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Job Description

Title: Program Director



Job Description:

Our client is seeking an experienced senior program director within depth knowledge of public health to lead an IT modernization and transformation effort for DPH. This lead management role will work with multiple internal and external stakeholders, project teams, divisions, departments, and vendors to strategize and build a strategic road map and plan that supports the organizational objectives. This position will interact with all levels of staff including senior executive staff. This position will be responsible to refine the scope and support development of strategy, establish modernization roadmap and ultimately be responsible for ensuring that the initiatives are successfully delivered.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive Program management experience, planning and managing large complex technology business programs.
  • Proven ability to work in a technically diverse environment with an assortment of products, platforms and services
  • Experience with on-site, off-site and cloud-based database solutions
  • The selected candidate must be a results-oriented individual with a strong work ethic and must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, negotiation, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Experience in the management of a portfolio of multiple projects that may be in significantly different stages of development or have differing timelines and priorities
  • Experience in communicating in a fashion tailored the audience and their needs
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrates experience in working effectively with all levels of staff, clients and other IT personnel
  • Experience in the responsibility for acquiring and utilizing the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timeframes and quality for a program
  • Experience in proposing and leading strategic initiatives
  • Ability to identify and plan systematic corrective action to reduce errors and improve the quality of the systems and services, by examination of the root causes of problems
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advice, assistance and leadership in improving the quality of IT projects, by focusing on program definition, management, repeatability and measurement
  • Ability to build, influence, lead and motivate effective teams towards end results
  • The ideal candidate would also have knowledge or experience managing projects for deploying systems using the Agile methodologies.
  • Agile (PMI-ACP) Certification
  • Experience managing or supervising large complex programs involving legacy system replacement projects
  • Experience collaborating with State and Local Government
  • Experience in complex, cross-functional team environments
  • Public heath experience is a plus

Required Skills:

  • 7 Years - Program Management experience managing multiple large complex projects
  • 7 Years - Experience in developing and prioritizing identified efforts and develop data modernization roadmap
  • 5 Years - Experience developing business case, Cost Benefit and market analysis
  • 7 Years - Proven track record of delivering IT projects within budget, scope and schedule.
  • Objective decision-making ability based on strategic objectives priority, business performance analysis and resource availability
  • 7 Years - Hands on experience managing project risk, cost, schedule, quality, testing, and communications.
  • Strong supervision, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated presentation, training skills, oral and written communication skills.
  • 7 Years - Experience in developing the plan to deliver business intelligence solutions, dashboards and data visualizations
  • 7 Years - Proven ability to conceive and promote a strategic vision for data and data management
  • 5 Years - Experience managing or supervising IT application/system replacement projects
  • PMI certification Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • State Government experience
  • Experience managing implementation of a statewide IT project
  • 3 Years - Exposure to modern data architecture, data lake, data warehouse, and relational database structures
  • Ability to work in a technically diverse environment with an assortment of products, platforms and services