Job Purpose Summary: Reporting to the executive director, the senior project manager will play a leading role in CPath's activities to establish and operate a Rare Disease Program focused on efforts related to accelerating the development of treatments and cures for rare diseases. The senior project manager will coordinate specified projects for the Program; provide financial oversight of the Program; maintain status and progress reports as needed and communicate effectively with all stakeholders. Success in this role will require outstanding verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the Program, including but not limited to:
oDevelop and track project plans, timelines, budget, and milestones, and take corrective action when needed
oPrepare, facilitate, and provide status updates to internal and external stakeholders
oDefine and track action items and prepare minutes for project meetings
oDevelop and foster good working relationships among project partners, funders, federal liaisons, and C-Path team members
oWrite concise and accurate reports, proposals, and other supporting materials.
oFacilitate daily programmatic operations, teleconferences, webinars and face-to-face meetings
oCoordinate the preparation of documents submitted to regulatory agencies and monitor the progress of regulatory review
oFacilitate obtaining consensus among stakeholders on key decisions
oPrepare, track, and report on the project budget and expenditures
oMonitor and provide content for the project website
oEnsure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
oCoordinate logistics for project meetings and related events
oFacilitate the negotiation and execution of project agreements
oEnsure the completion of all legal and financial obligations under the project agreements.
oIdentify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change.
- Travel on occasion for out-of-town meetings (max 5-10%).
- Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
Education and Training:
- A Bachelor's Degree in public health, business, or related scientific fields (biochemistry, immunology, chemistry, pharmacology). An advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MS, PhD) is preferred.
- PMI certification preferred or 7 - 10 years of formal project management experience.
- Works independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
- Adapts to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.
- Demonstrated ability to consistently meet challenging deadlines.
- Drives the efficient completion of team tasks.
- Has outstanding oral, written, and virtual communication skills, including fluency in health-related scientific and regulatory language and writing.
- Exercises sound business judgment.
- Successfully anticipates issues or challenges and proactively addresses them without being specifically directed.
- Effectively communicates with internal staff and external stakeholders and modifies actions based on recommendations and feedback.
- Expert use of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Proficiency with MS Project and/or SharePoint
- Proficient use of standard office meeting/communication software including WebEx or Skype.
Critical Path Institute is an equal opportunity employer.