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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Senior Program Manager IV – Center For Prostate Disease Research



Full Time

On Site


Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Senior Program Manager IV to support the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) located in our Rockledge offices in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to CPDR.

The Senior Program Manager provides administrative project oversight to maximize the effective use of project resources. Oversees budget and accounting, space management, personnel management, overall management, contracts, and purchasing areas for a complex portfolio of awards providing expert program management direction. Works on abstract problems and identifies and evaluates fundamental problems for major functional areas through assessment of intangible variables and provides strategic, comprehensive solutions.

NOTE: All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.


  1. Supervises senior managers and team leads. Provides guidance, assigns and reviews work, and conducts performance evaluations. Implements best practices and processes to track progress of services. (20%)
  2. Oversees strategic planning efforts. Works with project stakeholders to ensure detailed business and technical requirements are defined to ensure success in program. Provides metrics and analysis to support forward-looking decision-making based on data. (10%)
  3. Manages a complex portfolio of programs. Develops and manages program plans from inception to deployment, applying project management methodology and enforcing best practice standards. Establishes and manages cost, schedule, and performance baselines for programs. (20%)
  4. Leads customer engagement and manages customer expectations. (10%)
  5. Analyzes costs and pricing data submitted by the contract centers to verify and substantiate direct and indirect costs. Prepares requests for contract actions and proposals. (20%)
  6. Interacts with project stakeholders by facilitating information flow as a liaison between research staff, Principal Investigators, project sponsors, research administrators and HJF Program Management in the administration of agreements and contracts and research compliance. Provides oversight of standard operating procedures ensuring policies are maintained, disseminated, and adjusted for continual process improvement. Provides program status reports. Adjusts priorities and resource allocation based on program performance data. (20%)
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of organizational objectives, the federal budget process, office automation. Ability to work completely independently, use sound judgement in solving problems, and coordinate many complex systems and programs simultaneously. Strong leadership skills, knowledge of project management principles, and excellent communications customer/client relationship and people management skills.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: More than 10 years’ experience required.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: PMP preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct authority to make decisions on the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, starting salaries and merit increases; conduct employee performance evaluations and directs work activities.

Work Environment: Office Environment.

Work Arrangements: This position is 100% on site and has no teleworking capability.

Travel: Travel is required as needed, however it should not exceed one trip per year for conferences or meetings.

Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.