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Program Manager, Washington DC, US ID #18295




Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS) is committed to delivering innovative solutions to solve its clients’ toughest problems, whether it be in the next state or around the world. CNMS utilizes the most qualified teams to support each client’s mission, providing responsive, strategic and innovative paths forward. CNMS makes it a priority to build personal, business relationships with each client and to consistently go above and beyond their expectations.

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Program Manager

Duties and responsibilities:


  • Plan, coordinate and implement Public Diplomacy workshops according to specifications and deadlines.
  • Define the scope of the projects in collaboration with leadership, clients and stakeholders
  • Determine the resources required to complete the projects.
  • Create detailed schedules and work plans which identify and sequence the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Manage meetings and communications with clients, stakeholders, project contributors and project manager.
  • Recruit experts and trainers to assist with the public diplomacy workshops.
  • Assist with communications and marketing strategy at appropriate level for each workshop.
  • Facilitate and lead strategically focused workshops at selected overseas locations.
  • Coordinate with Evaluation Manager on necessary follow-on projects and “alumni” events, in close consultation with Division Team Lead.
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities and related information
  • Execute projects according to project plans.
  • Monitor the progress of the projects and make adjustments as necessary to ensure successful completion.
  • Assist with review of quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets project standards.



The contractor shall have the following skills:

  • University degree in communications, public relations, marketing, public diplomacy, digital publishing, website development or related field
  • Experience managing the implementation of complex projects
  • Proficiency in the use of word processing software, spreadsheets, databases and project management tools
  • Proficiency in the use of digital engagement tools (e.g., social media and email) for public engagement purposes
  • High level of proficiency in written and oral communications
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to travel internationally to any requested location


About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



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

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