Project Manager (PM) for Engaging Criminal Justice System Professionals Project – Washington, D.C.

The Project will include the following phases: research, resource and program development, and implementation and refinement of educational materials and approaches. The PM will need to be in Washington, DC weekly for team meetings and project related requirements and be responsible for each phase to include a variety of components including but not limited to convening and conducting expert meetings, round tables, program workshops, and resource development sessions; managing communications with multiple stakeholders; monitoring and evaluating outputs; and network-building and consulting with external experts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the core team to create a project plan for achieving goals and outcomes based on information provided by the project lead and core team;
  • Coordinating projects from start to finish, identifying project deliverables, and ensuring the deliverables are on-time, on-budget, and of high quality;
  • Facilitating planning, daily progress, work reviews, and retrospectives
  • Communicating with core and project team members, advisors, and stakeholders to ensure all have necessary information and updates for smooth forward movement and project completion;
  • Tracking the team’s progress against prioritized work;
  • Removing impediments for the team and identifying risks to project quality;
  • Continuously evaluating status, identifying actual or potential conflicts with agreed-upon schedules and/or scope or budget; coordinating, communicating and resolving such problems in coordination with the core team, facilitating their resolution, or elevating them for resolution;
  • Tracking budget expenditures;
  • Setting agendas and keeping and sharing meetings notes;
  • Overseeing contractor management and procurement;
  • Drafting reports and written communications;
  • Promoting positive and collaborative working relationships with internal and external colleagues; and
  • Assuring that all necessary and desirable coordination is accomplished and obtains maximum participation by stakeholders and sponsors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree;
  • 5+ years project management experience;
  • Capable of handling multiple deadlines and projects; and
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; and
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and monitor assignments or projects, manage time, achieve deadlines; yet recognize and be highly responsive to changing priorities and circumstances; and
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization and with working with external organizations to achieve project goals.

Desired Traits: 

  • Creativity, initiative, curiosity, and flexibility — tempered by pragmatism, patience, and acute attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills; ability to be self-motivated and self-reliant
  • Ability to successfully operate at the micro and macro level; identifying obstacles and opportunities for individuals, teams and the division.
  • Attitude that is open, flexible, and willing to work in partnership with others.
  • Willingness to explore new tools and technologies and assess their appropriateness for the project team.
  • Experience working with educational and/or atrocity prevention fields.
  • Knowledge of and/or hands-on experience with Agile project management methodologies and tools.
  • Knowledge of the Museum and its mission and the history of the Holocaust.

Responses to this RFI should be sent by email to: Cornelius Willis, cwillis@ushmm.org on or before 5PM ET, November 29, 2018.

 

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