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Senior Project Manager

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Position Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />

This role is responsible for Program Management supporting the IT organization’s process improvement and strategic change initiatives. They will work with cross-functional IT teams to design, develop, and integrate IT processes and procedures utilizing best practices and industry standard frameworks (e.g., ITIL, COBIT, PMBOK, CMMI). Also acting as a change agent to implement and manage best practices across the IT organization.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Position has full supervisory responsibility for recruitment, hiring, retention, performance development, performance management, salary adjustments, and termination of direct reports.




·         Provides insight and advice on emerging process and control frameworks. Ensures seamless execution of all process improvement and change management related activities across the IT organization by applying process improvement, change management methodologies, communication planning, organizational readiness assessment and stakeholder analyses.

·         Leads the design of the IT organization’s overall process structure, including creating a process hierarchy that streamlines IT processes and eliminates redundancy.

·          Provides coaching and guidance to the IT leadership and management team on their roles in each process improvement and change initiative.

  • Determine the feasibility and applicability of multi-million dollar initiatives and qualitatively evaluate process improvement opportunities through collaboration with appropriate stakeholders
  • Manage pilot initiatives from beginning to end using a metrics driven approach with the ability to determine feasibility and least-disruptive implementation village-wide
  • Interface with Executive management to present status reports on critical change initiatives depending on scope and impact of business supporting.
  • Responsible for achieving broad goals supporting corporate business strategy. Projects are typically enterprise wide in scope and may involve mixed technology or cross-functional strategy.
  • Ability to travel 30-40%

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.
  •  5+ years experience supporting large program initiatives with proven negotiating/influencing skill set at all levels
  • 3+ years of multi-million dollar project management experience
  • “Big 5” Consulting experience preferred
  • Experience in Program Management Office for large organizations highly desired.
  • Ability to integrate and align strategy across functions, processes and teams
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer skills and knowledge to a high performing team
  • Proven ability to implement improved business processes working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with tangible results.




  • Commitment to DaVita’s values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to patients, teammates, management, physicians, and/or vendors (Village Service Partners) in everyday performance and interactions

·         Strong analytical skills with the ability to seek out underlying assumptions through probing, questioning, and listening

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including ability to listen attentively and to communicate information clearly and effectively
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional groups
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills; ability to interact positively with teammates at all levels of the company
    • Approachable and open

o   Demonstrated professionalism and courtesy in responding to phone calls and emails

·         Demonstrated commitment to customer service; proactively communicate and respond promptly to teammate and stakeholder needs

·         Demonstrated ability to work in a team, facilitate effective team interactions, and to foster a positive work environment; willingness to assist teammates in order to achieve departmental goals

·         Demonstrated strengths in organizational, attention-to-detail, reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

·         Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and adjust priorities appropriately in an evolving work environment with shifting time frames; self-starter with high degree of initiative, urgency, and follow through

    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively at both detail and big-picture levels and to drive projects forward

·         Ability to lead, motivate, and direct a workgroup

  • Demonstrated willingness, desire, and ability to supervise with aptitude for coaching, mentoring, training, and developing teammate performance and skills to foster a positive, fulfilling work environment required
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teammates with confidence in work processes and goals
    • Willingness to assist teammates in order to achieve departmental goals
  • Ability to maximize resources to accomplish key metrics
  • Demonstrated presentation and persuasion skills



Fluent in the written and verbal skills necessary to perform successfully the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of the position.


Vision requirements

Vision adequate to perform essential duties and responsibilities of position.



Physical requirements can vary. These must be reviewed with management. However, in general, the position requires the following physical activities:

Ability to lift minimum of 5 pounds to a maximum of 20 pounds unassisted; able to perform repetitive standing, sitting, stooping, walking, stretching, reaching, lifting, and use full range of body motions.


Level III - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

No required tasks involve greater exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues than would be encountered by a visitor. The normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or other hazardous conditions.
About Information Technology

The Information Technology Department designs, develops and maintains software programs required to keep DaVita on the leading edge of medical technology. DaVita's Information Technology Department has both clinic facing and non-clinic facing subgroups that provide our clinician teammates the tools to provide quality patient care. DaVita IT utilizes designers, developers, system architects, project managers, application architects, nurses, trainers and many more professionals to incorporate the technology needs of our clinicians, business and physician customers.

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Senior Project Manager
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Location: Denver, Colorado