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Senior Project Manager

United States, District of Columbia, Washington DCTechnology

Job description

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

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 Senior Project Manager plans, directs and coordinates activities for technology related projects across the enterprise, supporting corporate services or product teams. 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. Candidates must also be self-motivated, team-oriented, and passionate about technology and bring a mindset of continuous improvement to the business operations. The Senior Project Manager will work closely with our rapidly growing technology and product teams, as well as key senior leadership across Sales, Marketing, and Operations. Additionally, the role works closely with technology partners to planning and execute initiatives.


Responsibilities

This individual will be responsible for planning, documenting, managing, and coordinating project activities from initiation through delivery.

  • Create reports and dashboards within Jira and Smartsheet
  • Translate technical requirements to high-level project goals.
  • Direct the work of the project team, including other project managers.
  • Identify and deploy resources required for projects.
  • Function as an escalation to project teams to resolve issues.
  • Maintain project tools.
  • Work with multiple external vendors and be a bridge for any communication needs between GM and external vendors
  • Work with multiple technology leads/developers/QA/UX-VD designers, business analysts and cross functional product managers
  • Coordinate any training requirements between technical teams and the vendor

Job 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.
  • 6+ years’ technology work experience and 6+ years demonstrated project management work across diverse application areas and technologies.
  • Experience working in an agile environment, facilitating release planning and project management.
  • Experience estimating level of effort of development activities, leading daily standups, tracking progress by keeping the sprint backlog up-to-date, and helping to remove impediments.
  • Working knowledge of Jira or similar project management software.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • 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
  • Experience working with product and software engineering teams
  • SAFe certification with experience working in a Scaled Agile environment
  • Experience leading projects with multiple external vendors
  • Experience with offshore diverse teams and different time zones

Location

  • Hybrid - Washington D.C.

Resume and cover letter required.

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

New employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to potential accommodation as required by law or otherwise permitted by the Company.


Any communication to applicants relating to the Great Minds hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domains greatminds.org or greatminds.recruitee.com. If in the course of the application or hiring process with Great Minds you are contacted through another domain, are requested to provide banking or other sensitive information, or you note any other suspicious activity, please contact security@greatminds.org


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.


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