Project Manager

Organization PurposeThe Oregon Pediatric Society (OPS) advocates for the optimal health of all Oregon children and youth, while supporting their families and the medical providers who care for them. We are the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the national pediatrician professional organization on the front lines of primary care medicine. Among many health policy, clinical, and advocacy activities, OPS members have traveled to the Mexican border to provide aid to immigrant families; testified to the Oregon legislature about keeping kids safe from gun violence or with vaccines; championed mental health screenings and access so that suicidal adolescents will get the care they need; and worked with families to promote parenting skills and early brain development, and prevent adverse childhood experiences. What this Position OffersDo you want to use your professional knowledge and communities, grow professionally, and be part of the dynamic change that is health care transformation? We have a small staff so the Project Manager’s ability to see the big picture while making things happen expediently, team leadership abilities, innovative thinking, and enthusiasm for our mission will make a crucial difference in OPS’s success. We provide in-person and online education, quality improvement projects, and peer support for clinics and physicians so that they can improve health care delivery. Using physician knowledge and status as a tool for social justice, we champion equitable and science-based policies and advocate for some of our most vulnerable populations.  OPS staff work in partnership with the state’s independent and hospital system child health providers; primary care clinics; the Oregon Health Authority; Coordinated Care Organizations; the State Legislature; public health; medical and social work university programs; and community organizations in behavioral health care, early learning, health equity, and child social services.Summary of ResponsibilitiesThe Project Manager (PM) is responsible for managing, community relations, and reporting for OPS’s grant/contract project(s). The PM will work with OPS staff, members, board committees, AAP staff, and state and possibly national training and learning collaborative participants and partners. The PM’s first priority is developing the next phase of the OPS Pediatric Mental Health project, offering medical providers information about behavioral health screenings and referral (adolescent depression, substance abuse, suicide prevention, trauma informed care, resilience around toxic stress, perinatal depression), and family resources and parental support.Project oversight duties include developing the project budget and program design; strategic analysis; gathering and coordinating advisers and trainers; promoting the trainings and learning cohort(s) with statewide clinic partners and Coordinated Care Organizations; managing training requests and logistics; project participant recruitment and assessment; developing new and ensuring updated and accurate health education/presentation materials, trainings, and webinars; coordinating post-training participant and trainer follow up which could include feedback on trainer effectiveness and clinical quality improvement assistance; tracking pre and post training evaluation data; determining project effectiveness and improvements.  The PM will also assist with securing and sustaining project funding; writing articles for the OPS website and newsletter; and other activities and projects as requested by the Executive Director.Position QualificationsYou will thrive in this position if you have the following skill and mind set: project organization and leadership; detailed implementation; systems and critical thinking; problem solving; comfort with ambiguity and multitasking; strong team communication; ability to receive constructive feedback; clear written communication; client service focus; professional boundaries; MS Office and Google Suite. Familiarity with physician culture is a bonus.The PM should be very familiar with primary care, early learning, and behavioral health policies and priorities in Oregon.  A public health, medical, psychology/counseling, social work, or education related Master’s degree is preferred, with a minimum of 3 years of health policy, school or medical setting, or nonprofit work experience required. The ideal candidate will have experience with at-risk populations, behavioral health, health equity, program design, quality improvement projects and tools, learning communities, in-person training and webinars, budgets and funding, needs assessments, research or clinical data collection, program evaluation, and supervision. Must be able to provide own transportation and be available for occasional out-of-town travel as well as evening and weekend work.   CompensationThe total compensation package includes salary; paid time off; generous medical, vision, and dental insurance for the employee; and a SIMPLE IRA with employer match.   Office is located at St. Vincent Hospital in west Portland.Application ProcedureSend email inquiries and application (a resume and two-page maximum cover letter detailing your qualifications and interests) to  Please include where you found this job posting, how soon you could be available if offered the position, and describe a personal experience where you made a difference in the life of a child or youth.  No phone calls please.