Project Manager III

Location: Reston, VA


SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

• Confidence in presenting to senior executive and large groups of people on various topics.

• Works with communication, training, Human Resources and other stakeholder/specialists in the formulation of communications and messaging content.

• Coordinates message review and approval with Human Resources, Corporate Communications and other organizations, as required.

• Build productive relationships with stakeholders and customers, keeping them apprised of progress, sensitive issues and barriers, and supporting them in implementing the cultural change required for continuous process improvement.

• Identifies potential people risks and anticipated points of resistance, and develops specific communications plans to mitigate or address the concerns.

• Excellent management consultation skills

• Ability to work well with others with diverse backgrounds and at various organizational levels.

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

• Flexibility and adaptability to frequently changing client environment.

• Present to steering committees or project sponsors.

• Summarize/synthesize information and material appropriately for audience

• Escalate to the appropriate audience (when required)

• Excellent judgment, communication skills and the ability to work under continual deadline pressure when the situation is ambiguous.

• Demonstrate strong prioritization, time management and organizational skills.

• Expert knowledge of organizational development, change management, leadership, organizational and group dynamics, motivation theory and organization design, strategies and business planning.

• Ability to think critically and creatively to problem solve.

• Anticipates/Identifies emerging organizational needs.

• Provides expert organization advice and feedback to organization leaders.

• Identifies strategies for organizational improvement and helps implement.

• Background in change management, organizational development/design.

5-7 years’ experience required