Quality Improvement Project Manager

The Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA) is the technical assistance and advocacy organization for Maine’s Federally Quality Health Centers (FQHCs). The Quality Improvement Project Manager (QIPM) position at MPCA is a full-time, salaried role responsible for a broad range of programmatic duties, including management of contracts with the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ME CDC) and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). The position requires skill in quality improvement coaching and consultation, interpersonal communication, group facilitation, technical writing, and the use of Microsoft Office Suite. A strong service orientation and willingness to learn new skills, as program requirements evolve, are essential qualities. In-state travel is required as is occasional travel out-of-state.

Key Responsibilities:

MPCA staff work as an interdisciplinary team and the Quality Improvement Project Manager (QIPM) works closely with the Director of Continuous Quality Improvement (DCQI) and her/his MPCA team members to identify and develop opportunities for performance improvement and advocacy for Maine’s FQHCs.  The QIPM is specifically responsible for fulfilling all requirements of MPCA’s contracts with two ME CDC programs; Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program (MBCHP).  Additionally, the QIPM assists with or leads other initiatives as assigned. Central responsibilities include:

  • Managing relationships with state and private sector partners and funders of programs, as assigned.
  • Managing work plans and ensuring fulfilment of associated requirements, including delivery of work products.
  • Onsite and web-based provision of training, coaching, and technical assistance to MPCA members.
  • Staging, fostering and/or coordinating community-based planning activities and trainings for Maine’s FQHCs. 
  • Supporting grant development and proposal writing; contributing to white papers and articles .


 Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years experience in program development and management.  Experience with one or more of the following specialties, in a healthcare setting(s): quality improvement, public health, risk management, patient safety and/or emergency preparedness.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

salary & Benefits:

Salary Range DOE: $50,575 - $59,500.  Maine Primary Care Association has a robust benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Life, and Retirement.

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 references by email, postal mail or in person to: Darcy Shargo, Chief Operating Officer Maine Primary Care Association 73 Winthrop St. Augusta, ME 04330 dshargo@mepca.org Application Deadline: 7/8/2016. No phone calls please.