Project Analyst

East Lansing, MI

Position Purpose

The Project Analyst will work closely with members of the project management office and other MiHIN staff, overseeing the details and handling the technical and planning issues that may arise on different technical and healthcare-related projects overseen by the department.

The Project Analyst will receive assignments from the Program Manager of PMO. The Project Analyst will work with the project team, making sure to meet the demands set forward in the calendar and within budget. This will include tracking the budget and forecasting the financial needs of the work to be done. The Project Analyst will also be responsible for evaluation and monitoring; including creating charts, tables, and diagrams to represent project work from collected data.

Duties and responsibilities

To support project delivery processes at MiHIN, the Project Analyst will help attain resources, coordinate internal MiHIN team members and third-party contractors and/or consultants, as well as supervise any student interns. Project work may also include the identification, assessment, and communication of project risks and regular communication with the executive management team about the project’s status.

  • Routinely communicate project status, resource utilization, and high-level project schedule to executive management and related project team members
  • Facilitate documentation of requirements from internal and external stakeholders to ensure commitment and understanding of scope by all participants
  • Day-to-day management of certain projects including initiating, coordinating, scheduling, preparing agendas, tracking follow-up actions, and documenting meeting activities
  • Present data collected in a project in unique and easy-to-read charts, tables, or diagrams
  • Ensure that necessary parties (staff, vendors, and stakeholders) are included to accomplish the meeting agendas, goals, and the project’s milestones or deliverables
  • Work with participating organizations as appropriate to serve as the primary day-to-day contact to facilitate communication and coordinate project activities
  • Assist in the development of use case documents with appropriate MiHIN directors, team members, or operations advisory committee/working group
  • Effectively communicate and respond via email, telephone, and formal writing
  • Document project status in online tools such as Basecamp or EGrAMS as appropriate
  • Attend/participate in weekly project management calls, stakeholder roll calls, staff roll calls, and related project meetings as directed
  • Ensure that Information MiHIN produces, maintains, stores, or transmits remains secure through adherence to MiHIN's Security Policies and Procedures

Qualifications

Required qualifications include:

  • Associates degree or one to two years of relevant work experience.
  • 1 to 5 years of experience in a field related to healthcare management, evaluation, research, healthcare technology, and/or project management.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal English) and organizational skills with high attention to detail and task completion orientation
  • Ability to work independently or under supervision, and to multitask when several work products are required
  • Knowledge of MS Office Products including, but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Prior background or exposure to data analysis, health information technology, health information exchange, and federal HIT programs will be extremely helpful

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CAPM, Lean or Agile certifications
  • Previous exposure to high tech, public sector, and/or healthcare industries
  • Prior experience with large scale information technology projects

Direct reports

N/A