Technical Project Manager

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2012215 Medicine-Gastroenterology

About the Unit
The University of Chicago Medicine's Center for Asian Health Equity is the first research center of its kind in Illinois to address the diverse health care needs of Asian Americans. The Center builds teams that span disciplines and sectors across the University and community to study the biological and social determinants that contribute to Asian-American, African Immigrant and a wide range of communities of color health disparities, translate evidence into practical interventions, conduct public education, and use data to inform health policy. CAHE leads several local and national initiatives in collaboration with the CDC, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institutes (NCI) and provides an opportunity to share lessons learned both locally and nationally. A vital part of the Center's mission is the continued community engagement in partnership with more than 25 Asian-American organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area to promote an increased representation of Asian Americans in conducting and participating in community-engaged research. The Center fulfills a unique and critical need to improve the health of these under-served populations through colorectal cancer prevention (Cook County CARES, ACCSIS), the promotion of healthcare education, access, and utilization; culturally-tailored programming for diseases such as hepatitis B (Don't Let Hep B Win), diabetes, and cardiovascular health(CARDIO); community-based education, screening, and linkage to care; and other health programming within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) is seeking a highly motivated and business minded Technical Project Manager (TPM) to work closely with the executive director, program managers and researchers for the Center for Asian Health Equity. Our Center is engaged in the development of software platforms to integrate and coordinate specialty care between community-based health clinics and out of network hospital systems. He/She will assist in the execution of all specialty care SAS systems developed with cloud computing technology. The TPM will manages several complex projects, ensuring smooth and industry-standard execution of Agile software development lifecycle and coordinated activities. He/She will utilize our public health platforms and community based infrastructure to advance the agendas and programmatic efforts of our Center via new and innovative technology under the direction of the CAHE leadership team.

The person in this position will work under the direction of the Executive Director and will report to the CAHE Program Operations Director. The TPM will help plan, execute, and finalize project tasks and deliverables according to agree upon deadlines and within budget. This responsibility includes coordinating the efforts of all team members and contractors in order to deliver project tasks and products according to the plan and stakeholder priorities. Works closely with the scrum master and architect on requirements gathering, backlog prioritization and grooming, and sprint planning activities. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.

The successful candidate should have the ability to organize and coordinate internal and external relations while independently overseeing special projects. He/She will work independently on projects from start to finish while at times working under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The role requires constant coordination of information exchange between the executive director, program management team and technology contractors while also independently analyzing and assessing the successes and failures of outreach and marketing of our technology platforms to adapt quickly and continue to grow the enterprise.


  • Serves as the primary liaison for the Center and stakeholders for communications to and from the technical and scientific teams.
  • Ensures appropriate approvals are in place for compliance.
  • Works closely with the technical and scientific leads to develop project plans and ensure each team is on track, disseminating project updates.
  • Gathers requirements and assists with specifications and use cases.
  • Manages project communications and schedules.
  • Coordinates activities with the project team and remote subcontractors.
  • Work with patron management companies to ensure gateways are installed on time.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and to the acceptance of the client
  • Functions as the liaison between the project team, prime sponsor, vendors, external collaborators, and leadership.
  • Provides regular status reports as appropriate.
  • Ensures delivery of project documentation and deliverables.
  • Proactively ensures senior leadership and stakeholders are aware of all challenges and issues and makes recommendations for resolution.
  • Monitor and report progress, identifying dependencies and blockers and working with the team to resolve.
  • Support complex cross-team planning sessions for roadmap, technical trade off decision making, work intake, dependency identification and risk mitigation plans.
  • Prepare for and facilitate large scale meetings and present technical matters with non-technical (consumer) and technical individuals and groups.
  • Maintain and manage the web portal, and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Coordinate internal resources and clients for the on-time execution of implementations and software.
  • Update and maintain documentation delivered to clients for installations.
  • Create SOW as required.

  • Ability to negotiate successfully on behalf of a unit required.
  • Solid understanding of how to deliver supportable systems with cost-effective maintainability as a design objective required.
  • Project management skills, including a demonstrated ability to manage own time well and achieve objectives required.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, work simultaneously on multiple initiatives, and meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to train others required.
  • Knowledge of program planning and implementation required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures as well as HIPAA required.
  • Analytical skills required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.
  • Facilitation skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Two years of project management experience required.
  • Quality improvement experience preferred.
  • Experience working with minority populations preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 1/8/2019
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