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Senior Project Manager, Testing & Continuing Education

Company: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.
Location: Rockville
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Project Manager, Testing & Continuing Education Rockville, MD (Job Posting) Denver, CO (Job Posting) Atlanta, GA (Job Posting) San Francisco, CA (Job Posting) Philadelphia, PA (Job Posting) New York, NY (Job Posting) New Orleans, LA (Job Posting) Directly manage projects, which can often be large and complex, of a fixed duration to develop or enhance FINRA CRED business and/or technology systems. Work may be technical in nature and will require management of both technical and business aspects of the project. Applies advanced management skills to ensure that the project is carried out in accordance with the business needs and meets all end user requirements. Tracks to the project schedule to ensure project is progressing on time and with a commitment to quality.Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee the development, implementation and management of project plans, control procedures, and budget for assigned projects. Obtain approvals of Project Sponsor(s), prior to implementation of the effort.
  • Manage multiple, complex, multi-location projects simultaneously; create effective project plans to manage inter-dependencies; and ensures that roles, responsibilities and expectations are clearly defined and understood to ensure project deliverables are met.
  • Utilize appropriate project management tools and techniques to initiate, plan, execute, control and close a project.
  • Identify and resolve technical and business/policy issues that threaten the successful implementation of the project.
  • Communicates project status and establishes clear lines of communication with project sponsor, project owner, project leader, project team members, and other business units affected by the project to coordinate activities and facilitate the sharing of important information.
  • Control the progress of project activities (e.g., conducts status meetings, develops project status reports, develops change and risk management plans, etc.)
  • Develop, document, implement an issue escalation and resolution processes for the project and communicate the process to all stakeholders.
  • Upon completion of the project(s), conduct project reviews, assessments, and audits, communicating results to the Project teams, and senior management. Work with technology and business users to transition the completed product into production and ensure its successful implementation. Other Responsibilities:
    • Continuously improve project management toolkits and methodologies used within RAD.
    • Other duties required for successful project implementation.Education/Experience Requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree in Business, Project Management, Finance, Information Technology, related field, or equivalent Seven (7) years of directly related experience.
      • Certification in Project Management, PMP, or CAPM desirable
      • Proficiency with the use of a PC using project management tools and the full suite of electronic office product applications
      • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and presentation skills
      • Detailed oriented with strong organizational skills and a proven record of managing and implementing highly complex projects, on schedule, within budget and to high quality standards.
      • Excellent negotiation, listening, and influencing skills
      • Experience of identifying, assessing and managing project risksWork Conditions:
        • Work is normally performed in an office environment.
        • Occasional travel may be required.To be considered for this position, please submit an application. The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.Please note: If the "Apply Now" button on a job board posting does not take you directly to the FINRA Careers site, enter www.finra.org/careers into your browser to reach our site directly.FINRA strives to make our career site accessible to all users. If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the application process, please contact FINRA's accommodation help line at 240.386.4865. Please note that this number is exclusively for inquiries regarding application accommodations.In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.Important InformationFINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions-including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President-by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.You can read more about these restrictions here .As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism.Search Firm RepresentativesPlease be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA.FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action EmployerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person's relatives, friends or associates.FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.--2020 FINRA. All rights reserved. FINRA is a registered trademark of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. FINRA is an independent, non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business with the public in the United States. FINRA works to protect investors and maintain market integrity in a public-private partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), while also benefiting from the SEC's oversight. In its role as investor guardian, FINRA is informed, but not influenced, by the industry that it regulates. FINRA's independent regulation plays a critical role in America's financial system-all at no cost to taxpayers. FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business-from registering and educating industry participants to examining securities firms; writing rules; enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws; informing and educating the investing public; providing trade reporting and other industry utilities; and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and registered firms. FINRA uses technology powerful enough to look across markets and detect potential abuses. Using a variety of data gathering techniques, we work to detect insider trading and any strategies firms or individuals use to gain an unfair advantage. In today's fast-paced and complex global economy, FINRA is a trusted advocate for investors, dedicated to keeping the markets fair and proactively addressing emerging regulatory issues before they harm investors or the markets. FINRA operates from Washington, DC, and New York, NY, with other offices around the country. Find out more about us and how we work-and view our current openings-at www.finra.org/careers.

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