HOPE is Hiring!

HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation / Hope Credit Union) is seeking an individual with a passion for social change to amplify HOPE’s efforts to extend its mission and impact among Hispanic/Latino residents across the Mid South. If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on the following link: https://easyapply.co/job/program-manager-64?rcid=indeed

Position Announcement
Project Manager

Want to make a difference?  Join the award winning team at HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation and Hope Credit Union), one of the nation’s leading community development organizations. For more than 20 years, HOPE has been improving lives by helping entrepreneurs, homebuyers, families and communities become more financially secure. Since 1994 HOPE has generated more than $2.4 billion in financing and assisted nearly 1 million people across the Mid South.

Job Summary
HOPE is seeking an individual with a passion for social change to amplify HOPE’s efforts to extend its mission and impact among Hispanic/Latino residents across the Mid South.  Leading a diverse and multi-disciplinary project team, the Project Manager (PM) will draw on stakeholder feedback and synthesize financial data to refine HOPE’s products, human resources and marketing approaches in a culturally relevant manner to meet the financial service needs of the Hispanic community.  The PM will also coordinate HOPE’s Hispanic Associate Advisory Council and work to implement guidance from Coopera, a strategic partner and consulting firm that facilitates credit union growth through outreach and service within the Hispanic market.  Much of the work is performed independently and with minimum guidance and requires considerable judgment and creativity in organization and time management.  Confidentiality is involved, and sensitive situations may be handled. This position is located in the corporate office in Jackson, Mississippi.
Essential Duties and Functions

  *   Lead HOPE’s project team to implement best practices in expanding HOPE’s reach and impact within the Hispanic community
  *   Coordinate HOPE Hispanic Associate Advisory Council
  *   Oversee program service delivery, staffing, budget, reporting, compliance, and closeout
  *   Plan and implement process management systems and tools, workflows, and improvements
  *   Conduct market research to understand financial needs of existing and potential customers
  *   Research data relevant to program impact and financial performance
  *   Provide assistance in evaluating and structuring financial products and services
  *   Create reports to support and communicate research and findings
  *   Build relationships with local employers, nonprofits, faith-based groups and their employees/constituents to connect with HOPE
  *   Establish partnerships with groups that provide financial counseling, homebuyer education, and other related technical assistance services
Competencies/Skills

  *   Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, SharePoint, and OneNote skills
  *   Strong analytical skills – training in statistics a plus
  *   Attention to detail
  *   Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  *   Track record of successfully working with diverse teams to achieve common goals
  *   Excellent written and oral communication skills
  *   Ability to interact professionally with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  *   Ability to plan and execute projects independently
Professional Development Opportunities
The Project Manager will attend national conferences to engage in peer learning and learn best practices in serving the Hispanic community.  The PM will also have opportunities to attend trainings to improve the effectiveness of serving Hispanic members through HOPE’s products, processes and procedures.

Preferred Education and Experience

  *   Master’s degree in business, accounting, public policy, public administration, or the equivalent experience
  *   Five years of related experience
  *   Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

HOPE offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  Visit www.hopecu.org<http://www.hopecu.org> to learn more about our organization.  HOPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

https://easyapply.co/job/program-manager-64?rcid=indeed

MSPM in the KNOW: October 17, 2017

Top 3 for 17 October 2017

1- Reminder, the George Washington University Project Management Association (GWPMA) is seeking nominations from MSPM students to serve on the Board of Directors for at least a one-year term. Open positions are announced here. The candidate must be a current MSPM student and be able to serve a one-year term on the GWPMA Board of Directors. Nominations must be received before 5:00 PM ET on 20 October 2017.

2- VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant, applications due 15 November. Thanks to the generosity of former GW Trustee Mark Shenkman, the GW VALOR Professional Credentialing (VPC) Grant is able to reimburse military-affiliated students for the cost of a professional exam required to advance their career. Eligible VALOR students may apply for a reimbursement grant to be used toward professional certification including the PMP exam. Applications due no later than 15 November. Review application details and apply here.

3- PMI® Global Conference, 28-30 October. The GWMSPM is participating at the PMI® Global Conference scheduled from 28-30 October at McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois. MSPM alumnus, William Davis has generously offered his time to volunteer and join us at our exhibit table. We are thrilled to have him represent our program. If you are attending the PMI Global Conference, please come see us at booth #612 at the Exhibition Hall. The PMI Global Conference is not only a place to learn about new project management tools and services, but a place to meet up with colleagues! Let us know if you will be there, email mspminfo@gwu.edu.

