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Project Manager I — Financial Processes

Location:
Washington, DC - Metro accessible (ON/OFF-SITE)
Job Terms:
Temporary
Start date:
07/01/2021
Posted By:
Cynthia Escalante
Date:
06/02/2021

Job Description:

The consultant will use their project and stakeholder management, meeting facilitation, change management, and planning expertise to ensure successful adoption of enterprise-wide financial software tool initiative.  The work requires close collaboration with multiple departments and stakeholders striving to improve financial processes and enhance operations across the organization.

Job Duties:

Project Management

● Assist with the maintenance of project plans and tools for project planning

● Co-develop presentations for various audiences including Executive Sponsors, stakeholders, and other team members

● In partnership with Project Manager and Owner, advise team members on the best way to utilize tools and best practices that drive progress and get efficient and effective results

● Employ a critical lens on project management activities, help connect the dots between workstreams, and illuminate potential challenges

● Prepare for, facilitate, and follow up on routine project meetings that fully engage appropriate participants (i.e., consulted subject matter experts, owners, helpers, and other stakeholders.)  

● Proactively construct and share meeting agendas, take clear and comprehensive notes, & send out updates.

● Track tasks and deliverables to ensure that the day-to-day work brings a project to fruition. 

● Support workstream lead(s) in implementing / encouraging client to implement best practice principles of governance and project management throughout the project

Stakeholder Engagement

● Facilitate meetings in ways that help participants work in alignment with team norms.

● Keep meeting participants focused on meeting objectives

● Coach team members on best practices in collaboration and task management.

● Work with team members to plan for and implement stakeholder management practices

● Partner and collaborate with workstream leads and other stakeholders to address issues and overcome challenges

Change Management & Communication

● Collaborate with Change Management team to support the development of appropriate change management tools (e.g., communications plans and personas) and improve adoption of project outcomes

● Collaborate with stakeholders to produce communication artifacts and messages as defined by the communications plan.

● Engage subject matter experts, owners, end-users, helpers, and other stakeholders via multiple communication methods to ensure stakeholders are effectively consulted and engaged

 

EDUCATION:

● Bachelor’s degree in Management, Communications, Information Technology or other relevant disciplines.

 

EXPERIENCE:

● Minimum of 3 years of relevant, client-facing experience

● Experience working as part of a large enterprise wide project

● Prior experience with managing projects and/or portions of projects that include large populations of employees across functions and geographies.

● Demonstrated experience anticipating and mitigating stakeholder resistance to changes

PREFERRED:

● Knowledge and experience working with non-profit financial management and procurement teams

● Experience working in remote team environments

 

 

Requirements:

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:

• Estimated Period of Performance: July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021 at approximately 30 -hours / week

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