The primary role of the Project Manager Associate is to develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead projects at Fairview. The Project Manager Associate will plan and monitor all activities for small-scale, low-complexity projects or phases of a larger project under the leadership of an experienced project manager. Responsibilities include learning and managing the day-to-day operational and tactical tasks associated with projects.
Under direct supervision, deliver small-scale, simple to moderately complex technology projects through effective management of budget, schedule, scope, quality and risk. Accountable for supporting the overall project or phases of a larger project, including: communications; milestone tracking; resource planning; financials; risk assessment and contingency planning; escalation and resolution of critical issues to project sponsors/owners.
Support the monitoring of project financials, including reviewing hours and tracking costs related to each project. Communicate assignments and expectations to project team members and track completion of project deliverables to ensure quality and integrity of all project-related products. Oversee project time line and provide general direction and support to project resources to ensure timely delivery of commitments/tasks by assigned deadlines.
Assist in developing, comprehensive project plans that incorporate deliverables, resource plans, milestones, accountabilities, communication plans and time lines. Ensure appropriate testing and quality reviews are conducted and receive sign-off. Assist other project managers with budget projections and budget preparation for areas of responsibility. Monitor project progress and report performance against plan.
Provide regular status reporting on plan progress and ensure all company standards are followed. Assist in documenting, routing and tracking change requests, specification documents and other project documentation. Coordinate the closing out of all project documentation. Develop summaries for reporting to project leadership and business partners. Understand the project phases, tasks, activities and operations and be able to answer questions relating to the project status.
Develop working knowledge in all systems, processes and data relating to the assigned business or projects. Develop expertise within the project management practice-including all processes, tools and best practices. Develop and maintain project management expertise and identify and pursue areas for development and training that will enhance job performance via on the job learning and best practices from prior projects, training and peer learning.
Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
0-3 years project management experience
Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and to effectively manage within it
Strong analytic and problem solving skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills including with executive level presentations
Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of tools
Strong organization skills and attention to detail
Previous exposure to the project management life cycle, methodology and tools.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.