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Sr. Project Manager

American Medical Association
United States, Illinois, Chicago
330 North Wabash Avenue (Show on map)
May 05, 2024

Strategic Sr. Project Manager. (Hybrid)

Chicago, IL (Hybrid)

The American Medical Association (AMA) is the nation's largest professional Association of physicians and a non-profit organization. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America's physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation. To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

We continuously work to embed equity in our internal practices and are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff across all levels of the organization. We intentionally work to create the right conditions to enable our employees to feel that they can be their authentic selves and fully participate in the life of the enterprise.

We encourage and support professional development for our employees, and we are dedicated to social responsibility. We invite you to learn more about us and we look forward to getting to know you.

We have an opportunity at our corporate offices in Chicago for a Strategic Sr. Project Manager. (internal title Sr. Project Manager) on our Health Solutions team. This is a hybrid position reporting into our Chicago, IL office, requiring 2 days a week in the office.

As a Sr. Project Manager (Hybrid), you will provide senior project management and analytic skills that will help
lead to the successful implementation of high-profile projects and programs.
The Senior Project Manager will collaborate with cross-functional teams, engage
with stakeholders, and ensure successful project delivery from inception to
completion. This role will assist in planning, executing, and overseeing
high-impact projects that align with our organization's strategic goals.


Project Management

  • Manage multiple medium to highly complex projects or programs simultaneously.
  • Lead project planning workshops and meetings.
  • Collaborate and coordinate the efforts of cross-functional teams, including product, operations, sales and marketing, to define project goals and success criteria.
  • Develop and maintain project plans outlining scope, objectives, timelines, and resource requirements related to strategic initiatives.
  • Be conversant in current methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, hybrid, etc.) in determining which is most effective for the project being initiated. Provide management, oversight, and direction for project team members.
  • Create and maintain project documentation, including status reports, dashboards, and other documents and presentations to key stakeholders.
  • Manage risk, issues and expectations and ensure alignment between project goals and business objectives.
  • Track interdependencies of workstreams

Relationship Management

  • Collaborate with peers to improve standard project management practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to leverage diverse expertise and ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, ensuring alignment and buy-in throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to project teams, fostering a collaborative and positive working environment.

Support Other Projects and Activities

  • Make recommendations for project management frameworks, principles and staff development.
  • Participate and manage strategic planning, budgeting, contract initiation, and cross-project resource sharing, for strategic initiatives as assigned.
  • Negotiate contracts for managed service providers, professional services companies, and software or hardware purchasing/licensing.
  • Recognize and identify potential areas where existing governance process and procedures require change

May include other responsibilities as assigned


  1. 4-year degree preferred or equivalent work experience required.
  2. Minimum 7 years of project management or strategic planning in a product organization or healthcare field.
  3. Project management certification required.
  4. Proven track record of successfully managing complex projects.
  5. Strong knowledge and experience with project management methodologies, tools and techniques (including Waterfall, Agile and hybrid project management methodologies) and an understanding as to when each is appropriate.
  6. Intermediate analytical skills to support reporting and analysis of metrics.
  7. Ability to express complex and technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing. Exceptional presentation skills, with experience communicating to stakeholders in both technical and non-technical fields.
  8. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Creative problem-solver, self-managed and motivated. Detail oriented.
  9. Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
  10. Diplomatic and professional presence and demeanor. Must demonstrate exceptional teamwork in relation to managing projects. Encourages both positive and "can-do" attitude in project work and daily operations.
  11. Ability to work long hours when necessary and some travel is required.

The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.