Senior Project Manager for Industry Programs

ISTE - Multiple Locations - Full time


ISTE is a nonprofit edtech organization with over 40 years of experience thinking about and solving the problems of educators. Our mission is to help educators around the world use technology to solve tough problems. Together with our award-winning journalism team, EdSurge, we seek to inspire transformational action and change, and to grow a global community of passionate education professionals committed to solving tough problems in education.


As a key member of the Research & Development team, the Senior Project Manager for Industry Programs will bring a passion and drive for supporting the edtech companies and their products, development of quality edtech products, edtech innovation, and market strategy.

The Lead Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day growth and management of ISTE’s Seal of Alignment and Co-Development programs including, fostering leads, growing relationships, and client management to ensure seamless and quality delivery of program services. In addition, this person will also represent ISTE’s industry facing work externally to foster new partnership opportunities in connection with broader industry trends and market needs. This role brings a unique opportunity to re-design and manage two flagship industry programs, and work in collaboration with other program managers as lead manager, to grow and scale ISTE’s industry facing initiatives and partnership opportunities. This position brings the unique ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, work with edtech developers and solution providers, and bring new creative ideas to the table to help grow program quality, impact, and scalability.



  • Maintain, manage and grow an ongoing portfolio of client companies participating in industry programs such as Seal of Alignment, and co-development.
  • Serve as lead Project Manager for industry programs to ensure connection, collaboration, and shared success across the various industry programs.
  • Design and lead the implementation of program improvement initiative, this includes, updates to program structure, processes and protocols, business model, and GTM strategies to support the long-term growth, success, and scalability of the Seal of Alignment and Co-Development programs.
  • Manage the day-to-day functions of the ISTE Seal of Alignment and Co-Development programs including overall client management and processes, as well as continually make recommendations and deploy processes for improving program effectiveness, efficiencies, and scalability.
  • Conduct business development activities including strategic outreach, opportunity qualification, lead fostering, scheduling, client communication, and renewals.
  • Represent ISTE and vendor services during external facing activities including developing, planning, and presenting at industry related events and meetings
  • Manage and track project budgets, provide regular project financial reporting along with engagement metrics, and follow internal operational processes.
  • Lead internal and external project meetings. Plan, facilitate and manage communication between the ISTE staff, key project personnel, external liaisons, project participants, vendors and suppliers.
  • Manage and grow a cohort of highly qualified external consultants and subject matter experts including planning, scheduling, and leading meetings and work sessions for contract project work to ensure timely delivery and quality of work
  • Collaborate with the marketing team and/or contractors to help develop and deploy marketing and communication strategy with associated projects including benefit fulfillment, website redesign, and collateral.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate transparently with colleagues across departments to ensure projects progress in a timely manner; be able to sequence tasks and move multiple tasks forward in parallel.


  • Degree in business, education, technology or related field (an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be acceptable).
  • 4+ years of experience in program development, project management, account management, business modeling, and B2B relations.
  • Expertise in the theory of teaching to inform using edtech product design.
  • Experience in edtech research and learning sciences
  • Experience in marketing and social media strategy
  • Working knowledge or experience in micro-credentialing and certification processes, especially as it relates to edtech products, services, or design.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or other languages.
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations
  • Demonstrated experience using social media tools and leveraging networks

You will be successful at ISTE if you have these skills:

  • Self-directed, willing to take initiative
  • Strong team player with experience building and managing collaborative teams both internally and externally
  • Creative thinker, problem-solver, and dot-connector
  • Use good judgment, is reliable and flexible
  • Experience working as part of a remote/distributed team


  • Company paid health care benefits (75%)
  • 403B employer contribution (5%)
  • Paid paternity leave
  • Company paid life and disability insurance
  • An amazing amount of PTO
  • Paid time off between December 24 - January 1

Physical Demands

While performing duties of this job, an employee may be required to perform any, or all of the following: attend meetings in and out of the office, travel (sometimes extensively), communicate effectively (both orally and in writing), and be able to effectively use computers and other standard office equipment with, or without, a reasonable accommodation. Additionally, this job requires certain mental demands, including the ability to use judgment, withstand moderate amounts of stress and maintain attention to detail with, or without, a reasonable accommodation.

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Portland, Oregon
Arlington, Virginia


Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level


ISTE is a nonprofit edtech organization with over 40 years of experience thinking about and solving the problems of educators. Our mission is to help educators around the world use technology to solve tough problems.
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