The Research Program Manager, Level I DoD Programs (RPM-I) is an Arlington, VA based position responsible for operational elements of Department of Defense (DoD) funded research program oversight. This position reports to the Executive Director of DoD Programs (EDDP) and will provide program and project management spanning multiple DoD contracts. He/she is responsible for the oversight of a geographically dispersed portfolio of programs and projects including tracking cost, schedule, performance, and risk; logistics of meetings, workshops, and technical seminars as part of the program execution; and post contract award requirements including proposals, tracking and processing, and other required project submissions to sponsors. He/she will be responsible for additional project related tasks per request of the EDDP as needed.
This is a fast-paced position with a variety of programs to monitor and will require interaction with internal Northeastern and Kostas Research Institute researchers, the Northeastern University Research Enterprise Systems (NU-RES) staff, external university and industry subcontractors, and funding agency program managers and contracts officers. The successful candidate will have solid experience and familiarity with DoD acquisitions, contracting, financial management, and project management with the funded research life cycle. Additionally, the candidate will have demonstrated knowledge in intelligence operations, military operations, and research and development environments. He/she will have excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills and a strong customer service focus.
Secret Security Clearance,; Top Secret (TS), Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) or SCI eligible with active clearance preferred
Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred in a technical discipline
3-5 years of project management experience preferably in a DoD and/or IC research environment leading programs / projects in technical RDTE organizations with budgets valued over $20M
Solid knowledge base of DoD and IC contract management, financial management, contracts regulations, working experience with PPBE, POM, and related concepts
Background in DoD and IC Technical Operations, Internet Technologies (IT), Information Systems (IS), Cyber / Cyber Security, Materials Science, Engineering, or other related technical specialty areas
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously and work independently to meet milestones, action items, and quality expectations
Excellent communication skills with a customer (internal and external) service focus
Highly organized and detail oriented
Ability to problem solve effectively
Strong computer and IT knowledge and skills, especially in MS Office suite products, and ability to learn new programs/systems with ease
PMP or PgMP certification or DAWIA Level II helpful; relevant practical work experience can meet this requirement
Ability to travel as required
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.