Associate Project Manager, Chemical Security

CRDF Global
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Sep 21

Position description

The Associate Project Manager (APM) is responsible for the implementation of technical, financial, and administrative aspects of an assigned portfolio.  The Associate Project Manager position offers a broad range of support in developing grant program announcements, shepherding grant applications through external review, serving as the backup contact for grantees and international partner organizations, overseeing the process of grant closure, supporting training and institutional development of overseas partners, traveling domestically and internationally, and contributing towards other program activities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates planning and organizational tasks for site visits, conferences, meetings, workshops, training sessions, and/or other events
  • Implements project plans (for multiple projects) that may include: task plans, statements of work, project metrics, schedules, deliverables, work budgets; prepares and submits proposed modifications if necessary
  • Recruits consultants for programmatic activities
  • Reviews grantee reports and flags potential issues for Program Manager or Senior Program Manager review
  • Initiates workflows, drafts reports, and drafts correspondence in response to complex questions and situations while keeping the Program Manager-Supervisory and/or Senior Program Manager informed
  • Participates in grant selection, which includes receiving applications and proposals, and reviewer recruitment
  • Participates in the interviewing and selection of interns depending on program division and may assign tasks to interns
  • Supports proposal development efforts
  • Travels within the US and internationally to participate, facilitate, and/or follow up events as appropriate
  • Communicates with funders, grantees and consultants and answers advanced questions or addresses routine and non-routine problems
  • Oversees information storage to ensure: records and databases, including electronic and physical files, are current and complete
  • Supports other programs and staff, as required



  • 2-3 years relevant work experience
  • 1-2 years of experience in an international organization or other international experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to ascertain the nuances of clients and communicate these effectively
  • Demonstrates good diplomatic and negotiating skills and good judgment
  • Sufficient understanding of scientific research processes and/or other relevant issues desirable in order to be credible with contacts with the scientific community
  • U.S. work authorization


Application instructions

CRDF Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  CRDF Global provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.

CRDF Global offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, please complete our online application and include a cover letter and resume.

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