IT Project Manager (PMP)

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States /
Altarum Institute – Public Health Systems /
/ Remote
Are you looking for an opportunity to use your IT skills to truly change the world for the better?  We are the leading non-profit organization that is redesigning the tools that enable public health agencies use to do their jobs.  We need committed, mission-driven technologists to help us build the next generation of public health tools for our Public Health Systems department.  Public Health Systems advances population health management and healthcare delivery through the development of public health IT systems, health information exchange and interoperability solutions. We work with State and Federal government agencies to build and develop software that impacts peoples live. 

In this role, you will have the opportunity to help Altarum modernize the public health infrastructure and make a difference in your community. Our Public Health Systems department efforts range from building the next generation technology in disease surveillance to optimizing data standards and system integrations to improve the coordination and delivery of healthcare for patients.  You’ll work in an Agile environment alongside a team of Software Developers, Business Analysts, and Public Health Analysts.

Altarum is seeking a Project Manager to help our Public Health Systems department. You will have the opportunity to use your knowledge of Health Information Technology, experience working on custom software development projects, passion for improving healthcare, and leadership skills to lead multiple Public Health projects and tasks centered in Health Information Technology. As a Project Manager, your primary focus will be in leading software projects designed to improve human health. Over the course of your career at Altarum, you may lead the creation of a disease registry or a clinical decision support tool; manage the design of a payment modelling system; lead the development and configuration projects for the Michigan Health Information Exchange; or lead client relationships with one our many state, federal, and commercial partners. As a full-time member of a dynamic consulting group, your specific projects, tasks, and responsibilities will evolve and change over time. 


    • Plan, manage, and execute software projects from beginning to end, within budget and time constraints. Manage processes for budgets, timelines, technical documentation, project briefings and reviews, and take ownership of all contract deliverables.
    • Provide professional client interface, ensure responsiveness to client requirements and concerns.
    • Continually identify lessons learned, evaluate completed tasks and make process improvements based upon successful and unsuccessful project elements. Develop best practices to share across Altarum.
    • Present findings to clients, policymakers, service providers, and community groups.
    • Collect and analyze data to inform community needs and investments; plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs.
    • Design and conduct evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of health programs.
    • Develop, prepare, and coordinate Requests for Proposals (RFP), grant applications, and grant-related activities to obtain funding for health education programs and related work.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • 6+ years' of Project Manager experience in a collaborative, team-oriented style
    • PMP certification
    • Experience leading software development projects including project scope creep, high risks, team restrictions, etc.
    • Understanding of different project methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall
    • Experience managing budgets, budget forecasting, plans, teams and complex time-sensitive deliverables and deadlines.
    • Track record of leading, thinking strategically, innovating, acting with integrity, and exceeding client expectations
    • Strong Communication skills including ability to work with clients and all levels of the organization
    • Desire to integrate research, technical, analytical, and consulting skills to serve the public good and improve human health 

Altarum is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the health of individuals with fewer financial resources and populations disenfranchised by the health care system.  We work primarily on behalf of federal and state governments to design and implement solutions that achieve measurable results.  We combine our expertise in public health and health care delivery with technology development and implementation, practice transformation, training and technical assistance, quality improvement, data analytics, and applied research and evaluation. Our innovative solutions and proven processes lead to better value and health for all. 
In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (3% employer contribution plus opportunity for gainsharing), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.  
Altarum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.