IT Project Manager

  • Technology
  • Washington DC, United States

IT Project Manager

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced IT Project Manager/ Scrum Master.

COMPANY PROFILE

Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1,000 people.

For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org

OUR MARKET POSITION

Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.


Job Purpose
The IT Project Manager plans, directs and coordinates activities for technology projects that spans IT Cloud Infrastructure (AWS, Azure), SaaS applications (O365, Gsuite), and IT Security (Okta, Zscaler). The ideal candidate will have strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills and be comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization. We are seeking a self-starter, with a bias towards action, who can recognize and make process improvement recommendations. The IT Project Manager will work closely with our rapidly-growing IT team, as well as key senior leadership across Technology teams and with third-party vendors and technology partners in planning, coordinating, executing and supporting a number of technology projects and initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • This individual will be responsible for planning, documenting, managing, and coordinating project activities from initiation through delivery
  • Directs the work of the project team
  • Identifies and deploys resources required for projects
  • Translate technical requirements to high-level project goals
  • Functions as escalation to project teams to resolve issues
  • Create reports and dashboards within Jira and/or SmartSheet
  • Translate technical requirements to high-level project goals
  • Run administrative portions of project delivery from inception to closure
  • Maintain regular communication with stakeholders and constantly manage customer expectations
  • Act as the central point of contact throughout the life of the project.
  • Establishes standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation
  • Maintains project tools

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Information Technology, or related field
  • Be comfortable and adaptable to the needs of a rapidly growing organization with strong communication skills, work ethic, and a customer service mentality
  • 5+ years’ technology work experience and 2-3 years demonstrated information technology project management and experience across diverse application areas and technologies
  • Experience working in an agile (Scrum/Kanban) environment, facilitating release planning and project management
  • Working knowledge of Jira, SmartSheet or similar project management software
  • Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities with multiple internal & external customers
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams

Preferred

  • Project Management Certification and/or Scrum Master Certification.
  • Education industry experience
  • Must be able to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team, share workloads, and deal with sudden shifts in project priorities

Details:

Required Education

  • Minimum of BA/BS degree

Status

  • Full-time

Location

  • Washington D.C.

Resume and cover letter required.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.


Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.