Program Manager

Parallax Advanced Research
Dayton, Ohio
Dec 08, 2023
Jan 02, 2024
Full Time
Organization Type
Program Manager
Do you have an interest in Program Management and analytics? Do you want to grow with a company that has the same passion? Do you enjoy reaching goals and being a part of a high-performing research team?

Parallax Advanced Research is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit research institute based in Dayton, Ohio. We've been recognized as Dayton's Business of the Year in 2022 and have received multiple accolades, including being named one of Dayton's "Best Places to Work" in 2021 and 2022, winning three Gold Stevie Awards for Organization of the Year (Medium Non-Profit) (2022), Government Sales and Customer Service (2022), and Achievement in Science/Technology for Data Abyss (2023), and recipient of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Above and Beyond Award.

We operate our mission nationally, which is to deliver innovative research and provide technology, human, and business solutions via The Science of Intelligent Teaming for government, industry, and academic clients with critical challenges. Our vision is to advance the Nation's innovation advantage through our work. Our services include advanced research in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomy, human machine teaming, and unmanned aerial systems. We also manage a suite of entrepreneurial-focused networks, including the Ohio Federal Research Network and Launch Dayton program. In 2023, the 501(c)(3) private nonprofit research institute Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) became wholly affiliated with Parallax, expanding our organization's services to include space and aerospace advanced technology research and development and workforce development.

At Parallax, we are driven by the desire to make a lasting impact. We believe in collaborating extensively and valuing the diversity of people and ideas. Our dedication to integrity and commitment to personal growth are unwavering. Transparency and effective communication are at the core of our operations. We encourage bold and innovative solutions that positively influence the world around us.

As a Program Manager, you will be working with members of Finance, Business Development, and the Contracts department. When working with your team, you will be responsible for program control functions, including planning, tracking, analysis and reporting across the program life cycle. This position will prepare the program review presentations, produce financial deliverables for both internal and external use, oversee the creation and delivery of monthly reports to the customer, and participate in the proposal process.

In addition to that, a typical day-in-the-life of a Parallax Program Manager includes:
Ensuring the timely completion of all program management deliverables, including project plans and research schedules, intelligence reports, progress reports, software lifecycle development deliverables, etc.
Scoping the work to be done in phases or Agile sprints; developing Agile-based project plans for program tasks, coordinating Agile teams, and managing research project timelines to ensure research deliverables are completed within the specified timeline.
Managing multiple programs across various government agencies.
Working with customers to determine individual project specifics, including funding, requirements, manpower, deliverables, etc.
Proactive leadership and supervision of staff and relationship management with subcontractors, when applicable.
Working with the whole team to assist with definition of tasks and anticipated level of effort.
Removing impediments blocking team progress.
Fostering self-organization of the team and coaching team members.
Continuously improving processes and team effectiveness.

Ideally, you are looking for your next long-term challenge and have these skill?
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business/Public Administration or a related discipline.
10+ years of project management, financial administration or equivalent experience supporting a DoD contract.
Working knowledge of the project management field with the ability to complete difficult assignments.
Strong analytical ability.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple task/projects while working independently.
Ability to analyze problems for root cause and implement corrective action.
Candidates should possess a solid understanding of revenue recognition, EAC development, and related project accounting principles.
Effective written and oral communication skills are also required to work well with all levels of staff and managers.
Detail oriented with strong math and analytical skills.
Must be able to work issues independently.
Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
Requires word processing, electronic spreadsheet, and Project Management software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite) knowledge.
Possess strong excel workbook skills and experience with scheduling tools.
Ability to comprehensively grasp big picture expectations within everyday activities is essential.
Able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

Furthermore, do you have, or want to develop these skills?
Enterprise-wide, web-based project management and workflow tools experience.
Task order and ROM pricing development experience.
Working experience with Microsoft Project, Deltek or equivalent, VersionOne, or other program management tools.
Proven experience with Grant or Proposal writing.

Parallax Advanced Research will help you reach your goals by offering:
Competitive salary with annual reviews.
Health, dental, and vision coverage.
Employer-paid Life insurance, STD, and LTD.
Roth post-tax 401(K) and/or pre-tax with a generous monthly company match, and yearly employer contribution.
Education Assistance: employee's tuition is 100% covered, in addition, we cover 80% of our employee's dependent's tuition.
Working from home opportunities for some positions.
PTO time, regular paid holidays, and flex paid holidays.
Paid Military Leave, Paid Maternity, and Paternity leave, FMLA coverage for extended paid and unpaid leave, STD, LTD, and flexible hours.
Annual PTO sell-back.