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Jul 10, 2017

New York

Freelance

Agent: Molly F.

Job #: 120289

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Project manager to manage critical and time-sensitive work associated with the launch of five new education courses. This person will assume management of several projects already underway and will be responsible for new work as additional projects are required.

 
The Senior Project manager will work with cross-functional teams comprised of staff from various departments, as well as external vendors and consultants to rigorously plan, executive/monitor and control, and transition all work outcomes into an operational environment. To this end, the Senior Project manager will establish and maintain a system for project management integrating curriculum, assessment, and instructional material work to ensure scope/quality, schedule, and cost alignment. 
The Senior Project manager is responsible for ensuring fulfillment of the objectives and associated benefits of projects under management by working closely with the program manager and project team members, successfully navigating the organizational landscape and associated processes, and by effectively employing industry standard knowledge, skills, tools and techniques from the project and program management domains. The Senior Project manager, unlike the Project Manager role, manages projects or programs of significantly greater complexity, time sensitivity and size requiring superb integration management, risk management, and stakeholder management skills. 
In addition to proven project management capabilities, the ideal candidate will have some degree of business analyst (requirements) experience. 

Required Skills:* 
• The Senior Project Manager will ensure that assigned projects have clear objectives and success criteria that are consistent with our strategy and goals. 
• Integrate work from multiple work streams, tracks, and/or sub-projects into a cohesive and comprehensive whole while providing adequate transparency and manageability and hence, a high-level of confidence that work is well managed. 
• Be expert in leading / facilitating the completion of requisite planning work 
• Employ proven techniques for project time, human and financial resource cost estimation for the development and management of project / program schedules and budgets. 
• Ensure that the information needs of all stakeholders are met. 
• Ensure that all deliverables exhibit adequate quality. 
• Ensure that all qualified project information is adequately stored and controlled from a change management perspective. 
• Guides, directs, and motivates the project team and encourages accountability and team work. 
• Manages risk and proactively works to eliminate future issues before they can surface. 
• Ensures that the project is fully and successfully transitioned into an operational state so that benefits can be fully realized 
• Abides by, contributes to, and embraces change to project management processes in support of program policies. 

Preferred Skills:* 
• The Senior Project Manager will ensure that assigned projects have clear objectives and success criteria that are consistent with strategy and goals. 
• Integrate work from multiple work streams, tracks, and/or sub-projects into a cohesive and comprehensive whole while providing adequate transparency and manageability and hence, a high-level of confidence that work is well managed. 
• Be expert in leading / facilitating the completion of requisite planning work 
• Employ proven techniques for project time, human and financial resource cost estimation for the development and management of project / program schedules and budgets. 
• Ensure that the information needs of all stakeholders are met. 
• Ensure that all deliverables exhibit adequate quality. 
• Ensure that all qualified project information is adequately stored and controlled from a change management perspective. 
• Guides, directs, and motivates the project team and encourages accountability and team work. 
• Manages risk and proactively works to eliminate future issues before they can surface. 
• Ensures that the project is fully and successfully transitioned into an operational state so that benefits can be fully realized 
• Abides by, contributes to, and embraces change to project management processes in support of program policies. 

Education/Certifications:
Bachelors Degree and equivalent experience 

BONUS PMP certification
 

Client Description:

Education client

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