Contract Project Manager

Edmentum Inc. - Remote - Full time

Edmentum is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, actionable data, and customer success. Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. We are dedicated to being educators' most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Our commitment is built off the emphasis we place on our core values: passion, people, respect, collaboration, and performance.

The Project Manager reports to the Program Manager. This manager is responsible for enabling cross-functional teams to continuously deliver features, enhancements, and updates to Edmentum’s Learning and Assessment product portfolios. They are a servant leader responsible for assigned projects and other assignments that support the Agile Program Management Office. This position will also support initiatives that facilitate the adoption of Lean and Agile practices.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Accountable for the entire project lifecycle, including initiation, launch, planning, execution, and close-out. Must ensure projects are successfully delivered on time, within budget, and to stakeholder specifications.
  • Lead, and motivate a high-performance team that delivers high quality work.
  • Develop work estimates, work breakdown structures and the project work plan; prepare a consolidated work plan for initiatives that involve multiple related projects.
  • Proactively manage risk, anticipate possible issues, implement appropriate mitigations, and remove blockers.
  • Manage multiple, key projects simultaneously. Manage projects of multiple workgroups with significant scope.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and successfully manage changes in project scope, schedule, budget, and personnel. Make recommendations on solutions to leadership. Negotiate, set, and manage stakeholder’s expectations. Ensure project objectives are set and roles of team members are clear.
  • Monitor and review team outputs for multiple teams. Hold team members accountable to commitments.
  • Create and maintain project documentation and tracking to support team process.
  • Communicate project progress frequently and effectively to all stakeholders.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree in business or related field. Masters or advanced degree preferred.
  • SAFe, Scrum, or PMP certification preferred.
  • 5+ years related experience, including at least 2 years of project/program management or managerial experience with implementation of large scale, cross-functional projects in a technology environment
  • 3 years of experience in education technology and/or publishing experience
  • Intermediate level proficiency with Visio, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, and SmartSheet
  • Experience presenting to stakeholders and/or Senior Leadership
  • Demonstrated achievements in planning, directing and implementing complex projects on time, within budget and with desired functionality
  • Ability to be broadly focused and manage multiple efforts concurrently
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization; including staff, business stakeholders, and all levels of management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including with Executive audiences
  • Strong conflict resolution, negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, changing, and ambiguous environments.
  • Experience with Lean and Agile methodology
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Managed projects with $1 million cost and 20+ assigned resources

Edmentum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

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