Creative seeks a Senior Project Director (SPD) for the Stabilization & Development Practice Area within the Communities in Transition Division. The SPD will be responsible for performing specialized and complex work within the project area and may coach or mentor others while overseeing various team project implementation efforts. SPDs assume responsibilities for management of complex projects typically of $35M+ in funding, depending upon variables such as the complexity, projected timeline of the projects, and geographic location of the work. The SPD has a key role in the technical, financial, compliance and accountability for the performance of assigned projects. The SPD supervises Project Directors and other project management staff to ensure quality programming, and achievement of financial targets and contractual outcomes. The SPD travels internationally to perform many of the responsibilities of the role and serves as a lead in new business initiatives and capture/proposal development within the assigned portfolio or geography.
The SPD will report to the Practice Area Director, Stabilization & Development, and will supervise and manage one or more Project Directors and/or other project management staff.
Projects under SPD oversight receives senior level guidance and management support. Project Directors and other project management staff under SPD oversight manage their projects purposely, cohesively and efficiently. Project aims are clear on the strategic (outcome level—technical), tactical (output level—managerial and financial) and operational (milestone-level transactions) fronts. Challenges and potential implementation issues are preemptively identified and proactively addressed. The client is being effectively served and is satisfied with Creative’s service and offerings. Senior Management is kept abreast of significant threats, implementation deficiencies and opportunities.
Projects under SPD oversight performs well–they meet contractual obligations, and fiscal targets. Projects are well-planned so that inputs - such as human resource deployments, STTA, procurements - can be timely and effectively supported by HQ. Project staffing, project obligations, and reporting meet anticipated levels and high-quality standards.
Projects under SPD oversight meets performance targets and revenue projections. SPDs proactively manage vacancies, non-billables, and foregone revenue. Projects requiring important course corrections or corporate support receive the attention of upper management.
Project Directors and other staff under SPD oversight are tangibly supported and mentored technically, managerially and professionally; their professional objectives and personal needs are well understood, as are those of key staff in the field. Performance reviews of Project Directors and other project management staff are meaningful and constructive and are administered timely. Projects honor all aspects of programmatic and fiscal compliance.
Projects under SPD oversight demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit; they are able to seize opportunities in the local marketplace, and to position the company and pave the way for the realization of new business opportunities, both in follow on re-competes and in new work, both from the U.S. Government (USG) and other clients. Opportunities for new business generation are created and nurtured. The company is visibly represented before stakeholders. Specific new business pursuits are well planned and timely executed. Activity design is conducted with insight and intellectual curiosity.
Projects under SPD supervision has a heightened awareness of the value of learning and adaptation. Projects have explicitly defined learning agendas, M&E plans that track progress towards learning, and course corrections that are informed by data. Project interventions and innovations are well documented and cataloged. Pause-and-Reflect events capture salient programmatic aspects with potential for replication or scale up. Salient activities are celebrated and promoted through Creative’s Communications Department.
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