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The American Medical Association (AMA), a nonprofit, is the nation's largest professional Association of physicians.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The American Medical Association (AMA), a nonprofit, is the nation's largest professional Association of physicians. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America's physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation.  To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

As an employer, we are dedicated to many efforts, including employee learning and development, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and wellness. 

Our well-defined culture has strongly impacted the prosperity of our organization.  Our foundational values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Collaboration, Agility, Equity, and Trust are at the core of our efforts and continue to shape the success of the AMA.

We have an opportunity at our corporate offices in Chicago, IL for a Senior IT Project Manager on our Information Technology team. 

RESPONSIBILITES: 

  • Manage medium to highly complex projects or programs and maintain project plans, status, and issues. Direct development, testing, and implementation of systems. Create and maintain project plans, report status, track and resolve issues. Effectively track and manage all financial aspects of the project. Deliver projects on time and within budget which meet quality standards. Manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Participate and manage strategic planning, budgeting, contract initiation, and cross-project resource sharing, as assigned. Negotiate contracts for managed service providers, professional services companies and software or hardware purchasing/licensing. Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change.
  • Enforce technical direction for project solutions at the AMA. Serve as technical liaison to the Business by evaluating new requests and determining alternatives if applicable. This will include working closely with Business leaders to determine needs, and leading efforts to establish the overall solution framework. 
  • Act as a lead in all phases of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Be conversant in current methodologies (Agile, Waterfall…) in determining which is most effective for the project being initiated. .Provide management, oversight, and direction for project team members. Collaborate with peers to establish and improve standard practices. Evaluate project and staff performance. Make recommendations for staff development.

May include other responsibilities as assigned. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. BS or BA degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience is required. Graduate degree in computer science (MS) or Business (MBA) is a plus.
  2. PMP Certification preferred.
  3. Minimum 7 years of IT project management, strategic planning, work scheduling, resource allocation, risk management, financial management and status reporting. Strong knowledge and experience using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, and an understanding as to when each is appropriate. Ability to guide technical staff and project managers on project tasks. Proven track record of successful complex implementations that were delivered on time and on budget with minimal post-implementation issues.
  4. 3+ years experience in vendor management, negotiating and managing contracts, evaluating technologies, and authoring Requests for Proposals. Experience with departmental forecasting and budgeting a plus.
  5. Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing. Exceptional presentation skills, with experience communicating to stakeholders in both technical and non-technical fields. Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  6. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Self-managed and motivated. Detail oriented.
  7. Keen emotional intelligence - Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
  8. Diplomatic and professional presence and demeanor. Must demonstrate exceptional teamwork in relation to managing projects. Encourages both positive and “can-do” attitude in project work and daily operations.
  9. Ability to work long hours when necessary, to travel, attend educational events, and to meet with vendors and high-level business leaders
  10. Passionate about producing high-quality technology solutions.
  11. Must possess a good sense of humor and a positive, “can-do” attitude.

The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology.  Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance.  The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.

THE AMA IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF THE NATION

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

The American Medical Association is committed to furthering the work of equity and inclusion in our workplace as well as in practices and physicians' offices in communities all across America. We have a robust (and still growing) Center for Health Equity, which tackles issues of inequalities across race, class, gender, etc. which serve as direct social determinants of health and which unfairly impact low-income or otherwise vulnerable populations.

We offer Employee Resource Groups aligned with the needs of employees' different identities (We already have 7 ERGs, ranging in focus from LGBTQ+, to Access & (dis)Ability, to Asian/Pacific Islander AND MORE). Overall, we are committed to diverse hiring practices in all areas of the organization.

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