Program Manager

TIMEFRAME: October 1, 2022

About the Position

Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) is seeking to hire an experienced Program Manager to lead a complex, global corrections training program at multiple locations in the United States and internationally. This position will report to the Director of Programs, manage a Deputy Program Manager and project staff, and be based at SCG’s headquarters in McLean, VA. The Program Manager is responsible for the timely and high-quality delivery of 50-60 trainings annually in accordance with grant/donor requirements. The Program Manager will be responsible for managing activities and risk in the following areas: stakeholders, project and resources integration, costs/budgets, schedules, procurement, and reporting. To be successful within a cross-functional fast paced environment, the Program Manager will require exceptional planning and coordination/integration skills. The Program Manager will be responsible for maintaining communications and collaborating with officials at the US Department of State, recognized law enforcement/corrections institutions at the State level, and similar international counterparts. 

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • At least ten years of portfolio/project management experience. 
  • A strong record of experience managing portfolios or projects, ideally in multiple countries and involving senior stakeholders or practitioners from across the world. Relevant experience includes substantive work in the following:  project planning and implementation, scheduling, budget management, resourcing, cross-team integration, and reporting. 
  • Knowledge of federal grant guidelines (2CFR 200). 
  • Effective communications skills, including experience engaging with high level government officials (e.g., corrections, police, ministry of interior, ministry of justice). 
  • The ability to produce exceptional quality reports and products.
  • Excellent planning and team management skills. 
  • Be willing to be located at SCG’s McLean, VA offices and travel domestically. Some international travel may be required. 
  • Hold a master’s degree in political science, international relations, business administration, or a related/relevant discipline. PMP certification highly preferred. 
  • Salary $100,000 - $120,000 commensurate with experience.

About Strategic Capacity Group

Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the ability of the United States and its partners to build strategic security sector capacity both at home and abroad. SCG assists donor countries to enhance the sustainability and impact of their foreign assistance approaches and recipient countries to deliver security appropriately, effectively, accountably, and in accordance with the rule of law. Through this approach, SCG helps build human and institutional capacity worldwide. Visit our website at

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