Lead PMO - Remote

| Newark, NJ, USA
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About Achieve Test Prep

We believe our employees empower our company and are the reason behind our success. We are the nation's largest educational consultant and test prep center specializing in credit-by-examination degree paths, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey.

Most working adults struggle to overcome the many obstacles associated with obtaining their college degree. Achieve acts as a counselor, advocate, and partner, helping students achieve their degree in less time, with less effort, and for less money by utilizing an alternative path to earning college credit known as the credit-by-examination process. Achieve helps students bypass all of the busywork associated with taking certain college courses the traditional way by instead passing just one test-out exam. While our credit-by-examination programs can shorten the path to any degree at virtually any college, the field where we have the most significant impact is the nursing profession.

Employee engagement and development is one of the keys to our success at Achieve! Embracing a work-from-home model for the entire company, all employees enjoy a better work-life balance through flexible work schedules. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace, where diversity is celebrated and equal opportunity is the cornerstone of our culture.

About the role

Achieve Test Prep is seeking an experienced and dynamic Program Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team of project managers and working closely with our technical teams to ensure the successful delivery of projects. This role requires strong leadership skills, the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, and the ability to provide direction toward solutions.


  • Proficient in developing systems and training others on newly created systems, ensuring smooth project transitions
  • Lead a team of project managers to support them in standardizing projects, integrating best practices, and achieving high-quality project delivery.
  • Establish guidelines for system documentation and oversee documentation processes to ensure compliance.
  • Collaborate with department heads to suggest and design solutions that align with business objectives and strategies.
  • Work closely with the IT department to ensure effective utilization and prioritization of developers and resources.
  • Develop project plans and timelines in collaboration with project managers and stakeholders.
  • Monitor project progress and provide regular updates to senior management.
  • Identify and mitigate risks and issues that may impact project delivery.
  • Foster a collaborative team environment, providing guidance, coaching, and mentoring to project managers.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders across the organization.
  • Continuously improve project management processes, tools, and methodologies.

The candidate should have:

  • Effective leadership, interpersonal, and English communication skills.
  • The ability to command respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams.
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring, and controlling programs.
  • Sufficient seniority and credibility to advise project teams on their projects within the program.
  • The ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Business).
  • 5+ years of experience in program management, project management, or analytical role, with a track record of successfully delivering complex projects.
  • Possess a positive attitude, supporting resilience and teamwork during challenges.
  • Possess the ability to motivate and inspire team members.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • PMP or other project management certification is a plus.
  • Experience working with Salesforce is a plus.

Job Details

Type: Full-Time

Schedule: Flexible schedule with availability to overlap during the 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST business day.

Remote: 100% Online

NOTICE: It is essential to attempt the Prescreeners provided during the application process. Applications lacking completed pre-screeners will not be taken into consideration for this position.

More Information on Achieve Test Prep
Achieve Test Prep operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Wayne, NJ. Achieve Test Prep was founded in 2008. It has 186 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Achieve Test Prep, click here.
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