Technical Project Manager

Digital Promise - Remote - Full time

About Digital Promise Global

Digital Promise Global is an independent, bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to spur innovation to advance equity and improve the opportunity to learn. Positioned at the intersection of educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, Digital Promise Global identifies, develops, and promotes strategies to improve education and provide people with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. Digital Promise centers our work in equity and values and rewards inclusivity, collaboration, and innovation.

About the Position

Digital Promise is seeking a Technical Project Manager to support the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) initiative. The Technical Project Manager will work closely with Technical Project Directors and be an integral part of the team. He/She will provide guidance to a portfolio of district and school-level instructional and IT leaders for the planning and implementation of a 1:1, 24-7 learning environment. He/She will also assist in the compilation and distribution of technology-related best practices across the project and with the wider education community.

Our Technical Project Manager will work collaboratively with IT and professional learning teams, both at Digital Promise and in our schools. Experience teaching in a 1-1 school or working as school-based IT in a K-12 school or district environment is required. This position includes opportunities to conduct school visits and to actively partake in the development, planning, and implementation of a district’s technology vision to improve teaching and learning.

Responsibilities

  • Direct Support of VILS Districts’ Technology Implementation (~85%)
  • Creating Resources for Dissemination on Best Practices (~15%)
  • Prepare briefing/meeting materials and reports.
  • Collaborate with team members to create resources of best practices to be shared within and beyond the project.
  • 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 processes and policies.
  • Work as a collaborative member of a portfolio management team with Technical Project Directors and Associate Directors of Professional Learning to provide direct and indirect support to a portfolio of approximately 8 districts / 40 schools in the project.
  • Monitor, track and report progress on project benchmarks for all schools in your assigned portfolio
  • Manage project databases and keep information up-to-date.

Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree preferred.
  • Direct professional experience working in K-12 education, preferably in public school districts.
  • Experience with K-12 school technology systems, including mobile device deployment and management, network infrastructure,, 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, with district IT leaders and school leaders
  • 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.
  • 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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Role

Project Management

Experience Level

Mid Level

Digital Promise

Digital Promise works at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and technology developers to improve learning opportunities for all and close the Digital Learning Gap.

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