Job Opening: Program Manager Associate-Aspire Public Schools
- GENERAL SUMMARY:
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
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
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
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