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Academic Affairs Program Manager

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Hartford HealthCare Corp.


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Monday - Friday

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The story of Hartford HealthCare is the story of transformation – from a handful of disconnected organizations a decade ago to a unified system with a shared, value-based culture of accountability and innovation. The healthcare landscape has become highly competitive, with new players and disruptive technology and we are working to expand and create our system’s organizational, leadership, cultural, and talent capabilities to ensure Hartford HealthCare will always be the first choice of the people we serve.

The Academic Affairs Program Manager is responsible for stewarding a portfolio of initiatives in Academic Affairs by supporting Executives to drive transformational change. The Program Manager works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders across Hartford HealthCare to manage projects through the development of standard processes to accomplish work in alignment with organizational objectives and goals. Drives projects from ideation to implementation using data to inform decisions. Responsibilities include but, are not limited to the following:

Portfolio and Program Management

  • Accountable for managing complex system-wide Academics program portfolio (comprised of smaller projects, initiatives).  Executes and delivers using LEAN principles and project management expertise ensuring that full requirements are satisfactorily met on-scope, on-time, and on-budget, with quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Applies and integrates change management methodology in the face of uncertainty, aggressive deadlines in a rapidly growing healthcare system and program with evolving business model.
  • Organizes cross-functional meetings and fosters teamwork; drives issue escalation and resolution 
  • Ensures that the scope of projects aligns with business and strategic priorities.
  • Develops and reviews & manages project budget, resource allocation, key performance metrics and outcomes. 

Strategic Partnership and Collaboration

  • Partners with diverse teams and leaders across the organization on system-wide programs and initiatives.
  • Consults leaders and stakeholders on HHC’s integrated project and change management methodology.
  • Works collaboratively across project stakeholders to establish roles and responsibilities, effectively manage project expectations, communicate results, mitigate risks, and resolve issues.
  • Proactively builds and manages strategic relationships with all business partners to optimize performance/results.     

Process Improvement and Quality

  • Manages project financials, analyze variances and implement corrective actions for large system programs.
  • Ensures compliance with standard project delivery framework, while continuing to seek and implement opportunities for improvements.
  • Serves as a consultant in the evaluation and analysis of all current practice operations and processes, while providing innovative solutions to reduce gaps and minimize waste in the process.
  • Constantly seeks ways to improve departmental processes, products and policies.          

Analytics & Data Support

  • Uses and maintains dashboards and reports to monitor key critical performance measurements.
  • Compiles data from various sources. Analyzes and interprets data in order to provide alternatives and make recommendations.    



  • BA or BS degree is required
  • Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Public Health, Management or related discipline preferred


  • 2-4 years of healthcare-related experience in an administrative or project management role

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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