29 days old

Senior Project / Program Manager

Witt O'Brien's
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Witt O’Brien’s is helping states, counties, and municipalities to implement a wide range of programs including:
• Emergency Rental Assistance Programs
• Complex community development or housing projects
• FEMA-funded Public Assistance
• HUD-funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) management
• Launching and managing State Program Management Offices (PMO)

In support of these programs, we are seeking Project / Program Managers to join the company in senior leadership roles (determined by years and scope of directly related experience). The Project / Program Managers will lead the design and implementation of large-scale programs at the state and local level and oversee and direct all aspects of complex and multifaceted projects concurrently. The successful candidates will be mission-driven individuals whose primary focus will be to help state, local, and tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Essential Job Functions

• Lead the organization's support in managing large-scale programs and multiple projects with state, local, and tribal governments as part of COVID-19 relief efforts and CARES Act-funded programs in collaboration with other stakeholders, and with support from WOB subject matter experts.
• Plan, direct, and evaluate all program activities to ensure operational objectives of program or project rollout are effectively met.
• Monitor activities and operations to ensure compliance with all WOB duties and obligations under WOB agreements with state or local governments. This position is accountable for the results of the program.
• Cultivate a strong, collaborative working relationship with WOB and other stakeholders.
• Ensure transparency and communicate regularly with stakeholders in all key program management areas, including local government leaders, federal officials, and other community stakeholders.
• Inform stakeholders of progress and challenges related to achieving program objectives.
• Act as the internal leader of the WOB program team which may be comprised of hundreds to thousands of staff and multiple subcontractors, in collaboration with the WOB executive team and support functions.
• Manage, mentor, and review the performance of staff, as appropriate.
• Oversee the effective utilization of the organization's finances, assets and human capital.
• Work with state or local officials to provide regular updates.
• Develop and maintain close professional working relationships with elected officials at the state and local level to ensure program efforts happen as quickly, efficiently, and effectively as possible.
• Assure WOB programs, products, and services are consistently presented to convey a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
• Serve as the “face” and “voice” of the program as appropriate to media outlets.


Minimum Job Requirements • Bachelor's Degree. • 5 plus years of experience working in one or more of the following areas: large scale vaccine distribution, public/private partnerships, large scale recovery efforts, large scale program management in revitalization, resiliency, etc. • Experience and exposure to recovery aid programs through FEMA, HUD, USAID, or Army Corps of Engineers or comparable agencies at the state level working on disaster recovery related programs and managing complex operations with a diversity of stakeholders. • Capable of serving as the public face and “owner,” the principal spokesperson serving multiple stakeholders from local government leadership and federal officials to homeowners, etc. • Proven experience balancing mission execution with protection of the principal organization’s political, economic and legal interests. • Able to convey a dedication to the mission of the organization and project self-assurance and unshakable confidence. • A proven leader who motivates and inspires trust and confidence in others and knows how to manage talent and complex programs and projects. • Experience managing consultants, staff and advising and influencing related organization and community leaders. • High attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated concepts through written and verbal methods to all levels of internal and external clients. • Demonstrated skills in creative problem-solving and working through adversity. • A history of developing and executing outreach/communication strategies. • A history of successful access, engagement, partnering and alliance building with a broad range of constituencies as a partner organization. • Able to develop systems of accountability for achieving results as well as continually improving and raising performance expectations. • Able to monitor external factors while managing internal strategy to focus on priorities and executing changes when necessary. • Track record of collaborative leadership and talent development, building coalitions and getting the most out of diverse teams through inclusive leadership and connecting with people. • Professional track record that demonstrates honesty and transparency. • Broad business acumen and acute political sensitivity. Preferred Job Requirements • Degree in a related field. • Advanced degree such as a JD or MBA. • PMP certification. • Experience working with the private sector and real-world implementation knowledge.


Posted: 2021-08-26 Expires: 2021-10-10

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