NEASC Accreditation Project Manager (IHP STAFF)



The Institution:
MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master’s and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,400 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,400 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named for the past six years as a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.




The Institution

MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, direct entry-level master's and doctorate, and post-professional programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Health Professions Education, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. The only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare System, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,500 students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 6,500 students since its 1977 founding by Massachusetts General Hospital, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the school has been named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education for the past eight years.

Primary Responsibility

The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to provide coordination, support and project management of all efforts and processes to develop and finalize the NEASC Self-Study by fall 2019. Working with the NEASC Co-Chairs, this position will create the overall project plan, map the scope and objectives, as well as participate as member of the Steering Committee and each of the Standard Teams.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collaborates with the NEASC Co-Chairs, Senior Leadership and Subject Matter Experts to ensure successful NEASC Accreditation and compliance to all the standards.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of the NEASC accreditation self-study process.
  • Develop full scale project plans in coordinating with Leadership, pertinent faculty and project staff.
  • Coordinates all activities related to the project plan and maintain all project documentation.
  • Tracks performance against the project plan, minimizes risk and ensures all aspects are delivered per the deadline(s) established.
  • Report issues and escalate to Co-Chairs as needed.
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and/or process maps to identify and document additional needed resources to meet the project plan output.
  • Manage multiple projects and milestones simultaneously.
  • Project direction and maintenance of project timelines for the Standard workgroups as needed.
  • Development of reports and maintains dissemination of monthly, quarterly and annual reports, charts, presentations, visualizations, dashboards and briefings.
  • Ensure the integrity of project data, including data extraction, storage, manipulation, processing and analysis.
  • Carry out special projects related to accreditation.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.




  • Qualifications


    Bachelor's degree. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Master's preferred. Demonstrated previous experience in project manager role and/or prior experience with the self-study, accreditation processes and visit, preferred. Background in data management and projects in education, healthcare, IT. Knowledge of project management techniques and tools. Proven experience in people management, planning, risk/change management.

    Administrative Skills

  • Strong organizational skills and proficiency

  • Ability to work in a data-driven, cross-functional, diverse environment

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy of data and data entry.

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to be proactive and shift priorities as projects and/or timelines demand.

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • A flexible approach with a positive can-do attitude with respect to work assignments and changing priorities

  • Values the importance of teamwork

  • Technical Skills

  • Proficient in project management and/or accreditation focused software

  • Computer literate in Micro Soft Office

  • Familiar with standard office equipment, such as but not limited to: fax, copiers, phone system.

  • Prolonged use of computer and other electronic devices to research, write and document data and/or work projects.

  • Physical Capabilities

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Some travel is necessary in this position.

    Working Conditions

    Normal office conditions. Work is performed in a standard office environment subject to prolonged periods of sitting and manipulation of computer keyboard and associated peripherals/mouse. Communicates with students, staff, faculty and administration, verbally or in writing. There is some on and off campus walking for meetings and could involve travel to local meetings.



    EEO Statement


    The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to the Institute's research, teaching and clinical missions. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


    Primary Location: MA-Charlestown-MGH IHP
    Work Locations: MGH IHP 36 First Avenue Charlestown 02129
    Job: Professional/Managerial
    Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
    Schedule: Full-time
    Standard Hours: 40
    Shift: Day Job
    Employee Status: Regular
    Recruiting Department: IHP Provost
    Job Posting: Jan 17, 2018

    PI101374620

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