Technical Project Director

Digital Promise - Redwood City, CA - Full time

Digital Promise - Redwood City, CA - Full time

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About the Position

Digital Promise is seeking a Technical Project Director to support Verizon Innovative Learning schools (VILs). The Technical Project Director will work closely with another technical project director and be an integral part of the team. He/She will provide direct technology support to districts and schools for the planning and implementation of a 1:1 environment and assist in the compilation and distribution of technology-related best practices across the project and with the wider education community. Experience and interest in IT and/or IT in a K-12 school or district environment is strongly preferred. This position includes opportunities to attend conferences, conduct school visits, and actively partake in the development, planning, and implementation of ideas. This position may work out of the Digital Promise office in either Washington, DC or Redwood City, CA. If not located in either of these locations, there is the possibility of remote work.

Responsibilities

  • Direct Support of Technology in VILs Districts (~60%)
    • Collaborate with Digital Promise staff and school leadership to develop and execute strategic plans for technology implementation.
    • Work with incoming school and district leaders on the creation and implementation of a project management plan that will address all components of technology readiness prior to rollout. Sample items include: inventory planning, mobile device management and filtering, and creation of school and district technology policies.
    • Support the overall distribution and inventory of tablets in the program, and serve as the primary point of contact for IT departments from a portfolio of schools across the program.
    • Create efficient project management systems for tracking and analyzing device incidents.
    • Provide direct and indirect support of approximately half of the schools in the project, split between two Technical Project Directors.
  • Creating Resources for Dissemination on Best Practices (~25%)
    • Prepare briefing/meeting materials and reports for funders.
    • Collaborate with Verizon Innovative Learning schools team to create resources for best practices to be shared within and beyond the project.
    • Plan and facilitate relevant meetings and convenings for district technology leaders on a monthly basis.
  • Non-IT Project Management (~15%)
    • Assist in recruitment, selection, and onboarding of incoming districts for each cohort.
    • Track and report progress on project standards for district contacts, school leaders, and coaches across the project.
    • Manage project database and keep information up-to-date.

Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree required. Advanced degree in relevant field preferred.
  • Direct experience and/or strong interest in education.
  • Experience with school technology systems, including network infrastructure, mobile device management, and web/content filtering strongly preferred.
  • Project management experience with large scope, multi-faceted projects.
  • Creative and strategic thinker with ability to anticipate challenges and plan for resolution.
  • Strong organizational skills with an impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize responsibilities independently on a daily basis, and execute effectively.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills with external and internal relationship management.
  • Hungry, creative, self-starter, multi-tasker, team player; strong work ethic, high standards, integrity.
  • Ability to travel as required (up to 20-25%).
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage competing tasks, deadlines, requirements, and decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A passion for education, a team mentality, creativity, and a positive “can-do” “yes-and” spirit.

Compensation

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please apply and submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Review will be on a rolling basis until the search is successful.

Digital Promise is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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Engineering

Experience Level

Entry Level

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About Digital Promise

Digital Promise is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education for all levels of learners.

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