Established in 1986, The Johns Hopkins University School of Education Center for Technology in Education is a nationally recognized authority on educational technology. CTE's mission is to improve the quality of life for all young children and students with disabilities by promoting effective uses of assistive, instructional, and leadership technologies. CTE is a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization that develops new, research-based products and methods for use in Birth-K educational environments.
CTE is recruiting a Project Administrator to manage the scopes of multiple major grant and contract initiatives across several states in collaboration with CTE's Leadership team and Implementation Team, maintain ongoing communication with staff from various state departments of education, and seek new business opportunities and partnerships related to this work.
Develop, maintain, track and report on progress of detailed project plans in collaboration with the Implementation team.
Serve as the primary point of contact and build long-term relationships with state department staff.
Coordinate with internal staff to ensure that state department needs are understood and satisfied, and that contract deliverables are fulfilled.
Provide recommendations and assist with project budget development and implementation.
Facilitate the work effort of multiple internal teams, and oversee products developed by external partners and subcontractors.
Manage gathering requirements for enhancing existing data collection and analysis tools, validating the enhanced tools through piloting and field testing, and working with educational evaluation consultants to evaluate implementation and professional development of specific initiatives.
Seek out and foster new opportunities and partnerships with for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and/or government agencies.
Bachelor's degree in related field required.
Five (5) years related experience including project management.
Master's degree in business, organizational development, or related field preferred.
Five (5) years of related experience, experience overseeing educational and information technology partners in designing, developing, and testing systems or tools strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of project management and oversight of educational and information technology partners.
Must be able to problem-solve and find solutions to project challenges related to resource management, project scope and timelines, technology, and professional development.
Must be able to work with teams and also work independently in a fast-paced environment to meet project deadlines.
Experience coordinating teams to prepare proposals in response to RFPs, RFIs and other open bid opportunities.
Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, including state department and school district leaders; agency and private program leaders; early childcare staff, families and community stakeholders; teachers and administrators; and research scholars in the fields of early childhood and special education.
Experience with use of web-based technologies and databases.
Experience supervising professional staff, sub-contractors and/or associates.
Strong analytical thinkers with the ability to be flexible, creative and visionary.
Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
Classified title: Project Administrator
Working title: Project Administrator
Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/04/MF
Starting Salary Range: $70,805 - $97,435 (commensurate with experience)
Location: 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD – Columbia Center
Department name: 60000020-Center for Technology in Education (CTE)
Personnel area (School): SOE – School of Education
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