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Job Title: Project Manager - Teaching & Learning (2021-2022)and Requisition ID number: 83007
Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled
Organizational Unit: Teaching & Learning (10000101)
Site: Davis Center (0001)
FTE: 1.0 FTE; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time
Functional Area: Administrative
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Project Manager Job Description
Job title: Project Manager
Department: Teaching and Learning
Reports to: Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
SUMMARY of Position:
Under general supervision, plan, execute, and finalize projects according to deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project's objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, or related field; AND two (2) years of professional experience in project management and/or strategic planning; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
• Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
• Develop and implement feedback mechanisms across the system by completing follow up interviews and feedback sessions with staff, administrators and community members.
• Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals; Assist in drafting budget proposals, and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary.
• Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
• Continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders; identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools; track project milestones and deliverables.
• Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
• Assist in the definition of project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
• Manages special projects as they are assigned.
• Works independently, and makes appropriate decisions based on work experience.
• Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
• Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent's goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
• Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
• Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
• At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.
• Minneapolis Public Schools policies and regulations.
• Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including accounting, budgeting, purchasing, contract management, and customer service.
• Principles and techniques for project management and organizational development.
• Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
• Principles of record keeping and records management.
• Computer software applications related to duties.
• Interpreting and applying facilities management principles.
• Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Analyzing data and recommending effective solutions.
• Conforming to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
• Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, leadership and stakeholders.
• Operating a personal computer utilizing a wide variety of specialized software.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
A valid Minnesota State Driver's License may be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work, heavy phone usage, and ability to lift and move items weighing up
Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.
Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.