1+ months

Project Manager

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Washington, District of Columbia 20004 Work Remotely

Position Announcement – Project Manager, Next Generation Warning System

(Three positions to be filled)


Position Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for a professional who enjoys a challenge and is energized by the prospect of joining a team of colleagues who have a commitment to our civil society and ensuring the safety of the American Public. The Project Manager will support the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) effort, in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to deploy their Next Generation Warning System (NGWS), which will provide a more resilient and secure public alerting system, through the acquisition and implementation of emerging digital broadcast technology, delivered through our nation’s public broadcasting television and radio stations.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years of federal grant and/or project management experience.
  • Experience in the execution of all phases of the project process (e.g., establishing goals, planning, organizing, and managing grant agreements).
  • Well established organization and time management skills, analytical ability, attention to detail and proficiency in business writing.
  • Experience utilizing MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP or government program management certification.
  • Knowledge or experience in working with broadcast alert and warning systems.
  • Understanding of media technology and broadcast engineering services.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages and executes projects that align with FEMA objectives and priorities for the NGWS program.
  • Manages portfolio of contracts and grants to public broadcast organizations from application and evaluation, tracking deliverables, establishing performance metrics, ensuring FEMA regulatory compliance, reporting, and close-out.
  • Manages relationships with grantees and potential grantees including ongoing communications regarding request for proposals (RFPs), project scope and goals.
  • Works with CPB contracting attorneys to ensure contracts and grants reflect the project as approved and the Office of Budget and Finance related to budget issues and payments.

Reports To: Executive Director, System Strategies - Next Generation Warning System


The salary for this position will be no less than $65,000 within a salary hiring range up to $87,000. Exact salary based upon experience, education related to the role, CPB compensation structure and internal equity. Annual salary increases and bonus award based on performance against annual objectives and position responsibilities.


CPB provides generous benefit programs including retirement, health, dental, life and disability insurance, commuting, flexible spending accounts, vacation, sick, personal, and maternity/parental leave. 


CPB is conveniently located amidst multiple metro stops at 401 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC. We are a largely local workforce and value employee flexibility, when possible. Currently, most positions are offsite or hybrid, depending on role, as approved by the position’s Department Head.

Who We Are:

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private, nonprofit corporation created to ensure universal access to non-commercial high-quality content and telecommunications services. We invest in programs and services that are educational, innovative, locally relevant, and reflect America’s common values and cultural diversity. Through grants, we encourage the development of content that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, especially children and minorities.

For more information about CPB, our programs, and our mission, please visit our website at www.cpb.org.

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to –


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has a commitment to the principle of diversity, as it creates a healthier work environment. In that spirit, we welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posted: 2023-02-14 Expires: 2023-03-31

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