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Project Manager (Remote)

Company: Easterseals Southern California
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Develops and manages projects related to ESSC's Kaiser Permanente insurance contracts and other initiatives, including large-scale, cross-functional project(s), and/or multiple medium to complex projects from creation through on time completion and within budget. Works under limited supervision, as directed by the Director, New Development & Innovation. Coordinates personnel and resources required for successful projects. Has overall responsibility for managing scope, cost, schedule, internal staffing, outside vendors, and contractual deliverables. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project(s).
This job is -remote -but requires you to live in Southern California area as this position may require return to office in the future. -

  • Initiates, plans, executes, monitors, controls and completes large scale, cross functional and/or multiple medium to complex projects and/or programs (defined as a collection of projects and services which together achieve common business goals and strategic initiatives with potentially long implementation time frames). May manage several unrelated projects simultaneously.
  • Initiates project by working with sponsor(s) to develop project scope including goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables. Works with the project sponsor(s), business manager, and functional managers in gathering business requirements, current state assessments and/or project requirements to develop preliminary project documents.
  • Develops and manages the activities, including: scope, time/schedule development, cost, quality planning, project team, communications, risk and budget. This includes defining tasks, and developing high-level and detailed timelines and project plans and other project artifacts.
  • Executes the project by leading the work of the project resources (internal and/or external) in a matrixed environment. On large projects/programs, may delegate activities to other staff. Ensures project team is actively participating, collaborating and coordinating amongst team members as well as with other projects and/or business operations.
  • Monitors and controls all aspects of the project by measuring progress and correcting course when project goes beyond scope or is not meeting goals and objectives. Ensures project remains on timeline and budget by managing schedules and resources and removing barriers. Works with project team, sponsors and/o New Development & Innovation Director to negotiate changes such as scope, timeline, deliverables and integration points.
  • Provides consultative services to project team for project management, organizational and/or crossfunctional discussions. Ensures project is identifying and considering all potential impacts throughout the company and raises these considerations if the project team has not identified them. Provides consultative services to other projects that have integration points and/or impact to project to ensure collaboration and efficiency between projects.
  • Manages project risk by identifying, planning for, developing and implementing strategies to mitigate or minimize risks and monitor findings, and monitoring risks throughout the project. Appropriately escalates risks and/or issues to the New Development & Innovation Director and/or sponsor(s) as needed. Facilitates or assists with conflict resolution within project team.
  • Prepares project communications including status reports, dashboards, and other materials to keep management, business units, and other stakeholders informed of project status and related issues. Performs quantitative and/or qualitative analysis for project including data collection and review, requirements analysis, work flow process analysis, root-cause analysis, etc.
  • Maintains positive relationships with ESSC service line members and corporate departments and promotes collaboration and exchange of information between them.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Health Management, Psychology, or other relevant field. Master's degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Project Management Professional certification (PMP), by PMI (Project Management Institute) is preferred.
  • Health Information Management certifications preferred.


    • 4 years project management experience as an individual contributor. Hands-on experience managing projects centered around growth strategy and service innovation highly desirable.
    • Previous work experience in healthcare or behavioral health organizations preferred.
    • Experience managing and delivering projects with successful outcomes. Experience within a multi-site medical model is preferred; strong understanding of various project management methodologies and tools.


      • Strong Project Management knowledge related to: fit/gap analysis, program management, project control, project estimation, project implementation, project management, project portfolio management (PPM), project status reporting, stakeholder management, project management software, needs analysis, project administration, project development, project evaluation, project lifecycle management (PLM), project planning, project scheduling, scope management, and vendor management.
      • Thorough knowledge of PM principles, methodologies, and skills in developing and leading multi-dimensional projects.
      • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, concise, effective, and accurate manner to achieve results for the organization. Able to maintain customer service orientation and professionalism at all times.
      • Ability to develop and deliver high level presentations to senior management.
      • Effective leading teams and meetings. Able to negotiate and set priorities as required.
      • Ability to develop, propose, and manage project budget. Able to practice good time management and to multitask.
      • Proficiency with MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio), and familiar with EHR systems.
      • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality with sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
      • Ability to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation, per Easterseals Southern California and/or program requirements.
      • Ability to travel locally with own reliable transportation, maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards; have and maintain auto insurance and vehicle registration.
      • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed.
      • Must pass all drug testing required by ESSC.


        • Carrying/Lifting: Occasional / 0-10 lbs. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        • Standing: Occasional / Up to 3 hours per day
        • Sitting: Constant - / Up to 8 hours per day
        • Walking: Occasional / Up to 3 hours per day
        • Travel: Up to 50% of time
        • Repetitive Motion: Keyboard activity, telephone use, writing
        • Visual Acuity: Ability to view computer monitor and read newsprint - Environmental Exposure: - - None

Keywords: Easterseals Southern California, Irvine , Project Manager (Remote), Executive , Irvine, California

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