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Reporting to the Director of the Project Management Office in Research Administration, the Project Manager III (PM) is responsible for the planning, development and execution of key projects across multiple departments. Leads internal collaborations and workgroups to ensure project milestones and deliverables are met in an efficient manner.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination and management of a portfolio of complex projects across the organization. The PM will facilitate working sessions with the Associate Vice Presidents of the Fred Hutch scientific divisions to identify cross-divisional issues and establish the necessary projects or process improvement initiatives to make meaningful impact. The PM will oversee all aspects of the projects including setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring status, as well as preparing materials and reports for management. This position requires a strong knowledge of project management methodology, flexibility in a rapidly changing environment, attention to detail and strong communication skills.
Oversee the intake and implementation of complex projects at the interface of science and administration. Identify critical path activities and coordinate with responsible parties to ensure deliverables are achieved. 50%
Lead cross-functional teams, create timelines and track action items. Triage project issues and ensure solutions are implemented. 20%
Select the appropriate project management tools to achieve strategic goals, hold team members accountable to commitments, and lead project teams in evaluation of progress and accomplishments.
Performs project after action review to determine areas for process improvement. 20%
Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to determine prioritization of competing activities. 5%
Build and maintain strong working relationships with project sponsors, leadership, research administration, administrative departments and peers. 5%
Bachelor's degree or HS diploma with at least four years of progressively complex administration coordination experience.
5 years of project management and meeting facilitation.
A proven track record of leading diverse teams to make decisions and build consensus.
Experience with managing a multiple project portfolio, including dashboard development and maintenance. Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with formal project management phases, methodologies, and tools (including 5S/6s, A3, SBAR, etc).
Highly effective team player and excellent communicator with an ability to interact with and influence internal and external stakeholders and work with executives and administrators with diverse information needs and communications preferences.
Thorough working knowledge of strategic planning processes and best practices.
Experience facilitating project teams and leveraging these groups to establish priorities, review project health, and escalate/resolve blocking issues.
Master's or higher level degree.
7 years of project managemnet and meeting facilitation.
Project management certification.
Ability to analyze data and synthesize findings.
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.