Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
Under the direction of the Chief People Officer, the Internal Project Manager (PM) is responsible for providing overall project management across departments supporting new strategic initiatives (projects) as well as developing project plans for departments that have cross functional activities. The PM will coordinate people and processes to ensure that our projects are delivered on time and produce the desired results. You will lead teams through the project life cycle by planning, budgeting, scheduling, and tracking the project plan. You will monitor activities and deliverables to track progress against the project schedule, resolve or escalate risks and issues with stakeholders, and successfully deliver quality project requirements on time. By assembling and developing the project team, you will ensure maximum performance and provide purpose, direction, and motivation.
At the Endocrine Society, we have a “collaborate and create” culture and strive to be effective collaborators across departments. This role is critical in helping us maintain our position as an innovative authority in the field of Endocrinology.
What you’ll bring to the job:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and a minimum of four years related work experience. A combination of education and work experience may take the place of degree.
Project Management certification (PMP) required and a minimum of two years related work experience preferred to include planning and executing projects, assisting with multiple complex projects, strong project management skills with attention to detail.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Excellent analytical skills.
Advanced competency with collaboration tools such as Zoom, and Microsoft Teams.
Demonstrated ability to adhere to deadlines and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Experience with project management software is preferred, preferably Smartsheet.
Proactive follow-through is required.
Self-starter and strong prioritization skills.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member and excellent organizational communication skills.
Proficiency using the Microsoft Suite.
Our Values: We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.
What you’ll own:
Create long and short-term plans, including developing objectives and setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines.
Lead strategic initiatives project plans as prioritized by the senior leadership team.
Lead project kick-off meetings in developing guidance documents (or project charters).
Responsible for task management, reporting to stakeholders, leading regular project meetings, and the overall project schedule, including delegating tasks on projects to employees.
Serve as a point of contact for teams when multiple departments (or units) are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
Provide guidance, training, and resources to ensure all projects are delivered on time within scope and budget.
Facilitate problem solving, ensure resource availability and allocation, and escalate issues to prevent scope creep.
Develop a detailed plan to monitor and track the progress of the project and adjust schedules and targets as needs and priorities change.
Measure progress performance using the appropriate systems, tools, and techniques and report on progress to relevant stakeholders and leadership.
Attend Endocrine Society staff, Board, and other Endocrine Society leadership meetings as needed.
Establish and maintain relationships with vendor partners and/or consultants as needed.
What you’ll do well:
Demonstrate ability to plan and organize the work of a group, department or project and to establish effective priorities. Effectively use time. Demonstrate ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense management). Prioritize as needed and meet deadlines. Communicate challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective delivery of completed project.
Anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies. Notice trends and develop plans to prepare for opportunities or problems. Anticipate how individuals and groups will react to situations and information and plan accordingly.
Ensure that one's own and other's work, information, and reports are complete and accurate. Carefully prepare for meetings and presentations. Follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Develop and use systems to organize and keep track of information or progress. Set up and monitor procedures to ensure high quality of work.
Manage expectations and ensure constant communication with all parties. Report on progress, address scope creep or roadblocks, and be open to feedback for effective course correction when needed.
Recognize and respect the value of individual differences at all levels of the organization. Seek information from others who have different personalities, backgrounds, and styles, and include them in decision-making and problem solving. Make it easy for others to feel valuable. Communicate and cooperate with others who have a diversity of cultural and demographic backgrounds.
What you’ll get out of it:
Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.
This position is located in Washington, DC and walking distance to Metro and major bus lines. The Endocrine Society offers a flexible, hybrid work environment. Employees are expected to work from the office at least 2 days per week to foster our collaborative culture and support cross-functional interaction.
Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 18,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 86 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-si...te employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Downtown D.C. location accessible by the Metro red line Farragut North and blue and orange line Farragut West stations.