• Project Mgr, Regional

    Location AN-Saint Maarten
    Job ID
    American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Global - Salaried
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Regional Project Manager for the Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine (CCDM) will be a key member of the team responsible for establishing and managing all aspects of the CCDM, its structure, annual conferences, educational, operational and research programs and ongoing collaboration with AUC leaders, St. Maarten governmental officials and other Caribbean Island officials.  The CCDM Regional Project Manager works closely with key stakeholders, functional groups, and technical staff to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of solutions in support of business goals and objectives. The individual also works closely with project owners, consultants and other third party vendors, when necessary.


    • Analyzes project requirements; investigates project needs in various functional areas, and identifies resources required, including but not limited to development and implementation of evaluation of CCDM activities; and developing and implementing online and face-to-face CME activities.

    • Develops detailed project plans that develop key activities, timelines, and resource requirements needed to achieve project objectives while adhering to an appropriate systematic development process.
    • Assists with CCDM budget management and funding opportunities for collaborative educational and research programs in the Caribbean.

    • Initiates efforts to advance the project; tracks and documents completion of work plan activities.
    • Manages multiple projects according to plan, measures, monitors, and reports progress at defined points to ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget.
    • Modifies tasks, sequencing, and re-sourcing as appropriate to maintain progress.

    • Identifies and addresses obstacles; pursues resolution.

    • Manages project teams and related implementation activities according to project plans in a matrix organization.

    • Makes suggestions for using resources more effectively and coordinates / negotiates staffing changes with managers.

    • Balances use of vendor resources and internal resources.

    • Coaches and develops team members in support of the achievement of the project.

    • Provides feedback to the project team members, as appropriate.

    • Communicates project progress and issues to clients/administrative counterparts (e.g. Harvard Disaster Medicine Institute (BIDMC) and satellite centers in Europe, Asia and South America), especially related to impact of changes in project resources, scheduling, scope and delivery.

    • Works closely with the groups involved to ensure smooth implementation.
    • Completes other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • A minimum of 5-7 years of full lifecycle project management experience including knowledge of PMBOK or other equivalent methodology. PMP certification desired.

    • Masters in Business or Project Management required.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve issues and determine effective business and alternative solutions in healthcare education.

    • Demonstrate initiative and ability to advance projects while managing multiple initiatives.

    • Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills.

    • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization and work in a fast paced environment with many initiatives.

    • Ability to manage a variety of business and vendor resources.

    • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions with minimal supervision and direction.

    • Proficient with project management practices and tools.
    • Experience working with academic leaders to provide a wide variety of educational and training programs to medical students and faculty members.
    • Background in instructional technologies a plus.
    • Capability to influence and instill credibility in sponsors, peers and subordinates by meeting project milestones, deadlines and budget.
    • Experience in an academic enterprise is definitely a plus.

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is an international medical school preparing physicians for careers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. AUC was founded in 1978 and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine, which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the World Health Organization. AUC offers a diversity of students, primarily US citizens and permanent residents, with the opportunity to pursue a high-quality medical education. AUC graduates are practicing medicine in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States, with many earning Chief Resident positions and other positions of leadership.

    AUC employs a U.S. model curriculum, with two years of medical sciences taught at the St. Maarten campus, followed by two years of clinical sciences taught at affiliated hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom. AUC is known for its student–centered environment, a faculty passionate about teaching, and a commitment to giving students who have the desire, the persistence, and the intellectual capacity an opportunity to become outstanding physicians. In 2013, AUC achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).


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