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The Project Manager II (PMII) is a member of the Philanthropy team and reports to the Senior Project Manager, Advancement Services (AS). Within Philanthropy, the AS team includes seven integrated and collaborative work groups including Prospect Management and Research, Data Reporting and Analytics, Software Integration Programming, Gift Services and Data Management, Software Training, Project Management, and Restricted Giving.
The PMII works independently to perform project analysis and leads moderately complex projects to ensure the successful delivery and implementation of projects. The PMII works collaboratively with the Gift Services and Data Management team on projects to meet pre-determined goals. In addition, the PMII will be a resource on other Philanthropy projects outside Gift Services and Data Management. The PMII does not directly supervise staff and collaborates with other team members to move projects to completion. The PMII uses independent judgment in organizing and managing project activities and in identifying any risks or delays which may jeopardize the overall success of the project.
Plan, coordinate and implement projects or phases of projects as assigned; develop the project charter, define project goals, requirements, deliverables and scope, and identify risks and develop risk mitigation plans
Partner with project sponsors to understand goals and scope of assigned projects; develop and execute project communication plans
Assemble and work with various project team members and external partners to ultimately obtain project deliverables within specified timelines
Schedule and facilitate project meetings; prepare and present concise project documents and reports
Coordinate internal resources and delegate work assignments, setting expectations, monitoring delegated activities and collecting deliverables throughout the project life cycle
Manage requests for changes to scope, schedule or budget; design risk mitigation plans and work with project sponsors and/or stakeholders to reassess or reprioritize project goals as appropriate
Provide appropriate status updates to project sponsors and other stakeholders
Provide project administration, including developing project plans using project management software; scheduling meetings, composing reports, memos, meeting minutes and calendars; creating and updating workflow diagrams; and creating and maintaining online project workspaces (e.g. SharePoint sites, etc.)
Successfully manage multiple projects or phases of projects in varied environments and while adapting to different project needs, constraints and barriers
Routinely review internal processes that will benefit Gift Services and Data Management (create efficiencies/process improvements) and make project recommendations during meetings
Facilitates cross departmental communication works with various departments and vendors to ensure successful project outcomes
Other duties as assigned
Minimum of two years of project management experience
Minimum of four years of progressively complex project coordination experience
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Understanding of project management methodology and best practices
Strong leadership, interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills
Strong attention to detail and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment
Ability to work independently, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and efficiently toggle between projects without jeopardizing outcomes
Ability to take initiative, build relationships, and work in a cross functional team environment
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed
Ability to handle and respect confidential and sensitive information
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Experience collaborating and coordinating technical issues with technical resources; strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to drive solutions to problems through project teams
Knowledge of Smartsheet and/or other project management systems (Asana, Microsoft Project, etc.)
Advanced skills with CRM and databases; experience with The Raisers Edge/RENXT
Understanding of fundraising standards and methodologies
Experience working with complex data sets
Comfortable working within a complex organization
Please submit a cover letter with your application to be considered for this position.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.