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Deputy Program Manager in Washington, DC at Franklin Covey Careers

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

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Job Summary
The Deputy Program Manager provides a vital leadership role for FranklinCovey’s Government Services team in the execution of a large-scale learning and development contract in the Federal government. The Deputy Program Manager ensures the delivery of exceptional content programs, logistics, data and reporting and is responsible for maintaining project schedules, job estimates, records tasks or action items and work-flow on projects associated with the program.  Will help execute and finalize deliverables according to high quality standards, strict deadlines, and within budget.  Includes proactively acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.  The Deputy Program Manager will oversee quality control throughout the project’s life cycle ensuring execution on commitments and goals and serve as the on-site lead with the client, building trust and repoire.  Exhibits a high degree of initiative, flexibility and self-direction.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Work with multidisciplinary team to develop full-scale project plans and associated communication documents.
  • Effectively communicate project status to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain project milestone schedules and deliverables.
  • Work collaboratively to manage changes in project scope and direction in order to quickly recalibrate schedules and budgets.
  • Influence project team members and contractors to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Manage project budgets and vendor relationships.
  • Contribute to continual process improvement.

Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent work experience) plus a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a project management capacity.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently are essential.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a team in an environment of change.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in making decisions that impact stakeholders. 
  • A strong ability to work proactively and adapt creatively with stakeholders and clients.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Love of learning and learns quickly.
  • Excellent leadership and people skills.
  • Professional appearance and persona.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and high pressure.
  • Must be able to handle conflicts and disagreements with diplomacy and respect, and to remain calm and work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to keep and maintain accurate up-to-date budgets.
  • Ability to complete and pass a background investigation.
  • Computer skills including proficiency in MS Office are essential.  Ability to balance diverse perspectives among stakeholders with different interests.

 Company Information

FranklinCovey is a global company specializing in performance improvement. We help organizations achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Our expertise is in seven areas: Leadership, Execution, Productivity, Trust, Sales Performance, Customer Loyalty, and Education. Our mission statement is “We enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere”.  We fulfill this mission by hiring “Achievers with Heart”.

 Visit our website at www.franklincovey.com for more information regarding our organization.

 FranklinCovey is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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