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Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies Program Manager in Fort Meade, Maryland

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Program Manager

Location MD- Fort Meade

Job Code 7503

# of openings 1

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The Alaka’ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) has a potential need for a Program Manager to provide the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) with Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) support out of Ft. Meade, MD.


  • Quickly adapt to rapidly changing priorities, identify and help develop integration between various efforts.

  • Identifying the customer base from which to gather clear, concise requirements.

  • Provide tactical and strategic analysis of changes to be considered on activity prioritization and impact on other Government work priorities.

  • Embody the key disciplines and methodologies such as those outlined in the Project Management lnstitute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), understand or be certified in Lean Six Sigma/ Continuous Process Improvement, and understand and have participated in programs and companies that adhere to the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute's (SEI), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

  • Take the lead in business process mapping, value stream understanding, and organizational management background.

  • Apply critical thinking and strong communication skills to help the customer recognize unspoken needs, understand how they currently do business, identify how they would like to do business, identify efficiencies, value streams, and assist in building their organization.

  • Integrate all aspects of the operations project plan to include Schedule Management, Budget and Cost Management, Acquisition & Procurement Support, Communication Support, and Risk Management.

  • Work is expected to be accomplished from a Ft Meade, MD Government location with potential infrequent local travel.


  • Experience supporting major IT programs entering or existing in the DoD 5000 Adaptive Acquisition Framework.

  • Knowledge of and experience with the Regulatory and Statutory documents required for the DoD 5000 Adaptive Acquisition Framework.

  • Experience streamlining the Regulatory and Statutory documents required to meet a Milestone Decision Authority, Decision Authority, or Component Acquisition Executive requirement for different Acquisition Categories and Pathways.

  • Experience developing Integrated Master Plans and Integrated Master Schedule, resourcing the schedule, and managing to the agree upon schedule.

  • Demonstrated experience managing portfolios of projects and the associated tasks for major programs.

  • Experienced in mapping business processes, including identifying value streams and efficiencies.

  • Experience in managing customer expectations.

  • Experience leading customers through organizational change.

  • Experience in providing key messaging across teams and to external stakeholders in a clear, concise, easily understandable manner.

  • Experience developing programmatic templates and processes for managing activities.

  • Develop and refine internal/external communications processes/procedures for new missions and communicate change through the implementation process.

  • Ability to communicate with and brief Senior Leaders at the GO/FO and SES levels.

  • Experience developing strategies for, implementing, and managing physical moves of equipment and services.

  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with multiple Contractor teams supporting development, integration, sustainment, and security tasks.

  • Experience with VISIO and other MS/visual graphic tools.

  • Understanding of the PPBE process and experience evaluating budgetary changes and funding decisions at the tactical and strategic level.


  • Must be a strong and effective leader with the aptitude to manage and affect results.

  • Must have very strong organizational, writing and presentation skills, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently, as well as be a team player.

  • Must be able to effectively manage multiple competing priorities.

  • Lean Six Sigma certification.

  • Scrum Master certification.

  • Specific experience with the Joint Regional Security Stack/Joint Information Environment desired .


  • A B.S. degree (Information Technology or Business Management preferrred) and current PMP with 8 years of project management experience

  • DAWIA Level 3 certification in Program Management, Contracting, or Information Technology and requisite experience in that Level 3 capacity.


  • Must be a US citizen.

  • Must have a Top Secret clearance.

    ​The Alakaina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries. Eligible employees enjoy a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. The Alakaina Foundation FOCs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here (recruiter@alakaina.com?subject=Request%20for%20accommodation.) to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

    The Alakaina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Keaki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, Kapili Services, Pookela Solutions, Kīkaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alakaina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

    For additional information, please visit www.alakainafoundation.co (http://www.alakainafoundation.com/) m