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Project Manager

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
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Harvard Medical School


Position Description
Reporting to the Senior Director of the Office of Medical Education (OME), the OME Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and driving a variety of educational projects in support of the Program in Medical Education (PME) in the cross functional areas of curriculum innovation; assessment and evaluation; faculty development and continuous quality improvement (CQI).

The successful candidate is organized, action-oriented, systems-focused, proficient in data collection and analysis, and an excellent listener and writer who is skilled at consensus-building, with a record of demonstrated success communicating effectively across all levels of an organization. This role requires collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders at HMS and its clinical affiliates including faculty and staff leadership; PME and hospital administrators; teaching faculty; IT and accreditation specialists; and staff partners across the HMS community. 

The responsibilities of the OME Project Manager include:
  • Create and maintain detailed project plans including timelines for all assigned OME projects;
  • Partner with the Senior Director and OME staff/faculty leads to identify priorities and set project goals;
  • Develop and implement project-related communications strategies targeted to a variety of stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement a strategy for tracking project recommendations and outcomes at each stage of planning and implementation;
  • Regularly convene stakeholder groups including scheduling and administration of meetings and action item follow-up;
  • Collect, analyze and visualize data to inform a solutions-driven approach, and present and report on data to stakeholder groups;
  • Provide advice and guidance to faculty and staff participants on project management best practices and systems;
  • Ensure adherence to deadlines and project parameters with support from faculty and staff leadership;
  • Anticipate potential barriers to success, identify structural challenges and propose solutions;
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement, and recommend and take action to solve problems and address evolving needs and requirements;
  • Move seamlessly between academic and hospital cultures and adapt with discretion and diplomacy.
Basic Qualifications
5 or more years of experience. Higher education may count towards experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • College degree strongly preferred. Proficiency with project management and data visualization tools; experience with Canvas LMS and evaluation tools.
  • Experience with instructional design a plus. Impeccable judgment, discretion and confidentiality required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exemplary organizational and planning abilities, as well as intermediate-level skills in Microsoft Office and web applications.
  • Enthusiasm for educational innovation, new media and blended learning.
  • Flexibility and ability to respond positively to change in a dynamic academic environment.
  • Qualified candidates will possess a strong commitment to continuous process improvement and the ability to exercise independent leadership, prioritize multiple tasks, and work collaboratively with a team.
  • High energy and ability to select appropriate opportunities to take initiative, as well as to ensure that ongoing projects move forward.
  • Position requires promptness and reliability for periodic early morning and evening sessions and meetings.
Additional Information
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Work Format Details
This position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function
General Administration

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Boston

Job Code
405013 Administrator (N)

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)


Salary Grade

Program in Medical Education (PME)

55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Time Status

Pre-Employment Screening

35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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