This position is contingent upon a contract award (expected February 2018), and the preference for this position is to be based in Dover, NH; however, individuals with extensive industry-based project management experience who are able to travel onsite for program orientation and training may be considered.
The Program Manager manages a group of related projects, subprograms, and program activities in a coordinated way to obtain business benefits. Communicates the program’s overall design and ensures stakeholders are knowledgeable about the scope of the program, specific contractual requirements or needs, and their roles and responsibilities. Leads and coordinates program activities within and across projects and subprograms; manages interdependencies among components and determines optimal approach to achieve program goals and benefits. Manages and mentors project managers. This position has profit and loss, productivity and/or business process improvement accountability impacting gross margin and/or cost of sales of the program. Additional responsibilities include the following:
Utilize formalized and standardized project and program management processes, tools and techniques to achieve program goals and strategic benefits.
Develop program plan that ensures alignment with the strategic and business purpose, and ensure component project plans align with the program’s goals and benefits.
Assist with and/or prepare activities related to proposal design development (i.e., writing, editing, and production) and/or project charter development.
Negotiate and influence program scope, schedule and price, including change requests; understand stakeholder needs and program/contract requirements.
Design effective and innovative approaches and strategies to satisfy project/program goals and constraints and to realize benefits.
Manage the stakeholder relationship and expectations, ensure requirements, preferences, and needs are met within the context of the approved work plan and per the program plan.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that activities are completed on time, in line with budget, and to a standard that fulfills requirements, meets or exceeds the client's expectations, and achieves and sustains benefit.
Initiate and implement contracts with vendors and subcontractors, and ensure they are familiar with organizational procedures and expectations as well as deliverable requirements and acceptance criteria.
Develop program management plan, including component plan documents, in collaboration with program team.
Manage program work breakdown structure to plan time, cost, and resource requirements for program tasks and deliverables.
Lead and facilitate program planning and requirements gathering sessions with internal stakeholders.
Manage project integration throughout project and program life cycles.
Monitor program metrics and analyze variances and trends in costs, schedule, quality, and risks and identify corrective actions or opportunities for improvement.
Develop a risk management plan and identify, track, manage, and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle; escalate issues when necessary to ensure minimal impact to quality, budget, timeline, and business objectives.
Lead and facilitate effective program meetings (internal and external) with clear/concise purpose, objectives, agenda, and document and communicate results including decisions, risks, actions, and issues.
Conduct effective workshops and training sessions with clients, staff, committees, and internal/external stakeholders.
Duties and responsibilities may from time to time include related or unrelated tasks that require the same or similar skills and experience.
Bachelor’s degree is required, Master's degree is preferred, and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible project and/or program management experience to include five (5) years of assessment industry experience and two (2) years of demonstrated supervisory experience is required. Alternate Assessment experience preferred.
Knowledge and application of PMBOK practices are required.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required.
Moderate local or national travel, including overnight, which may include travel to client sites, state departments of education, remote scoring centers, meetings, seminars, training, partner meetings, corporate headquarters or other Measured Progress locations. (20%-30%).
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