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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
JOB #R2202358

Senior Program Director

Senior Program Director, Public Health

Location: Atlanta (GA18) (required)

The Senior Program Director will be responsible for the overall management of day to-day operations, financial performance, and staffing of a large-scale, complex program, serving as the primary contact for ICF’s government client regarding contract implementation. The PD is responsible to ensure overall program management and attainment of all performance standards, and to drive innovation and thought leadership with our client. The candidate must have excellent project management, analytical, financial, and staff management skills.

The Program Director shall be experienced in facilitating and collaborating with HHS clients, public health subject matter experts, and technical experts to advise, and offer possible technical and project solutions. The PD will work with ICF program staff (including task technical task leads), subcontractors, and federal client staff to develop project and activity plans, monitoring and reviewing project progress, implementing quality control procedures, adjusting schedules and plans as necessary, identifying and resolving issues, and overseeing all deliverable quality, timeliness, and cost adherence.  The individual will also be responsible for ensuring the technical proficiency and productivity of project technical staff and the quality of project deliverables. 

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 10+ years of professional experience
  • 5+ years of experience in consulting project management with large (>10million) programs
  • Experience with Health and Human Services program/project management
  • 7+ years of experience leading teams to implement complex programs
  • 5+ years of Agile project management

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Master’s or Doctoral
  • Experience managing large programs with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or related certifications

Professional Skills

  • • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • • Strong leadership, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • • Ability to work collaboratively and establish strong working relationships with colleagues and clients

Work you will do

  • Lead, manage, and direct a large program, including leadership and guidance to a larger management team to create a collaborative project environment that fosters teamwork and diversity across performance tasks
  • Provide quality control and monitoring procedures; oversee project deliverables within contract budget guidelines
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the CDC; serve as a partner to prioritize projects and activities
  • Create project plans and milestone; work with task leads to oversee that project activities are being completed on time, within budget, and of exceptional quality
  • Conduct internal team meetings, conduct product reviews, and provide formal and informal updates to CDC on project status
  • Work with team managers to ensure project progress, ensure all contract deadlines are met and cost targets achieved
  • Provide effective communication with the broader team to ensure a shared understanding and delivery of the CDC’s mission
  • Oversee and analyze project financial status on a weekly basis
  • Implement agile project management
  • Interface and lead procurement, including interfacing with staffing agencies
  • Lead a diverse team of scientists, analysts, technology, and technical assistance experts; foster a culture of diversity and inclusion consistent with ICF’s values
  • Support development and growth of program team staff
  • Support development and growth of business opportunities within ICF’s Public Sector Group as appropriate

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Atlanta, GA (GA18)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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