Project Manager III - School

Company:  University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

Under the general direction of the Director or designee, the Project Manager III leads organization-wide large projects. The Project Manager III is responsible for initiating action on multiple projects in a matrix environment. Tasks vary according to the priorities of the organization.


Lead, manage and develop organization-wide large projects from the idea generation and feasibility stage through completion

Communicate project status, budget, costs, issues, and related information to the project’s team leaders, sponsors, steering committee, affected business unit(s), and team members

Identify and recommend specific resource requirements

Support the department in audit reviews of completed projects, review whether project met expectations, identify potential areas for improvement, and document the results and recommendations

Assist the project’s sponsor in refining the project scope and objectives, including any constraints

Ensure that common solutions are found and implemented for common problems across all projects

Communicate objectives, scope, and required and expected deliverables of each project phase

Assess and evaluate project risks, mitigate and implement strategies to alleviate them

Manage project staff

Assist the Director in the development of contracts

Provide support to the department in the development of strategic planning

Participate in the development and implementation of performance improvement initiatives

Adhere to University, State and funding agency policies and procedures

Performs other duties as required.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

5-7 years of demonstrated experience in project management

Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with staff, clients, and vendor staff

Ability to lead and manage matrix project teams

Strong Microsoft Office Skills

Ability to travel to off-site locations.

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