Scientific/Healthcare Project Coordinator

Clearance Level
Functional Experts
Bethesda, Maryland

REQ#: RQ129849

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Project Management/Coordinator to support the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI provides global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. GDIT provides its clients at the NHLBI with project management and business process improvement support.

You will directly support the mission of the NHLBI Project Management Office (PMO) to enhance the Institute’s project management skills by supporting high-priority, trans-NHLBI projects; developing project management tools and templates; developing training and guidance materials; and providing consultative advice to project leads, as needed.

You must reside within commuting distance to the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, MD. Position is remote now but when “return to work” plans are finalized by the client, you will be expected to work in the office as needed.

You will have the opportunity to work a flexible schedule around core business hours.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

o   Work with federal senior leadership and the GDIT team to plan for and execute high-priority, NHLBI programs and projects, including project management and coordination support. 

o   Support senior-level working groups and meetings, including meeting minute capture, action item tracking, coordination, logistics, and materials preparation. 

o   Support weekly client and GDIT team meetings with meeting minute capture, action item tracking, coordination, and logistics. 

o   Develop project charters, project plans, and schedules and provide overall project management support to federal senior leadership. 

o   Provide support for programs and projects including developing and maintaining MS Project schedules, and generating dashboard views and reports 

o   Develop project management templates and guides (e.g., charter template, risk management guide, etc.); maintain and update the intranet repository that houses project management resources. 

o  Create and/or maintain document repositories for various client projects. 

o   Work with the GDIT project manager and team to develop monthly status reports for the client; coordinate with other GDIT entities to ensure status reporting requirements are met. 

o   Collaborate with the GDIT team to develop new ideas to create additional value and efficiencies for the team and client. 

Required Qualifications and Skills: 

o   Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ experience or a Master's and six years’ experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) 

o   Experience working in scientific organizations, healthcare organizations, or organizations similar to NIH 

o   Proficient in Microsoft Project and scheduling best practices 

o   Proficiency in other Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 

o   Proficiency with MS SharePoint 

o   Ability to obtain a NIH Public Trust 

Desired Qualifications and Skills: 

o   Active Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 

o   Experience supporting a Project Management Office 

o  Familiarity with data science 

o   Experience with Project Online 

Attributes for Success: 

o   Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate complex project management theories into easy-to-understand guidance. 

o   Excellent listening skills, including the ability to capture detailed information generated from fast-paced meetings. 

o   Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 

o   Comfort in interacting with and presenting to federal senior leadership. 

o   Desire to collaborate in a team environment and provide excellent customer service to clients. 





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