Director, Office of Project Management
Commonwealth Medicine (CWM) is a unique organization that provides specialized expertise to
support public sector healthcare initiatives. Developed and operated by the University of
Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), CWM employs over 1,400 people across the state and offers
access to academic, research, management and clinical resources. Our programs have helped
Massachusetts and other state and local healthcare agencies to increase the value and quality
of healthcare expenditures, and to improve access and delivery of care to at-risk and
The goal of the Office of Project Management is to ensure a consistent approach to project
management and reporting across CWM. This service focused office will support both internal
(CWM Management) and external (public agencies/institutions) clients. In this key leadership
role, the Director will be charged with:
• Managing all aspects of the work associated with the creation and implementation of the
office, including staffing and general oversight of all CWM project activities.
• Building a department that promotes a common culture, methodology and supporting tools for
internal and external “clients”.
• Creating a system of sharing of best practices cross-functionally, training and support to
project managers deployed throughout the organization
• Consulting with key internal and external clients to determine needs, deploy resources and
manage critical deliverables
We are looking for a strong leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who has 8-10 years of
experience, with 3-5 years in a senior management or key leadership role. A visionary with a
balance of hands-on operational capabilities is essential. Prior experience creating and
managing a project focused department is preferred. Exceptional communication, problem solving
and organizational skills are needed. Master's degree with a major in health care
administration, business management, public administration (or other relevant area) along with
7 years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience working in a complex
organization with cross-functional responsibilities required. Prior experience managing in a
matrix organization preferred.
Please apply online at www.umassmed.edu (click on Jobs @ Umass)(Click on search for a specific
position) Reference 05-0042 in keyword search. Qualified candidates may also fax a resume to
(508)856-2390 attn: KF:Director, Office of Project Management.
You may also email to: Karin.Fitch@umassmed.edu