The Project Manager will be responsible for supporting successful execution of priority NCS initiatives, including developing and monitoring project plans that ensure successful execution of the strategic plan. Working directly with the Co-Executive Directors, the Project Manager will coordinate the implementation, monitoring, quality, and completion of all aspects of the strategic plan, ensuring consistency and coherence with the Network for College Successâ™ vision, mission, guiding principles, strategies and goals. Additionally, the Project Manager will develop accountability systems and provide planning and support for cross-organization initiatives.
Define project scopes, goals, and deliverables that support successful implementation of the strategic plan in collaboration with Directors.
Monitor and manage the project schedule to ensure work is completed on time, within budget, making necessary adjustments and directing project resources accordingly.
Define, collect, and monitor implementation metrics, including key performance indicators, fidelity, and efficacy metrics.
Partner with the Continuous Improvement (CI) team to implement improvement strategies within project management and provide project management support for CI across the organization.
Use data and metrics to inform project planning and to facilitate strategic decision-making.
Identify, report, and resolve project issues.
Proactively disseminate project information to all stakeholders, including data, reports, and project dashboards.
Identify, manage and mitigate project risks.
Provide expertise in best practices related to project management, resource allocation, problem solving, and process development.
Work cooperatively with the Directors and all stakeholders to create sustainable infrastructures and practices that are embedded in practice and institutionalized at every level of the organization.
Develop and refine status processes to ensure progress against stated goals and transparency across teams, including planning and facilitating 30 minute monthly virtual status calls and planning and facilitating portions of the Directors meetings related to project oversight.
A relentless commitment to social justice, equity, and public school reform.
Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with colleagues, school participants and partners.
Commitment to ongoing self-reflection, professional learning, and growth.
Ability to integrate technology and effectively utilize technology for personal/professional productivity.
Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements of the project and to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability, and employing sound and ethical decision-making skills.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software.
A self-starter who can work independently to prioritize and advance stated objectives.
A problem-solving orientation.
Ability to create agendas, facilitate meetings, and design processes that guide groups toward identified objectives and meaningful outcomes
Demonstrated commitment to outcome-based accountability and data based decision making
Ability to coach others through the processes of project and strategic planning
Ability to build sustainable project management systems
Outstanding organizational and management skills
Strong service and support orientation toward schools and school communities
Excellent data-gathering, problem-solving, and consensus-building skills
Ability to work productively and collaboratively in a team environment
Strong ability to build and manage working relationships at all levels within and outside of the organization (e.g., colleagues, school participants and partners)
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree from an accredited college/university required.
Advance degree preferred.
Strong Project Management background, experience, and proficiency in project management techniques and tools required.
Experience with strategic planning processes required.
Experience with strategic planning processes required.
Experience using project management software (i.e. Basecamp, Microsoft Project or other) preferred.
Licenses and Certification:
Certification in Project Management or equivalent preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Attention to detail
Ability to work on multiple projects at any given time
Ability to deal effectively and professionally with people
Attendance at meetings around the city requiring ability to ambulate to various sites in and around the city; frequent use of computer, telephone, and other office equipment.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
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