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Project Manager - CHI

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Aug 13, 2019

Downtown Chicago

Freelance

Agent: Valerie B.

Job #: 150932

Salary: DOE

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for a high-energy Project Manager with a track record of leading Product Development projects in partnership with customers and internal stakeholders. Success in this role requires strong communication and interpersonal skills, exceptional organizational skills, close attention to detail, a passion for collaboration, and the ability to navigate stakeholder relationships objectively. This is a 2-year, on-site contract with a great company in the Education field.

Requirements: 

  • Work directly with educational institutions and be accountable to the identified business owners throughout all project phases 
  • Work collaboratively with Program Manager and other team members throughout project
  • Manage the communication and delivery of the project throughout the project phases and domains: project conception and initiation, project definition and planning, project launch or execution, project performance and control, and project close
  • Previous experience working with education clients or in the educational technology industry a plus but not required

Responsibilities: 

  • Creation and maintenance of a project plan and timeline for the curriculum design/customization, implementation, training/professional learning, and maintenance/support. 
  • Integration of project management deliverables into other plans under the strategic program
  • Collaborates with key project stakeholders to drive communication, establish trust, and identify risks and issues 
  • Document and fully manage risks and issues, especially for high-impact risks; collaborates with team to course correct 
  • Identifies and communicates project resource forecasting aligned to project plan
  • Communicates at all levels on the project with transparency, data, and facts; reports on status of assigned projects 
  • Certification or expertise in Project Management framework and methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall 
  • Experience using portfolio project management (PPM) tools such as SmartSheet, SharePoint / OneDrive, Google Drive

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