1+ months

Program Manager

Cambium Learning Group
Washington, District of Columbia 20007

We are Cambium Assessment, a Cambium Learning® Group company.

As the leader in online testing for K-12 state education standards, Cambium Assessment delivers secure, reliable, and scalable assessment solutions that improve student performance while supporting state education accountability. Through proven technology, research-backed psychometrics, and advanced machine learning, our solutions help reduce test time for students while improving educational outcomes. 

We’re looking for smart, creative, and enthusiastic individuals to join our innovative team of data and reporting analysts, test and content developers, psychometricians, and project management professionals. 

Job Overview

 The Program Manager will assist with managing all aspects of state testing projects. They must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment; anticipate problems and come up with creative methods of solving them; develop strong, positive, constructive relationships with clients; coordinate among the various functional teams; and make sure that quality control procedures are adhered to in order to produce high quality assessments within deadline and budget. They must be able to work in an environment where project requirements often change and evolve, and must be comfortable seeking out information and advice, when necessary. They must be able to conceptualize how all the parts of a complex project fit together and what a change to one part will mean for the other parts. Successful candidates will create a proactive culture in which the efficient creation of high quality products is second nature.

 Job Responsibilities

 The responsibilities of the Program Manager include:

  • Working with internal staff and subcontractors to develop processes, procedures, and schedules for meeting project deliverables and client needs.
  • Working with state clients to ensure that all plans and schedules are viable, that the state understands their roles and deadlines, and that clear lines of communication are established.
  • Developing meeting agendas, chairing meetings, and documenting decisions.
  • Ensuring that a master schedule is developed and maintained of deadlines and deliverables and making sure that all project staff are aware of the parts of the master schedule that affect them, and are aware of all changes that are made to the schedule.
  • Providing information, support, direction, and problem-solving to the clients, as needed, in a manner that provides positive solutions, and if needed, adjusts current processes to improve the delivery, coordination, or quality of the product.
  • Managing changes of scope so that all necessary changes to contracts, budgets, and activities, and schedules are in place.
  • Making sure that other members of the project team are aware of any changes to the project scope.
  • Coordinating among the senior staff members who manage the various project teams (software development, item development, technical, reporting, etc.) and making sure that each team receives what it needs from the other teams.
  • Keeping AIR senior management informed of any potential project problems, including issues with a client or another stakeholder and any potential for missed deadlines or budget over-runs.
  • Managing subcontractors.
  • Monitoring budgets.

Why Work With Us?

When you work with Cambium Assessment, you’ll be helping to design and build inspiring solutions that make a real impact on the online testing industry, as well as the educators and students we support. 

We currently serve more than 1/3 of U.S. students with numerous patents and industry-standard certifications. In the 2018–2019 school year, we delivered more than 60 million tests to 860,000 simultaneous testers with an average 1/10 second response time. We have the most advanced features of any online testing system, and we continue to push boundaries for student performance measurement.

Our ground breaking work includes:

  • Advanced computer-adaptive algorithms
  • Mobile support of user interfaces
  • Learning management systems with social media features
  • Universally accessible user interfaces
  • Machine scorable items

 To learn more about our organization and the exciting work we do, visit www.cambiumassessment.com

 An Equal Opportunity Employer

We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Requirements

Job Requirements               

  • Minimum education: Masters degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively increasing responsibility managing tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Prior experience using MS Project.
  • Experience working in large-scale assessment or a related field, such as publishing or large-scale surveys.
  • Experience working with clients.

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Posted: 2021-10-19 Expires: 2021-12-03

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