Senior Project Manager

Philadelphia, PA, US
May 29, 2019
Senior Project Manager

Central Office

Job Number: 4600164359

Start Date:

Open Date: 05/29/2019

Closing Date: 06/12/2019

Job Summary
This is administrative and managerial project work, overseeing all components of a large-scale projects and initiatives, inclusive of project scope preparation, return on investment (ROI) analysis, financial projection, project and life cycle implementation, staffing coordination and/or management, contract administration, and budget oversight. Employees in this class are responsible for facilitating dialogue between internal customers, technology staff, developers, vendors, external agencies, schools and community partners. Work involves meetings with clients to discuss their needs and documenting business rules for various projects and/or identifying and implementing professional learning with central offices, schools and community partners. Serves as a point of contact for clients with projects in progress. Work additionally involves formally employing industry-recognized projects management principles, techniques, and best-practices, to develop, monitor, report, and coordinate all aspects of a project from inception to post-implementation support. Ensures that actions are strategic and include a plan on the evaluation of progress. Project oversight activities may additionally include coordination of support activities inclusive of training, outreach, and customer relationship management. Ensures that data pertaining to programmatic activities is systematically collected, reviewed and analyzed. Projects in this class are classified as large and complex enterprise-wide information service, application software, technology infrastructure initiatives or administrative educational initiatives characterized by multi-year life cycles.
Essential Functions
  • Develops strategies for appropriate scopes of work.
  • Participates or directs contract negotiation and/or preparation.
  • Plans and manages timelines, and monitors progress of various projects and work streams; provides progress updates to project leads.
  • Works with selected teams on specific aspects of meeting project goals in a timely manner.
  • Prepares, manages, audits, and maintains direct responsibly for project budgets.
  • Prepares reports related to project status and projections.
  • Directly supervises project or department staff as required.
  • Develops and builds good communications and relationships between Facilities, Information Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, the Chief Academic Support Office or the Office of College and Career Readiness and central offices and schools.
  • Participates in confidential and/or sensitive matters and/or projects at every level of the enterprise.
  • Works with in setting priorities for the completion of requested services.
  • Participates in organizational planning within Facilities, Transportation, Information Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, the Chief Academic Support Office or the Office of College and Career Readiness and other departmental offices.
  • Assists in various Facilities, Transportation, Information Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, Chief Academic Support Office or the Office of College and Career Readiness projects when needed.
Minimum Requirements
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university.
  • Six years of full-time, paid, professional, experience in either operations, finance, education, or information technology which has included serving as a team lead or project manager.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Talent.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • The procedures and methods utilized to implement systemic change in a timely, accurate, and effective manner.
  • Asana Project Management, FileMaker Pro Advanced, Excel or Microsoft Project, Vision and/or other productivity and scheduling tools.

Demonstrated ability to :
  • Manage large or complex projects and/or budgets.
  • Plan, organize, and direct project activities and allocate staff resources to tasks efficiently.
  • Analyze and resolve complex problems.
  • Represent a superior at meetings and conferences.
  • Present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Additional Job Information: This is a 12-month, non-represented position. The salary grade for this role is 4028.

Interviews may be conducted to determine how well a candidate meets the established criteria. Note that not all qualified candidates may be selected for an interview. Additional factors including the ability to follow directions, punctuality and professional conduct will be considered in part of the evaluation process. The selected candidate must have no anecdotal record on file and have not been subject to any disciplinary action within the past eighteen (18) months, and have an excellent record of attendance and punctuality during the last three (3) years (defined as no more than eighteen (18) occasions of lateness or absence for personal illness in the last three years (3) years with the exception of one extended long-term absence.

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