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Program Manager - Contract Role

Cleveland, OH

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We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Program Manager to oversee a series of real estate development projects in multifamily housing. This is a contract role with the opportunity for extension based on performance and project requirements. The Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating multiple real estate development projects at varying stages, ensuring alignment with organizational goals, managing stakeholders, and driving successful project delivery within scope, budget, and timeline constraints.


  • Project Planning and Coordination: Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, schedule, budget, resources, and deliverables for each project within the program. Coordinate project activities and dependencies to ensure smooth execution and timely delivery.

  • Stakeholder Management: Engage with stakeholders at various levels to understand project requirements, expectations, and priorities. Maintain open communication channels to provide regular updates, gather feedback, and address concerns throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and issues associated with the projects and develop mitigation strategies to minimize their impact. Proactively monitor project progress, anticipate challenges, and implement corrective actions as necessary to keep projects on track.

  • Resource Allocation: Collaborate with resource managers to allocate resources effectively across projects within the program. Ensure that project teams have the necessary skills and support to fulfill their responsibilities and meet project objectives.

  • Quality Assurance: Establish quality standards and processes to ensure that project deliverables meet or exceed stakeholder expectations. Conduct regular reviews and inspections to verify compliance with requirements and identify areas for improvement.

  • Performance Tracking and Reporting: Implement robust project tracking mechanisms to monitor progress, expenditures, and key performance indicators (KPIs) for each project. Prepare regular status reports and presentations for project sponsors and senior management to provide visibility into project performance and achievements.

  • Change Management: Manage changes to project scope, schedule, and requirements by assessing impacts, evaluating alternatives, and obtaining necessary approvals. Facilitate communication and collaboration among stakeholders to ensure smooth transitions and minimize disruptions.

  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, project management, or related field; PMP certification is a plus.

  • Proven experience managing complex programs or portfolios of projects.

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve common goals.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Solid understanding of project management methodologies, tools, and techniques, such as Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.

  • Proficiency in project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project, JIRA, Trello) and productivity tools (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google Workspace).

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities, work under pressure, and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proven experience (minimum 5 years) in project or program management within the real estate development sector preferred.

  • Duration:

  • This is a contract position with an initial duration of 9 months, with the possibility of extension based on project needs and performance evaluation.

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