Are you a passionate advocate for delivering excellence to customers in service of the public good? Do you have a track record of success in collaborating with diverse stakeholders and managing complex projects? If so, we invite you to apply for the part-time Project Manager position, where you will join a team that builds products and digital services supporting the multiple federal clients.
The Part-Time Project Manager at MO will be responsible for overseeing various aspects of project management for our active contracts with a primary focus on recruiting and onboarding new team members, collaborating with government liaisons to meet contractual obligations, ensuring the timely delivery of project deliverables, and addressing and escalating issues related to both people and projects. This role will require strong organizational skills, excellent communication, and a proactive, process-oriented approach to task management.
What You’ll Do:
Recruiting and Onboarding:
• Work closely with department heads and HR to address staffing needs on tight timelines.
• Participate in the recruitment process, including candidate sourcing and screening, and utilizing our recruitment tool.
• Coordinate the onboarding process for new team members, ensuring a smooth transition into the organization.
• Develop and maintain comprehensive onboarding materials and training programs.
Government Liaison and Contract Management:
• Serve as one of the primary points of contact with government liaisons and regulatory bodies.
• Monitor and ensure compliance with all contractual obligations, reporting requirements, and deadlines.
• Communicate effectively with government representatives to address inquiries and maintain positive relationships.
• Collaborate with project teams to create and manage project schedules and timelines.
• Monitor project progress, identify potential roadblocks, and implement strategies to keep projects on track.
• Ensure timely delivery of project deliverables to meet client and regulatory requirements.
• Identify and escalate project issues to the appropriate stakeholders for resolution.
• Coordinate with Practice Leadership to support overall delivery compliance.
Issue Escalation and Resolution:
• Act as a point of contact for project-related issues and concerns raised by team members or stakeholders.
• Assess the nature and severity of issues and escalate them to the appropriate level of management for resolution.
• Track issue resolution progress and ensure timely follow-up.
Documentation and Reporting:
• Maintain accurate project records, including contracts, agreements, and project documentation.
• Generate regular reports on project status, resource allocation, issue escalation, and resolution for management and stakeholders.
What We’re Looking For:
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business, Project Management, Public Administration) or equivalent work experience.
- Proven experience in project management, including recruitment, onboarding, contract management, and issue escalation.
- Strong organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
- Proficiency in project management software and tools.
- Knowledge of government regulations and compliance is a plus.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
MO Studio is a design firm that helps government leaders achieve their mission by designing intuitive and sustainable customer experiences that build trust and improve satisfaction. We use human-centered design to modernize and transform customer and employee experiences. We’re a small team of interdisciplinary creatives with mission, impact, and service to others deeply rooted in our DNA. We’re naive enough to believe we can change the world and bold enough to take the chance to do it.We combine design thinking with agile delivery methods to drive visionary, human-centered products to market. Our custom solutions range in size from completely revamping an entire application to refreshing small pieces of a larger product. Everyone at MO directly impacts the direction and success of the company, and we own our roles. We value integrity, curiosity, and courage, and we operate collaboratively and with accountability while consistently challenging each other in the pursuit of excellence. At MO, we delight in creating one-of-a-kind products and experiences. Your imagination is the only limit on what you can do here!