Senior Program Manager for Finance (Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)

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Updated: January 15, 2020
Job ID: 215515
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Senior Program Manager for Finance to support the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS), located in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the CSTS.

The Senior Program Manager for Finance will provide program and financial management support to all research and educational activities of the CSTS. The largest ongoing study is the Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers-Longitudinal Study (STARRS-LS), a multi-phase epidemiological study that considers diverse psychosocial and neurobiological risk and protective factors for suicidal behaviors. This study is sponsored by the Department of Defense and is expected to receive approximately $35M over the next five years. It is being conducted at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,  with participating sites including University of Michigan, the University of California San Diego, and Harvard University The incumbent will work with administrative staff of those institutions to develop
and maintain a coordinated budget.


  1. Follows NIMH guidelines to support the STARRS grant with knowledge of general directives established by the Principal Investigator and Scientific Project Director.
  2. Provides financial management oversight for the CSTS and its grants.
  3. Reviews STARRS Consortium members' budgetary requests and expenditures to ensure they are in compliance with the award and that appropriate approvals for changes are received from the sponsor.
  4. Develops project reports and works to meet scheduled report submission requirements.
  5. Works with the Senior Program Manager responsible for STARRS study implementation to ensure Consortium invoices accurately reflect scientific progress.
  6. Attends and facilitates Center and STARRS Steering Committee Meetings tracking decisions and action items. Ensures that deadlines are met and project progress is appropriate documented and moving forward.
  7. Assists with personnel recruitment, hiring and supervision.
  8. Allocates project resources for the Center and STARRS, ensuring that each element (e.g., equipment purchases, travel, supplies, meetings, conferences) receive the necessary support are in compliance with the Award specifications.
  9. All other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience with financial planning, analysis, and monitoring with large, complex projects. Experience with budget and implementation of multi-phase clinical research efforts. Grants management experience. Knowledge of NIMH multi-year grant administration and/or familiarity with military medical system desirable.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Finance or a Master's of Business Administration  required.

Minimum Experience:  6+ years related experience in program management with a concentration on budgetary monitoring and reporting responsibilities.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

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

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.