DescriptionAssociate Program Manager
NWEA employs Associate Program Managers to be responsible for providing support in one or more key areas across multiple programs and partners. A key responsibility will be to support the successful delivery of projects on-time and on budget according to the defined scope, timeline, and cost. The Associate Program Manager will collaborate with internal cross-functional teams, which may include Operations, Technology, Assessment Development and Delivery, Psychometrics, Scoring Services, Customer Support, and Publishing as required. This is a full-time role with competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package. Candidates may work remotely from a home office located anywhere in the United States.
- District support in partnership with the Customer Support Team
- District communication planning and execution
- Teacher committee meeting planning and management
- Schedule development and management
- Training and professional development
- Management of out-bound and in-bound testing materials
- Materials production support
- Participation in cross-functional team and client meetings
- Ensure deadlines are being met by program team and partner
- Ensure partner deliverables/assets are being submitted and organized
Skills and abilities...
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Proven organizational skills
- Ability to work independently and manage own schedule
- Experience with project management software such as Microsoft Project a plus
- Experience presenting training sessions and/or professional development
- Assist with risk assessment and management, highlighting potential issues as necessary
- Contribute to solution discussions as necessary for programs and projects
- Ability to independently manage small partner projects or designated portions of a larger partner program
- Provide high-level customer service to internal and external partners
- Ability to manage to project timelines according to scope
- Ability to communicate continually with internal team members regarding status of program
- Instill trust: gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
- Communicate effectively: develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
- Customer focus: build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions
- Drive results: consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
Education and experience...
- BS/BA degree in a relevant discipline
- Minimum 3 years business experience, preferably as part of a program management team
- Strong knowledge of Office tools (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
- Experience in the education or assessment industry
- Up to 25% travel required
NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency-and provide timely data to help tailor instruction. For more than 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K-12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. More than 11 million students in 146 countries use our solutions to support their learning and growth each year.
NWEA strives to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) practices the center of our work. Our organization's mission, Partnering to Help All Kids Learn, is the foundation for our DEIA commitment as we work to reflect, value, and support the educators, students, colleagues, and communities we serve. We seek to empower and engage all stakeholders in the research, services, solutions, and products we provide, our organizational culture, and the partnerships we establish with schools, districts, states, and countries.
NWEA endeavors to make www.nwea.org accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please call us at (503) 624-1951 or e-mail us at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information. This is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
NWEA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please visit our website. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please visit the EEOC website