Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Northern Virginia

Job Type: Full-Time

Project Manager Job Description

The Project Manager provides project management for a large portfolio of projects. The NVERS team supports emergency preparedness projects that include, but are not limited to: proactive coordination and planning with partners across the National Capital Region and Northern Virginia; pharmaceutical inventory and procurement for medical surge; supporting coordination of vulnerable populations; integrating patient tracking capability across the Region; and updating and aligning operational plans, SOPs, and manuals.

The Project Manager regularly engages with public safety agency leaders to build relationships, to increase awareness and understanding of NVERS, and to support regional efforts to build emergency preparedness and response capability in Northern Virginia. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and thrives in a fast paced setting. He or she will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. The project manager must be able to work independently on projects, but thrive in a small team environment with ever changing priorities. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver a quality product with little guidance in a short period of time while working well under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities. He or she will have a positive, “can-do” attitude, understanding the unique challenges of a small team, including wearing multiple hats to ensure the job gets done.

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Ensures overall project success for assigned projects
  • Maintains project grant documentation to include developing project management plans and completing quarterly reports
  • Ensures deliverables are met on time and within the period of performance
  • Procures and manages supplies and equipment to include seeking out bids, vetting, and choosing vendors
  • Develop RFPs, vets and chooses vendors and ensure timely and on-budget completion of projects
  • Working with the Operations Director, provides management for the project budget

Administrative Support

  • Ensures internal documents, regional manuals and procedures, informational bulletins and committee documents are current and updated to the website and Dropbox as appropriate
  • Provides programmatic and administrative support to NVERS/NVHA leadership

Committee Support

  • Coordination and facilitation of monthly committee and working group meetings
  • Supports the committee chair with administrative duties and correspondence
  • Provides meeting preparation, documents minutes and ensures timely follow-up
  • Develops PowerPoint presentations and agendas


  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Emotional maturity and ability to receive constructive criticism
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Proven ability to be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Ability to process conflicting input and develop recommendations that are accepted by all parties
  • Strong presentation skills, including to executives

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree strongly preferred
  • Education and/or work history in public safety, public health, or emergency management (public safety preferred)
  • 3-8 years of project management experience
  • An understanding of the current emergency preparedness and response initiatives in Northern Virginia
  • A basic understanding of Northern Virginia, MWCOG and the NCR is preferred
  • Must be a self-starter, multi-tasker, and thrive in a team environment with ever changing priorities
  • Strong Computer skills, including expertise in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint and Social Media web platforms
  • Proven procurement experience, including seeking out bids, vetting, choosing vendors, and successful management to ensure timely and on-budget completion of projects
  • Must be self-reliant; finding solutions to problems on your own but knowing when to ask for help


NVERS is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports regional collaboration and capacity building in all facets of emergency preparedness within Northern Virginia. Learn more about us at


The NVERS staff is a small team fortunate to support amazing people doing amazing things. NVERS is a fast paced, fun environment where no two days are alike. If you thrive in ambiguity, love making a difference in the community, and juggle multiple priorities like a pro then we look forward to hearing from you! Please forward your resume and cover letter to with Project Manager in the subject line. NVERS offers a hybrid work environment and excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.


Only complete applications will be considered.