Mount Sinai Careers

Associate Director, Lean Projects

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

The Mount Sinai Health System

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The Mount Sinai Health System’s commitment to excellence extends beyond delivering world-class health care. The System’s ongoing success is dependent upon our highly motivated, nonclinical professionals working to improve business operations. Our leadership team is driven to provide exceptional service by cultivating a workforce that is dedicated to upholding Mount Sinai’s mission of delivering innovative, breakthrough medicine with compassion and integrity.

Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with wearing the badge? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of unrivaled patient care!

What You’ll Do:

The Associate Director of Lean Projects will work closely with the Director of Project Management to manage the day-to-day operations of the lean project management team.  The lean project management team is responsible for deploying lean projects across the Mount Sinai Health System.  This is a new team for the Health System and offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced lean professional to help build the lean deployment infrastructure and lead the implementation strategy.  

Responsibilities will include:

Oversight of system-wide lean projects, including project scoping, stakeholder management, project planning, project resourcing, project direction and execution, and project closure
Direct and participate in organizational needs assessments prior to lean project launch
Direct strategies and implementation tactics to develop capabilities of lean project teams 
Develop project maintenance plan and metrics tracking plan
Develop communications plan for Health System lean projects
Develop educational offerings for lean project teams to improve their knowledge of lean concepts, methods and tools
Direct management of lean facilitators: supervise and coordinate work of the lean facilitators, monitor progress of assigned projects to ensure timely completion, provide day-to-day guidance to lean facilitators on project direction and execution

What you’ll bring:
5 – 7 years of experience in strategic project management or lean in a healthcare environment, with demonstrated success in change management.    

Bachelor's degree in public health or business administration or a related field. Master's degree is preferred.

Certification and/or working knowledge of Lean methodologies.  
Capable and comfortable with working independently to lead projects through to implementation. Ideal candidate has demonstrated experience managing lean improvement projects.  

Strong written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. 

Excellent quantitative and analytical skills

Client-oriented work ethic, delivering high quality results

Do you share our dedication to extraordinary service and have what it takes to wear the badge? Apply now!


Who We Are:

Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
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