Project Manager

Employer
Aptive
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Sep 11, 2022
Closes
Sep 28, 2022
Ref
2022-1470
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a full-time, Project Manager with demonstrated experience managing a large-scale project in a consulting environment. To be successful in this role, this individual must use strategic communications consulting, research and storytelling to advance the goals and objectives of each campaign. The Project Manager must be able to lead, manager and execute projects to ensure the client's mission and goals are met on time and within budget. To be successful, the Project Manager must be a problem-solver, work on tight deadlines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and pay close attention to details. Candidates must also have strong customer interaction skills, a deep understanding of communications, marketing and digital media best practices.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, proactive problem-solver and action-oriented team player with previous experience translating complex information into plain language. He/she must be committed to providing superior service, poised in a fast-paced environment and have a positive and flexible attitude.

This mid-level, full-time position is currently fully remote. However, the Project Manager may be expected to travel to Washington, D.C. or other locations in the United States for meetings, events and trainings.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, plan, manage, execute and close out projects in support of the client's mission.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive Project Management Plan, Communications Plan, Marketing Plan, Implementation Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Risk Management Plan, Integrated Master Schedule, and Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Ensure all project tasks are completed on time, on budget and within scope of the contract.
  • Manage all client relationships and facilitate project briefings to key stakeholders, including senior executives in the government.
  • Review all products developed by the team to ensure they meet client and contractual quality requirements.
  • Identify and resolve risks and conflicts quickly and effectively.
  • Translate complex messaging into plain language to ensure materials are easy to read, understand and use.
  • Gather, analyze, fact check and interpret data from various sources.
  • Plan, generate and deliver client-ready materials for stakeholders, including client leadership.
  • Write, review and edit content in compliance with AP style and other federal content guidelines.


Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of experience leading large-scale communications campaigns
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Experience supporting large Cabinet-level federal agencies is ideal.
  • Ability to work onsite in Washington, D.C. (or other locations in the United States) as needed.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.


Desired Qualifications

  • Proven ability to manage, lead and motivate a team of professional communications, marketing, digital media and creative specialists.
  • Excellent writing, editing, research and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to carry out multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to distill complex information into compelling messages.
  • Strong time management, creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent ability to communicate across most mediums and settings.


Client Information

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to provide veterans and their families with the services and benefits they have earned through their military service. For more than 100 years, VA has helped veterans enroll in health care, take advantage of a variety of benefits (e.g., home loans, disability compensation, insurance) and secure dignified burial services.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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