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Program Coordinator, Silver Spring, MD US ID# 16427

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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Subject Matter Expert II – Program Coordinator


NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) is looking for an organized and enthusiastic full-time Program Coordinator to facilitate the planning and execution of OWAQ workshops/events. In addition this individual will help manage day-to-day office administrative duties and communications activities. The ideal candidate should have a bachelor's degree in a related field, and, preferably 3–5 years experience related to event planning, technical writing and administrative support.



The NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) supports world-class weather and air quality research to save lives, reduce property damage, and enhance the national economy. In pursuit of its vision and mission, OWAQ works closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) to help develop and transition weather and air quality research, including hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heavy precipitation, and air pollution. Additionally, OWAQ utilizes social science to learn how to deal with the uncertainties weather presents and to inform its engagement and communication with researchers, funders, and the public.


Furthermore, OWAQ selects and funds research that supports and fosters collaborations — within NOAA's research laboratories and across the weather enterprise (i.e., NOAA, other Federal agencies and entities, state and local governments, academia, and the private sector).






Event/Conference/Workshop Planning


  • Lead all aspects of meeting planning from site selection, vendor negotiation, event registration, marketing, onsite staffing and post-event reporting
  • Coordinate travel, lodging and expenses for participants traveling to meetings, federal and non-federal
  • Lead conference travel package preparation to meet Department of Commerce rules and regulations




  • Create/design event materials including table signs and posters
  • Develop, implement and maintain content for
  • Communicate and track correspondence with speakers and sponsors/exhibitors
  • Coordinate creation of technical publications, event publications and syllabus materials
  • Other duties as assigned by Web/Communications Specialist




  • Assist with daily administrative functions like calendar management, directory management, etc.
  • Oversee office meeting preparations including printing materials, coordinating AV system usage with IT, ensuring conferencing capabilities, ectc
  • Oversee office supplies and ordering; and coordinate packing/shipping of event materials.
  • Assist program managers with completing paperwork for Interagency fund transfers, training forms, travel documents, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by Administrative Officer.






The Subject Matter Expert (SME) will provide project management level oversight and scientific guidance in planning and tracking related service, product and system improvements from concept to delivery and communicate task status and schedule changes promptly.





BA/BS degree and/or experience in related field, and 3-5 years experience related event planning and administrative support.





Experience and program planning documentation is required to support the Office of Weather and Air Quality.

• Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Outstanding organizational skills and problem-solving abilities

• Ability to work in a face-paced, deadline-driven environment

• Outstanding organizational skills and problem-solving abilities

• Commitment to providing excellent customer service

• Flexibility and, above all, reliability





NOAA HQ office environment in Silver Spring, MD.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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