Project Manager

Herndon, VA
Nov 16, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Full Time

For more than 70 years, Northwest Federal Credit Union has provided valuable financial products and services for our members. Northwest offers employees a comprehensive benefits program including: medical and dental plans, paid time off, a generous 401k match, student loan assistance, parental leave, and the opportunity to grow professionally through a wide range of job-based, classroom and online training resources. Northwest Federal Credit Union has been recognized, for the second consecutive year, as a 2021 Top Workplace by The Washington Post and we believe that our success is built upon the excellence and achievement of our employees. Together, we serve and inspire to transform lives.

The Project Manager is accountable for the success all scaled size projects and initiatives within the Credit Union. This includes planning, execution, and implementation of all projects to deliver intended business outcomes, ideally on time, on budget, and within scope according to business priorities. Throughout the life cycle of these projects, the Project Manager is responsible for making appropriate trade offs with project teams to mitigate any issues or risks.


Strategy and Governance
  • Ensure project results have an articulated scope with quantifiable business benefit
  • Connect project messaging and reporting to strategic business initiatives
  • Represent the project at project governance and inter-department forums
  • Develop communication plans and interfaces to actively engage business partners
  • Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria

Project and Program Delivery
  • Assess, communicate and resolve all high priority project risks as they are encountered
  • Define and create project plans for projects, portfolio, and product prioritization and implementation
  • Manage all aspects of the project life cycle, and work with team members to oversee all phases until project completion
  • Assess, communicate and resolve all high priority project risks as they are encountered
  • Define and create project plans for projects, portfolio, and product prioritization and Implementation

Other duties include:
  • Protect the confidentiality and integrity financial sensitive information and maintain the technical mechanisms of legitimate access and release of the data to meet the requirements of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • Ability to understand how products and processes live in the Credit Union operation system and ancillary systems and how changes to those products and processes will affect each other. Innovative thinking is critical
  • Demonstrate the ability to build collaborative relationships across disciplines; coordinate work done by a team; resolve disputes; and provide leadership to a project team
  • Demonstrate the ability to receive and interpret information and formulate a course of corrective action to problem situations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Remains cognizant of and adheres to NWFCU policies and procedures as well as regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)


  • Minimum 4 years' Project Management experience with demonstrated outcome delivery across different types of high-risk, high-value projects
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Proficient with Project and Portfolio Management Tools (Workfront, Visio, MS Project etc.)
  • Knowledge and expertise in use of project management and SDLC methodologies and tools (i.e. Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, Iterative)
  • Certifications
    • PMP or Six Sigma Black preferred
    • Agile or Scrum Master Certification preferred

As a COVID-19 safety measure, our employees must either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or follow additional safety protocols, including testing.

EEO Notice

Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703-709-8900 or

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