The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; the Foundation), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972, we have focused on developing and promoting innovations in health and healthcare to improve the lives of millions. In partnership with others, we are working toward a nation that is rooted in equity, compassion, and respect; a nation that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have. This requires addressing many harmful obstacles to well-being, including poverty, powerlessness, and discrimination.
We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our Guiding Principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. Our efforts to build a Culture of Health and achieve health equity require us to dismantle structural racism and other barriers to health. Part of this work includes actively shaping a multicultural, inclusive, antiracist organization where all staff thrive as we build and use our capabilities, voice, and power to advance health equity. The Foundation offers a collaborative, collegial, and creative work environment. With a career at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, you will make a difference.
About This Opportunity
Reporting to the vice president and the Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO), the IT project manager will be responsible for direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of multiple approved projects, ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals. The IT project manager will oversee all aspects of any project in the Foundation’s IT department, which includes managing a team of employees to ensure projects are completed on time and within their specified budgets.
As with staff at all levels of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the project manager is expected to demonstrate a passionate commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to the Foundation’s mission and Guiding Principles.
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Direct and manage multiple projects throughout the project’s life cycle.
- Develop full-scale project plans including definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables.
- Define project tasks, resource requirements, schedules, and track project deliverables, project budgets, and milestones.
- Effectively communicate project expectations to team members in a timely and clear fashion.
- Interview user groups to understand specific needs for approved projects and document as defined by the internal project management process.
- Delegate tasks and responsibilities to each department’s appropriate project personnel with approval of department manager.
- Hold regular project status and coordination meetings with project core team members and key stakeholders.
- Identify, track, manage, and resolve project issues and risks from regular meetings, including any conflicts within project team.
- Use project management tools to track project performance and schedule adherence.
- Implement strategies that deliver projects on schedule and within budget.
- Conduct risk assessments for projects.
- Escalate issues to leadership, as identified, which may impact project.
- Develop and deliver progress reports, presentations, and other required project documentation.
- Proactively manage project scope and change requests. Implement proper review process to meet the overall goals and objectives of the Foundation.
- Assist with defining project critical success criteria and effectively communicate to involved parties.
- Estimate project resources and assist the leadership with resource and personnel planning and scheduling based on level of effort and resource capacity models.
- Commitment to racial and health equity and the Foundation’s vision, values, and Guiding Principles.
- Ability to build trusting and collaborative relationships with multicultural staff.
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is highly desirable. PMP certification preferred.
- PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) a plus. Certified Scrum Master a plus.
- Five (5) to seven (7) years of managing projects across multifunctional teams, leading projects.
- Experience with Agile methodology (SCRUM) is highly desirable.
- Familiarity with a broad spectrum of technologies, including J2EE, Java Script, .NET, ASP, C#, HTML, XSL, XML, Web Service, CSS, Oracle, SQL Server is a plus.
- Direct implementation experience with custom web, client server, web service applications and products a plus.
- Excellent communications skills; proven written and oral presentation skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; collegial, energetic; able to develop productive relationships with colleagues. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
- Ability to multitask, to work on tight deadlines, and to adapt to frequently changing priorities.
- Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail. Experience handling multiple priorities effectively.
- Strong problem-solving skills. Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, and gather and analyze information skillfully. Develop alternative solutions and work well in group problem-solving situations. Able to demonstrate innovative and analytical approaches to resolutions.
- Dedicated team player with a can-do mindset who considers others’ opinions; understands impact on other groups; and adapts to change effectively.
- Education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, MBA preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
The IT project manager will perform job duties in a typical business office environment. Specific physical abilities required by this job include operating basic office equipment. Will be required to attend meetings, potentially both in person and off-site via phone or videoconference. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
This position is assigned to our Princeton, N.J., HQ offices.
As of January 1, 2023, the Foundation has implemented a Hybrid: Flexible Purpose operating model. All RWJF employees will be required to come into Foundation offices during the year for purposes related to their position such as critical tasks (e.g., building operations, grantee meetings, etc.), organizational events (e.g., training and development), and internally-focused team activities. All RWJF offices remain open for all Foundation employees for focused work, optional organizational activities, and connecting with colleagues informally as needed for individual purposes.
The starting salary range for the IT project manager is $110,000 to $115,000. Why work at RWJF? Learn more about the benefits of working at RWJF.
Application Deadline: June 11, 2023
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented applicants.
Our Committment to Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to building a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and wellbeing.
Staff and Trustees
The work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is fueled by our staff, leadership team, and Trustees’ unwavering commitment to health equity.