Gravity IT Resources
Job Title: Project Director
Location: Remote/California Resident
Referral Fee: +/- $1800
Employment Eligibility: Must be eligible to work in the United States
Position Overview: At the direction of the executive team, lead a legislatively driven project with a tight timeline for delivery.
The Project Director is responsible for overall management of the project including liaising with the executive team and oversight bodies; coordinating and leading internal and external partners; supervising members of the project team; and overseeing project implementation, financial and administrative oversight, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation of the project.
Job Responsibilities and Duties:
- Management and Administration
- Provides strategic leadership and technical, operational, financial, and managerial leadership for successful implementation of project activities.
- Ensures that the program is technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with statute and stakeholders’ priorities.
- Provides oversight of program implementation including all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance.
- Ensures the project produces the specified results aligned to project goals and objective to the required standard of quality and within the timeline and budget parameters.
- Oversees budget pipeline development and budget monitoring.
- Conducts monthly reviews with oversight bodies to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of financial deliverables and obligations.
- Ensures that the project progresses in accordance to its contractual obligations and complies with the California Department Technology’s regulations and organizational policies including the Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL)
- Coordinates organizational relationship with internal and external partners related to monitoring and evaluation of expected project outcomes, providing support in facilitating technical collaboration and coordination activities with partners and stakeholders.
- Works closely with oversight bodies and the executive team to ensure compliance with programmatic targets and deliverables.
- Promotes the project through advocacy, presentations, and participation in stakeholder meetings.
- Technical Leadership
- Supports the executive team by advising on program management, organizational development and change management, capacity building, and collaboration among Government, partners, and stakeholders.
- Establishes and manages a team with all the relevant disciplines and operational staff, including team building and counterpart identification within the department and with external partners when appropriate.
- Develops detailed implementation plans in line with the agreed scope, resources and PAL requirements.
- Oversees development of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the successive phases of the project to capture project performance and results.
Skills and Qualifications Required:
- Bachelors degree (equivalent experience can be substituted on a year for year basis)
- +5 years of experience managing medium-large projects.
- Strong preference for candidates with expertise/experience in health and human service delivery, and experience navigating the California Project Approval Lifecycle.
- Demonstrated diplomatic, management, and communication skills to liaise and advocate with governments, partners, thought leaders, and other key stakeholders including other implementing agencies.
- Proven ability to write technical reports and program documents, and deliver presentations.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to communicate cross-culturally.