Agile IT Project Manager - Los Angeles, CA

Downtown Los Angeles
Administration – IT-Network & Desktop Services /
Full-Time Regular /
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is seeking an experienced Agile IT Project Manager with excellent management skills to work in our Downtown Los Angeles Headquarters. Reporting to the VP of IT, the Agile IT Project Manager will be designing and executing Agile project plans, putting together initiative, departmental, and project-based Scrum teams following agile frameworks to see deliverables through to successful completion.

As the acting Scrum Master, they will be an agile mentor for the PPLA technology team, providing guidance and training on agile methodologies and ensuring team engagement, collaboration, success and continuous improvement while delivering high-quality solutions with a focus on strong cross functional relationships across the organization.

Over one hundred years ago, Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that everyone should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. Founded 57+ years ago, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is one of the largest providers of reproductive health care services in Los Angeles County. The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) team works together to provide high-quality, affordable reproductive health care to women, men, and young people across Los Angeles County. At PPLA, you will discover a culture of like-minded individuals who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Our Ideal Candidate will have the following qualifications:

    • B.S. degree HIT, MIS, Computer Science or related field, or additional four years of equivalent IT experience in lieu of degree
    • Certified Scrum Master or other related certifications, or 7+ years’ equivalent in experience in lieu of certification
    • Demonstrated experience and leadership in building and leading high-performing, high-energy Agile teams
    • 5+ years’ experience project management using Agile frameworks
    • 5+ years’ experience leading cross-functional teams
    • 5+ years’ experience as a Scrum Master
    • 3+ years’ experience in the healthcare industry (ambulatory or inpatient)
    • 1+ year experience as a Product Owner 
    • High proficiency in use of Agile, team, and project management tools
    • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and written and oral communication skills

About the position:

    • Abortion patients are cared for at each of our health centers, and in part through the administrative, support, and other non-clinical services provided at all PPLA locations, and by all PPLA employees. Supporting these critical services is an essential job duty, and a fundamental responsibility of all employees and contractors.
    • Create technical project charters, maintain and organize project documentation, and ensure a consistently real-time and accurate Kanban board for all projects across multiple Scrum teams.
    • Design, apply, and lead necessary Agile frameworks to projects and processes such as SAFe, DSDM, FDD, and others as best suited for the initiative. 
    • Coach and encourage high-energy, disciplined Scrum teams to consistently produce high-quality, iterative deliverables.
    • Encourage and support the IT teams to build, manage, and maintain real-time and prioritized product and sprint backlogs.
    • Organize and lead Scrum and project meetings, including standups, backlog grooming sessions, sizing and estimation exercises, retrospectives, Agile coaching meetings, and project meetings as needed.
    • Organize and lead stakeholder engagement meetings including demo and backlog review sessions, product and story grooming sessions, and cross-functional project meetings including members across PPLA and vendor partners.
    • Act as a leader in promoting Agile methodologies throughout the organization by demonstrating success within the IT department and engaging stakeholders in the process.
    • Act as a key change agent in the organization in promoting and standardizing project management tools, processes, frameworks, and communication to maximize organization efficiency, collaboration, and team spirit.
    • Drive technical team-building activities to build team spirit, resilience and grit in order to continuously improve deliverables capacity, quality, contribution towards company initiatives, and promote an exceptionally desirable work environment.
    • Create and manage issue logs for visibility, tracking, and accountability to resolution.
    • Organize and lead UAT functions in partnership with stakeholders, SME’s, and end users for project deliverables.
    • Lead expectation management and conflict resolution meetings and exercises between business and technical stakeholders to drive consensus and win-win outcomes for PPLA.
    • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned by the VP of Information Technology. 

Generous salary and benefits package includes:

    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents
    • Free basic life/AD&D policy with additional voluntary coverage options
    • Short Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident policies
    • 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 3% employer match
    • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Account plans
    • Public Transportation and Commuter Pre-Tax Reimbursements
    • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday benefits
    • Hiring Range: $115,000 - 138,182 annually (Exempt) 
Compensation Philosophy and Position Hiring Range:
At Planned Parenthood Los Angeles we continuously work towards our values of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion including with our compensation philosophy. PPLA recognizes that decisions about pay and benefits have significant impact on staff, so we are committed to ensuring all positions are rooted in a description that identifies competencies, duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and that they are compensated equitably which takes into account both internal organizational equity and market compensation data for similar roles.

Equal Employment Opportunity will be afforded to all applicants and other covered persons without regard to protected characteristics, including their perceived protected characteristic. Protected categories include: race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hair styles such as, braids, locs, and twists as examples but not exhaustive list), color, religion or religious creed (including religious belief, observation, practice, dress, and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/chestfeeding, or related medical conditions), reproductive health decision-making, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status (including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed service), and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PPLA will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with the requirements of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.