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Deputy Program Manager

Deputy Program Manager

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Public Trust
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Regular Full-Time

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Responsible for the operational success of one or multiple programs with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability. Manage personnel performing daily operational activities ensuring seamless team development and management, program delivery, and quality control. Responsible for initiating, executing, and closing projects, and manage all program stakeholders through direct interactions, reporting, and documentation.


  • Manage Project Team Leads to achieve project objectives
  • Cultivate the relationship with the COR(s), and GTMs with the goal of ensuring program related objectives are successfully met
  • Manage project budgets to ensure projects achieve projected revenue, cost, and profit targets
  • Employ project management best practices and methodologies providing project and client leadership on behalf of the company
  • Develop and maintain an effective quality control program to ensure services are performed in accordance with the performance work statement
  • Ensure that project deliverables, weekly progress reports, and monthly performance reports reflect the work performed and results as it relates to the company objectives and contracted deliverables
  • Participate in internal planning and reporting processes
  • Work with Project Team Leads to develop objective performance measurements across all program areas, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation, and goal setting for employees
  • Assist with preparing proposal content, writing, and coordinating proposal efforts throughout the solicitation life cycle
  • Responsible for the establishment and management of a project methodology incorporating structures, standards, processes, documentation, and reporting which fits the needs of the projects and puts emphasis on risk management and timely project delivery
  • Ensure project management standards are followed by performing regular assessments of projects
  • Track the status of projects in the organization based on updates from the Project Team Leads
  • Gather project data and production of information for management review
  • Provide guidance, advice and coaching for Project Team Leads to understand how the organization runs projects
  • Participate in special projects as required by contributing and managing internal organization initiatives


  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related discipline
  • Required Knowledge/Experience:
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience of project management experience in the Federal space
    • Experience with managing contract financials, and contract management & CDRLs
    • Proven Project Portfolio, Program and Project Manager experience and sound understanding of the principles and frameworks of successful project management
    • Proven experience in providing service, effectively interacting and relationship building with internal and external stakeholders to achieve successful project outcomes
    • Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with senior management from customer/partner companies as well as senior customer officials
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills
    • Must be able to understand multi-level customer/user expectations and concerns
    • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Preferred Knowledge/Experience:
    • Deep understanding of Human Resources, employee performance improvement plans, and corrective action policies
    • Experience with task based contracts
    • Certified Program of Project Management Professional (PgMP or PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • Experience with Microsoft Project
    • Experience with Microsoft Visio

Other Responsibilities

  • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Sr Program Executive

Invest in a company that invests in you! Copper River provides its employees with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Tuition reimbursement is offered to help employees further their education and skillset. Other perks include Open Leave, 401k matching with immediate vesting, Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage.


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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.