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Alaska Communications
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
(hybrid)
Spotlight Preferred Member Company
2 days ago
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Duration
Indefinite
Salary
$215,000.00 - $235,000.00
Industry
Telecommunications
Min Experience
Over 10 Years
Min Education
BA/BS/Undergraduate
Required Travel
10-25%
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Program Manager

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

This individual serves as the senior program manager of grant-funded projects.  This role will oversee large, integrated programs consisting of a set of interconnected component projects, and/or a group of associated, but separate, projects. Leads internal and external teams of complex programs to ensure timely, accurate and cost-effective delivery of initiatives to accomplish strategic company goals. Monitors work scope, timeline and budgets and provides feedback to project teams as needed for successful completion. Leadership position that partners with senior leadership to develop comprehensive plans to deliver solutions related to federal grants.  The programs administered will encompass multiple projects and are focused on an associated set of complementary objectives within an overall mission of delivering scope of federal grants. Projects will be primarily grant funded, and as such the Director will maintain responsibility for appropriate use of programmatic funds within the parameters of the grant(s). Works with little direction. Understands the business consequences of their actions around conflicting priorities, cost management, capital efficiency, etc. Goals are generally communicated in "solution" terms.



Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

• Oversee groups of projects characterized by great complexity, sensitivity, and potential for organizational impacts.

• Act as a resource base for peers, provide mentoring and assume a proactive role within the PMO team to prevent problems that could detract from the Company’s objectives.

• This role is not intended to directly manage project activities. Instead, it will lead and be responsible for the oversight of teams managing the projects directly. The position will be able to roll up all activities to provide status to senior leadership and act as liaison between project teams and the senior leadership team to facilitate requests for participation and input, and field concerns and questions.

• Provide leadership in coordination and facilitation across various organizational areas to meet grants program needs – both internal and external.

• Actively lead and drive key change initiatives to completion across the organization.

• Provide budget data to VP, PMO needed for preparation and management of grants program applications and execution budgets.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

• Program Management – Ability to lead and influence cross functional project teams, lay out program and project tasks and drive programs through successful completion. Ability to manage Program level budgetsthis program is expected to have combined budgets of over $200 million and resources, vendor, and internal resource management for program execution.

• Communication, Oral and Written – Ability to communicate effectively with others using spoken word and by writing clearly and concisely.

• Analytical Skills – Ability to use critical thinking and reasoning to solve problems.

• Conceptual Thinking – Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.

• Innovation – Ability to look beyond the standard solutions

• Leadership – Demonstrate personal leadership in all aspects of work, leads by example and demonstrates strong personal accountability and ownership. Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.

• Execution Discipline – A strong commitment to meeting deadlines and commitments, a good understanding of all tasks needed to complete a program and manage those initiatives effectively to meet commitments.

• Working under pressure – Ability to complete assignments in stressful situations.

• Negotiation Skills – Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.

• Relationship Building – Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, community members and co-workers. 


SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, Engineering, Project Management, or another technical field required. Equivalent education, experience and training may be substituted for the degree requirement. 

Preferred: Current PMP or PgMP certification or ability to gain certification within first year of hire.


Experience: Minimum ten (10) years of relevant experience. Equivalent functional experience may be considered. Any combination of relevant education, experience, and training may be considered as a substitution for the experience requirement.

Preferred: Project experience managing telecommunications field/construction support with progressively responsible business level planning or operations experience demonstrating proficiency in design, implementation, and program management.  Experience with subsea fiber optic cable systems a plus.

Computer Skills: Demonstrated proficiency working with Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Job ID: 72242714
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