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Associate Director, Lean Projects- Strategic Planning

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

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Associate Director, Lean Projects

Roles & Responsibilities

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.  

  • 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
  • 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
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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 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.