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Project Manager - Research & Academic Administration

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Office Park (1687) 
Requisition #:  34619



The Project Manager coordinates and completes short- and long-term projects as needed within the Research and Academic Administration programs. The Research Administration team at Children’s supports our research and academic mission and works closely with our academic partner, Emory University. Children’s has established an impressive research growth plan and the Project Manager will play a key role in coordinating related projects to ensure our success. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field
  • 1 year of experience in coordinating small or departmental projects
  • 1 year of experience in a professional working environment
  • 5 years of work experience, at least 3 of which are in project management
  • Experience in the healthcare industry supporting senior executives, leadership teams while executing strategic initiatives
  • Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Master’s degree in related field, ex: Business Administration, Health Administration, or Science 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in facilitating and leading cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets and other financial skills
  • Proficient at a high level in Microsoft Office products
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, to include facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to address and creatively manage conflict
  • Ability to work collaboratively with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to manage timelines
  • Personal organization and time management skills
  • Personal adaptability
  • Listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to keep teams focused on achieving desired results and not just completing tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on relationships within teams to ensure results are achieved
  1. Creates, manages, and executes project scope, schedule, resources, and change management initiatives.
  2. Responsible for all activities for the quarterly Pediatric Institute Board meetings and the Pediatric Institute Guiding Team meetings.  This includes prework with the leaders to ensure relevant information is reviewed by the Executive Guiding Team prior to the meetings, coordinating the presentations and materials for attendees, and preparing meeting minutes.
  3. Works with the Chief Academic Officer in support of the Pediatric Research Trust established with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  4. Coordinates monthly strategic initiative updates and other relevant routine reports.
  5. Manages, tracks and reports on all clinical research metrics for the system. 
  6. Communicates and documents project plan, status updates, business goals, and governance plan to team and stakeholders.
  7. Identifies and manages project risks, issues, and opportunities proactively.
  8. Collaborates with specialists both inside and outside the organization with assigned tasks to deliver subject matter expert activities.
  9. Ensures project deliverables are on time, high quality, and on budget.

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1687 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Information Technology - Project Management

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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