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Project Manager, Sponsored Programs Office

Job ID 4856883
Position Description

Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.

Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2.5 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.



Under the general supervision of the Managing Director, this position will develop, implement, and monitor the annual project plan for the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO), in collaboration with SPO team members. Contributes to success of the team by assessing project needs and translating into project implementation. Creates and maintains a collaborative partnership with other ACS departments and business units to accomplish project deliverables. Creates and maintains a resource repository and self-service grants site on Society Intranet. Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on multiple issues and tasks associated with SPO projects.

• Leads the coordination and implementation of multiple projects related to the Sponsored Programs Office.
• Collaborate with SPO team members to develop, implement, and monitor project deliverables and works with the team to meet deadlines.
• Identifies opportunities to streamline and improve processes, providing input for automating processes, and actively implementing changes in collaboration with the SPO team and internal stakeholders.
• Contributes to the writing, editing, and coordination of documents, process and procedures, policies, educational materials, and training materials.
• Delegates tasks to the project team as needed.
• Manages logistics related to the Society Intranet site.
• Provides traditional project management functions for enhancements to various system implementation efforts.
• Provides presentations and coordinates logistics for training efforts with ACS staff and external partners.
• Maintains records in accordance with internal procedures, demonstrating compliance with federal and private regulations.
• Collaborates with Legal, Finance, Research, Cancer Control, and other stakeholders.
• Works in collaboration with SPO team members on grant-making initiatives including application review, payment processing, and contract administration.
• Drafts meeting materials such as agendas, meeting minutes, and reports as needed.

Position Requirements

• Bachelors degree and at least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Knowledge of grants management best practices preferred.

• Demonstrated experience managing multiple simultaneous projects involving cross-functional product teams within budgetary and schedule constraints.
• Ability to strategically and tactically organize and structure activities, paying particular attention to detail.
• Ability to handle multiple planned and unplanned projects, roles and responsibilities.
• Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Knowledge of full range of Microsoft Office Software.
• Ability to produce, compose, and edit written material.
• Ability to handle difficult situations involving difficult people.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision.
• Demonstrated work ethic, integrity and professional conduct.
• Strong teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Persistent attention to detail, while maintaining an overall view of the situation.
• Consistent ability to set and deliver against a work plan in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to communicate effectively with staff and constituencies from multiple organizations, and to provide strategic guidance in a collaborative, consultative, and positive manner.

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• No or very limited physical effort required.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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