Project Manager, Communications

Washington, DC (Hybrid Work Schedule)

JPA Health is hiring!

JPA Health is a fully integrated marketing, communications, and advocacy agency for clients exclusively within the health space. We share our clients’ commitment to making people healthier. Some might say we are obsessed with improving and protecting lives.

JPA is diverse in many ways, but we have these things in common: we like our jobs, clients, and each other. We build each other up. We work collaboratively. And we push ourselves to think bigger.

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JPA Health is looking for an experienced Project Manager to support key health communications projects across its federal government portfolio. This position is responsible for project execution, process development and improvement, budget management, and resource management across the agency. Our Project Managers help to assemble and lead interdisciplinary teams, ensure adherence to workflow, schedules and budgets, and deliver with excellence for our clients.


  • Manages $2MM-$5MM medium-to-high complexity federal health communications projects from start-to-finish across a range of multi-channel project engagements.
  • Develops accurate and comprehensive budget estimates and project schedules for complex projects and programs.
  • Owns client project budgets and works with the Project Director to manage costs and deliverables, as well as staffing resources.
  • Owns project management/workflow system data entry and reporting.
  • Facilitates daily/weekly status meetings and creates status documentation for internal and external participants, as needed, ensuring all parties are kept abreast of action items, feedback, next steps.
  • Develops timelines for multichannel projects including timing for each step of the development process.
  • Mobilizes and drives project teams towards forward progress, action and results.
  • Acts as a subject-matter expert and best practice champion for JPA’s project delivery processes; shares knowledge, explains processes and creates awareness across the agency.
  • Works closely with each contract’s Project Director; mentors, trains, and may directly supervise junior PM team members; reviews work as needed, estimates and timelines developed by junior team members.
  • Facilitates monthly review of financial health reports and provides recommendations to support budget management, forecasting and resource management.
  • Acts as project lead and liaison with vendors as necessary.


  • 5-7 years of experience managing communications projects.
  • At least 3 years of agency experience, working across account and creative teams; with experience working on federal government contracts, preferred.
  • Demonstrated capability to get things done on budget and on time.
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams and projects at the same time with attention to detail.
  • Strong internal relationships (particularly with creative team).
  • Accountability and calm, confident presence.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of all elements involved in multichannel communications projects, including research, strategy development, implementation, and evaluation (such as project steps, capabilities, technologies, team responsibilities and skills, QA/QC processes).
  • MS Teams experience and/or similar web-based project management tool (e.g., Trello, etc.).

JPA Health is a great place to work!

You find meaning in your career and are as thrilled by others’ success as you are your own. You work well both by yourself and as part of a team. You are comfortable playing different roles and are eager to try new things. You’re curious, clever, and charismatic.

Located in Washington DC, Boston MA, New York, NY, and London England, JPA Health provides a supportive work environment, excellent benefits and competitive compensation, including health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in a 401(k) with company match, PTO, a cell phone stipend, and a flexible work environment.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce. JPA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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