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Project Manager (Remote)

Company: Empowered Education
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

  • This is a virtual / 100% remote position based in the U.S. We are seeking an individual who can work Eastern Time Hours**

    INTRODUCTION:

    Empowered Education is looking for a full-time Project Manager to join our team! Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope following the appropriate agile frameworks. Oversee all aspects of projects. Collaborate with Product Managers and Executions Teams to set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress. Prepare reports for team and leadership regarding project status and results.

    The successful candidate will work directly with teams to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. Coordinate & effectively communicate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible.

    Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating Agile project teams
    • Deliver agile projects that provide exceptional business value to users by hitting targets incrementally.
    • Responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple departments.
    • Helping the team achieve a high level of performance and quality, holding teams accountable for their work, removing obstacles, and mentoring less experienced team members.
    • Defining the project's schedule and scope while balancing this with timely and regular value deliveries, and organizing and leading working and project status meetings
    • Ensuring that the set requirements are well defined
    • Delivering Agile projects that offer outstanding business value to the users by hitting targets incrementally (2-week sprints)
    • Supporting the product owner in managing communications with stakeholders, managing customers' expectations for deliverables, and implementing an effective project governance system
    • Coach and mentor junior project managers and provide support to Lead Project Manager as needed
    • Determine and define the scope and objectives of major projects and work with Product Managers and GMs to enter strategic information, milestones, and dates in Asana
    • Help identify the need for Standard Operating Procedures, prioritize the need, and work with department leaders to write SOPs based on the company template
    • Present regular updates to executive leadership and organization as needed
    • Hold/attend regular team stand-up meetings to determine progress and address any questions or challenges the team has regarding their work
    • Provide support for all departments as needed and instructed
    • Perform any other duties as needed or assigned

      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
      • Highly Productive: You have the drive to get things done. When you have a new goal or project, you are great at breaking it down into steps for your team to rapidly complete tasks. You feel fulfilled by completing tasks and projects and you look forward to the next challenge. You work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines. You are a self-starter with excellent leadership and team-building skills.
      • Detail-Oriented - You have an eye for detail and you are passionate about delivering mistake-free work. You are the one who catches other people's errors and offers constructive feedback. You can be counted on to be the last one to review a document before it goes public. You are motivated by excellence and willing to give the energy and time needed to achieve it.
      • Excellent Communicator: You have exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills. You are comfortable communicating with stakeholders at various levels and aren't afraid to ask a question if you're stumped by something. You are able to clearly delegate tasks and effectively onboard new members. You have a strong customer focus with a skilled ability to interpret and analyze customer requirements.
      • Highly Organized: You have strong organizational skills, manage your time well, and are always looking for ways to become more efficient.
      • Proactive Problem-Solver: You enjoy engaging with problems and the process of creating solutions. You are known for coming to the table with creative and useful ideas to overcome challenges and the ability to resolve complex problems creatively.
      • Agile with Technology: You are experienced in using online applications such as Google Docs, Excel or other spreadsheet apps, contact management tools, project management tools, and have proficiency in Asana, Miro, and Lucidchart.
      • Flexible and Adaptable: You are able to multitask and can quickly reorient and ground yourself when plans and priorities change.
      • Team Player: You enjoy working collaboratively. You are an enthusiastic and high-energy individual who enjoys building bridges across teams and cultivating a positive work environment.
      • Experienced: You have 5-6 years of experience in delivering agile projects (planning, execution, and team management) and have excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as the definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement, etc.) You have experience in a Scrum Master role and preferably are a Certified Scrum Master/Certified Product Owner. You understand, believe in, and promote an Agile working culture.

        ABOUT US:

        We are a dedicated and heart-centered team that is passionate about making the world a healthier, happier, more conscious place. It is our mission to work collectively to contribute to the student experience and our company culture. We celebrate, share, and live Empowered Educations vision of doing what you love, with love and we are committed to working together as a team with mutual intention and purpose. We stand for living a passion-full life, striving to be the best version of ourselves, and for curiosity and learning in ever-expanding abundance. Most importantly, we stand together in support of our students as they step into the thrilling spotlight that is waiting for them.

        WHY WORK FOR US:

        We celebrate, share, and live Empowered Educations vision of creating a world where people are the healthiest versions of themselves. We believe transformative education in personalized nutrition and compassionate habit change is the key to accomplishing both. We also believe in changing the world while LOVING your work!

        BENEFITS INCLUDE:
        • Casual Dress Code
        • 100% Remote Workforce
        • Comprehensive Health Benefits
        • Free Access to our schools programs
        • Annual access to a Health Coach & the Nutrition Clinic
        • Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, and Paid Volunteer Time

          Empowered Education is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to providing a safe space built on a foundation of inclusion. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and any other protected status as required by applicable law. We celebrate equity and equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and all other characteristics that make us wonderfully unique.

Keywords: Empowered Education, Denver , Project Manager (Remote), Executive , Denver, Colorado

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