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Project Manager

Washington, DC
  • Expired: June 01, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description:

Plans, executes, and finalizes projects according to established deadlines and budgets. The Project Manager is responsible for developing and documenting all tasks that relate to a specific project; this includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to the plan. The Project Manager will direct the activities of the project, work directly with project resources on tasking, monitor project status, assist in resolution of project issues, and create related project documentation, under the guidance of the Project Management Office standard practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage tasking and resources for projects of small to medium complexity.
  • Work with PMO staff and other UNCF management to acquire resources.
  • Create project documents including plans, schedules, requirements, descriptions, closeout, etc.
  • Structure project budget information for update and monitoring throughout the project. May assist in formulation of budget inputs and alternatives.
  • Review team deliverables, coordinate feedback from stakeholders where applicable, provide feedback, and obtain necessary approvals.
  • Update and/or calculate project metrics based upon pre-defined procedures.
  • Coordinate project meetings, issue meeting minutes, create meeting agendas and presentations, facilitate project meetings.
  • Track project issues to resolution. Facilitate and provide suggestions for issue resolution. Escalate issues as appropriate.
  • Review quality assurance tasks and provide feedback and direction for project stakeholders.
  • Prepare engagement reviews and review quality assurance procedures.
  • Track team members' time and expense reports in a conscientious and timely manner.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Identify project risks for review by senior project management staff. Manage to project risks with frequent reviews, assessments, and updates with project stakeholders.
  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university
  • 4-8 years as a project manager
  • Experience and training in project management principles and techniques.
  • Strong working knowledge of computer technology.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project.
  • Experience using SharePoint as a document repository and communications medium.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Power BI and affiliated tools
  • Experience in managing Information Technology projects or projects with a technology focus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

PMP Certification or demonstrated progress toward certification highly desired.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.
  • Initiative - Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands 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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Washington, DC