As NWEA’s Vice President of Program Management, you will be responsible for managing the business and services operations of the Program Management team. Your main responsibilities will include the overall management of the Program Management team, including contributing to the design of all delivery processes and workflow, monitoring capacity, participating in or leading cross-organizational meetings, managing budget processes, and removing barriers to success for members of the team. In addition, you will be responsible for the recruitment, management and development of direct reports and represents Program Management in organization-wide initiatives.
In this role you will work closely with the Chief Product Officer and other decision-makers across the organization, in the creation, development, and execution of program management strategies and tactical plans that further the mission of NWEA. Your previous leadership experience in Program Management should enable you to foster a team environment that is conducive to promoting high quality program delivery. As the Vice President of Program Management, you are expected to have a leadership role in the organization demonstrated through active involvement in cross-functional initiatives. Note: For this opportunity you may work at our Portland, OR. headquarters, or you may work remotely if you reside in other areas in the U.S.
Traits for Success…
• Excellent listening skills and ability to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly, professionally, and completely in a timely manner; effectively applies communication skills to build and maintain relationships and to influence the actions or behaviors of others • Ability to use knowledge of the organizational mission and vision to contribute to the development of strategic and organizational goals and translate those goals into achievable, tactical plans • Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously; high degree of self-motivation and initiative • Demonstrated strong business judgment and knowledge of financial issues impacting profitability; demonstrated understanding and application of strong business acumen resulting in accountability for outcomes • Ability to effectively apply program management fundamentals to create, implement, and oversee business practices that meet legal and regulatory requirements • Demonstrated ability to lead and operate in a complex environment that requires adaptability, decisiveness and ability to effectively work with and across all levels of the organization • Demonstrated skill in supervising individual contributors and leading work teams; ability to create an environment that promotes individual creativity and fosters professional growth and development • Systemic thinker with ability to identify barriers to success and propose solutions • Ability to affect change at the individual, team and organizational level • Proficiency with common software applications including industry-standard program management tools
Education and Experience…
• Master’s degree preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered in lieu of advanced degree • 10+ years related management experience with increasing levels of responsibility • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with K-12 education, program management or the education industry • Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading large-scale educational systems and/or assessments preferred
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on Experience, Competitive Benefits Package
Internal Number: 1191752
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