• Project Director

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    Job ID
    Hidden (24724)
    Job Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Role Summary

    As a Project Director for our team, you will lead a team of interdisciplinary staff focused on the area of aging and gerontology.  Subject matter expertise in these two areas, including but not limited to, the aging process, diseases of the elderly, such as Alzheimer’s and related dementias, substance abuse, arthritis, Parkinson’s and other aging related neurological conditions, various types of cancer, COPD and other lung diseases, cholesterol, blood pressure issues, cardiac/pulmonary hypertension and other cardiac diseases is required.  You will ensure the team is delivering high quality work and thoughtfully assign staff resources while adhering to project budgets.  If complex or unusual technical problems arise, you will actively use your subject matter expertise paired with business best practices to guide the team, providing clear direction on various tasks and priorities.  You will help coach your team members to ensure high levels of employee engagement.

    What Will You Be Engaged In Day-To-Day?

    • Providing day-to-day leadership of a major project related to aging. Monitoring performance to optimize schedules, budgets, and technical excellence as well as optimum capability to manage a large project.
    • Reviewing project deliverables and project tasks such as development of fact sheets, brochures, standard letters, correspondence, presentations, exhibits, research, data mining, and partnership development to ensure high quality deliverables. Providing direction to staff on aging resources that can be used in the execution of such tasks.
    • Interacting with other aging related organizations both within and external to government such as associations, academic institutions, think tanks, other institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and other aging related divisions and departments within government.
    • Collaborating with other directors, task managers and staff to develop a work plan for each project or task that fulfills contractual requirements. Formulating milestone schedules and/or project plans.  Evaluating work performed and discussing anticipated activities.  Performing quality assurance review. 
    • Taking ownership of company proposal development and dissemination within the aging field to secure new or follow-on aging related business.
    • Ensuring that individual projects are profitable, stay on budget and on time, and that profitability goals are achieved according to technical and contractual specifications.
    • Maintaining frequent contact with client representatives to identify and respond to client requests. Proactively addressing and seeking resolution for any potential sources of difficulty on projects.  Preparing and presenting required status reports, including coordination of information gathering, development of meeting agendas, and creating and delivering presentations to meet contractual requirements.
    • Contributing key technical and substantive expertise by serving in a consultant role on other projects or functions in the company.
    • Preparing for and engaging employees in career conversations as part of performance evaluations. Counseling staff and serving as a guide and mentor on quality and quantity of work performed. Interpreting company policies and procedures for staff and ensuring that company policies, procedures, and practices are followed.

    What Qualifications Will Help You Succeed?

    • Master’s or PhD degree in Public Health, Health Education, Social Work or related discipline required, plus a minimum of 10 years working in the aging/gerontology or related field.
    • Familiarity with NIH and particularly the National Institute for Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer’s disease programs within that institute.
    • Familiarity with the aging and gerontology literature and experience with public and professional education of older Americans.
    • Strong computer, web and social media skills including management of large information centers.
    • Demonstrated success in managing technical programs and/or projects in a government contracting environment to include substantive project management, program planning and implementation, contract interpretation and administration, budget development and responsibility, and administration of government projects and/or programs.
    • The ability to work independently of any direct supervision and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, strong organization, initiative and follow-through, creativity and flexibility and responsiveness to changing requirements and conditions.
    • A problem-solving mindset where you can identify and resolve problems in a team environment.
    • A collaborative nature – this role requires you to work well with others and handle everchanging day-to-day situations with an acceptable, reasonable approach.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills will be necessary to maintain effective correspondence with the team and client.



    Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.


    IQ Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disabled/Veteran). IQ Solutions prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin or ancestry, marital status, status as a military veteran (including recently separated and other protected veterans), or status as a qualified handicapped or disabled individual, or as Vietnam-Era Veteran, in accordance with applicable law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click here.


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