A program management specialist is responsible for all aspects of a program. They may oversee a small or large team, and they may be directly responsible for some program work, depending on the size of the company and the program. The program management specialist serves as the point of contact for the client or customer, answering questions and providing updates.
Their duties may include coordinating work, identifying risks and mitigation plans, and handling budget strategies. They also set timeline estimates and ensure the needs of stakeholders are met. The career typically requires at least a bachelor's degree in business, management, or another relevant field, and extensive experience in project management. Additional qualifications include strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, computer proficiency, and an understanding of the organization's business practices, values, and policies.
The average hourly salary for the position is $34.64, which amounts to $72,042 annually.