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Job ID 6480
Job Location Washington - DC
Category Other
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time


The Project Manager – NMAAHC manages, plans and coordinates the full life-cycle of Information Technology (IT) projects at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). This position ensures that all IT project goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe, budgetary parameters and to the customer’s satisfaction. The Project Manager - NMAAHC provides project team leadership necessary to meet defined project deliverables and maintains positive working relationships with the customer and key stakeholders.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Maintains a solid customer relationship, and assures customer satisfaction with the successful execution of the project.


Interfaces with internal project teams, management, customers and suppliers. Maintains timely communications, and develops collaborative rapports with solutions-oriented approaches.


Develops project plans and budgets to guide the execution and control of the project.


Provides direct support for IT Enterprise architecture planning, engineering, project management, and configuration management.


Studies and anticipates resource requirements including personnel, software, equipment, and facilities.  Makes appropriate recommendations to the customer.


Manages project scope, deliverables, cost, profitability, schedule, quality and resources. Meets both on time delivery and budgetary objectives. 


Communicates project plans, objectives, timelines, schedules, job assignments, responsibilities and reporting relationships.


Sets, manages, and communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders.


Tracks project milestones and deliverables.


Collects and disseminates project performance information, such as project review data, status reports, progress measurement and forecasting. 


Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path.


Proactively manages changes in project scope.  Identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans.


Develops Statement of Work if necessary. Assigns, manages and monitors activities of vendors.  Performs invoice approvals and status reporting.


Performs overall project management and reporting functions related to multiple activities being performed across multiple task areas. 


May perform business analysis tasks to assist in successful project completion.


Collaborates with subject matter experts and developers to establish the technical direction. Develops IT requirements and specifications according to professional standards and using business language.


Works closely with business stakeholders to understand and help document a formal project business case.


Develops procedures that maximize operational efficiencies while maintaining sound internal controls. 


Implements industry best practices, project management tools and methodologies.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor's degree in a related field of study and a minimum of five (5) years relevant project management experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. 



Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred



Strong working knowledge and proficiency Project Management Software such Smartsheets, or MS Project. 

Previous experience working in federal government or educational/cultural institution (museum experience preferred)

Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals

Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner preferred

Exceptional organization skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities preferred experience with agile methodologies.


Process analysis and empathetic understanding of the user experience.

Ability to communicate technical solutions with language easily understood by all levels of the organization

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills and ability to write federal contract proposals

Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills

Ability to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools and methodologies

Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings

Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment


Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.