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A group of education leaders founded the non-profit Great Minds in 2007 to define and encourage content—rich comprehensive education for all American schoolchildren.
Senior IT Project Manager
Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Senior IT Project Manager/Scrum Master.
Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 600 people.
For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org
OUR MARKET POSITION
Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.
Reporting to the Associate Director of IT Program Management, the Senior IT Project Manager/Scrum Master plans, directs and coordinates activities for technology projects impacting Great Minds Enterprise Applications and IT Infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills and be comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization. We are seeking a self-starter, with a bias towards action, who can recognize and make process improvement recommendations. You will also be self-motivated, team-oriented and passionate about technology and bringing a mindset of continuous improvement to the business operations.
The Senior IT Project Manager will work closely with our rapidly-growing IT team, as well as key senior leadership across Sales, Marketing, Finance, and with third-party vendors in planning, coordinating, executing and supporting a number of technology projects and initiatives.
This individual will be responsible for planning, documenting, managing, and coordinating project activities from initiation through delivery.
Create reports and dashboards within Jira.
Translate technical requirements to high-level project goals.
Directs the work of the project team, including other project managers.
Identifies and deploys resources required for projects.
Functions as escalation to project teams to resolve issues.
Maintains project tools.
Establishes standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Information Technology, or related field.
Be comfortable and adaptable to the needs of a rapidly growing organization with strong communication skills, work ethic, and a customer service mentality.
8+ years’ technology work experience and 6+ years demonstrated information technology project management work across diverse application areas and technologies. (for Senior level recruitment)
Experience working in an agile environment, facilitating release planning and project management.
Experience estimating level of effort of development activities, leading daily standups, tracking progress by keeping the sprint backlog up-to-date, and helping to remove impediments.
Working knowledge of Jira or similar project management software.
Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities with multiple internal & external customers.
Ability to lead cross functional teams.
Project Management Certification and/or Scrum Master Certification.
Education industry experience.
Resume and cover letter required.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.