• Project Manager, Education

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/28/2018 3:10 PM)
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  • Overview

    You always start with the end in mind. While others get overwhelmed by the big picture, your unique skill is being able to break down larger goals into timelines, tasks and deadlines. With a plan mapped out, you’re able to guide your teammates through a challenging rhythm of checkpoints and across the finish line on a project. 

    As part of the Education capability, you will help enable leveraged audiences across the key institutions of society (Education, Business, Government and Community) to capture opportunities and help enable people to solve problems on their own.

    This project manager job will help develop, implement and facilitate knowledge processes that position the team to understand demand for its products and services and evaluate and determine best use of resources. Are you up to the challenge? Apply now. 



    Your Responsibilities Include


    • Work with internal and external teammates to develop and regularly update portfolio and individual project goals, metrics and timelines 
    • Track overall portfolio and project progress relative to the goals, metrics and timelines. Regularly connect the team to the status of the portfolio and projects 
    • Work with portfolio members and stakeholders to develop and share clear quarterly evaluations 
    • Communicate and hold team accountable to new and existing knowledge processes e.g. reporting requirements 
    • Identify and manage risk inherent in projects; anticipate and embrace change within the portfolio 
    • Proactively seek and share information about team vision and strategy to ensure that the portfolio team understands the connection between strategy, structure, and how to measure effectiveness of the portfolio and its projects
    • Identify opportunities for optimization through collaboration across the team, particularly across the team’s multiple capabilities and portfolios 
    • Potential supervision of staff (TBD)



    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization


    • Bachelor’s degree 
    • 3+ years of experience managing projects and tracking deadlines 
    • Ability to drive multiple projects to completion in a fast-paced environment 
    • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work well with all levels of staff and with external partners
    • Impeccable attention to detail and organizational skills 
    • Ability to remain calm under pressure and quickly adapt to changing circumstances 
    • High sense of urgency and initiative 



    Standout Candidates May Also Bring


    • Supervisory experience



    About Us


    You’re unique. And we love that about you. We’ve learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. 

    The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world. 

    Because here, your life’s work matters.


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