CNA has an opening at its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia for a Project Administrator.
The Project Administrator provides overall project administration support to Vice President, Director and their supporting team members, including, supplying guidance/assistance on contractual requirements, project proposals and project budgets and division administrative support as needed.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
1 Assist division research team leaders and project directors with preparing and submitting project proposals and ensuring contract compliance for a diverse group of clients and contracts.
2 Monitor projects for timeliness, costs, and deliverables and help monitor division’s expenditures in LOE pools and product areas and against existing projects.
3 Coordinate the submission of proposals and project modifications, and ensure proper closing of division projects.
4 Create division and product area budgets and projections and monitor direct and indirect spending. Specifically, assess and report the impact of division expenditures vs. budgets, particularly the effect of budget changes to product areas, staffing, etc.
5 Manage team that prepares cost estimates and implement and use tools such as Microsoft Project, status reports, and other management databases to review and track new and ongoing projects, proposals and addenda.
6 Interface directly with external clients as needed to solve contractual issues.
7 Serve as an administrative liaison between Research Division VP, Research Team Leaders, Analysts, and the Executive Vice President & COO.
8 Assist Research Division Vice President in compiling the corporate annual plan and the semi-annual corporate self-evaluation if requested.
9 Serve as backup to Administrative Staff as needed.
10 Perform other duties as assigned.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
1 Education: Bachelor’s Degree (preferably with course work related to federal/government contracts) or equivalent work experience.
2 Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience in a professional environment. Minimum 2 years experience with Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, business development or government contracts.
3 Skills: Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Project and Office (Excel, Word, Access, etc.), as well as cost analysis and financial software tools and statistical/graphical software applications. Must possess demonstrated oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Must have ability to work under pressure and to interact independently with contractors, management, and other levels of personnel.
4 Other: May be required to work extended hours on specific projects. Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance required.
WHO WE ARE
CNA has been committed to changing people’s lives through our advanced analytical research since 1942, when the U.S. Navy needed our help against German submarine warfare during WWII. CNA is an objective research and analysis organization. We run the Navy’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and the Institute for Public Research (IPR). We’ve done research for the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Department of Defense for over 70 years, and, about 20 years ago, we started a domestic research line—IPR. Under IPR, we work on projects for the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, the Federal Aviation Administration, and a long list of other agencies and foundations. CNA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. To be considered for hire, all individuals applying for positions with CNA must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a background investigation. For positions requiring access to classified information, individuals will also be subject to an additional government background investigation, and continued employment eligibility is contingent upon the ability to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.