overseeing the efforts of staff and vendors to achieve project objectives. Also, responsible for escalating project issues for resolution and actively communicating to ensure project awareness and engagement from key BT and business senior leadership. #LI-Remote
Essential Job Duties:
Initiates, plans, executes, monitors, controls and closes assigned executive sponsored or multi-level complex projects. Assigned projects may include strategic, top priority efforts that require interaction and management with high visibility and significant financial investment.
Establish work priorities for and direct the efforts of personnel (including consultants or contractors) involved in project-controlled tasks required to meet an approved project's objectives. Provides expedient response, resolution of roadblocks, mitigation of risks, and re-evaluation of priorities for the team.
Develop initial scope, project plans and forecasts of resources' scheduling needs. Identify scope, provide insight and take action to resolve issues as well as initiate steps to mitigate, manage and control.
Identify, model and leverage Project Management best practices. Provides expertise in both waterfall and agile project management methodologies.
Provide analysis and consultation to determine project requirements and scope.
Maintain effective communications. Serve as a liaison between different departments and outside vendors and suppliers.
Troubleshoot project problems and develop plans to adhere to timelines and budgets. Anticipate risks and issues. Establish options and solutions, considering impact of decisions. Acts as initial point of contact for escalated issues. Move unresolved concerns to seek leadership guidance and provide options.
Champion project governance best practices and actively controls project changes and manages related communications. Identify, establish, and maintain excellent business relationships. Recommends and influences decision making within project scope.
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, related area or equivalent experience
Five(5) years of experience with line of business software concepts, systems and capabilities
Five(5) years of experience in project management in business or technology environment
Five(5) years of experience using project management software and related applications
Ability to work independently
Ability to explain complex, technical concepts in simple business terms
Demonstrate a focus on continuous improvement in project delivery and comprehensive knowledge of IT governance best practices
Exhibit negotiation skills with internal department, project team, vendors, and business. Understand audience. Communicate up, down, and across the team.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills, understand the business, and facilitate decisions based on what’s best for the organization.
Proficient in both waterfall and agile methodology
Preferred Qualifications :
Knowledge and understanding of Fundraising Technology and Solutions
End-to-end understanding of business processes, organization, and techniques
Experience with Sitecore Content Management or other content management solutions
Compensation & Benefits
Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.
Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://heart.jobs/rewards-and-benefits/
The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.
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Posted Date 2 weeks ago (1/6/2022 12:37 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-7934
Job Family Group Business Operations
Job Category Information Technology
Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 50