Program Execution Director

Clearance Level
Program Execution
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ84665

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

We are seeking a Program Execution Director in our Program Support Center to be based in our Falls Church, VA location.

You will use your experience and understanding of program delivery to develop, deploy, and evolve GDIT’s best practices.  The Program Support Center provides:

  • Corporate surveillance on program execution
  • Enterprise data management and analytics
  • Develop and enforce standards/policy
  • Provide tactical and strategic programmatic support services to the GDIT execution community

The PSC assists program teams with delivering the highest possible service to our customers while maintaining fiscal and risk management responsibilities to the corporation. 

Moreover, this position reports to the PSC Senior Director and provides GDIT policy guidance, best practice leadership, and program performance support.  Under PSC’s business focused, cooperative engagement model, the exemplar candidate is a knowledgeable, proven, senior leader with a honed skillset encompassing the capturing, defining, resolving of issues and opportunities whilst building innovative solutions and coalitions. 

The ideal candidate will have a wide range of both Program Management and functional experience, demonstrating the ability to interface effectively, accurately assess issues and opportunities while resolving them with both program execution and GDIT support functions. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead GDIT’s Policy and Process working group, supporting effective, efficient, and aligned Policy and Processes enabling GDIT to meet or exceed our business goals while delivering superior service to our clients.
  • Lead GDIT’s CMMI team, supporting current, delivering new, adapting to new standards (1.3 to 2.0 migration), in support of over $10B in current and future business support directly linked to credential requirements.  Synchronize CMMI support requirements with other program or GDIT level credentials and GDIT’s overall best industry approach to service delivery.
  • Provide process support to both our programs and GDIT functional organizations.  Enabling critical review and improvement of targeted activities through Kaizen events.  Reinforcing industry best practices with a repository of best practice information, targeted training, and assistance engagements. 
  • Lead program reviews, when requested, supporting the business in defining issues, opportunities within ongoing engagements. Creating innovative paths forward, and foster linkages to GDIT level support or resources already engaged.
  • Proactively support the PSC Senior Director and peers by managing PSC’s IT application portfolio forecasting and planning.  Additionally, one will monitor costs and drive alignment to PSC services achieving year over years savings or cost avoidance.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the PSC, providing input or review to GDIT proposal efforts. 
  • Support the continual improvement and integration of all PSC services and our indirect support for GDIT services across our functional organizations.  Participate in GDIT level planning and execution support of GDIT’s goals and objectives aligned with reinforced by our company’s values.


  • Experience as a leader / manager and 7 - 10 years of Information Technology and/or PMO experience
  • BA/BS in business, IT or equivalent practical experience
  • Prior experience in another business function (to include military or government service equivalent) and specific experience in plans and policy is a plus
  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate effectively with technical staff, business stakeholders and senior management
  • Very strong communication management; excellent verbal and written skills
  • Proven ability to build credibility with (internal and external) customers resulting as being viewed as as a trusted advisor who understands their business needs and can balance with organizational strategy
  • Ability to collaborate, build relationships and influence individuals at all levels in a matrix-management environment (as well as external vendors and service providers) to ensure that segregation and overlapping roles are identified and coordinated
  • Demonstrated experience in IT-centric services, including infrastructure, software development, and/or data analytics projects using both agile and waterfall methodologies desired
  • Experience leading a team of service-oriented IT professionals in a complex environment

Desired Leadership Qualities:

  • Clarity – clear and concise always; has a clear picture in mind, there is no question of vision and what needs to be accomplished, drives clarity in others focusing on business outcome, path forward, milestones and specific actions
  • Decisiveness – show great consistency with decisions, rarely backing out unless it is necessary
  • Courage – practice how to be fearless in service of achieving goals and fulfilling the role as a bold leader
  • Passion – the best leaders exhibit boundless energy and passion for what they do – be passionate about what you know, what you care about, and what you do
  • Humility – admit when you are wrong and take criticism as an opportunity for growth, demonstrate how development is important to success in any leadership role
  • Use empowerment, trust, and other strategies as appropriate to develop and motivate team members
  • Build trust and camaraderie by inspiring, openness to new ideas, transparent dialog and decision making with and between team members
  • Facilitate the best service delivery by making optimal use of your team’s talents, promote productivity and quality standards, motivation and inspiration, and maintaining positive morale and workplace harmony

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.