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American Medical Association Sr Project Manager (IT) in Chicago, Illinois

Senior IT Project Manager

Chicago, IL

The American Medical Association (AMA), a nonprofit, is the nation's largest professional Association of physicians. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America's physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation. To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

As an employer, we are dedicated to many efforts, including employee learning and development, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and wellness.

Our well-defined culture has strongly impacted the prosperity of our organization. Our foundational values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Collaboration, Agility and Trust are at the core of our efforts and continue to shape the success of the AMA.

We have an opportunity at our corporate offices in Chicago for a Senior IT Project Manager on our Information Technology team. As the Senior IT Project Manager, you will provide senior project management and analytic skills that will help lead to the successful implementation of high profile projects and programs. Develop and manage the next generation of solutions that empower the organization and move it forward. Manage and mentor IT staff, creating a highly effective working team. Ensure business requirements are translated into cost effective technology solutions.


  • Manage medium to highly complex projects or programs and maintain project plans, status, and issues. Direct technical design, development, set-up, testing, and installation of systems. Create and maintain project plans, report status, track and resolve issues. Effectively track and manage all financial aspects of the project. Deliver projects on time and within budget which meet quality standards. Manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Participate and manage strategic planning, budgeting, contract initiation, and cross-project resource sharing, as assigned. Negotiate contracts for managed service providers, professional services companies and software or hardware purchasing/licensing. Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change.

  • Enforce technical direction for project solutions at the AMA. Serve as technical liaison to the Business by evaluating new requests and determining alternatives if applicable. This will include working closely with Business leaders to determine needs, and leading efforts to establish the overall solution framework.

  • Act as a lead in all phases of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).Be conversant in current methodologies (Agile, Waterfall…) in determining which is most effective for the project being initiated. Provide support for existing systems. Provide management, oversight, and direction for project team members. Collaborate with peers to establish and improve standard practices. Evaluate project and staff performance. Make recommendations for staff development.

Completes other tasks and projects as directed.


  1. BS or BA degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience is required. Graduate degree in computer science (MS) or Business (MBA) is a plus.

  2. PMP Certification preferred.

  3. Minimum 7 years of IT project management, strategic planning, work scheduling, resource allocation, risk management, financial management and status reporting. Strong knowledge and experience using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies, and an understanding as to when each is appropriate. Ability to guide technical staff and project managers on project tasks. Proven track record of successful complex implementations that were delivered on time and on budget with minimal post-implementation issues.

  4. 3-5 years experience in vendor management, negotiating and managing contracts, evaluating technologies, and authoring Requests for Proposals. Experience with departmental forecasting and budgeting a plus.

  5. Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing. Excellent presentation skills, with experience communicating to stakeholders in both technical and non-technical fields. Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing

  6. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Self-managed and motivated. Detail oriented.

  7. Diplomatic and professional presence and demeanor. Must demonstrate exceptional teamwork in relation to managing projects. Encourages both positive and “can-do” attitude in project work and daily operations.

  8. Ability to work long hours when necessary, to travel, attend educational events, and to meet with vendors and high-level business leaders

The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan; excellent benefits and progressive technology. Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance. The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.


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