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Assistant Project Manager, Building Operations

National Geographic Society
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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    Full Time

How You’ll Contribute


The National Geographic Society headquarters, based in Washington, D.C., is undergoing a $300 million public space renovation project to be completed in 2026 (called Base Camp). This role, reporting to the Director, Building Operations, will come on board to assist in stewarding the transformation of the campus, keeping it open for guests and staff, while enabling its readiness to a world-class guest experience and operation. Components of the new guest experience will include a state-of-the-art lobby/guest hub, theater, iconic photo gallery, exhibition space, immersive walk-through attractions, retail, F&B, rooftop bar, education center, VIP tours and exciting new event space. A fully sustainable, on brand hotel will also be built and operated by a third party on the campus. The capstone of the renovation is a one-of-a-kind nighttime entertainment show on the plaza.

This position reports to the Director, Building Operations and will assist in managing the design and construction of the new Base Camp facility. This position will also join a new Building Operations team to focus on project acceptance along with growing and maintaining a new facility. This position will coordinate with existing project management resources within JLL and NGS internal staff.



Your Impact


Your Impact

Responsibilities Include

  • Assist with project controls efforts including cost, scheduling, project work breakdown structure, and closeout. (30%)

  • Coordinate Project Management activities, resources, and information. (30%)

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans, file structure, and reports. (20%)

  • Organize, attend, and participate in project meetings. (10%)

  • Ensure standards and requirements are met through conducting quality assurance inspections. Verify Contractor compliance. (5%)

  • Provide administrative support as needed. (5%)


What You’ll Bring


Educational Background

Four-year college degree in construction management or facilities related major preferred. Equivalent experience is also welcome. 


Minimum Years and Type of Experience   

3+ years of construction, facility, or project management experience


Necessary Knowledge and Skills

  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to problem solve, effectively prioritize, and drive processes

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-phase project environment with shifting priorities

  • Ability to identify and implement more efficient practices

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to read architectural/engineering drawings and specifications


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in management of third-party service providers



No direct reports.



Salary Information

As a leading nonprofit organization, National Geographic Society offers competitive salary and total rewards to attract, develop, and retain an innovative and dynamic workforce.


The salary range for this position starts at $70,000.



Job Designation


Resident - Our Resident category recognizes that certain staff need to be physically present at Base Camp to do their work. Some Resident staff must always be onsite to do their jobs, while others may only need to be physically present some of the time. Some Resident staff may need to come into Base Camp every day, some may need to come in to meet looming deadlines and to get work done, and others may require a more unique schedule. The days Resident staff come into the office will be determined by their teams and workflow, and they should work with their supervisors to determine their specific schedule. And throughout the year, their schedule can be adjusted based on cyclical work cycles, deadlines, and/or ebbs and flows of work. As a guideline, Resident staff will be in the office between 3-5 days a week.




We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization. 


Posted: 2023-05-18 Expires: 2023-06-17

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