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Project Manager, IT Pathfinder Program

Company: Kaiser Permanente
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Start date: Fall 2022
This is a 100% remote role.
The employee can be based in any of our Kaiser Permanente regions.
Kaiser Permanente is looking for a Project Manager for the IT Pathfinder Program, a two-year rotation program within the Corporate Services IT (CSIT) organization.
The Pathfinder Program will offer early career professionals the opportunity to increase business acumen in various departments, grow technical and leadership skills, and receive coaching and training from mentors, managers, and executives. The Pathfinder will work in three different CSIT teams in three 8-month rotations.
CSIT shapes KP's transformation with data and technology excellence through digital solutions for our workforce and members. The organization delivers the information technology that supports key national functions including HR, Finance, Revenue Management, Legal, Compliance, Shared Services, as well as lead the National Facilities Services IT, and Analytics and IT Mergers & Acquisitions areas.
Examples of rotational work:


  • Consult with internal clients
  • Create executive summaries
  • Engage with business partners
  • Improve processes
  • Lead projects
  • Present at department meetings
  • Provide analysis and recommendations
  • Work with executive leaders
  • Understand risks and controls
    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Project management experience in IT
    • Experience with Agile
    • High learning agility
    • Excellent analytical and communication skills
    • Ability to adapt to changing business priorities
    • Strong interest in IT and healthcare
      This individual level contributor is primarily responsible for adhering to a project plan, working with internal customers, third party vendors and senior management.
      Essential Responsibilities:

      • Completes work assignments by applying up-to-date knowledge in subject area to meet deadlines; following procedures and policies, and applying data and resources to support projects or initiatives; collaborating with others, often cross-functionally, to solve business problems; supporting the completion of priorities, deadlines, and expectations; communicating progress and information; identifying and recommending ways to address improvement opportunities when possible; and escalating issues or risks as appropriate.
      • Pursues self-development and effective relationships with others by sharing resources, information, and knowledge with coworkers and customers; listening, responding to, and seeking performance feedback; acknowledging strengths and weaknesses; assessing and responding to the needs of others; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
      • Assists with project financials by monitoring financial aspects for assigned project initiatives.
      • Monitors project performance (e.g., on time, on budget, within scope and with quality) against plan under the guidance of a Senior Project Manager.
      • Assists with project activities related to organizational change management (e.g., development and execution of user adoption, implementation, and training plans) as defined by the project.
      • Follows established processes and policies (e.g. SDLC including domain standards, Kaiser standards).
      • Allocates resources, establishes schedules, and makes task assignments.
      • Manages the work of project teams with guidance from a more senior Project Manager.
      • Assists with the management of project sub-teams by ensuring assignment and tracking of tasks for team members.
      • Promotes project vision and objectives with project team.
      • Supports the management and proactive mitigation of project issues and risks by assisting in the analysis and resolution of trigger events.
      • Supports the compliance of project plans by following policies and procedures.
      • Provides ongoing support to project personnel by regularly communicating with project team members to ensure schedule data and changes are accurately interpreted and accounted for.
      • Works closely with key stakeholders.
      • Provides real-time updates to Project Managers regarding scheduling conflicts and budget disparities.
      • Requests internal or external resources to support completion of project activities and changes in schedule, scope, and budget.
        Minimum Qualifications:
        • Minimum one (1) year experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of project life cycle methodologies (e.g., SDLC, process management, organizational change).
        • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, MIS or related field and Minimum two (2) years experience in project planning and coordination. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
          Preferred Qualifications:
          • Two (2) years experience developing project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) used to create project schedules and estimates.
          • One (1) year experience working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional technology and/or business solutions.
          • Two (2) years experience working with an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.
          • Two (2) years experience working with an IT Service Management (ITSM) framework.
          • Three (3) years experience in business analysis.
          • One (1) year experience working in a large matrixed organization.
          • Two (2) years experience in software or system testing.
          • Two (2) years experience in IT infrastructure and operations.
          • Two (2) years experience working with Microsoft Project.
          • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent project/program management certification.
            PrimaryLocation : California,Oakland,Ordway
            HoursPerWeek : 40
            Shift : Day
            Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
            WorkingHoursStart : 08:00 AM
            WorkingHoursEnd : 05:00 PM
            Job Schedule : Full-time
            Job Type : Standard
            Employee Status : Regular
            Employee Group/Union Affiliation : NUE-PO-01-NUE-Non Union Employee
            Job Level : Individual Contributor
            Job Category : Information Technology
            Department : Career Development Programs
            Travel : No
            Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Oakland , Project Manager, IT Pathfinder Program, IT / Software / Systems , Oakland, California

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