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Strategic Initiative Senior Program Manager

Company: Habitat for Humanity International
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Strategic Initiative Senior Program Manager The Strategic Initiative Senior Program Manager is responsible for supporting Habitat’s key transformational initiatives. The Senior Program manager is responsible for the coordination and planning integration of the organizational transformation projects as identified annually by the Senior Management Team as well as having direct oversight and program management responsibility for the successful implementation of the C360 strategic initiative. Project management coordination is key in the integrated coordination of the portfolio of transformation projects within the Strategy Realization Team, which is anticipated to require 50% of the program manager’s time. The remaining 50% is dedicated to ensuring the implementation of C360, requiring coordination across the organization’s finance, resource development, IT, advocacy and volunteer management systems. The position manages the program life-cycle, including budget and project planning, approval, implementation, reporting and evaluation of all deliverables. The position creates a collaborative partnership with the project sponsors, initiative leads, business and technical leads and internal clients to achieve Habitat for Humanity International’s mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead C360 Program Management (45%)

•Create and manage with key stakeholders and project managers the program plan and forecasting of the resource requirements needed to support the portfolio of projects including: business requirements, project scope, budget, schedule, risk registers and mitigation plan, etc. (including changes)

•Identify and escalate issues and delivery realization risks and mitigation actions with anticipation. (Delivery risks: plan, portfolio, resources, realization infrastructure, and initiative roles.)

•Track and provide project status reports for the steering committee, sponsor, leadership team and key stakeholders.

•Support the steering team to integrate change management plans and activities into the plan.

•Support sub projects with training and best practices in project management methodologies, tools, and processes.

•Coordinate development and maintenance of “process documentation” and communication.

•Drive the planning, reporting and implementation of the Transformation Plan and Strategic Initiatives, including program impact and changes in organizational resource requirements due to changes in individual projects and milestones

•Develop a consistent reporting tool within the identified Project Methodology (PMD Pro / Smartsheets) to provide updates to Senior Management and the Board on the delivery of the Transformation Plan

•Identify and escalate issues and delivery realization risks and mitigation actions across the portfolio. (Delivery risks: plan, portfolio, resources, realization infrastructure, and initiative roles.)

•Partner and support the Initiative Leads to integrate change management plans and activities into the Transformation plan, including but not limited to changes in sequencing and prioritization

•Support the integration of the strategic initiative resource planning into the annual budget and divisional planning process

•Lead the Project Management Community of Practice to support workstreams within the Transformation Plan with training and best practices in project management methodologies, tools, and processes

•Ensure consistency across projects that “process documentation” is being develop and communicated for all Strategic Initiatives.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

•Minimum 7 years’ experience of successful program management

•Proficient at leveraging program/project management methodology (particularly Agile) and proficient at working through and with others to deliver results that meet or exceed requirements and expectations with complex projects.

•Ability to interface with, influence and provide excellent service to multiple levels of the organization (HFHI Sr. leaders, middle management and staff.). Demonstrated ability to challenge ideas of senior leaders and offer alternative solutions.

•Ability to obtain quality project status data, analyze it and present a consolidated program status view to decisionmakers.

•Ability to assess, report and address common delivery risks: plan, portfolio, resources, realization infrastructure, and initiative roles.

•Possesses strong skills in leading meetings, estimating, monitoring work, problem-solving.

•Strong business process orientation and ability to document processes

•Self-motivated and able to organize work for others;

•Able to work quickly with attention to detail

•Excellent presentation, written and verbal communications skills

•Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

•Demonstrated capacity to live the HFHI Values of courage, humility and accountability.


•Knowledge and experience with continuous improvement methodology such as LEAN Six Sigma.

•Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro / Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

•Knowledge of non-profit fundraising best practices.

Additional Required :

•Active support of HFHI Values:

o Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves

oCourage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular

oAccountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission

•Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation

Habitat for Humanity , founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

All rights reserved. “Habitat for Humanity®” is a registered service mark owned by Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat® is a service mark of Habitat for Humanity International.

Habitat for Humanity® International is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Keywords: Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta , Strategic Initiative Senior Program Manager, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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