Sr Project Manager

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Category: Project Management
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 15762
Date Added: 08/24/2023

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Project Manager – Washington, D.C.

* Please note: we CAN NOT do C2C Arrangements at this time!!*
– This is an ONSITE role in Washington, D.C, Hybrid 3 days/ week- Non negotiable Tuesday-Thursday ONSITE IN OFFICE!- 

The Project Manager oversees the coordination and completion of all aspects of assigned projects, including but not limited to activities supporting the Society divisions/units, and the SBS teams which include Strategy & Program Management, Web Services & Communications, Member Services, and Research & Decision Support. Responsible for leading projects to a successful conclusion by managing customer expectations through facilitating scope, defining how the project will perform, executing the work products, monitoring day-to-day execution, closing all project details, and ensuring the project is on schedule and within budget. Creates and maintains standard project management deliverables adhering to appropriate principles and practices such as activities in the Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing phases while implementing stage gates. This position will engage various stakeholders at all levels of leadership including managing vendor relationships, and operational plans. Also, be able to provide oversight, direction, and support to set the project vision.

Work design: Applicant will report directly to the Assistant Director, Strategic Planning. Works with various teams, independently, and under general direction from the manager. Identifies and recommends solutions to a variety of conventional and non-conventional problems. Organizing, critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, strategic, collaborative, flexible, adaptable, and political approaches are essential in this position.

Position Accountabilities
  • Manage projects, develop and distribute quality project-related documentation to all interested parties, including feasibility and concept plan, cost and budget estimates, project charter, project plan and schedule, communications plan, issue logs, risk, and risk mitigation plans, procurement plan, deployment plan, project closeout, and maintenance transition plan.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to document the scope, goals, budget, risks, blockers, success measures, and estimated resources needed. 
  • Lead and facilitate the completion of all other project phases deliverables such as human resources, design, requirements, quality management, test plan, change procedures, and procurement management.
  • Manage deadlines and push the team to ensure timelines are met.
  • Lead and facilitate project meetings internally and externally.
  • Ensure the proper level of communication, including project kickoff meetings to establish and confirm roles and responsibilities, the cadence of project team meetings to track progress, stakeholder meetings to provide the status, post-implementation meetings to ensure that project scope has been fully met, and lessons learned meeting to gather feedback for use in future projects.
  • Coordinate with vendors and suppliers as needed.
  • Identify and manage areas of risk in documentation/specifications, proposals, and contract documents.
  • Ensure stage gates are implemented in projects to increase quality and gauge stakeholder satisfaction such as project and iteration reviews, product reviews, and other methods for periodic feedback.
  • Measure and report project performance, project milestones, and other project information to project stakeholders and senior management regularly, including issue escalation that requires management decisions.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to establish a team culture that promotes and encourages creativity to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Help facilitate project prioritization processes, including preparing project materials required for scheduled prioritization sessions on assigned projects.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures to implement an effective change management strategy. 
  • Participate in other projects and endeavors as assigned/needed.
  • May travel up to 5% of the year.

Education/Experience/Technological Knowledge
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required) and Master’s/Advanced Degree (preferred) in project management, business, management, information systems, or a related field.
  • Project Management Professional certification (PMP) is required.
  • 10+ years experience in Project Management.
  • Knowledge of project management processes, such as Scrum and Agile.
  • Experience with an Association environment is a plus.
  • Solid leadership, communications, and project management skills.
  • Experience with managing cross-functional project teams.
  • Experience managing large, complex projects simultaneously is required.
  • Proficient in multi-tasking, organizing, and tracking multiple projects on schedule and within budget is required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of project management software is preferred.
  • Possess critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Change champion attributes.
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.