Conversations with Leaders – Leadership Development & Performance Improvement US Census Bureau

Thursday, October 19
5:00pm – 7:15pm
Le Méridien

Arlington, Virginia

Featuring:

Laura K. Furgione, PMP, Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning, Innovation and Collaboration at the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce
If you have ever wanted to have a chat about leadership with one of the US Census Bureau’s senior executives, please join us for this exciting LDPI series!
In this town hall style session, Laura will share with you her leadership experience, including:
  • Her definition of leadership
  • The defining moments of her career
  • Advice and tips on how to manage work-life balance
Ms. Laura Furgione leads the Census Bureau Office of Strategic Planning, Innovation and Collaboration. This allows her to work across the Census Bureau to further develop and mature the organization’s capacity to innovate and implement new ways of providing the nation with critical demographic and economic information. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Alaska-Southeast, and is a certified Project Management Professional.
You do not want to miss this great opportunity! We hope to see you there!

MSPM in the KNOW: October 10, 2017

Top 3 for 10 October 2017

1- Student Holds. A quick reminder to check any holds on your account before Spring 2018 registration opens on 9 November.  All holds should show up on your GWeb account. Students should contact Student Accounts Office for any questions related to financial holds (sao@gwu.edu | Phone: 202-994-7350). Questions about administrative holds due to missing transcripts, academic integrity training or any other related program requirements should be directed to mspminfo@gwu.edu.

2- Are you a leader looking to improve your leadership skills? The George Washington University Project Management Association (GWPMA) is seeking nominations from MSPM students to serve on the Board of Directors for at least a one-year term. The GWPMA is a student organization with a mission to promote the project management discipline, the MSPM program, and its students while providing professional development and networking activities. The candidate must:

  1. Be a current MSPM student
  2. Be able to serve a one-year term on the GWPMA Board of Directors

The GWPMA Board of Directors will finalize board Elections on 23 October 2017.

Nominations must be received before 5:00 PM ET on 20 October 2017

View list of open positions here.

3- Free events for MSPM students and alumni:

PM University Talks

Thursday, 12 October 2017 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM (EDT)

REGISTER HERE

Registration is free to current students. MSPM has one more spot left to sponsor an alumni. Email aesocrates@gwu.edu if interested.

The Power of Communication Webinar, recording now available!  Don’t miss your opportunity to view the GWPMA’s pilot webinar, “The Power of Communication” at the link below! This webinar was made possible by Angela Knight (GWPMA President) and Vugar Mammadov (GWPMA International Student Representative). Webinar was held on 29 September and recording is now available for those who missed it.

PLAY RECORDING (1 hr)  https://business-gwu.webex.com/business-gwu/lsr.php?RCID=bbcff12dfa2ee0a4465fc1bdc1011c24  Recording password: (This recording does not require a password)

The Power of Communication Webinar, Recording Now Available

Don’t miss your opportunity to view the GWPMA’s pilot webinar, “The Power of Communication” at the link below! This webinar was made possible by Angela Knight (GWPMA President) and Vugar Mammadov (GWPMA International Student Representative). Webinar was held on 29 September and recording is now available for those who missed it.

 

PLAY RECORDING (1 hr)
https://business-gwu.webex.com/business-gwu/lsr.php?RCID=bbcff12dfa2ee0a4465fc1bdc1011c24
Recording password: (This recording does not require a password.) 

Reminder: Student Holds

A quick reminder to check any holds on your account before Spring 2018 registration opens on 9 November.  All holds should show up on your GWeb account. Students should contact Student Accounts Office for any questions related to financial holds (sao@gwu.edu | Phone: 202-994-7350). Questions about administrative holds due to missing transcripts, academic integrity training or any other related program requirements should be directed to mspminfo@gwu.edu.

 

Are you a Leader or Looking to Improve Your Leadership Skills? – Call for GWPMA Board Nominations 2018

The George Washington University Project Management Association (GWPMA) is seeking nominations from MSPM students to serve on the Board of Directors for at least a one-year term. The GWPMA is a student organization with a mission to promote the project management discipline, the MSPM program, and its students while providing professional development and networking activities.  The following positions are available on the Board of Directors for the 2018 Academic Year.

