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NANA Regional Corporation Program Director in Herndon, Virginia

Program Director


Akima is a global enterprise with more than 8,000 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E); and construction. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders, Akima’s core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers’ missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our Iñupiat values. In 2021, Akima ranked #28 on Washington Technology’s Top 100 List and #63 on Bloomberg Government’s BGOV200 List of top federal contractors. To learn more about Akima,

Primary Function:

The Program Director will be responsible for the overall management of program and contractor staff performance, the distribution of project guidance and communications, the oversight of program operations, staffing logistics, and professional and organizational development, the management of business ethics, employee relations, employee performance management, the development and implementation of a diversity and inclusion strategy, and authoritative engagement with the U.S. Government. The Program Director will also be responsible for the management of overall recruitment, recognition, retention, and performance of advisory, administrative, and management support services, the supervision of contractor unit and team leaders, the submission of reports and deliverables, the management of subcontracting, procurement, and purchasing, and the compliance with Federal and Agency laws, regulations and policies.


Minimum Qualifications :

You must be able to meet all health requirements, including but not limited to, current and future vaccination requirements to infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

  • Candidates with solid Department of Energency experience will have priority

  • Excellent communication skills; oral, written, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent time management, decision-making, presentation, human relations, and organization skills.

  • Related government acquisition system and/or program management experience

  • Demonstrated ability to meet objectives driven by firm deliverable deadlines

  • Knowledge of organizational planning, business process re-engineering, information management, and standard government acquisition processes

  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Clearance.

  • Experience with corporate backend functions and process, Contracts (sub and prime), Finance and Pricing, HR and ER, Recruiting, Legal, BD and Capture Efforts

  • Experience and expertise of leading a large effort or program.

  • Expert presentation and facilitation skills.


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Desired

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessar y. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053. The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance. Please do not use the dedicated phone number above to call on the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.

Job: Program & Project Management

Primary Location: US-VA-Herndon

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: AKI04658