PROJECT COORDINATOR - ACHI

Position Details

50052707 2/24/2017
Professional/Manager 4/7/2017
ACHI Project Management Little Rock

Job Description

The Project Coordinator supports the Arkansas Center for Health
Improvement (ACHI) Executive Director and staff by providing project
management support for ACHI operational team projects. His/Her primary
areas of work will involve project coordination, communications
development and dissemination, management of specified deliverables, and
administrative assistance.

Essential Functions
-Works with the Project Management team to establish and develop the
overall project management methodology for ACHI and to implement
standards and procedures for project management across the organization.
-Ensures that established project management standards are incorporated
into assigned projects.
-Participates in project management team meetings and activities.
-Participates in the implementation of project management tools and
technology as defined by the methodology.
-Coordinates project activities from initiation to closure.
-Supports assigned project teams by organizing and facilitating
meetings, coordinating follow-up activities and enduring that project
documentation is organized according to ACHI's standards.
-Provides meeting follow-up documentation according to the standards
established within the project management methodology.
-Aligns with assigned project teams and leaders to develop project scope
and plans to include identifying project milestones and deliverables,
timeframes, task schedules and meeting structure.
-Works with assigned project teams and leaders to manage stakeholder
expectations and report on project progress and to identify, resolve
and/or escalate any project issues throughout the life of the project.
-Tracks and reports on the status of project tasks and progress toward
completion of project milestones.
-Contributes content related to assigned projects to be included in
overall ACHI project calendar and status (dashboard) reporting.
-Provides status reports on assigned projects as requested and as
defined by the organizational methodology.
-Supports the ACHI Project Management Director and ACHI Project Leaders
/ Directors to ensure proper allocation of staff to ACHI projects /
contracts.
-Facilitates regular contract review meetings to ensure that contract
deliverables are met, budgets are in proper alignment and staff
allocations are equitable.
-Supports the assigned project teams to prepare and deliver status
reports as required and ensure that deliverables are prepared and
delivered as required.
-Provides special assistance as requested on projects, tasks, reports,
etc.
-May perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree plus four (4) years of project coordination experience
OR Associates Degree plus six (6) years of project coordination
experience OR High School Diploma/GED plus eight (8) years of project
coordination experience. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word,
Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint). Current Certified Associate in
Project Management (CaPM) OR begin process for certification within
first 12 months of hire. Must have skills in project planning, tracking
and follow-up as well as strong writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Working experience with Microsoft Project

Competencies:
-Experience with project coordination, writing, and research
-Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks/timelines
-Ability to collect and organize information from multiple sources
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Ability to communicate information by creating presentations and/or
writing other products for dissemination in conjunction with other team
members
-Ability to build relationships and trust with internal and external
stakeholders
-Must be able to meet reliability standards on observational data
collection tools
-Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to
delegate and follow up on delegation
-Strong problem solving skills
-Ability to read and follow written and verbal communication
-Ability to work independently and interdependently with little or no
supervision
-Must be detail oriented and be able to work on strict timelines
-Ability to work in a diverse team environment with people from various
cultures, backgrounds, socioeconomic status, etc.
-Maintain confidentiality requirements to meet HIPAA, federal, state,
local and other regulations

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
-Retirement: 5% retirement contribution from UAMS when employee
contributes 1% or more. Up to 10% matched contribution.
-Education: 70%-90% discount for staff (graduate or undergraduate);
40%-50% discount for spouse and dependents (undergraduate only).
-Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and
family.
-UAMS provides Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000.
-Leave Time: 11 paid holidays annually, up to 22.5 days of annual
vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave.

Salary offered commensurate to experience

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed
to excellence.