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Senior Associate, Project Manager

Washington, DC corporate office, unless otherwise approved by management

Job Type

Full-Time, Exempt


Generally 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Remote work on Mondays and Fridays, work from the office Tuesday-Thursday. Business necessities dictate work schedules and occasional nights, weekends and travel is required.

About the Role

The Senior Associate is a ‘people person,’ creative thinker, relationship builder, manager and problem solver. This position will be responsible for management and administration of a variety of project tasks and deliverables for multiple clients, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program, in efforts to educate diverse communities about research and motivate them to participate with the goal of improving health outcomes. The Senior Associate reports to a Director or Senior Director.


  • Provide client and project support to Pyxis Partners Principal and Principal Investigator on NIH projects.

  • Coordinate large scale events and/or initiatives.

  • Assist team members in the implementation of projects, including planning, collaborating with project workstream leaders and coordinating project activities.

  • Organize and facilitate team meetings, contribute to project documentation, information collection, dissemination and reporting as needed.

  • Assist the team in developing process improvements and launching project management tools.

  • Develop and maintain project plans and manage specific workstreams for multiple clients.

  • Team lead on developing reporting templates to respond to client requirements and to document activity and impact Mentor team members. Promote positive interactions among staff and participate as an active team member. Serve in a “leadership by example” role.

  • Co-lead and manage internship/fellows program.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s a plus) and at least 3 years of professional experience in project management or coordination. Experience in healthcare, government or non-profit organization a plus.

  • Proficiency with Google Suite, data visualization tools, and Microsoft Office products, including but not limited to MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint.

  • Capacity to think strategically to solve problems, improve or develop new processes and make decisions and recommendations to managers.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

  • Experience working seamlessly and successfully as part of a fast-paced, matrixed team where collaboration, communication and teamwork are essential.

  • Ability to deliver high-quality work products with limited oversight.

  • Ability to effectively communicate the Pyxis Partners value proposition, services, and processes.

  • Bring a flexible and problem-solving mindset to client work that demonstrates thought leadership and improves processes or services.

  • Proven track record of meeting measurable goals to develop and sustain high-level stakeholder relationships.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet tight deadlines and deliverables.

  • Thrive in an agile and adaptable culture that is focused on client, organizational, and staff growth.

  • Strong analytical ability, sound judgment, and capacity to think strategically and multi-dimensionally to solve problems and make decisions and recommendations to Pyxis Partners leadership.

  • COVID-19 vaccination. Pyxis is committed to maintaining a work environment that helps keep employees, their family members, and the community safe. Vaccination also aligns with our core values and the work we support.

About the Company

Pyxis Partners works at the intersection of policy, advocacy, and engagement. We develop and advance creative solutions to define pathways to progress, anchored in a commitment to improving the lives of others, building communities up, and fueled by a collective passion for lifting the voice of those that have been underrepresented. We are a team of change agents, relentless advocates, creative problem solvers, trusted community connectors, skilled relationship developers and accomplished bridge builders.

Pyxis Partners is an equal opportunity employer affording all employees and job applicants’ fair and equal treatment. Pyxis Partners complies with the letter and spirit of all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including discrimination based on race, age, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran status and disabilities.

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