Surround yourself with fun, energetic, and hard-working professionals who are dedicated to helping neurologists worldwide provide the best possible care for their patients. The AAN’s headquarters, built in 2012, is a beautiful, energy-efficient office in downtown Minneapolis’s vibrant Mill District, just steps from the light rail, major bus lines, great parking options, walking/biking paths, and countless dining and entertainment options.
The Associate Director, Technology Project Management is responsible for developing and leading the strategy and tactical oversight for technology project management activities (people, processes, and tools) to ensure initiatives are prioritized, sequenced, and governed appropriately throughout life cycles. This position collaborates with leadership across the organization to deliver projects on-time, within budget and in scope of the strategic objectives outlined by the Board of Directors. Manages a team of technical project managers and manages a smaller portfolio of projects.
Technology Project Management Strategy
•Develop and lead the technology project management strategy including policies, procedures and methodologies. Identify and implement best practice and innovations that lead to improved efficiency and alignment across all organizational technology projects.
•Monitor effectiveness and analyze key performance measures to continuously improve performance and technology methodology and tools
•Ensure that the productivity and actions of the department support the overall operational goals
•Develop and adhere to departmental staffing and expense budgets. Respond to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals
•Initiate and govern the delivery of IT related initiatives through optimizing the management of resources, work plans, milestones, risk, expectations, budgets and quality to meet the objectives of the business
•Establish and drive accountability to project management principles, methods and techniques (e.g., agile methodologies). Leverage technology, such as WorkFront, to provide a standardized, consistent and organized platform to aid in effective planning, managing and forecasting of projects.
•Develop performance and analysis reports and inform IT management and other stakeholders through written and verbal communication methods
•Define, develop and approve technical project timelines and delivery schedules
•Collaborate with organizational stakeholders to implement standardized project management processes and tools
•Maintain comprehensive project-related documentation, including estimates, timelines, and post-project reviews
•Leverage technical knowledge to convey business, system, and functional requirements to staff
•Develop and monitor project success criteria, communicating with stakeholders at key intervals
•Identify and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders representing a broad range of functions and levels
•Use internal networks to break down barriers and facilitate work activities where necessary
•Maintain advanced knowledge of industry best practices in successful project methodology and delivery
•Provide direct employee supervision which includes the selection, training, performance management, compensation administration, and termination of employees
•Provide leadership to the department that aligns with the AAN and Technology Mission and Vision
•Supervise additional application administration teams
This job description may not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities, and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.
If our great people, great mission, and great location weren’t enough, we offer great benefits that work as hard for you as you do for us.
•Twenty-two days of paid personal time off (PTO) in the first year
•Twelve paid holidays per year in addition to PTO
•Company contribution equal to 10.5 percent of salary to AAN employee 401K retirement savings account
•Medical insurance (Both Traditional PPO and HDHP with HSA contribution)
•Dental insurance (free employee coverage)
•Life and AD&D insurance—premiums covered 100 percent by the AAN
•Long-term disability insurance fully funded—covered 100 percent by the AAN
•Short-term disability insurance fully funded—covered 100 percent by the AAN
The American Academy of Neurology is an equal opportunity employer.
American Academy of Neurology
201 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
•Bachelor’s Degree in Technology, project management, or related field is required
•Master’s Degree is preferred
•Project Management Professional certification is preferred
•Minimum of 8 years of experience leading complex projects across multiple technical and business teams, including internal and external resources is required
•Minimum of 3 years of direct people management experience related to technical project management is required
•Experience working with project management tools (such as Microsoft Project or Workfront) is required
•Experience with analytics tools and programs, preferably Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager is preferred
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledge of the project management lifecycle, including agile methodologies is required
•Demonstrated knowledge of resource planning, scope management, budgeting, risk and issue management, and communication to project stakeholders is required
•Ability to mentor and lead technical teams, as well as collaborate with other leadership from other technical and business teams to drive organizational objectives and project work is required
•Strong communication (verbal and written), and interpersonal skills are required
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously are required
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to work with limited supervision is required
•Strong diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down both business and technology teams is preferred
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Travel Requirements: Occasional travel required – approximately 5%.
Location: Minneapolis, MN and is identified as hybrid (required to work in the office with the ability to work remotely part of the week)
Schedule: Occasional evenings and weekends required.
Physical Requirements: Standard office setting, with ability to sit for long periods of time, occasional use of stairs; regular use of computer and office equipment, lifting up to 10 lbs. The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Vaccination Requirements: COVID vaccine is required due to essential functions of this role. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disability related or religious reasons can be discussed post offer of employment.
Great People. Great Mission. Great Location.
Are you looking to surround yourself by 160+ fun, energetic, and hard-working people who are dedicated to helping 30,000+ neurologist members worldwide provide the best possible care for their patients with brain diseases like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, migraine, Alzheimer’s, and others? Do you relish the idea of working in a beautiful new office building in downtown Minneapolis’s exciting and vibrant Mill District, just steps from the light rail, major bus lines, walking/biking paths, and countless dining and entertainment options? Your search just ended.