Director of Project Management
Preference given to those with work experience in the science/research fields or pharmaceutical arena
Location: Atlanta (will consider Home Office assignment in the Northeast United States corridor)
Supervisor: CEO and Board Partners
Direct Reports: Staff access as needed
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Lilburn, Georgia, and is the leading resource in the United States for those affected by Lewy body dementias (LBD). LBDA is dedicated to providing outreach and education to families struggling with LBD, raising awareness of Lewy body dementia among the general public and medical profession, and advocating for increased research funding.
Lewy Body Dementia Association Mission Statement:
Through outreach, education and research, LBDA supports those affected by Lewy body dementias.
Once seen as a rare disease, Lewy body dementia (LBD) is now considered the second most common form of neurodegenerative dementia in the elderly, and affects approximately 1.4 million people in the United States alone. It accounts for at least 20% of all dementia cases.
The Opportunity: This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in leading the development of our project management activities to carry out the mission of the Lewy Body Dementia Association, the nation’s only organization serving people with Lewy body dementias.
The Director of Project Management will implement existing strategies and oversee tactical execution of assigned organization projects to meet the Association’s ambitious goals. The Director will work in close collaboration with all other LBDA directors, senior management, and Staff, to result in the successful completion of all assigned projects.
The Director of Project Management will play a key role in planning, developing and executing integrated strategies to meet project goals and; will evaluate the effectiveness of all strategies and activities; and will generate reports, as needed.
The Director of Project Management will create and implement project plans for a range of diversified projects that will address the internal and external stakeholder goals committed to by LBDA. Sample Projects will include but not be limited too; clinical trial organization, patient recruitments programs, research grant activities, continuing education and other meeting logistics, and awareness raising efforts. This position requires the foresight of director-level management skills and willingness to engage in the trenches to meet all organizations objectives.
Primary Responsibilities and Functions:
- Collaboration with LBDA Directors and Senior Staff;
- Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management;
- Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project;
- Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion;
- Recommend the best platform/application for the project;
- Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project;
- Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
- Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project;
- Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures;
- Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis;
- Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date;
- Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in funding agreements.
- Develop forms, files and records to document project activities;
- Ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured;
- Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure successful completion;
- Write reports on the project for management and for funders.
- Review, revise and execute the project schedule with senior management and other parties affected by the project activities;
- Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards;
- Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements;
- Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures;
- Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality;
- Provide a comprehensive evaluation of the project.
Other Responsibilities and Duties
- As recommended or authorized by LBDA leadership, working closely and collaboratively with key LBDA volunteers
- Staff one or more committees of the Board, as assigned
- Represent LBDA at public events, conferences, workshops and other events, as necessary
- Work as an effective and proactive team player
- Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned
Education, Experience, Knowledge, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree;
- At least 3 - 5 years of professional project management;
- Experienced in project management, account management, financial knowledge, and change management
- Excellent strategic planning, organizational, and implementation skills;
- Thorough, organized and detail-oriented approach to work with strong ability to multitask;
- Excellent relationship-building skills;
- Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in person and in writing;
- Ability to convey pertinent information in a concise and professional manner;
- Ability to work well under pressure;
- Strong proficiency in current information technologies, business software programs, electronic donor tracking systems, and ability to quickly learn new software programs;
- Ability to both work autonomously and in cooperation with other staff; andA commitment to personal integrity and professionalism.
- In addition, although not required, a background in working in a disease based nonprofit environment a plus.
- Location: Atlanta (will consider Home Office assignment in the Northeast corridor)
- After the probation period is completed this position may provide some flexible work environment considerations.
- This is a full-time exempt position.
- The work schedule is Monday-Friday, typically 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., with some work periodically to be done on weekends. Some variability may be negotiated depending on the needs and schedule of LBDA.
- Some travel may be required which will require the use of a personal car, mileage reimbursed by LBDA.
- Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. for supplies and materials as needed is also required. The willingness to travel as needed and adjust work schedule accordingly during grant/event deadlines is also desirable.
- LBDA offers a positive, collaborative work environment, opportunities for professional development, and a hands-on environment to build a success story for a non-profit career-minded individual.