Job Description

Looking for an opportunity with a dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented company? We’re growing quickly and we’re looking for some not-so-typical talent to join our team. 
Progress Residential® is one of the largest providers of high-quality, single-family rental homes in the United States. With more than 75,000 homes across some of the fastest-growing markets, our residents appreciate the flexibility, freedom, and convenience of living in a single-family home without the obligations of home ownership. 

Progress is committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for the 100,000+ residents we serve by empowering our team members and investing in innovative systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth. 

Employment with Progress Residential is conditional on a satisfactory background and drug screen as well as submitting proof satisfactory to Progress Residential that you are fully vaccinated against the Corona Virus COVID-19 disease, subject to any accommodations granted by Progress Residential based on disability or religion or as applicable by state law.

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On occasion, unique and exciting opportunities find you.  Those slightly more interesting engagements that combine all the elements of what we seek as program management professionals, experts, and leaders.  Progress Residential seeks those who do not dabble but rather those who have the proven technical disciplines combined with the social acumen required to orchestrate professional and successful program and project management based upon sound principles.  

Whether project, portfolio, program, change management or a combination, Progress Residential’s PMO leads and delivers unparalleled results.  We do so as a team of the best who are mutually supportive, selfless, respectful, sharp, fun, hard-working individuals who also raise-up those around them.

Progress Residential is a specialized investment real estate portfolio operator with over 80,000 homes under management in 29 key U.S. markets on behalf of our private equity funds and investors.  We were an early mover and now are a leader in this fast-paced sector of real-estate investment.  We continue to grow and have aggressive and achievable targets for the foreseeable future. 

With growth comes the need for us to further standardize and align around the execution of disciplined portfolio, program and project management.  Our skilled team takes on the most challenging of initiatives and delivers.

We’re committed to making the home rental process easy and enjoyable for our residents by empowering our team members and investing in innovative processes, systems and technology. Our portfolio has continued to grow substantially the past few years and we see increasing demand for professionally managed single-family rental homes and anticipate continued growth.

The primary responsibility for this role is to serve as a Program Management and Portfolio leader in the Portfolio Management Office. This role reports to the Sr. Director of PMO and is to assist with the establishment and growth of a professional and capable PMO. In addition, this role will assist to mature enterprise with regard to its capability to professionally and successfully execute strategic projects.

Essential Functions

Overseeing Portfolio Planning & Program Governance:

  • Work closely with the Sr. Director of PMO to manage initiative intake/evaluation, Portfolio Roadmap development, funding allocation decisions between Portfolios, and tracking for benefits realization.

  • Partner with executive and senior leaders to set priorities and ensure transparency and clarity on prioritization decisions.

  • Ensure that prioritization is linked to the overall corporate strategy of Progress Residential.

  • Ensures adoption and implementation of project and program management methodology and oversees project and program management coaching, including waterfall and Agile.  In addition, assists the Business Transformation Services team to progress enterprise transformations and culture shifts.

Assist the Sr. Director with the leadership of the Portfolio Management Office (PMO):

  • Align and monitor key programs against strategic business plan, committed results and objectives, and benefit realization targets.

  • Oversee and manage an effective governance structure across all programs.

  • Sponsor consistent deployment of program management discipline across the portfolio.

  • Champion the change required to deploy new and innovative program management skillsets, product-focused mindset, and agile and PMP methods.

  • Resolve issues at scale that cannot be resolved within individual programs.

  • Provide performance monitoring and benefit realization for all key programs across the enterprise.

Building a Talent Pipeline:

  • Build a pool of talented Portfolio Managers that can be deployed across the enterprise to lead critical initiatives, including business, technology, transformation, and potential future M&A initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required and MBA or other advanced degree desirable.

  • Minimum of 8 years professional experience required.

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in Program Management.

  • Experience with partnering on cross-functional projects or teams.

  • Experience with managing programs with multiple cross-functional teams.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing a team of direct reports.

  • Excellent business acumen, thought leadership, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent project management, collaboration, and communication skills.

  • Required experience in Fintech, an agile environment, or within a product organization in real estate services.

  • Experience in strategy consulting and/or banking/real estate, including business strategy, planning, and execution.

  • Must be a quick learner, and connector of people and ideas, able to lead large cross- functional programs, as well as deeply organized, highly motivated, and adaptable in fast paced, high growth environment.

  • Ability to influence across cross-functional teams of all levels, including executive audiences.

  • Ability to keep multiple priorities moving at the same time and provide objective decision support to key stakeholders.

  • Ability to gather, analyze, interpret, and apply a wide range of data and inputs into a wide variety of audiences.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Risk assessment experience.

  • Leadership acumen, ability to influence and negotiate with disparate parties.

  • Ability to drive projects forward and adopt new processes and projects.

  • Clear and strong communication skills, i.e., verbal, written, and listening

  • Project management or ops management background

  • Management experience, team building experience

  • Board &/or Executive Committee presentation experience

  • Creativity, adept at problem solving in a fast-paced environment

What you can expect from us:

Progress Residential® offers all the financial and non-financial incentives you would expect from an innovative real estate investment and management firm:

  • In addition to outstanding training, we host quarterly summits and town hall meetings to encourage growth, knowledge sharing and a good time. After all, it’s about progress, not perfection. 

  • We offer competitive compensation, including a performance-based bonus.

  • Our generous benefits package includes comprehensive healthcare coverage for you and your family, parental leave, paid time off, 10 paid holidays and much more.

Closing Statement:
This summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.
Progress Residential® is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. 

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