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Project Manager I

Society for Neuroscience
Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Work Remotely
  • Payrate
    $68,884 To $77,494
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

About the Society for Neuroscience

Founded in 1969, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) now has more than 36,000 members in more than 95 countries. Year-round programming includes the publishing of two highly regarded scientific journals, JNeurosci and eNeuro; professional development resources and career training through Neuronline¸ the Society’s home for learning and discussion; science advocacy and public policy engagement including annual Capitol Hill Day; and a variety of engaging public outreach efforts, led by the expanding and interactive collection of public-facing resources on BrainFacts.org. SfN’s annual meeting regularly attracts more than 30,000 attendees, representing 80 countries; 536 exhibiting companies; and close to 300 journalists.

SfN exists to:

  1. Advance scientific exchange;
  2. Support the neuroscience community;
  3. Educate and engage the public; and
  4. Advocate for the field.

Position Summary

The Information Strategy & Business Analysis department focuses on the Management and Implementation of Information Technology, Business Intelligence, Knowledge management, and Business Process excellence to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.

The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, communication, implementation, and general management of major systems integration, data management, and process improvement projects across the organization. This position will oversee all facets of project management and will supervise one staff member.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages technology, data, and process improvement projects and assists director with oversight of the overall department portfolio as needed.
  • Creates and executes project work plans, revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Anticipates stakeholder needs and identifies and flags potential challenges and risks.
  • Manages stakeholder, management, and vendor expectations through effective communication and reporting.
  • Coordinates internal and external resources according to project plan and budget.
  • Manages project meeting logistics and agendas and facilitates group discussions.
  • Oversees project budget in collaboration with the director.
  • Develops functional specifications and requirements. Works closely with the Technology Services department.
  • Manages procurement needs and requests for proposal process development.
  • Documents key decisions and procedures and communicates this information to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Creates test plans and manages the UAT.
  • Supervises and prioritizes any post-launch adjustments as necessary.
  • Transitions completed project to support/maintenance environment, including securing training for staff on new systems.
  • Assists with data governance and data privacy practices for the organization.
  • Acts as liaison with departments in collaboration with director to gather emerging technology, data, and process improvement needs across the organization, to prioritize and recommend future projects.
  • Takes full ownership of projects.

Supervisory Skills

  • Directly supervises a junior business analyst. Delegates effectively, communicates expectations clearly, and provides professional development opportunities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of direct project management experience.  
  • Demonstrated project management experience and capacity to manage multiple projects spanning different teams/business units.
  • Experience with data and systems integration projects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory or team lead experience. 
  • PMP, CAPM, SCRUM and other relevant certifications.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments working with databases and analysis/business intelligence tools.
  • Flexibility to determine the best approach for managing different projects and stakeholder needs.
  • Collaborative style and strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with colleagues. 
  • Strong customer service skills, including the ability to maintain a professional environment while managing difficult situations.

Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location: Remote – DMV area preferred

  • Remote - DMV Area: Employees can work from home in the DMV area as part of a 35-hour workweek with core hours from 10am-3pm Eastern time. Remote employees should have a reliable high-speed internet connection to ensure they can conduct their work with maximum reliability. 

Physical demands 

While performing duties of the job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Comprehensive health plan through United Healthcare with a fully funded HRA up to $1,500, plus dental and vision coverage through MetLife
  • Hybrid or remote work environment depending on the position
  • 40-52 days of annual paid time off based on tenure, including holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • 20 days of paid parental leave for new parents
  • Retirement plans with employer contributions up to 8%
  • Education assistance
  • ASAE memberships
  • Wellness and technology stipend
  • Flexible Fridays
  • Employee assistance plans
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts

How to apply

Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume online via our Careers Page. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls/emails, please. 

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

Society for Neuroscience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Posted: 2023-02-22 Expires: 2023-04-08

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