IT Project Manager

Posting Number: #223-21

Position Title: IT Project Manager

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Monrovia, CA/ Remote

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Program Summary

Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a project of PHI, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported clinical trials cooperative group, and the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. Clinical research is conducted at more than 200 member institutions, which are leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. COG’s over 9,000 multi-disciplinary cancer researchers, affiliated with the network of member institutions, provide access to state-of-the-art therapies and the collective expertise of world-renowned pediatric specialists to children with cancer, regardless of where they live. Today, more than 90% of 14,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer each year in the US are cared for at Children’s Oncology Group member institutions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicate regularly with IT Functional Leads, Department Managers, and other project stakeholders regarding the status of all projects, issues impeding progress, and recovery plans for off-track items. Provide input to IT Functional Managers for team member reviews.
  • Set and effectively communicate project expectations to team members, stakeholders and group leadership in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Perform project plan analysis to identify critical path and resource issues.
  • Plan and prepare a variety of regular and special reports related to assigned functions, involving background research, compiling and analysis of data from a variety of sources.
  • Develop work plans, work effectively as a member of a team, report on the status of projects and represent the team in meetings and with business users.
  • Advocate with the business users by ensuring project tasks are completed on time and meet quality standards.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Ensure that the Software Development Life Cycle is adhered to and all milestones and deliverables are met on time.
  • Responsible for coordination of all system release activities, i.e., the coordination of events during the release process to the QA and Production environments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or additional 4 years of relevant experience in Information Systems Project Management.
  • Expert knowledge of project development with estimating, scheduling, and tracking project life cycles, including the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects.
  • 3+ years’ experience with Project Management in a technical environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and communicate clearly in a professional manner, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated technical project management experience with enterprise systems.
  • Strong familiarity with Web application technologies environments.
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies.
  • Knowledge of networking, server, and security disciplines.
  • Ability to work with programmers and other technical experts.
  • MS Project, Visio, Word and Excel experience is required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus.
  • MS Project Server is a plus.

Important Information

  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position.
  • To qualify for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Our office is currently closed due to COVID-19 through December 2021.  We are currently working remotely and we expect this position will have remote workplace flexibility beyond December 2021.

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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