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Project Manager

Washington, D.C. — Full Time



The Day One Project is focused on building capacity and providing support to government agencies in onboarding scientific and technical talent, while serving as a bridge for the science and technology community to pursue opportunities in public service. 

Working closely with Day One Project leadership, the Project Manager would support all activities related including but not limited to:

  1. Coordinating with federal agencies and other partners on identifying opportunities for technical talent, 

  2. Learning the federal talent landscape, and how to leverage flexible hiring mechanisms including the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Programme, Schedule A hiring, and other related mechanisms,

  3. Developing best practices and other guidance to support federal agencies in utilizing flexible hiring mechanisms,

  4. Supporting and developing the strategy for the talent portfolio and related processes to execute on it, and 

  5. Serving as the day-to-day project lead for all tasks related to the development and executing on the Day One Project’s talent work. 

Experience and Qualifications

The Day One team is seeking an entrepreneurial, ambitious, and resourceful individual who is comfortable in a start-up environment, has the ability to live with and thrive in ambiguity, and has experience serving as a project manager in similar dynamic environments. 

Strong candidates would have some of the following experience and qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of how the Federal Government hires with knowledge of flexible hiring practices as an additional bonus;

  • Experience managing projects in policy, government or other similar organizations;

  • Experience building partnerships and collaborating across networks;

  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial culture, recruiting people and building teams;

  • Experience in strategic communications, policy development, or another core aspect of the Day One Project’s work;

  • 2 years of professional experience preferably working in science, technology and public policy, or a graduate degree in a related field is preferred;

  • Commitment to pursuing diversity and inclusion;

Compensation commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience.


The Day One Project is looking to fill this position quickly. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early submission will ensure your application receives full consideration.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and short cover letter to with “Project Manager” in the email subject line.

About the Day One Project

The Day One Project is dedicated to democratizing the policymaking process by working with new and expert voices across the science and technology community, and helping them develop actionable policies that can improve the lives of all Americans with federal policymakers as the potential customers. 


The Project is housed at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), which is dedicated to delivering science-based analysis of and solutions to protect against catastrophic threats to national and international security.

FAS/Day One Project is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

1112 16th Street NW

Washington, DC 20036

An initiative of the Federation of American Scientists

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