Career Opportunity: Project Manager

Organization Overview 

The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We provide deep expertise in building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage participants to achieve better outcomes for children’s health. At the heart of what motivates us is the belief that children and families deserve better systems and support so that every child achieves their optimal health. Because of this belief, addressing social determinants of health, eliminating health disparities, and achieving equity are central to our mission. We believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we will similarly foster greater strength and resilience within and beyond the organization.

Position Overview 

NICHQ is currently recruiting an energetic, organized Project Manager with at least 2-4 years of project management experience to be responsible for the day-to-day interaction and management of specific activities within a project or multiple projects.

Salary: Commensurate with experience 
Career Level: Experienced
Status: Full-Time, Employee
Education: Bachelor's degree preferred in Public Health or related field

Position Responsibilities

  • Builds and manages project plans
  • Drives and manages day-to-day project tasks, and specific deliverables
  • Ensures project is on track to meet deadlines and within the scope
  • Elevates any concerns regarding scope, timelines, or deliverables to project leadership
  • Demonstrates ability to influence, manage, and drive teams/individuals/projects toward success
  • Demonstrates understanding of quality improvement and the Breakthrough Series model and approach and can manage components of it with guidance
  • May provide day-to-day management of external customers, vendors and/or internal support departments that are contributing to the project
  • May provide day-to-day supervision of Project Specialist

Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate sensitive information with a variety of stakeholders in a tactful manner
  • Skilled multi-tasker who can prioritize, work autonomously, establish timelines and meet deadlines
  • Exhibits a high level of organization, time management skills, and management of numerous details for multiple projects
  • Advanced problem-solving skills, ability to think quickly and implement plans/structures for accomplishing work
  • Ability to learn, navigate and update information management systems
  • Works well in a team environment and is able to generate solutions to issues as they arise
  • Highly flexible and adjustable
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving, and at times, intense environment
  • Strong interest in ongoing professional development and growth

Position Qualifications

  • 2-4 years experience in managing projects
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree in Public Health or related field strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with office systems, computers, and MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Experience in or knowledge of public health, healthcare, or related systems and/or quality improvement is strongly preferred


NICHQ offers a generous benefits package for employees including competitive compensation and paid time off, medical and dental insurance, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and commuter benefits.

To Apply 

If you have trouble accessing the online application, please email [email protected]

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NICHQ is committed to increasing the representation of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in our workforce and to value and embrace their skills, perspectives and experiences for the benefit of our mission. NICHQ is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.