Welcome to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), home to a passionate community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education. ISTE is seeking a Senior Project Manager, who will be responsible for managing tasks and work streams associated with a key project focused on improving data maturity and procurement processes in states and districts. This person will also contribute to and be part of a broader team devoted to growing ISTE’s impact and engagement with external partners through meaningful relationships and collaborative projects. Daily tasks include partnership management and communication, contracts and invoicing, project tracking, analytics, reporting, event planning, coordinating with internal departments and external stakeholders, and overall working to ensure smooth project implementation. While the position is heavily project focused, this position will also have many opportunities for growth and positioning within other projects and programs across the organization as well.
Ensure that aspects of project implementation go smoothly
Create project tracking dashboards and reporting documents for both internal and external tracking and communication
Coordinate and communicate with project partners and stakeholders
Manage and track project budgets, provide regular project financial reports, and follow internal financial processes. Manage, process, and track project invoices, contracts, and expense reimbursements
Make recommendations and deploy processes for improving project efficiencies against project metrics and milestones
Organize and participate in project related meetings, events, and presentations including agenda planning, vendor acquisition, event setup, and participant outreach. Represent ISTE at select conferences and meetings, including presentations and/or workshops.
Facilitate and manage communication between ISTE staff, key project personnel, external liaisons, project participants, vendors and suppliers.
Manage and collaborate with external partners and subject matter experts contributing to projects, to ensure timely delivery and quality of work.
Work with internal teams such as marketing, fiscal, product, membership and other departments to ensure effective communication and collaboration across the organization
Work collaboratively and communicate transparently with colleagues across departments to ensure projects progress in a timely manner; be able to sequence tasks and move multiple tasks forward in parallel.
Attention to detail, strong organizational skills
Effective and professional communicator
Ability to manage multiple high priority tasks, works streams, timelines, and priorities
Excellent writing skills
Good analytical thinker with the ability to analyze and synthesize information
Curious and life-long learner
Uses good judgment, is reliable and flexible
Self-directed independent worker, willing to take initiative
Strong team player with experience building and managing collaborative relationships both internally and externally
Comfort with developing and delivering presentations
Education and Experience
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree with 5-8 years of experience in project management and/or equivalent education and work experience. PMP certification preferred.
Experience working in education, marketing, and/or technology related fields
Product development experience
Experience building, growing, and managing internal and external relationships
FLSA: Exempt. Salary: Commensurate with experience
We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. This position can be located out of Portland, OR, Arlington, VA or remotely on a case-by-case basis for the right candidate.
ISTE offers generous benefits plans, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. ISTE benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, employer base salary contribution to 403(b) plan; paid short and long term disability plan and employer-paid term life insurance.
At ISTE, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We respect and value work force diversity among all employees and all those with whom we do business.
Internal Number: PN-104
Welcome to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), home to a passionate community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education.
ISTE inspires the creation of solutions and connections that improve opportunities for all learners by delivering: practical guidance, evidence-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events and the ISTE Standards.