Project Manager, IT
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, anti-corruption & ethics, and trade.
Position: Project Manager, IT
Location: Washington DC
Reports to: IT Director, IT Department
The Project Manager, reporting to the Director of Information Technology (IT), will be responsible for analyzing business needs and lead IT implementations projects to meet those needs. The Project Manager will work with a blended team of employees and 3rd party service providers to ensure IT projects are delivered with a high degree of quality, on time and within budget. CIPE is experiencing rapid growth and is expanding its IT Team to better support its growth.
The position requires hybrid onsite/telework with 2 days weekly onsite presence at DC office.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
- Manage technology projects (applications & infrastructure) working with diverse stakeholders
- Build business relationships, understand business needs, translate to technology solutions
- Capture and analyze business requirements, map current and future business processes
- Create and manage project plans, including resources timelines, budget and risks
- Manage project challenges and find solutions
- Communicate project progress, risks, and schedules
- Identify, measure and track success metrics for projects
- Run the IT Governance process
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Skills
Bachelor’s Degree in IT, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities have been acquired
PMP certification desired
- Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in project planning and managing technology implementations (applications and infrastructure) with diverse stakeholders
- 3+ years in business requirements analysis and mapping
- 2-3 years’ experience in COTS applications analysis, configurations, delivery
- Experience in IT Governance
- Experience managing external vendors for solution delivery
- Prior experience in a distributed international organization
- Business requirements analysis
- Project Planning and Management
- Management of internal and external stakeholders
- Data management and KPIs
- Understanding of business process mapping and analysis
- Understanding of IT Governance process
- Understanding of acceptance testing
- Understanding of IT systems lifecycle
- Ability to communicate clearly to varied stakeholders (technical and non-technical)
- Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment across multiple departments and time zones
- Strong customer focus
Benefits and Perks
Competitive Benefits including medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, flexible spending, paid family leave, life insurance, 401(k), commuter benefits, telework, and more! Employee events including Company Picnic, Health & Wellness Fair, Holiday Party and lots of fun in between!
CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.
CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Americans with Disability Specifications
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work is performed primarily indoors with occasional exposure to outdoor conditions when required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Employee’s Responsibility in an Emergency
The employee is expected to respond to emergency situations involving the safety of fellow employees including evacuation of the building.