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FleishmanHillard Project Coordinator in Washington, District Of Columbia

Project Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC

Job Id: 240

# of Openings: 1

DDC Public Affairs is currently seeking a Project Coordinator to join our Project Management team. The Project Coordinator will play a key role in our public affairs campaigns by assisting in managing projects ensuring they are completed on time and within budget. This includes defining scope, setting deadlines, coordinating the work of cross-functional teams, leading status meetings, and reporting to key stakeholders. In addition, the Project Coordinator will be asked to participate in business development efforts, coordinating the efforts of multiple departments developing pitches and responding to RFP’s.

The ideal candidate will be confident and highly adept at managing process, conducting meetings, and following through on deliverables with an unwavering focus. In addition, the ability to manage long term programs as well as short projects with tight deadlines is critical.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders

  • Ensure resource availability and allocation

  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress

  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques

  • Report and escalate to management as needed

  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

  • Delegate project tasks based on staff members' individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels

  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of work experience as a Project Coordinator or similar role

  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Project Management Certification a plus but not required (PMP, CAPM, CSM)

  • Interest in politics/public affairs and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, campaign style work environment

  • Experience working with creative, technical and digital teams/professionals

About DDC:

Since our founding in 1996, DDC has grown to become the largest full-service Public Affairs agency in the country. Through our unique blend of professional services and technology solutions, we establish rich connections with targeted audiences and empower our clients to build the relationships necessary to win on their public policy campaigns. We are committed to ensuring each member of our team is a key contributor, and support that by fostering a collaborative work environment and entrepreneurial spirit throughout the organization.

As a member of The Omnicom Group ( https://www.omnicomgroup.com/ ) DDC is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that health, dental, life/disability, matching 401(k), commuter stipend, employee stock purchase plan, casual dress, professional development opportunities, and an on-site gym at our headquarters in Washington, DC.

DDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/ProtectedVet

EEO Statement

DDC Public Affairs is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. DDC Public Affairs does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where DDC Public Affairs does business. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants. Any person who feels that he or she has been subjected to discrimination should immediately report the matter to Talent Development or to a supervisor.

Any reported incident will be investigated. Retaliation against an employee or applicant who makes a good-faith claim of discrimination is prohibited. Employees and applicants may bring good-faith complaints, ask questions, and raise concerns without fear of reprisal or retaliation.

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