Junior Project Manager Flat World Knowledge
Flat World Knowledge is looking for a Junior Project Manager to assist the program manager in key elements of a long term development project to design and implement a web-based learning platform. Duration of the project is expected to be 18-24 months. Preferred candidates should be based in the greater-D.C. area, and can expect travel approximately 10-20% of the time.
The Junior Project Manager will be responsible for detailed documentation and planning, creating process flow charts, and putting schedules together. Key elements of the job include: excessive attention to detail, excellent communication skills (via email, phone as well as in person), ensuring quality control, and communicating with client and partner organizations. The ideal candidate should have experience working within the Project Management Institute?s project management methodology.
Assist Program Manager in managing project development from Initiation through Closing phases
Keep and communicate schedules, meeting notes and project schedules
Clearly communicate with clients, partners and stakeholders
Track and report on project milestones
Desired Skills & Experience
1-3 years relevant work experience
Familiarity with project management tools and software
PMI certification a plus
Flexible, adaptive and responsive to project changes
Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills
Able to utilize multimedia technology and authoring tools
Able to quickly learn company technology
Familiar with industry standards
Preferred Additional Skills:
Experience in education, preferably with the application of technology to pedagogy
Experience with agile development and methodology
Is experienced in managing relationships with multiple vendors and departments
Experience in developing web-based learning tools
Attention to detail
Curriculum and course development
Ability to work independently or on a team
Our ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor?s degree from a top institution
A passion for student success and challenging the status quo in higher education
Expectations of fanatical customer service (you love Zappos, Uber or ZipCar, etc.)
?Will-do? attitude and willingness ensure professor or instructor delight
Capable of working independently with little supervision
Self motivated with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong team player with the ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast paced environment
Our people drive our institutions, professors? and ultimately our students? success. Our team should go the extra mile for students to benefit, and as such we provide competitive pay, aggressive compensation packages and continued training. For this reason we offer a competitive salary (commensurate with experience). We pay 80% of your medical benefits, paid time off, and the opportunity to truly make higher education more affordable and sustainable.
Flat World Knowledge is passionate about helping college students gain the knowledge they need to achieve their educational goals.
Using technology to foster student and institutional success are central to our mission at Flat World Knowledge. Our innovative technology and expertly authored content offers institutions a new approach to solving some of the most critical issues facing higher education today: affordability, access, and increasing student success.
As a pioneer in 21st century educational publishing, Flat World Knowledge revolutionized the textbook industry by leveraging technology and efficiency improvements to provide customized content delivery at radically reduced costs. With our experience in education technology, we are expanding to develop customized learning platforms at the institutional level.
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