Director, Project Implementation

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Director, Project Implementation

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Director, Project Implementation
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
The Director, Project Implementation is responsible for directing the implementation and progression of strategic initiatives within the College of Medicine. This position provides leadership and supervision of compliance with accreditation requirements and will oversee the continuous quality improvement of processes related to accreditation concerns.

The Director, Project Implementation reports to the Senior Executive Director and works collaboratively with senior College leadership and staff.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 10
Starting Salary Range: $58,989 – $69,341
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Hybrid Workplace (Up to two days remote after 6 months; Policy Number: 3349-7-151) 
- Training Offerings, including LSS Green & Yellow Belt and other professional development
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Long Term Care Coverage Offerings
- Life Insurance
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Principal Functional Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with senior leadership within the College to provide project management expertise to facilitate varied and complex projects including projects related to Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation and continuous quality improvement.
  • Identify risk, propose mitigation strategies and create short- and long-term solutions. Set milestones and timelines and ensure adherence to deadlines.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership in defining project scope, goals, and deliverables for both new and existing strategic initiatives.
  • Plan and conduct project meetings and confer with project staff to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure timely progression. Provide technical assistance and expertise throughout the project.
  • Develop and implement communication plans and reports to key stakeholders for all projects to ensure successful implementation and consistent information sharing.
  • Identify and employ platforms to track and document progression and completion of projects that is compatible with current accreditation, strategic planning, and quality improvement software.
  • Use LEAN or similar principles to evaluate, develop and improve new and existing processes.
  • Utilize process mapping to evaluate and improve systems, not limited to the following:
    • Timely submission of third- and fourth-year clerkship grades, including midpoint, formative feedback, and final grades.
    • Faculty appointment and provision of faculty feedback
    • Learning environment and student mistreatment
    • Annual comparability survey
  • Direct and supervise the College of Medicine Compliance Specialist.
  • Establish timelines and sequencing of compliance officer interventions and monitoring schedule, develop short- and long-term goals and evaluate performance.
  • Assess professional development needs and initiate appropriate training opportunities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education/Degrees: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree, project management certification, and LEAN Six Sigma green or black belt are preferred.
Experience: 5 years of experience in project management, higher education experience preferred.
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
  • Strong project management, leadership and organizational skills;
  • Ability to manage up and down the organization;
  • Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Experience managing cross-functional projects and teams
  • Well-developed organizational ability and strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task and meet demanding deadlines;
  • Professional demeanor and communication style; confidential and discrete in conduct;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and project management software.

Core Competencies
  • ·Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
  • Talent Management: NEOMED leadership strives to align department and individual talent management efforts with the university strategic plan and objectives through workforce planning, recruiting the right talent onboard and helping develop employees to their optimal potential and capabilities.
  • Operational Excellence: NEOMED will create a culture of operational excellence by establishing clear administrative practices and eliminating waste. Leaders strive to meet customer expectations through a continuous improvement of the operational processes and creating a culture of employee empowerment to
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter