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Job Opening: Program Manager Associate-Aspire Public Schools

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  • siena.vanheusen
    GENERAL SUMMARY: The Project Management Associate supports a portfolio of projects to achieve organizational growth. S/he helps to manage individual technology
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 19, 2013

      The Project Management Associate supports a portfolio of projects to achieve organizational growth. S/he helps to manage individual technology projects and supports the administration of a portfolio of projects organized into several themes, including software/infrastructure, core technology, student performance, mission-support, knowledge management and special projects. This position helps to improve organizational practice in the areas of project portfolio management, project methodologies, matrix management, user-centered design, internal communications and performance evaluation.

      • Project Portfolio Support
      o Support the flow of information related to tracking and moving projects from initiation through to completion
      o Facilitate evaluation of project ideas and other initiation activities
      o Facilitate project review and approval process by generating reports and supporting project portfolio governance meetings, including scheduling, publishing agenda and meeting notes, and follow through on action items
      o Support the creation and dissemination of project management standards (policies, guidelines, process, tools and other artifacts)
      o Monitor and support adherence to project management standards

      • Project Management Support
      o Administer the flow of information specific to individual projects.
      o Maintain project plans at different levels of granularity to support progress on individual projects.
      o Track and report project progress.
      o Support project meetings as needed

      • General
      o Assist with project resource management, including on boarding, vendor information management and tracking activities
      o Support program and project budget management, particularly with expense tracking, reimbursement reporting, vendor payment coordination and expense reporting
      o High degree of discretion with confidential information
      o Help identify and resolve project scheduling issues and risks
      o Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all project staff
      o Develop appropriate policies and procedures for meeting project and funder reporting requirements
      o Provide support to project managers and leads

      • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

      • Perform other related duties as required and assigned

      1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

      • Demonstrated ability to consistently follow-through on commitments
      • Highly proactive, gets things done and constructively resolves conflicts
      • Working knowledge of MS Project or other Project Management software
      • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; active listening skills a must
      • Effective communication with both technical and non-technical people
      • Exhibits critical thinking skills and asks meaningful questions
      • Able to learn new technologies and areas of knowledge quickly and thoroughly
      • Experience or comfort working in an entrepreneurial environment
      • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity

      2) Minimum educational level:

      • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in computer information systems, business administration, economics, engineering or another field involving analysis and practical application and communication of concepts

      3) Experience desired:

      • 2+ years experience project and resource management with teams involving three or more contributors
      • Experience or strong interest in K-12 public education

      To learn more about our schools and this specific opening, please go to http://careers.aspirepublicschools.org Aspire Public Schools, where you can submit an online application.
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