Project Assistant, Meaningful Use

Newark, NJ Part-time

Position Summary –

New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NJIT University that applies the innovative, intellectual and technological resources of the university to the challenges identified by our industry partners. NJII Healthcare iLab brings NJIT expertise and innovation to health care systems in a fast-paced, creative, data-driven, energetic, academic setting.


We rely on core values of integrity, collaboration, purpose, innovation, learning, excellence, leadership and courage to achieve our vision of catalyzing the renewal of NJ’s key industries resulting in better products, stronger companies and vibrant clusters producing more NJ jobs. We believe happiness is seriously good for business. Twenty years of research show happiness positively impacts every business outcome, therefore our commitment is to continually improve our culture to increase employee happiness and engagement. 


Project Assistants will take direction from their supervisor to complete specific relevant tasks which contribute to the teams using data analytics to help physicians, hospitals and other stakeholders improve health care quality for every patient while lowering costs.


Person Reports to – Manager or Director

Supervises – N.A

Essential Functions -



Project Assistants


Manages + Develops staff

Does not lead any staff members - employee works independently but under supervision



Under direct supervision, completes assigned tasks, performs required duties, and is present for their proper shifts.



Introduced to quality & compliance issues by their manager or designee


Business Development



Teamwork & Collaboration

No collaboration - works independently under supervision in a state of readiness & cooperation


Recognition and Leveraging knowledge



Communication/ Verbal + Written

Does not present at meetings or in groups. Verbal/written communication is accurate.



Assists in the creation of documents taking direction from manager or designee


Job Specific Functions-



Project Assistants


Client Support

Does not consult


Problem Solving

No responsibility for problem solving


Creates, schedules, manages TASKS

No responsibility for creating, scheduling, managing tasks


Data management and accuracy

Maintains and reports on inconsistencies in data management and accuracy of small data sets as assigned


NJII Representation

Does not represent NJII externally


Additional Functions

  • All other duties as assigned


Prerequisite Qualifications –

Education/Degree Required

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor in Technology, Business Administration, Finance, Health Administration, or a related
  • The education requirement may be waived by the Senior Vice President if work experience is relevant.


Years of Experience Required

  • No years of experience required


Knowledge/Skills Required

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience gathering requirements from the client/business and providing clear documentation
  • Experience with project methodology (requirements, design, development, test and implementation)
  • Familiarity with business process design and aid the high-level business process design efforts with the assistance of stakeholders and end user
  • Experience supporting client accounting and reporting, or other applicable financial industry experience.
  • Demonstrated strong focus on execution and delivery with ability to make recommendations and mitigate timeline risks
  • Demonstrated project and work planning experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel
  • Expert interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, resourceful (independently seeks and finds resources, information, knowledge, and/or tools to complete tasks as needed)
  • Experience or knowledge of health information technology, including but not limited to electronic health records (EHR), patient care flow, and hospital computer systems