President – The role of the president is to lead the GW PMA board of directors and execute the GW PMA strategic plan

Vice-President, Strategic Relations – The role of the Vice President, Strategic Relationships is to develop and maintain the GW PMA professional relationships and advise the group on professional networking opportunities

Chief Budget Officer – The role of the Chief Budget Officer is to maintain GW PMA financial records and advise the group on funds balance.

International Student Representative – to develop opportunities, engagement, and networking for distance students who are outside of US:

Nominations are Due by October 20th, 2017

You may nominate yourself or be nominated by another MSPM student or faculty. Please provide a brief statement of interest including (1) why you would like to be elected to the Board; (2) a little about yourself; (3) anticipated graduation date; and (4) primary and secondary board positions of interest.  Nominations should be emailed to arknight@gwu.edu.

The candidate must:

  1. Be a current MSPM student
  2. Be able to serve a one-year term on the GWPMA Board of Directors

The GWPMA Board of Directors will finalize board Elections on October 23, 2017.

Nominations must be received before 5:00 PM ET on October 20, 2017

United Nations 101: Virtual Session (WebEx), October 6

United Nations 101: Virtual Session (WebEx)

Friday, 6 October 12-1 PM EDT

Event Description

Get a deeper understanding of the United Nations through this webinar exclusively for GW students with a UN professional who will share his insights with you. Learn about the structure of the UN, skills needed within different UN organizations and the paths toward getting a foot in the door. Hear tips and suggestions on what might make you a stronger applicant. Presenter: Michael Emery, Director, Division of Human Resources at UNFPA.  Register via Handshake under Events.

MSPM in the KNOW: October 3, 2017

Top 3 for 3 October 2017:

1- Thank you Angela Knight and Vugar Mammadov (GWPMA) for organizing a webinar, The Power of Communication, held on 29 September featuring Alan Zucker, CEO of Project Management Essentials. Event provided opportunity to engage distance learners in the MSPM program and gain practical skills in project communication.

Those who attended the webinar have the opportunity to be entered into the drawing for a chance to win sixth edition of PMBOK Guide released 6 September 2017 and a GWU MSPM t-shirt. Drawing will be held this week and winners will be notified via email!

2- Application for Spring 2018 Short Term Study Away Programs (STAPs) due 29 October. Thinking about studying abroad to fulfill your elective requirement in MSPM? Check out the G&EE website to learn more about STAPs and to access the online application. Short Term Study Away Programs are the best way for graduate students to exercise international mobility while at the GW School of Business. STAP programs are taught by faculty from GW or one of GWSB’s international partner universities. Program offerings are designed to expose graduate students to opportunities for global learning.

3- Free events for students and alumni:

PMI Virtual Student Summit                                                                                      Wednesday, 4 October 2017 |10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (EDT)                                    REGISTER HERE

United Nations 101: Virtual Session                                                                         Friday, 6 October 2017 | 12-1 PM (EDT)                                                                         Register via Handshake under Events

PM University Talks                                                                                                         Thursday, 12 October 2017 | 5:30-7:30 PM (EDT)                                                              Event Location: George Washington University School of Business                          2201 G Street NW Duques Room 451 Washington, DC 20052                        REGISTER HERE

Already graduated from the MSPM program? We are pleased to offer three free seats to the PM University talks for those who already graduated from the program. Contact aesocrates@gwu.edu if interested.

University PM Talks – October 2017

Event Details:

12 October 2017 5:30-7:30 PM

George Washington University School of Business

2201 G Street NW Duques Hall 4th Floor

Washington, DC 20052

**networking on the 4th floor lobby. Presentations in room 451.

REGISTER HERE!  Students get free registration.

Project Management Institute Washington DC (PMIWDC) Chapter partners with local universities to bring our chapter events to university students, young professionals, and our members in Washington, DC on a quarterly basis. Both Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer!

The presentations are targeted towards project management professionals, corporate and government leaders, and students looking to step into the field of project management. Our speakers will discuss each element of the PMI Talent Triangle to help further professional development and enhance the following skills all in one night! Each University PM Talks Event also offers certified PMPs 2 Professional Development Units (PDUs). These elements include:

  • Technical Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Strategic and Business Management