Sr. Project & Portfolio Manager

University of Massachusetts Medical School
333 South St
Closing date
Jul 14, 2022

Job Details


Under the general direction of the Senior Director of Project and Program Management in Business Transformation Solutions (BTS) or designee, the Senior Project and Portfolio Manager is responsible for overseeing, planning, developing and implementing large scale projects while strategically managing complex portfolios. The overall goal of this position is to ensure that large scale mission driven projects are executed within an established timeframe and budget utilizing established project management practices.

  • Leads major project development, management and implementation teams for large scale projects for the Project Management Office (PMO) within Commonwealth Medicine.
  • Identifies required resources for project and implementation teams; assess necessary skill sets and competencies to accomplish PMO objectives. Makes recommendations for project staffing models.
  • Develops and maintain an effective relationship with clients, team members, Commonwealth Medicine leadership and other BTS staff.
  • Convenes, directs and leads a PMO team to effectively address the client’s requirements according to the project’s objectives, schedule and budget.
  • Assists the project sponsors and champions to sustain project results.  Coaches to and creates process observation boards.
  • Manage resource allocation in consideration with and aligned to current project portfolio, sales pipeline and with diversity of skills, talents and domain expertise to ensure fluidity in managing and staffing for core and growth initiatives.
  • Construct a collaborative network and virtual team of project management resources across including blended and cross functional teams.
  • Ensures consistency in the project and portfolio for all phases of projects from project scoping to post mortems and directs use of standard project management tools and resources.
  • Key stakeholder in growth of current external project management and program development business, improving market penetration, enhancing and expanding product and service lines, diversifying revenue and identifying new and emerging markets.
  • Serves as a coaching and mentoring resource to Project Management Consultants, Project Managers, and Project Management Coordinators.
  • Develops joint responses to RFRs and other proposal developments in support of CWM product and solution design and deployment at the proposal development stage or post-award deployment stage and provides expert consultation on responses to solicitations and new business opportunities. Develops competitive cost proposals and compelling explanation of services that position CWM to succeed.
  • Conducts and collaborates on annual performance assessments and skill development and training.
  • Participates in strategic planning and  implementation  for Commonwealth Medicine and aligns programs, projects and operations to strategic objectives.
  • Leads project management teams and participate as a member of strategic management teams.
  • Provides ongoing documentation and status reports of progress on project, program and portfolio development and implementation to Commonwealth Medicine senior staff
  • Prepares and submits budget and project reports and executive summaries and presentations to senior executives.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.


Bachelor's Level Degree in Management, Healthcare, Business Administration or related field  



  • 5 - 7 years of experience in leading client facing healthcare project management engagements.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or the ability to obtain certification.
  • Extensive practical business experience in a large, dynamic organization with strong program management knowledge and skills through wide-ranging experiences in the field of program management.
  • Strong track record of managing healthcare programs in rapidly changing and pressured environments to successfully deliver business benefits within specified timescales, budget and in accordance with client expectations.
  • Familiarity with Agile/Waterfall software development.
  • Strong analytical skills with track record of problem solving and decision making.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to work with others, inspires trust with strong communication & presentation skills.
  • Self-starter with positive, proactive, assertive presence, ability to motivate, inspire and establish/maintain credibility with external clients, internal stakeholders and senior management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and influencing skills, with the ability to tailor messages to all levels of internal/external audience.
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to deal with change and ambiguity and to solve challenges creatively.
  • Superior teamwork skills, both as a leader and a team member. 
  • Strong sense of ownership and high level of accountability, persuasive/takes charge. Adaptable and strategic thinker. 
  • Ability to develop innovative and feasible solutions to problems of unusual complexity that require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation.
  • Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.
  • Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.
  • Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
  • Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates standards of respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
  • Maintains, regular, reliable, and predictable attendance.



Master's Level Degree or equivalent

Additional Information

Preference: PMP certification



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Inside Workings at UMASS Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, is proud of our role in serving the people of Massachusetts. Although, its the inside workings of UMMS that makes the difference.

Mission and Culture

  • We’re serious about our mission and about our people. 
  • Real World Impact - Our people get excited about our mission of real-world impact in health sciences education, research and public service.
  • International Prominence and New Opportunities - As this institution has grown to national – and international – prominence, we’ve found new opportunities to train tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists,  discover causes of and cures for disease and help improve the quality of health care.
  • Deep Commitment - With our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, and our other teaching affiliates, we share a deep commitment to national distinction in patient care.
  • Valued Partnerships – UMMS partners with Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting arm of UMMS. Also, UMMS partners with MassBiologics in scientific collaborations, technology management and creating partnerships for the development of products for the benefit of patients.  These valued partnerships help us to provide services and programs to help meet our needs at UMMS and the public.
  • Proud Contributors - People at UMMS enjoy the feeling of going to work every day knowing what they do is truly important and worthwhile.
  • Complementary and Inseparable - These varied parts of our mission and culture are complementary and inseparable.                 


UMMS, the state’s first and only public academic health sciences center, educates physicians, scientists and advanced practice nurses to heal, discover, teach and care, with compassion.  UMMS is a world-class institution with opportunities to match. 

Competitive Compensation – UMMS offers salaries that are competitive with Worcester-area employers. When combined with our generous benefits, perks, and paid time off, many job seekers are surprised to find a total rewards package that matches or exceeds their current situation.

Targeted Hiring Process – At UMMS, there are actually multiple hiring processes for different segments of our workforce.  In nearly all cases, UMMS hiring process is decentralized, with qualified candidates screened and referred to an academic officer or manager with hiring authority.

24/7 Access to Employment Opportunities – iCIMS is our online job search and application system.  iCIMS is available 24/7 to provide you with a convenient and up-to-date view of the available employment opportunities across our campuses. Updates are made daily and include all faculty and non-faculty position listings from every school and department within the UMMS. When you identify a position you are interested in and qualified for, apply online. New opportunities become available frequently so it pays to check back often!


With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, UMMS may be exactly the employer you’ve been looking for.

• Superior Benefits - UMMS offers a wide range of benefits and perks that invite comparison with the best employers in the Worcester area – and with academic institutions anywhere. UMMS provides superior medical and dental coverage for you and your family, fully funded retirement plans, generous time off, a Tuition Assistance Plan – and much more.

• People Centered - UMMS is an employer, but it is also a community. Its comprehensive medical and dental benefits, retirement plans, and even paid holidays reflect an institution built around people, with a deep respect for their differences and needs.

• Commitment to Healthy Living - UMMS provides resources to help you balance work and life and encourages healthy living through great programs and discounts for fitness, physical activity, weight management, nutritional counseling and general wellness available through our health insurance plans.

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A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

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