The Project Administrator role, reporting to the SVP, Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer (CHRO) at Cincinnati Children's, offers a unique opportunity to lead and support the focus on delivery of human resource (HR) and enterprise initiatives, projects and processes that will support our people strategies, achievement of business goals and HR effectiveness. Reporting to the CHRO, the ideal candidate will be responsible for directing, monitoring, and contributing to special/strategic projects, which are highly complex, involve creation and oversight of multifaceted teams within HR and across the enterprise, and support the office of the CHRO and the HR leadership team (CHRO direct reports).
This role will provide highly tactical thinking and support in collaboration with leadership on key institutional initiatives; advise, support, assist, coordinate, and collaborate on special/strategic projects lead by the CHRO. This position will be the primary point of contact for all Human Resources projects and act as an executive liaison to resolve problems and ensure successful implementation of initiatives. In addition to knowledge of human resource practices, this position requires strong communication (written, oral, presentation) and organizational skills, unquestionable integrity, and a strategic mindset with the ability to operationalize plans.
Lead projects and initiatives that support Human Resource programs and practices which require researching common issues, data/information collection, analysis and presentation.
Actively engage in projects focused on core Human Resources Operational practices and continuous improvement efforts, with a willingness to experiment with new ideas.
Prepare progress and summary reports. Assist with estimating project costs and preparing budgets.
Partner with CHRO, HR Leadership Team (HRLT), and other executives to solve complex business problems by analyzing issues across a function or division, evaluating alternative solutions and taking action quickly and efficiently.
Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, performing new procedures, collecting data and providing input to department/division discussions.
Research, prioritize, and follow-up on multiple complex issues and concerns addressed to the leader, including those of a sensitive and/or confidential nature. Determine appropriate course of action, referral, and/or response.
Anticipate needs and potential problems. Assist in logistical and administrative tasks such as written communication, presentation development, and presentation delivery.
Skills & Competencies:
Excellent written and verbal skills with strong writing and editing experience
Strong presentation skills, including creative presentation development
Demonstrated leadership skills including experience working with senior executives on challenging projects
Ability to manage confidential information and documents with discretion
Demonstrated independent work initiative, critical thinking, detail orientation, sound judgment, and a professional demeanor
Ability to think strategically while managing detailed, tactical execution of tasks without supervision
Demonstrated ability to influence others, effectively address audiences of all levels and foster collaborative working relationships
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Must be self-directed with ability to multi-task and prioritize
Confident in decision making and working with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
Able to represent the office of the CHRO in external contacts, negotiations, and events, when needed
Bachelor's Degree and 7 years progressively responsible related experience (i.e. Human Resources, business management, financial management) including internal and external client facing roles
At least 1-2 years' experience leading teams
Experience functioning as an internal consultant/project lead in large scale projects AND complex work environment, or Director or Manager experience in a clinical area
Master's Degree in business, hospital administration, or related discipline
Operational knowledge of HR policies, processes, practices
Healthcare and/or academic institution experience
PMP certification or project management training
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About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.