Agile Project Manager + Events Coordinator

Washington, DC - Metro accessible (ON-SITE)
Job Terms:
Competitive hourly + subsidized benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Cynthia Escalante

Job Description:

This position is located within the Integrated Planning and Implementation (IPI) division in the Marketing and Communications Office and reports to the division director. IPI has a temporary need for full-time project management and intake management assistance for an undisclosed period beginning in April/May 2019.

Ideally this person would have some previous experience working in an Agile environment + Events Planning experience.

The primary responsibilities are as follows:
● Receiving and responding to new project requests for Marketing and Communications support; assists in translating project pipeline into a prioritized backlog reflective of Marketing priorities (intake process). Projects will be print, video, and web-based.
● Gathering information on assigned projects and creates a project schedule based on information provided by the project lead; helps project owners hone audience and goals
● Coordinates projects from start to finish, identifying project deliverables, developing schedules, ensuring the delivery of high-quality
● Brings projects to successful completion; facilitating road map planning, daily progress, work reviews, and retrospectives.
● Tracks the team’s progress against prioritized work. Ensures project teams have all necessary information to complete the project successfully; removes impediments for the team and client, and identifies risks to project quality.
● Continuously evaluates status, identifying actual or potential conflicts with agreed-upon schedules and/or scope or budget; coordinates, communicates and resolves such problems, facilitates their resolution, or elevates them for resolution.

A successful candidate would have demonstrated writing and editing experience in a professional environment as well as the following knowledge/skills:
● Knowledge of Smartsheet or a similar project management software is required.
● Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
● Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
● Ability to plan, organize, implement, and monitor assignments or projects, manage time, achieve deadlines; yet recognize and be highly responsive to changing priorities and
● Familiarity with processes, procedures, and/or best practices involved in the creation and production of print, electronic, and multimedia communications.

● Knowledge of and/or hands-on experience with Agile project management methodologies and tools is preferred.

● Events Planning experience is preferred.


Client Description:

This client provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy.


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