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Are you looking for a rewarding career that can take you to new levels of success? Are you successful in program planning, development, coordination, administration, and budgeting? Do you have a passion for providing exceptional service and leading a team to success? If so, then we have the perfect job for you! Our Washington DC team is currently seeking a Program Manager who can take charge of our Asia Matters for America (AMA) program and provide exceptional service to its key stakeholders. We encourage you to join our team and apply for this exciting opportunity today!
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PROGRAM MANAGER
As a Program Manager, you will be responsible for planning, executing, and managing program tasks that include managing the client relationship, managing resources, defining tasks and deliverables, tracking progress against milestones, and coordinating with internal stakeholders to ensure a successful completion of the program. Here are some of the key responsibilities you can expect in this role:
- Administer effective programs that align with our mission, our strategic plan, and meet the needs of our key stakeholders.
As the Program Manager, you will oversee multiple projects simultaneously while ensuring their assigned delivery dates and budget constraints. You will develop processes to ensure quality assurance throughout the program life cycle; monitor progressions and ensure timely resolution of any issues or conflicts that arise. You must communicate with stakeholders and other members of the project team to ensure continued alignment with project objectives and assist in identifying and framing any potential trade-offs on key risks, priorities, or costs. Some programmatic travel within the U.S. and the Indo-Pacific may be required.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with key partners to ensure program success.
Relationship-building is a key aspect of this role to ensure that our programs are organized, coordinated, and well-supported to have the best chance of success. By building trust and collaboration with internal and external partners, you will help to ensure that our programs maintain strong support, are well respected and have a positive impact on the communities we serve.
- Oversee program engagement and expansion.
You will oversee events and stakeholder engagement to support the program’s continued development and expansion, promote program visibility, and showcase program outcomes. This includes managing designated websites, data visualization tools, publications and data visualizations, as well as designated social media activity. You will also be responsible for managing participant engagement, ensuring that program participants remain supported and engaged throughout their involvement with our programs.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS NEEDED FOR THE ROLE
To be considered for this role, you will need to have the following qualifications and skills:
- Master’s Degree and Previous Work Experience
You will need to possess a master’s degree relevant to the work performed (such as international relations, public policy, and/or Asian studies) and a minimum of five (5) years of work experience with progressively increasing responsibilities which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.
- Excellent Communication Skills
You will need to have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You will need to be able to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and to navigate complex cultural and political dynamics. Your skills should also demonstrate the ability to also provide clear and concise instructions in a professional manner.
- Comfortable Working in a Fast-Paced, Dynamic Environment
You must be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. This role requires the ability to prioritize competing demands, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work effectively under pressure. You must be able to adapt to changing circumstances quickly and be comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty. Additionally, you must be able to work collaboratively with a team, as well as be self-directed and able to work independently.
- Able to Handle Sensitive and Confidential Information
You will have direct access to, and some involvement with, multilateral activities that are highly sensitive and have geopolitical significance and implications. Thus, confidentiality and privacy are of paramount importance. You will be held to a high standard of behavior in this regard and must be able to always maintain confidentiality and privacy.
- Attention to Detail
You will need to have a keen eye for detail, with the ability to spot issues and take corrective action before they become bigger problems.
SALARY AND BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE EAST-WEST CENTER
When you join our team as a Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to work for an organization that values its employees and provides a supportive work environment. Here are some of the benefits you can expect:
- Competitive Salary and Benefits
The annual salary for this position starts at $94,199.00 with an attractive benefits package that includes health insurance, retirement savings with a generous company match, and paid time off.
- Career Growth Opportunities
We believe in investing in our employees and providing opportunities for career growth and development. As a Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities and advance your career within our organization.
- Supportive Work Environment
We believe in fostering a supportive work environment where our employees feel valued and appreciated. We encourage open communication and collaboration and provide the tools and resources our employees need to succeed.
HOW TO APPLY
If you’re interested in applying for the role of Program Manager, submit an electronic application at APPLY FOR THIS JOB NOW so that you can be immediately considered. Here are some tips to help you prepare you for our job application process:
- Tailor Your Resume and Write a Compelling Cover Letter
Make sure that your resume is tailored to the specific requirements of the job. Highlight your relevant experience and skills and provide examples of how you have demonstrated leadership in your previous roles. Your cover letter should be tailored to the job and provide a clear and concise summary of your qualifications and experience. Explain why you are interested in the role and how you can contribute to our team. Our initial assessment will be based on the information you submit in your application.
- Be Prepared for the Interview
If you are invited for an interview, make sure that you are well prepared. Research our company and its role and be prepared to answer questions about your experience and qualifications.
- Provide Three Professional References
Ensure that your references can attest to your skills, worth ethic, and integrity. What these people reveal about you — both in terms of what they do and don’t say — can make a difference in whether you’ll be hired. So, it’s extremely important that you choose wisely when deciding who to use as a reference.
The East-West Center is a premier institution in the Indo-Pacific to convene, develop, and equip a network of leaders to solve challenges of common concern. Founded in 1960, the Center has been a leader in promoting understanding and cooperation between the United States and the Indo-Pacific region through its innovative programs and research initiatives.
The Center is dedicated to creating respectful and inclusive programming that values innovation and growth through collaborations across the organization and the region. With its cutting-edge research, educational programs, and vibrant community, the East-West Center has become a hub of academic excellence and cultural exchange. Whether you are a student, researcher, or simply someone interested in making a difference for peoples and communities throughout Asia, the Pacific and the US, the East-West Center is the perfect place to explore and discover new perspectives.
As required under Title IX, the East-West Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities it operates, including admissions and employment. This is a full-time position.
Job posted: 2023-04-25