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Program Manager, Washington, DC, US ID#16058

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


The Program Manager is responsible for the operational management and business growth opportunities within assigned contracts or sector. The position will also provide support in the creation of contract operational plans and budgets. The Program Manager will be responsible for

ensuring assigned project teams meet or exceed operational and contract goals. 



Includes the following: 

  • Supports Operations General Manager by identifying, proposing and reporting progress on new business opportunities.
  • Ensures performance on contracted efforts by executing approved plans, controlling and reporting progress relative to the established contract cost, schedule, and quality standards and following project management standards.
  • Maintains continuous and effective communication with the customer organization to obtain a common understanding of their expectations.
  • Manages and performs direct contract financial functions including budgeting, purchasing, travel, payment approval, invoicing and receivable controls.
  • Takes a leadership role in the accomplishment of the Sector’s vision and ensures adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Directs and performs program personnel functions including staffing, performance and salary reviews, EEO and benefits coordination, and personnel development.
  • Recommends personnel actions to Operations General Manager for approval, including job offers, promotions, bonuses, pay changes, and disciplinary actions when required by corporate policy.
  • Monitor labor, material, and sub-contract costs and budgets.
  • Make periodic site visits for the purposes of work progress status.
  • Delivers each awarded contract on time and within budget.
  • Other duties that may be assigned.



Leads multiple project managers by providing leadership for employee through effective communication, coaching, training, establishing goals and developing employees and leaders. Responsible for leading various project teams throughout assigned sector in various locations. 



A Bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years of experience with leading multiple projects simultaneously is required.  Appropriate security clearance will be necessary per contract or sector requirements.



  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to manage and develop high performing teams.
  • Ability to implement and execute team’s vision and goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current organizational practices and programs.
  • Excellent organizational and project management abilities.
  • Proficiency in utilized software programs including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to prioritize, lead and manage multiple projects and tasks to successful completion.



This position is primarily performed in a climate-controlled office setting. Travel will be required.

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