Senior Project Manager (Statewide Position/Rural Locations)

Senior Project Manager  

Statewide Position/Rural Locations

Position Summary

LPHI seeks a full-time, experienced and energetic Senior Project Manager to oversee and organize all major components and coordination of its two-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant-funded project to reduce tobacco inequities in low-income, minority, rural communities. This position will require extensive travel time and experience and knowledge of Louisiana’s rural communities. The ideal candidate will have the ability to telework and/or be stationed in the northern area of Louisiana. Additionally, LPHI is a learning informed organization dedicated to professional development, coaching, and collaboration through an equity lens. Duties for the Senior Project Manager will include setting and managing overall project timelines and deliverables, grants management and compliance, including program design, implementation and reporting. This position will be responsible for leading, coordinating and monitoring project activities of internal teams, external contractors and engaged partners. This position will work with the principal investigator to manage strategic partner relationships, and be responsible for managing and leading all aspects of the LPHI learning collaborative. A strong skill set in conducting pre-award due diligence assessments of current and potential partners and analyzing organizational capacity to manage sub-grant funding and project implementation is key.
The Senior Project Manager will report to the grant’s Principal Investigator and will work closely with all project team members to include the project coordinator, communications manager, quality improvement team, cessation manager and regional team members. This position will also have direct communication with partner organizations and will serve as a resource for all LPHI staff, as it relates to partner support and grant compliance issues and questions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Project Management, Public Health or related field required.
  •  5+ years professional experience in related field and management experience
  •  Demonstrated experience managing budgets and project finances.
  •  Strong commitment to LPHI’s mission and values.
  •  Ability to travel up to 60% of the time, mostly statewide.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Project and Program Management

  • Develop, implement and monitor a two year detailed project plan.
  •  Lead project management of community-based organizations, health clinics and centers, stakeholders, contractors, consultants, organizations and funders.
  •  Develop grant administration process for 24-months, through grant life cycle.
  •  Facilitate monthly, quarterly and annual calendars, meetings, and reporting timelines with multiple stakeholders, grantees and funders.
  •  Monitor contracts and deliverables for contractors.
  •  Convene meetings with community and organizational stakeholders.

Practice Facilitation and Technical Assistance

  •  Facilitate and provide technical assistance for community-based organizations
  •  Support community and funder expectations via report preparation, scheduling of activities, reporting, etc.
  •  Assist in the development and implementation of the grand funded Learning Collaborative.
  •  Work with Project ASIRT team members to identify and facilitate the sharing of lessons learned, best practices and tools.
  •  Engage partners and facilitate strategic planning and decision-making across partners and organizations to help drive outcomes.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and partners.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence skills, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds.
  •  Demonstrated project management experience, or demonstrated history of change management.
  •  Demonstrated learning orientation.
  •  Ability to champion and manage change.
  •  Relatable to targeted communities of focus.
  •  Demonstrated ability to deliver with quality and impact.
  •  Demonstrated ability to apply systems thinking and act strategically.
  •  Model and inspire authentic leadership.
  •  Ability to manage and develop other individuals.
  •  Ability to think proactively, be a self-starter, and function both independently and as a team.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  •  Ability to produce workplans and reports.
  •  Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented.
  •  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Salary is dependent on education and experience.
  • A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.


Equal Opportunity Employer