Program Manager

Alexandria, VA
Sep 11, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Program Manager to support federal clients, preferably in the field of strategic communications and marketing. In this position, you will have overall responsibility for the management of a large-scale program, encompassing multiple projects, with experience in managing a total lifecycle budget of $30+ million. Tasks may include planning, initiating, managing, executing, and closing out small- and large-scale programs in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs mission related to healthcare innovation and learning. Experience in overseeing a mid-size communications and event team is ideal.

This senior-level, full-time position is located in Alexandria, VA. This is a remote position but may require attending meetings in person. Some additional travel to events may be required. This is a contingent hire position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Program Manager and primary contact for federal clients.
  • Support project staff providing administrative support to on-board/off-board staff as required.
  • Oversee and track contract financials on an ongoing basis.
  • Oversee a team of 10+ staff, including subcontractors.
  • Manage strategic communications, creative, outreach and event deliverables.
  • Execute innovative best practices, processes, standards, and procedures that focus on new and emerging healthcare solutions and technologies.
  • Duties include developing plans, initiatives, and evaluating communications and marketing efforts and small to large scale outreach events.
  • Responsible for effectively executing the intent of project and agency objectives through understanding project needs and tailoring work to meet those needs.
  • Responsible for demonstrating exemplary strategic communication and problem-solving skills with business owners, peers, management, and contract staff. Responsible for making all operational and staffing decisions.
  • Responsible for adhering to all contractual timelines and overseeing that all contract tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Employ creative thinking to formulate goals and objectives and integrate them into a cohesive project implementation approach to satisfy customer mission requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8 years of management experience with a master's degree or 10+ years of management experience with a BS/BA degree.
  • Experience in leading multidisciplinary communications and marketing teams in organization transformation, modernization and/or healthcare innovation preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.
  • Consulting experience supporting large, complex Cabinet-level federal agencies.
  • Skills and experience in project management, strategic communications, marketing, and engagement support services.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong multitasker, preferably related to communications and event management.
  • Familiarity with collaboration tools, including Teams and Zoom.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills.
  • Experience supporting federal government in innovative healthcare efforts preferred.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • A 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.

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.

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