Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Strategic Initiatives Manager II in New York, New York
Strategic Initiatives Manager II
Job Posting Number: 14580
Strategy and Innovation
June 30, 2017
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is seeking an experienced project manager ( Strategic Initiative Manager ) to support the work of our Design Innovation Group. The Design Innovation Group’s purpose is to transform how cancer care is delivered at MSK through the design of human-centered spaces, services, communications, systems and strategies. The project manager is an advocate and coordinator, bridging together internal clients and the design innovation group across the project life-cycle with a strong emphasis on implementation. The project manager works closely with designers, strategists and internal clients (e.g. operations, nursing, physicians, information technology) to initiate, maintain and drive innovation focused initiatives.
The Ideal Candidate:
Has experience working within and leading interdisciplinary teams
Understands or has a strong interest in human centered design or design thinking
Has worked in large organizations and/or cross functional-matrixed teams
Knows how to confidently and credibly share their point of view while developing trusting relationships
Has a high level of attention to detail, process and organization
Has enthusiasm, patience and a positive attitude
Has an intrinsic curiosity for how to make things better
Is eager to collaborate and work in teams, but feels equally comfortable with independent work
Is skilled in managing client relationships
Manage day-to-day project activities for complex initiatives with multi-disciplinary teams and across stakeholders
Manage development and implementation of initiatives
Establish and maintain positive client relationships for implementation work, initiatives, and design projects
Demonstrate solution oriented thinking in management of complex issues
Balance between business and creative goals from inception through tail end of supporting implementation
Manage multiple projects concurrently
Outstanding written, visual and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation
Bachelor’s degree 3+ years related experience
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is desirable
Experience with change management
An understanding of US healthcare system is a plus
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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