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Program Manager II-Hybrid

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Bethesda, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

HJF is seeking a Program Manager II to provide administrative project oversight to maximize the effective use of project resources. Supervises the work of assigned staff. Coordinates budget and accounting, space management, personnel management, overall management, contracts, and purchasing areas. Works on problems of moderate scope, applying an intermediate level understanding of organizational objectives, budgeting processes, and project management principles. Remote options are available.

This position will be in support of the Global-ID portfolio with a focus on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Support will include for investigator sponsored research in discovery, development and clinical studies.


  • Provides policy guidance and implements procedures and protocols to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of programs.
  • Develops and manages program plans from inception to deployment, applying project management methodology and enforcing best practice standards.
  • Initiates and monitors program actions including budgets, purchasing, and hiring activities.
  • Works with project stakeholders to ensure detailed business and technical requirements are defined to ensure success in program.
  • Monitors grant awards for compliance with regulations and adherence to timelines. Ensures compliance with terms and conditions of the award.
  • Maintains archive of documents required to support pre/post award management.
  • Interacts with project stakeholders by facilitating information flow as a liaison between research staff, Principal Investigators, project sponsors, research administrators and HJF Program Operations in the administration of agreements and contracts and research compliance.
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures, maintains and disseminates policies and obtains feedback for continual process improvement.
  • Develop proposals and support the proposal lifecycle from initiation through to award
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.
  • May include budgetary responsibility to include plan/forecast, prepare.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of organizational objectives, the federal budget process, office automation.
  • Ability to work completely independently, use sound judgement in solving problems, and coordinate many complex systems and programs simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, and good communications, customer/client relationship skills and people management experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Direct Supervisor: Direct authority to make decisions on the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, starting salaries and merit increases; conduct employee performance evaluations and directs work activities.

Physical Capabilities 

  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.


Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Minimum of 6-8 years experience required.

Licenses and Certifications

  • PMP preferred.

All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.


Company Description
Are you ready to make a difference in military medicine?

For more than 30 years, HJF has committed to a singular mission: advancing military medicine. We were authorized by Congress to do this and serve as a trusted and responsive link between the military medical community, its federal and private partners, and millions of American service families, veterans and civilians who rely every day on the advances and quality of life that result from this work.

We use our mission understanding to create innovative solutions that are purpose-built for our partners’ goals.

At HJF, you will become an important part of a mission-driven team.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation


6720 B Rockledge Drive

Bethesda, MD