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Principal IT Project Manager

City of Hope

Irwindale, CA

Job posting number: #7092244 (Ref:10014747)

Posted: January 14, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
The IT Principal Project Manager is responsible for leading and managing one or more ISC-level programs or a portfolio of IT projects interacting closely with internal staff and business partners to effectively develop and deliver project solutions. This position is accountable for the timely completion and quality of all project management deliverables per established IT PMO requirements. This position provides mentorship to project managers within the department.

Key Responsibilities include:
The IT Principal Project Manager is responsible for leading and managing one or more ISC-level programs or a portfolio of IT projects interacting closely with internal staff and business partners to effectively develop and deliver project solutions. This position is accountable for the timely completion and quality of all project management deliverables per established IT PMO requirements. This position provides mentorship to project managers within the department. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Manages portfolio of projects across IT teams 
  • Monitor performance of project delivery in full compliance with the IT PMO standards, tools, and platform 
  • Manages quality and timing of project management deliverables. Works with project managers in timely delivery, documentation and reporting of projects and project artifacts
  • Provides guidance to project managers to support the successful delivery of their respective projects
  • Serves as a primary point-of-contact for the assigned program
  • Leads and manages one or more ISC-level programs or a portfolio of at least 5 IT projects of various sizes and/or 1 -3 large multi-year projects
  • Manages complex projects with all IT or enterprise wide impacts. Manages cross-project dependencies, issues, and risks across all projects within a program as well as across programs
  • Partners with business, IT leadership, IT PMO, and assigned IT project manager to ensure project delivery that achieves project goals and objectives within the agreed upon scope, budget, and schedule.  
  • Manages project change requests needed to adjust schedule, budget, or scope.
  • Ensures project managers on the team adhere to project management processes and best practices as defined by IT PMO
  • Ensures project managers complete final deliverables that are timely and meet quality and stakeholder expectations
  • Conducts project or program reviews for respective ISC(s)Makes recommendations to drive project success, including changing approach, providing feedback on recommended solution, and providing overall guidance to the project team, as needed 
  • Drives organizational or departmental change management to support project delivery
  • Oversees project risk and issue management 
  • Supports annual Budget Planning process, as needed 
  • Oversees ongoing intake of unbudgeted/unplanned projects throughout the year
  • Develops and deliver project metrics or other management reports, as required by leadership and stakeholders  
  • Manages vendor Statements of Work (SOWs) including the review and approval process
  • Collaborates with and builds vendor relationships to ensure participation and meet project objectives
  • Serves as resource manager for the program(s)
  • Mentors other project managers on the team 
  • Provides feedback on project manager performance
  • Assists in interviewing, recruiting, and onboarding new project team members
  • Assists in performance evaluations, promotions, and retention activities
  • Drives and execute continuous improvement
  • Other Duties as Assigned
     

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7 years of experience in a project management capacity
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs/projects with budgets of $3M-$5M
  • Expert-level proficiency managing cross-functional or matrixed teams
  • Experience managing integrated work plans
  • Experience collaborating with project stakeholders (business and IT), sponsors and team, including vendors, and executive leadership
  • Experience in vendor management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in software delivery methodologies (Agile/Waterfall) 
  • Proficient using MS Office Suite, including MS Project and Visio.

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • PMP

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Program/Project Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Improvement 
  • PMP Certification 
  • CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
  • Experience in Healthcare industry


City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
 



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.


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