Full Job Description
Are you an experienced Project Manager that has creative vision and loves to use your skills to bring a project to life? Do you have experience in engagement and event management as well as mission specific project management including public outreach and overall communications?
Do you enjoy working with diverse teams, strategists, leadership and project managers to execute project plans in delivery of multi complex deliverables?
Do you get excited at the thought of the many possibilities for developing an action plan and pulling all of the pieces together to deliver a phenomenal event experience?
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!
Our Communications Department is seeking a Project Manager to work within our Client and Event Services Section and in partnership with our COMM Strategists, to provide project management for our Sectors and Departments in support of Mission specific events and public outreach, and overall event and Project Management leadership.
In this role you will serve as a trusted advisor to our staff and collaborate with our creative team to execute project plans in delivery of a variety of multi complex deliverables.
As a Client and Event Services Project Manager you will:
Oversee and execute communication plans by working closely with COMM Strategists (CS), Client and Event Services (CES), leadership and technical staff in support of Mission specific project management needs and demands.
Translate complex projects and events into well executed and visually compelling deliverables.
Assists CS with general communications campaign, planning and execution of strategic and impactful deliverables.
Lead teams in all phases—planning to execution-while communicating and tracking project requirements.
Serve as a conduit between clients and the various COMMS team to seamlessly deliver projects.
Build strong relationships with enterprise service departments and effectively communicate logistics and impacts to on-site staff.
Coordinate production and/or project details for creative products, including graphics, print, displays, exhibits, presentations, and multimedia.
Consult with clients to develop dynamic and engaging content for internal comms (i.e. digital displays, invitations, physical displays, fact sheets, etc.)
Develop estimates, track and monitor individual project budgets via communications department tools.
Effectively communicate budget and project impacts to stakeholders (i.e. client, CS, COMMS teams). Keep stakeholders abreast of major changes.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you have...
A Bachelor's degree in communications, business administration, operations, graphic design, marketing, public relations, or a related field.
At least six years of demonstrated experience in project management to include mission specific events and public outreach, branding, collateral creation, and integrated projects and events.
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, analytical, critical thinking, project management and organizational communications skills.
Demonstrated experience in assessing multifaceted situations and collaborating across complex organizations.
Experience working with creative teams in a dynamic environment.
An ability to operate independently, set priorities, and adjudicate competing needs in a fast-paced organization.
The ability to obtain a Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
More than 10 years of demonstrated experience in project management and mission specific events and public outreach, branding, collateral creation, and integrated projects and events.
Familiarity with one or more specific mission work experience.
An understanding of science and technical writing and the peer-review process.
Worked with government, DoD, academic, or scientific research staff.
Proficiency in developing, managing, and marketing successful and sophisticated cross-channel projects and events.
A Secret-level (or higher) security clearance
Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities athttp://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.