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HR Project Manager

Department: Human Resources Admin
Location: Houston, TX

Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.

Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 10 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.

Job Description

The HR Project Manager is a new position within the Human Resources Department and will play an integral role in overseeing delivery of HR project activity associated with HR strategic priorities, transformation and evolution of critical HR functions. The Project Manager reports directly to the CHRO but will work closely with HR leaders, HRBPs and staff both internally and across Legacy to ensure effective project development, coordination and communication around HR Projects. The HR Project Manager role possesses a unique blend of knowledge of HR processes and best practices and a strong background and experience in the project management discipline.

The HR Project Manager is responsible for the management of HR projects to include managing project budgets, resources (internal and/or external), timelines, risks and third party vendors. Responsible for overall direction, communication, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company and Department strategy, commitments and goals.

Essential Functions

Strategic Project Development, Scoping & Development

  • Translate business objectives into projects with clearly defined scope, timing, deliverables, resources, and key measures of success.
  • Formulate and continually re-assess the appropriate project management approach and project management skill set / resourcing mix across internal and external partners to ensure all project tasks are successfully completed.
  • Create project plans, including timelines and milestones.
  • Negotiate sufficient resources needed from HR and supporting Departments such as IT, Communications, business units, and other groups as appropriate.
  • Effectively set and communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders.
  • Define project success criteria and communicate to team throughout project life cycle.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the business units and key partner groups to understand their business needs, ensure alignment on objectives, and ensure ongoing buy-in across all project activities.

Project Execution

  • Manage ongoing project plans, budgets, resources, and vendors.
  • Facilitate meetings and drive project issues through to resolution.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations.
  • Proactively manage and communicate ongoing changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and lead project team members. Influence project team to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Manage Requests for Proposals (RFPís) with vendors relating to HR projects.

Change Management

  • Identify all stakeholders, both direct and indirect, and determine level of involvement needed for project success.
  • Work closely with HR leaders, Business unit leaders, and other key stakeholders to ensure appropriate change management activities are defined and included in all project plans.

Post-Implementation Transition and Evaluation

  • Support the ongoing development of best practices and tools for HR project management and execution.
  • Conduct project debrief sessions to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements, to support a continuous improvement ethic for building the project management discipline within HR
  • Ensure comprehensive and seamless project post-implementation transition

Education & Training Requirements

  • Bachelorís degree in business, management, Human Resources, or related field.
  • 5 years working with HR systems, processes, trends, and best practices
  • PMP, PgMP, CAPM, and/or comparable project management certifications are highly desirable.
  • Masterís Degree preferred
  • SHRM-SCP, SPHR, or PHR certification desired

Work Experience

  • At least three years of related experience required in HR, project management or related discipline.
  • Previous HR project management experience required, including demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with different stakeholder sets.
  • Experience with HR Project planning and strategy concepts.
  • Experience with HR project management tools and methods to include risk management, strategic planning and change management.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, presentation and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to build mutually productive relationships and interact with senior management and key partner groups (e.g., IT, Communications, HR, business units).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.


  • 9 Holiday + 1 Floating Holiday
  • PTO
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Medical / Vision / Dental (if eligible)

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