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Senior Education Project Manager

AnLar
Arlington, Virginia 22209 Work Remotely
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    $83,000 To $100,000 Yearly

OVERVIEW:

AnLar seeks a highly-motivated and passionate critical thinker to provide leadership, and extensive project management, support and consultation to a broad range of education policy, practice, and management projects for clients in Federal, state and local (district) education and early learning agencies. We are particularly interested in individuals with a background in managing complex, remote, and/or multi-site projects. We are looking to add a versatile, independent, disciplined problem-solver to our rapidly growing team of people doing influential work. This position will provide leadership in project management to national policy initiatives as well as state and local education systems.

This position can be successfully executed as a remote AnLarian, but preference may be given to candidates located in Massachusetts or Tennessee. Occasional travel to company and client meetings in the DC area, Tennessee, Massachusetts and elsewhere in the US required.

AnLar’s benefits package is a reflection of our commitment to putting our people first. Our benefits include generous paid vacation time; competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance; a monthly wellness stipend; annual professional development stipend; a volunteer matching program; and a 401K match, among others. The salary range for this position is $83,000-$100,000. To keep AnLar’s compensation equitable, we ask that you only apply if this range aligns with your salary preferences!

WHO WE ARE:

AnLar is a multidisciplinary team of adept, dedicated, kind-hearted people striving to have a positive effect on the areas of life they’re most passionate about ─ education, equity, health, and so on. We are researchers and seekers, consultants and communicators, problem solvers and partners. In industry-speak, one could say we specialize in work such as creating modernized data systems, supporting change management, conducting research and evaluation, providing technical assistance, and exploring the depths of this work further through visual communications design. Based in the DC area with remote staff all over the US (and a few abroad), we at AnLar value strong relationships, thoughtful and creative approaches, hard work and grit, and the overall wellbeing of our team. All in all, we want to be able to feel good about the work we do, how we do it, and with whom we collaborate. Join us?

WHAT THE JOB ENTAILS:

  • Project Management: Serves as the project manager for multiple or large projects of varying scope, size, and complexity. Responsible for leading the coordination of nearly all project activities with little input/direction from project leadership including development, maintenance of, and communication about the project plan. Responsible for facilitating the on time implementation of most or all significant project components on large, complex projects (determined by the project director based on the project) and maintaining project timeline, coordinating/tracking assignments across the project team, including partners. Monitors, tracks, and controls outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies, and critical path deliverables.
  • Project Budgeting: Tracks budgets and coordinates with the project director to ensure accurate and timely billing in accordance with the projected project budget and contract requirements. Proactively identifies when activities are off track and recommends solutions.
  • Project Communication: Develops and executes a communication strategy for all project stakeholders. Regularly coordinates across multiple team members, partners and clients to ensure appropriate project implementation including providing feedback, advice, and encouragement.  Leads relationship development and management with clients in collaboration with the PD.
  • Project Team Support: Serves as the point of contact for project stakeholders for the escalation of issues and works proactively, analytically, and creatively using teamwork, innovation, and excellence to solve problems in partnership with the PD. Provides leadership by building and motivating project teams to meet their project goals by adhering to their responsibilities and reaching their milestones.
  • Project Reporting: Responsible for on-time submission of all reporting requirements (monthly progress and quarterly reports, etc.). Project dependent: may develop first draft with PD approval or may do this independently. Creates and implements a system (or uses existing systems) for documenting and cataloging project artifacts.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement:  Actively reviews support processes and reviews industry promising practices or tools to determine areas of improvement and opportunities to improve the efficiency and quality of the project (this includes review of software solutions, alternative organizational structures, management techniques, etc.).
  • Subcontractor Management: Depending on the project may: lead the management of subcontractor assignments; lead the management of subcontractor budgets, working with the project director as needed and raising issues to project leadership; have sole responsibility for monitoring subcontractor renewals, modifications, etc.; and support the project director in managing subcontractor performance.
  • Task Leadership: Based on the project, may independently implement significant project activities as assigned.
  • Staff Supervision: May oversee the work of one or more AnLar staff including task managers, TA specialists, support staff, and interns to develop their professional capacity, provide direction and guidance, and support the organization and delivery of their work.
  • Business Development: Identify opportunities for AnLar to expand its service offerings by leading grant and proposal writing activities and cultivating relationships with clients and potential funders.
  • Quality Control Review: Review deliverables, products, and plans created to ensure high-quality development and delivery to the client.
  • Other responsibilities/activities: Collaborate with and review the work of colleagues to generate ideas and ensure the development of high-quality delivery of their work.

WHO THE RIGHT CANDIDATE IS:

  • An expert in project management capable of managing multiple priorities simultaneously
  • A skilled facilitator with experience leading both large and small group meetings to achieve a particular goal
  • A disciplined project manager, able to stay organized and manage multiple tasks while serving clients with differing priorities and perspectives
  • Effective in a collaborative environment, but also productive when working independently
  • Driven by a strong work ethic and integrity
  • Able to communicate ideas clearly and effectively, both through speaking and writing
  • Understand the client relationship, driven to figure out what the client needs (not just what they want) and exceed expectations
  • Professional and in possession of a great sense of humor (preferred but not required)
  • Confident to take a leadership role, but modest and restrained enough to focus on what the client needs/wants
  • Coachable and able to take constructive feedback
  • A team player – you step up when someone needs help, follow through on commitments, and are willing to go the extra mile for your team and our clients
  • An individual with an entrepreneurial spirit, willing to look for ways to help AnLar grow and evolve.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages) that shows your writing style and knowledge of at least one content area relevant to this position, and optionally anything else that makes you stand out.  In your cover letter, please include one paragraph on which of AnLar’s core values resonates most with you and why.

Diversity is valued and inclusion is reflected in our efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission. 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel) and the Google Suite required.
  • Eight or more years of experience managing complex projects with demonstrated success. 
  • Preferred qualifications:
    • Experience working with multi-site initiatives especially in the education sector
    • Project management experience in education, government, or management consulting organizations

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Posted: 2022-07-22 Expires: 2022-09-05

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