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Project Management
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Please note, this position is contingent upon awarding of the contract, with work expected to begin in October/November 2019.

RTI International’s Health Care Financing and Payment Program is seeking a Project Manager for large contracts to work with limited supervision and oversight from the project director and task leaders.  The Project Manager will be involved in health care payment and policy-focused projects. Having a working knowledge of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts will promote more effective communication between the project manager, the project team and clients.

This position is located in the Baltimore, MD area and will be required to be at the client site one day per week.

  • Create and execute project work plans and schedules, identifying and using appropriate industry-standard applications (i.e. enterprise software such as Microsoft Project, or cloud-based software such as Smartsheet)
  • Serve as a liaison to project director and task leaders, as well as business unit (i.e., division, center, etc.) management
  • Work with the project director to identify project issues and risks and determine and executes appropriate response strategies.
  • Interacts with and supports project team and external clients to ensure fulfillment of contract requirements.
  • Facilitate communication with the client and project team; sets up meetings, prepares agendas, prepares formal notes, and circulates edited notes to attendees.
  • Provide budgetary, operational, and financial management support to project director and task leaders, including 1) preparation of project financial documents (e.g., invoices, labor forecasting, monthly cost reports), 2) participation in work plan development, monitoring and evaluation processes, and reviews of project performance; updates project performance documentation; and 3) participation in contract modification (if needed).
  • Draft report sections and assume responsibility for the quality of written documents submitted as project deliverables.
  • Assume responsibility for being knowledgeable about all business unit-level standard processes; mentors less experienced staff regarding processes
  • Develop solutions to difficult and complex problems not covered by established procedures; proactively recommends improvements to standard practices and processes
  • Maintain existing and acquire new technical skills/competencies.
  • Ensure project documentation is appropriately versioned and stored on project shares
  • Manage consultant and subcontracting arrangements, including onboarding of those staff
  • Facilitate communication with the client and project team; sets up meetings, prepares agendas, prepares formal notes, and circulates edited notes to attendees
  • Has technical knowledge of content areas relevant to the successful management of projects in this area, such as Medicare payment policy. 
  • Maintain a strong client focus and develop an eye for innovation (i.e. exploring/evaluating existing and new technologies) in day-to-day project activities.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and 1 year of relevant experience in social science, public health, or related field; or Bachelor's degree and 4 years' relevant experience in social science, public health, or related field
  • Work experience in project administration and/or project or project management
  • Knowledge of and experience with current technologies and project management techniques 
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (i.e., MS Word, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, etc.)
  • Understanding of grants, federal contracts, and other award mechanisms
  • Ability to manage the stress associated with meeting frequent, multiple, tight, and competing deadlines
  • Ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week when workload and deadlines require 
  • Ability to work well with people from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to listen and communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work one day per week at the client site in the Baltimore, MD area
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP or other project management-related certification preferred, but not required 
  • Quality management experience
  • Experience managing sub-contractors
  • Medicare health policy experience

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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