Project Manager - Contract - Part Time

American Medical Association Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 6 months ago

Project Manager

  • Contract

(Part-time: 16 hours per week)

Chicago, IL

The AMA is 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. Join the AMA team as Project Manager (contract/part-time) in Health and Science. As part of the team, you will develop and execute projects related to the AMA's programs and products focused on improving public health systems and promoting preventive services. Manage the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded cooperative agreement activities related to projects that build public health leadership in state medical societies, increase collaboration between state medical societies and public health agencies, and encourage the promotion of evidence-based preventive services.

Other Responsibilities will include:

Manage projects related to improving public health systems

  • Provide project management for the development and execution of projects funded through the AMA's co-operative agreement with the CDC, which is focused on improving public health systems. Build leadership for public health programs and policies in state medical societies and improve collaboration between organized medicine and governmental public health agencies. Develop project timelines and work plans; facilitate team meetings; monitor the project budget; develop and disseminate tools and resources for cooperative agreement activities; develop progress reports; ensure that project deliverables are met on time; assist with the evaluation of program activities to determine effectiveness; and integrate project work into overall SMPH and AMA strategy. Proactively identify project risks and issues.

Manage key stakeholder relationships

  • Establish and maintain relationships with CDC project officers and other key partners. Provide management support for assessing external collaboration opportunities with national stakeholders. Perform research to assess potential external relationships, prepare and submit project descriptions for internal project vetting and draft deliverables for collaborative relationships. Serve as a key point of contact with stakeholders. Provide organizational and logistical support for multi-stakeholder meetings. Ensure regular communication with collaborators and steady progress toward completing deliverables in a high quality and timely manner.

Support other projects and activities as requested

  • Support other projects and activities as requested by SMPH or department management, including: conducting review of relevant scientific literature, reviewing existing AMA policies, and present results of the project to internal and external audiences.


  • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in public health, health administration or other related field strongly preferred.

  • Minimum five years post-degree experience in a health-related field with responsibilities for project planning, budgeting, management, and evaluation required.

  • Experience working with state medical societies or governmental public health agencies highly preferred.

  • Experience with grants management and federal reporting requirements preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously; ability to function effectively as a team member.

  • Strong knowledge of the project management process, planning, execution, and evaluation. Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize work, and multi-task across many assignments; detail and task oriented, with the ability to function effectively under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to interface effectively with people of varying disciplines, background, and expertise, including senior-level management.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong policy research skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle ambiguity and adapt effectively to changing circumstances.

  • Some travel required.

The AMA offers competitive salaries and progressive technology. Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance. 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.


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