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QL+ is seeking a Program Manager in the DC/Virginia area to lead the efforts on working with the veterans/first responders and the partner universities. This is a remote position and experience in working with veterans and/or higher education is helpful. Some travel will be required.

TITLE: Program Manager
REPORTS TO: Program Director
STATUS: Full time (40 hours per week); Exempt
SALARY RANGE: $62,000 - $70,000 annually
LAST UPDATED: March 23, 2022


Quality of Life Plus (QL+) is looking for a Program Manager to support the community served by the organization, including disabled veterans and first responders, STEM students in higher education, and university partners.  As a Program Manager, you will be working independently to accomplish tasks such as those outlined below. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Client Support:

Identify potential clients, or “Challengers” - veterans and other eligible individuals with injuries or illness that present challenges related to improving quality of life Work with Challenger through the project vetting process and assignment to a university team that can best their needs Assist Challengers in completing required agreements and documentation Coordinate travel for Challengers as needed to meet with assigned student teams.

Project and University Support:

Work with faculty advisors and students to present and implement assigned projects Assist students with materials and equipment purchases as needed Attend project reviews and provide feedback to the students and advisors as requested by the universities within your assigned territory Attend all applicable initial presentations of projects to the universities; preliminary, conceptual, and critical design reviews; the manufacturing and testing reviews; and any end of year activities requested by the universities. Inform Program Director of any issues with project progression Collect metrics regarding projects. This includes, but is not limited to survey results, # of students, # of successful projects, # of Challengers, and demographics.

Communications and Program Awareness:

Provide input to communications team for QL+ website, press releases and social media Present to various groups and at conferences to raise awareness of QL+ and to recruit Challengers. Attend various disabled sports events and other venues to recruit Challengers and to market QL+.

Budget Management:

Monitor university partners and student teams budgets to determine variance and recommend adjustments as needed to the Program Director. Assist with procurement of project materials to ensure that partners stay within budget parameters.

Community Outreach:

Collaborate with appropriate offices of the Veterans Administration, DoD, and non-profit organizations, to identify Challengers and to support the QL+ mission.Develop and implement strategies for improved outreach to diverse, underserved populations within the veteran community.

Fundraising and Partnership Development:

Identify and engage potential donors and sponsors Identify and assist with local QL+ fundraisers Assist in identifying potential donors, and in coordination with the Executive Director and Program Director, meet with prospective major donors to provide information on the QL+ Program.

Project Documentation:

Complete or update necessary forms/agreements required by the universities for review by the Program and Executive Directors Submit all required student documents, reports, pictures, and videos to the Program Director in a timely manner Provide monthly reports to the Program Director.


Bachelor’s degree in public or community health, nonprofit management, education, social work, therapy (physical, occupational or recreational), adaptive technology, or related field required or equivalent experience Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Slides, and Forms) applications Experience with developing relationships with diverse communities required Familiarity with higher education engineering programs (mechanical, biomedical, electrical, etc) helpful  Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with people with disabilities helpful Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with veterans helpful.


Ability to work independently with minimal supervision on assigned duties; a sense of ownership and urgency in completing assigned job duties is essential. Demonstrated experience in program management Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with higher education institutions; familiarity with universities in the Mid-Atlantic region (Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania) preferred Excellent written/verbal/interpersonal communication skills Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.


Operates in a home office environment; there is no physical office space for the organization Because this position works primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region, geographic proximity to the Virginia/DC area is required In addition to travel to the assigned universities, this position is also expected to attend national meetings, conferences, or events to support assigned projects, which is approximately three to five times per year or as needed Attends staff meetings, as required.


Please submit your resume and cover letter to Quality of Life Plus at

Disclaimer: This document describes the position currently available. It is not an employment contract. It is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, Quality of Life Plus reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time, as determined by the needs of the organization.

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