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Associate Program Manager

Associate Program Manager

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Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.


The Associate Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of the assigned program (internal or commercial) including supervisory responsibilities, fiscal management, acquisition, QA, sample management, regulatory compliance, safety, security, IT, procurement, reporting, and subcontractor activities under the direction of a Program Manager. The incumbent may report to a Program Manager and works closely with the Program Manager to execute the required activities of the contract or internal commercial program in a timely and efficient manner.  The Associate Program Manager maintains a high level of communication with the funding agency Project Officer and/or senior management and outside advisors for the establishment of project objectives and goals in collaboration with the Program Manager, and represents the contract to outside and internal agencies.  The incumbent actively supports and complies with all contract, program, and ATCC corporate policies and procedures.



  • May carry out supervisory responsibilities for 0 to 5+ employees in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Has authority through the recommendations of the Program Manager for employment decisions to include selection, training, performance evaluations, counseling, promotions and terminations.
  • Identifies risks and issues and suggests alternatives leading to the best solution.
  • Prepares and communicates information regarding the program and/or contract status, compliance and modifications.
  • Consults with program manager concerning the performance of tasks, work progress, scheduling, costs and resources.
  • Aids in establishment and maintenance of cooperative relationships with the federal contracting agency personnel or senior management; facilitates and resolves compliance issues.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative and collaborative relationships with subcontractors and external/internal partners to ensure all requirements are understood and met. Provides technical assistance as required.
  • Supports contract and internal audits and inspections.
  • Interacts effectively with departmental leadership on a wide variety of contract and/or commercial issues.
  • Aids in preparation of annual budget, forecasts and capital requirements; monitors budget and variances.
  • Performs other ancillary duties as assigned.




Education and Experience:


The candidate possesses a Bachelor’s degree, or has equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline, and has a minimum of five years of experience in a government or commercial contracting environment. Additional relevant education may substitute, in part, for work experience.  Previous project management experience is highly desirable. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, business, organizational and analytical skills and lead by example.  Excellent computer skills are required and experience with inventory control systems is a plus.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Proven management skills that lead to successful completion of tasks and goals.
  • Fundamental knowledge of business, grant, subcontract and/or contract administration.
  • Excellent negotiations skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong computer skills for management of work, reports, data analysis and presentations.
  • Sound judgment to identify, evaluate and correct problems.

ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.