Project Manager (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Company Description

When you join Renaissance®, you join a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology!

Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Our fiercely passionate employees and educational partners have helped drive phenomenal student growth, with Renaissance solutions being used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Every day, we are connected to our mission by exemplifying our values: trust each other, win together, strive for the best, own our actions, and grow and evolve.

Job Description

The Renaissance Project Manager is responsible for planning, scheduling, resourcing, implementing, and evaluating solution-based technology projects within schools as assigned by the Sr Director of Project Management. Projects will include all aspects of the implementation including coordinating and scheduling work between schools and Renaissance. Examples of responsibilities include capacity-building implementation support for customers using Renaissance software products, data review, and guiding users to proficiency in the integration of the technology with instruction. The Project Manager will also assist the team with additional project tasks and implementation services.

  • Represent the team on cross-functional projects
  • Document the project (including specifications, reviews, decisions, changes) and work with multiple stakeholders to make and meet milestones
  • Create implementation goals and project plans while working with internal and external groups
  • Manage the project to ensure that large-scale or quick turn-around projects and programs stay on track to meet established goals
  • Communicate with all stakeholders to keep them informed and moving in a unified direction
  • Define project metrics and conduct ongoing data collection and analysis for reporting
  • Provide consulting services to employ data-driven decision making
  • Plan, schedule, and implement ongoing coaching and mentoring to leverage teachers’ instructional potential
  • Research and identify potential solutions to address challenges or barriers to success for assigned projects
  • Assemble resources (including assets and people) as needed on cross-functional teams and projects
  • Establish and follow strong procedures and processes for project development that affects multiple groups
  • Plan, schedule, and implement new objectives and sub-projects as required
  • Follow through in implementing plans and proactively suggest modifications as needed
  • Oversee Professional Development toward best practices of technology-based learning in a variety of settings including: online/web based as well as onsite in classrooms, labs, centers, and home to school programs for a variety of learner populations
  • Collaborate in the development, creation, and implementation of additional professional services as identified by customer needs
  • Complete additional assigned tasks on a timely basis
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time. 

Qualifications

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • BS/BA required; Master’s degree in education preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in managing educational projects
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully roll-out projects and process changes
  • Successful experiences with large scale literacy programs

Skills and Competencies

  • Project management experience and related course-work preferred
  • Ability to lead without direct authority and with minimal guidance in a deadline driven environment
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects 
  • Expertise in standardized implementation and documentation processes
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory
  • Ability to effectively teach and coach adults
  • Experience in the creation, organization, and delivery of multiple forms of professional development
  • Effective presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Technology literacy: Using computers (either PC or MAC), mobile devices, Smartboards, projectors, standard Microsoft Production Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet and e-mail usage
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal staff and external customer base
  • Able to work in a well-organized and structured way within a deadline driven environment
  • Excellent negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • English language proficiency; second language proficiency preferred

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • 401K with generous matching
  • Generous Tuition & Professional Development Reimbursement 
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 2 Volunteer Days off yearly
  • 14 weeks fully paid family leave

Renaissance is committed to maintaining a safe and healthful environment for our employees and customers. To uphold this commitment, Renaissance requires all employees to receive a full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, unless an individual has been granted an exemption as an accommodation due to a disability or for religious reasons.

Frequently cited statistics show that some women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, may only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Renaissance, we encourage all applications! Roles evolve over time, especially with innovation, and you may be just the person we need into the future. We hope you're open to learning new skills to grow with us. Make our team, your team!

Renaissance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, or status of an individual in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

At Renaissance our mission is: “To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” Inherent in that guiding principle is dedication to serving all identities by recognizing the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in our organization, our work and our products.

Renaissance also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If an accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Talent Acquisition.

More Information on Renaissance
Renaissance operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Bloomington, MN and Minneapolis, MN. Renaissance was founded in 1986. It has 1079 total employees. To see all 47 open jobs at Renaissance, click here.
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