Program Manager

Working from home
Sep 19, 2022
Oct 19, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Program Manager to support development of a government wide branding and communications campaign focused on increasing diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the federal government hiring process. In this position, you will manage an integrated contractor team of to deliver communication, recruitment advertising, and marketing services in collaboration with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

This senior-level, full-time position is currently remote due to COVID-19 regulations, but will later be located on-site in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC. This is an immediate hire position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Program Manager for the contract staff providing administrative support to on-board/off-board staff as required.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the client, ensuring that the team is meeting or exceeding customer expectations and achieving program goals.
  • Manage a team of multiple staff, including subcontractors.
  • Oversee and manage advertising, strategic communications, outreach and digital media deliverables.
  • Identify innovative and creative ways to enhance the delivery of the communications missions.
  • Provide oversight for research, planning and execution of project marketing and communications strategy to meet contract requirements.
  • Duties include developing plans, initiatives, and evaluating a comprehensive advertising and communications plan and implementation strategy.
  • Plan, develop, and implement marketing research, audit, and analysis to ascertain perceptions, attitudes, and expectations of audiences.
  • Use market research techniques that include but are not limited to the development and use of appropriate survey instruments, focus groups, and statistical analysis of results to assist in identifying target population.
  • Implement marketing objectives and monitor and evaluate effectiveness of implementation strategies.
  • Employ creative thinking to formulate goals and objectives and integrates them into a cohesive project implementation approach to satisfy customer mission requirements.
  • Plan and execute information and promotional campaigns and disseminate information on projects and special programs, orally and in writing.
  • Assemble, classify, and summarize reported progress results and present verbally, graphically, or in written form indicating current status of program progress deficiencies, outstanding accomplishments, and reasons for deviations from plans.
  • Develop, review and edit briefings, articles and speeches. Strong writing and editing skills are essential.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience leading federal contracts, with scope including communications strategy, marketing, advertising and recruiting.
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, or a related area of study. Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience with organizing and assigning responsibilities to subordinates (including subcontractors).
  • Experience developing integrated master schedules for complex programs.
  • Expertise in one or more industry standard project management platforms (e.g., Microsoft Project), to facilitate detailed project tracking across workstreams.
  • Familiar with development of comprehensive financial reports, tracking funding across contract line items, initiatives and others.
  • Adept at reviewing the workload of each team member and assigning them to support high-volume programs and projects based on the mission, current speed, volume, and demand of the client.
  • Legal Authorization to work in the U.S

Desired Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills.
  • Proven experience supporting one or more federal agencies.
  • 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.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

Client Information

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (ODEIA) examines policy options, governmentwide data trends, and employee survey findings that affect OPM's management of HR policy, specifically including diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) throughout the Federal government.

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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