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Project Manager Behavioral and Social Sciences

Company: E-Talent Network
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


Overall Position Summary and Objectives The purpose of this position is to help support activities coordinated through the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Often these are highly visible projects and working groups that require support with scheduling, tracking, documenting, and follow-up. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting projects that include high-level staff and numerous stakeholders. Proficiency with the MS Office suite is required.

Minimum Education

Resume Max Pages

Certifications & Licenses

  • None

    Skills (Ranked By Priority)

  • Project management, website content management
  • Preparation of meeting materials
  • Meeting minutes/summary reports
  • Organizing information
  • Data analysis
  • Meeting coordination


    • MS Office
    • WebEx

      Field of Study

      • General Social Sciences
      • Cognitive Science and Biopsychology
      • Community and Public Health
      • Clinical Psychology
      • Psychology
      • Miscellaneous Psychology
      • Human Services and Community Organization
      • Social Psychology


        • Scheduling workgroup meetings for assigned projects - Weekly

          • Taking and distributing meeting notes and following-up on action items - Weekly

            • Compiling responses to congressional, media, and other inquiries - Ad-Hoc

              • Analyzing and tracking FOAs and funding portfolios - Quarterly

                • Developing written updates and reports about projects, goals, and milestones - Ad-Hoc

                  • Preparing and distributing meeting materials, and managing, collating, editing, and maintaining workgroup documents - Weekly

                    STATEMENT OF WORK DETAILS
                    Develops project management documentation.

                    • Conduct staff interviews and discussions to determine the scope, purpose and objectives of project.
                    • Prepare project documentation to include charter, schedule, resource plans and budgets.
                    • Creates project in designated project management software and ensure all necessary staff have access.
                    • Recommend and support routine project management meetings, updates and prepare a variety of status reports and dashboards.
                    • Assist staff coordinate project management activities, to include routine meetings and development of reports.
                    • Coordinates projects by preparing and distributing meeting materials and managing, collating, editing, and maintaining working group documents

                      Monitors and reports progress to project owners.

                      • Conduct project-related activities, including developing needed materials, power-point presentations, arranging discussions, and facilitating interactions.
                      • Coordinate, track and complete action items and report progress to project owners.
                      • Support internal resources plan and implement activities in support of project in accordance with project priorities and schedule.
                      • Prepare project dashboards and summaries, milestone status and updates to work breakdown structure as necessary.

                        Conducts project analysis and reports to upper management.

                        • Prepare progress reports, summaries, descriptions, and other materials to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
                        • Develop summaries of project status and performance for review with upper management.
                        • Present project updates and status reports at recurrent staff and management meetings.

                          Develops and tracks project budgets.

                          • Assist project owners conduct enterprise resource planning and assist with annual budget formulation.
                          • Establish project metrics to measure and evaluate project cost and performance.

                            Researches project management best practices and new industry standards.

                            • Research new trends in project management and related project management software and applications to improve project management efficiency.
                            • Coordinate and conduct internal management studies and provide trend analyses to project owners.
                            • Coordinate with other project managers to identify and share project best practices and common approaches and reports to project owner.

                              Provides subject matter expertise and support to other project managers.

                              • Review other project management plans and recommend improvements.
                              • Provide expert review and recommendation regarding other project management plans.
                              • Provide researchers and non-project staff presentations on appropriate project management practices.

                                Develops overarching program and project management standards to ensure consistency and quality.

                                • Develop project management standard operating procedures (SOPs) based on analysis of all program and project requirements.
                                • Develop standardized project management templates, tools, resources, guides and training materials and coach project managers on their effective use.
                                • Establish standardized project tracking and review processes and workflows to include meeting formats, agendas and presentation approaches.
                                • Coordinate with other programs to share best practices and consolidate approaches to increase project management efficiency and effectiveness.
                                • Conduct project management audits to evaluate processes and procedures and develop corrective action or improvement plans in accordance with approved standards.

Keywords: E-Talent Network, Bethesda , Project Manager Behavioral and Social Sciences, Executive , Bethesda, Maryland

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