Position Details: Change Management Lead/Project Manager

Location: Columbia, MD

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Title: Change Management Lead/Project Manager 

Location: APV HQ Columbia, and DC ( Client site)

About APV:

A P Ventures (APV) Background: Since its inception in 2006, APV has been pioneering creative eLearning solutions. Over the years, APV’s staff has created more than 3,000 hours of online learning for Federal, State, and commercial clients. APV’s innovative products are enabling many clients to provide 24/7/365 custom training and education, with highly interactive content, to a widely-distributed work force. Due to our stellar past performance creating and delivering training solutions, APV has established itself as a highly successful provider of Human Capital solutions to include Change Management, workforce planning, recruitment and training solutions—one that has won many task orders under the multi-billion-dollar, Best-in-Class Human Capital Training Solutions (HCaTS) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), overseen by the Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration (OPM/GSA).

The Opportunity: 

APV has an upcoming opportunity for a Senior Change Management professional to lead an upcoming project for a large federal agency.

The Change Management Lead/Project Manager will serve in an essential role working on a the Agency project team; will lead project management efforts; and will report directly to the Agency’s Project Director. The individual in this position should be able to multi-task by managing various components of the project while working independently on assigned activities. Specialized experience in organizational development, leadership development, and change management will enhance a candidate's application as well as employment exposure to team building and transformation.

Sample Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project Management duties to include :
    • Facilitate project kick-off meeting
    • Conduct project management meetings
    • Develop a Project Management Plan
  • As a Change Management lead, will conduct following duties:
    • Conduct a high-level needs analysis of the current state of the Agency
    • Identify key performance indicators and corresponding metrics
    • Work with client to manage organizational change and use Appreciative inquiry method to bring about positive change to the organization
    • Employ knowledge of culture transformation
    • Propose and design high-end solutions for leadership development
    • Manage stakeholder engagement initiatives
    • Identify key competencies for various stakeholder teams
    • Use multiple communication channels to coordinate with client on queries and solutioning
    • Conceptualize and develop rewards and recognition program
  • Compile existing material provided by Federal client and repurpose for new implementation
  • In collaboration with Federal client, design and facilitate focus groups to gather input from the stakeholders
  • Measure impact analysis (benefits and advantages) through assessments and feedback mechanisms, document the analysis, and produce program evaluation report(s) for client

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Project Management experience with at least demonstrated experience in leading organizational change management for large agency
  • Preferred * Experience in Project Management for Federal Agencies is required
  • Experience in leadership development and team building
  • Hands on experience doing project scheduling and work breakdown structures
  • Preferred experience in working on federal strategic and operational planning projects
  • Proven experience in change management as demonstrated by samples of past projects
  • Hands-on experience conducting needs analysis, project planning, development activities, and client interaction on regular basis
  • Experience with strategizing and managing execution of various project phases, from initiation to close
  • Experience with Agile development method.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and customer service-focused

Education and Certification:

  • Degree in adult education and highly prefer Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Must have PMP certification