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Senior Project/Program Manager - WFUSM MD Program

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 106743
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 55811085045614-Academic Medical Education - Winston Salem


North Carolina 

The Senior Project and Program Manager is responsible for driving all aspects of small, medium and large-scale academic initiatives on behalf of the Undergraduate Medical Education (MD Program) department under the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) within the ADVOCATE HEALTH system. The Sr Project Manager is an expert project/program manager, with deep experience driving cross-organizational and enterprise-level initiatives across multi-region and department stakeholders.  The Sr Project/Program Manager will rely on project/program management expertise and principles to drive progress in department-wide initiatives for which the department’s and enterprises’ most senior leaders are the key stakeholders.  Regular partnership with enterprise and department leaders is expected to successfully lead and implement the portfolio of institutional projects that have Enterprise-wide impact. This position will be able to manage a team and be an effective component to WFUSM's Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)  Administrative and Operations team. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Ten (10)+ years’ experience in project management required.


  1. Lead full scale initiatives from concept to implementation for system-wide impact, including planning, overseeing, and monitoring projects/programs to ensure progress and deliverables to senior leaders. Act as a primary project/program contact/liaison to establish key stakeholder requirements and project objectives. 
  2. Manage a team to ensure all areas are working effectively to support the departmental and enterprise-wide initiatives.
  3. Direct multiple stakeholders to collaborate on project/program scope, deliverables, goals, risks, blockers, success measures, and resources needed.
  4. Oversee initiative deliverables to ensure projects remain in-scope and have resources allocated to deliver on the system-wide scale as needed.
  5. Responsible for ensuring effective project communication principles are adhered to, including artifacts like charters, schedules, and budgets, as appropriate and necessary for assigned projects. 
  6. Present project milestones and deliverables to stakeholders and senior leaders.  Assess risk with projects looking at both short-term and long-term impact, to gain leader insight as initiatives and priorities shift with changing business needs. 
  7. Lead communications with senior leaders, project team members, and other stakeholders, to actively solicit and address stakeholder and project team feedback.
  8. Advise and support business development efforts to create project proposals, RFPs, estimates, and schedules, as appropriate.
  9. Oversee initiatives to ensure adherence to legally binding requirements, as appropriate.
  10. Design and deliver project/program metrics for initiatives, to ensure senior leaders and organizational impact is understood and planned for across the system. 
  11. Lead initiative review meetings with stakeholders to ensure progress and project/program milestones are planned for, communicated, met, and advanced. 
  12. Address technical and operational delays or system issues with appropriate subject matter experts, in order to proactively resolve potential project challenges or delays. 
  13. Mentor project management team to share resources, provide guidance, develop tools and processes to support the success of less senior project managers. 


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to navigate in a highly matrixed environment
  • Possesses strong knowledge of project management principles


  • Each teammate has the responsibility to work in a safe manner. 
  • Work requires frequent moving from one area to another, coordinating, and communicating with persons in various disciplines and agencies. 
  • Frequent walking, standing and climbing may be required.
  • Supporting and traveling to all campuses as needed.