Project Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 20, 2019
Apr 27, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

This position is responsible to lead and manage corporate-level cross-departmental projects that support the organization's strategic plan, regulatory requirements, operational initiatives or health care reform.  Projects may include evaluation and/or implementation of services, systems, or business process improvement opportunities.

·Responsible for the successful planning, execution and completion of projects. 

·Identify challenges, facilitate solution development and make recommendations to the project sponsor and all stakeholders as needed.

·Communicate project status and barriers to key stakeholders throughout the project.

·Develop and maintain project documentation and artifacts such as charters, risk registers, issue logs, and other documentation as defined by the PMO.

·Collaboratively and effectively work with internal and external entities including vendors.

·Mentor project stakeholders, business and IT project managers who are managing projects within their departments. 

·Organize, motivate and provide leadership to cross-functional work teams from all operating areas.

·Provide recommendation and manage individual projects utilizing multiple methodologies (i.e. Waterfall, Agile, etc.)

·Support the development of project budgets and cost benefit analyses.

·Acquire and maintain knowledge of industry practices, trends, and methodologies.

·Support business leaders by identifying strategic or operational project opportunities for annual project planning.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in project management, business or related field preferred; demonstrated work experience may be considered in lieu of degree. 

Required Experience

Five years of demonstrated project management experience. Two years of experience leading large teams. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.  Understanding of project management concepts and methodologies.

Preferred Experience

PMI Certification is strongly preferred. Practical experience in and/or knowledge of health care, managed care, government programs or health plans.  Agile SCRUM Master Certification. 


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 9th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.






Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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