Assistant Program Manager (Fluent in Chinese - Mandarin)

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 20 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 July 2018

Job Description

Who are we?
ICMA is the premier local government leadership and management organization with over 10,000 members worldwide. Our mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local and international governments.

Who we are looking for?
You will preform project support duties for for the Global Program Management team in program management, new business development, and proposal preparation. You will represent ICMA in the Home Office, Field Office, and with partners and clients. Assists program teams with the day-to-day management and program oversight.

What you’ll do:

  • Assists with the day-to-day management of assigned project portfolio.
  • In addition to the Program Manager, serve as a Home Office point of contact, internally and externally, for the project financial, administrative, operational, and logistical functions
  • Coordinate logistics for travel in compliance with program-specific regulations.
  • Reviews and reconciles expense reports and consultant/staff travel expense reports.
  • Prepare purchase order and reimbursement requests, consulting agreements, scopes of work and other contract and procurement documents.
  • Assist project management team in project start-up and close-down.
  • Contributes ideas and assists with developing strategies for increasing and diversifying GPM team business opportunities.
  • Participates in proposal efforts. This may include research, recruiting, collecting cost information, developing the cost proposal, editing/formatting resumes, drafting required proposal sections such as past performance.
  • May manage websites and communications, including the development of blog posts, newsletters, and other content.

What you need to be successful in this role:
Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, International Relations/Affairs, Public Administration, Business, Economics, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two-three years of experience, including project management experience with federal donors and local government in China and/or U.S.
  • Professional experience dealing with procurement, compliance and project management under state or federal grants/contracts is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in budgeting, financial management, and administrative skills is required.
  • A high level of proficiency in MS Office programs, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Exceptional skills in written and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of business development and proposal processes.
  • Skills in working in diverse environments.
  • Ability to travel for up to a month per trip, but typically for 1-2 weeks.
  • Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) language is a requirement.

What we can offer you:

  • Flexible scheduling and the option to telecommute
  • A collegial working environment where teamwork and individual contributions are valued
  • A competitive salary
  • Employer sponsored Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional development

Please provide a cover letter and salary requirements when applying. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.

The Human Resources Team at ICMA strives to ensure that the association employs high-quality, team-oriented, motivated staff who are engaged, disciplined and accountable. As a Team, we are committed to providing timely and efficient service and ensuring that our staff and our external customers are treated with the highest level of dignity, respect and care.
Special Notes/Instructions

ICMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

About the Organization

ICMA is the premier local government leadership and management organization with over 10,000 members worldwide. Our mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local and international governments.

We are at the core of driving better communities. With a mission and passion to advance professional local government through ethics, leadership, innovation and new technology, we build sustainable, thriving communities that improve local governments nationally and around the world and make them ready for the future.

Each time you turn on the tap in your kitchen, set the trash out for pickup the next day, or cruise through your neighborhoods on newly paved roads, you access your local government. Providing essential community services that ensure the quality of our lives is what local government is all about.

We, at ICMA take the concept of local governments further into the future. Our work increases capacity of local governments globally. Through enhancing smart communities that deliver innovative services, empower resident engagement, enable economic development, strengthen leadership ethics and forward-thinking local government management, we impact how life is lived in today’s and tomorrow’s communities.

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