We are looking for a motivated project manager (PM) to join an innovative 5-year project designed to implement seven large-scale computer science professional learning events (E_CSPD_Wks) for 2,100 K-12 teachers across two states. This role will manage the successful design and implementation of the events, from contracting with professional development partners to on the ground operations and chapter embedded ongoing professional learning through the school year, in close collaboration with local chapter leadership and state department of education partners.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project manage the successful implementation of annual computer science professional development programs serving 300 K-12 teachers across approximately 10 tracks of professional development, including:

    • Manage the day-to-day operations of the project, supporting volunteer chapter leaders and contracted local staff in implementation, ensuring that plans are in place and on track to reach key outcomes of the project

    • Act as main point of contact for all grant partners, with a focus on supporting local chapters in design and implementation of E_CSPD_Wk events

    • Lead contracting with professional development partners within the established project budget, from negotiations through implementation of all partnerships

    • Develop and manage the recruitment process for all participants

    • Develop systems to track required participation and stipend payment to be implemented by the stipend coordinator

    • Coordinate with CSTA Sr. Operations Manager for event management and logistics.

    • Develop materials for quarterly chapter meetings throughout the school year for E_CSPD_Wk participants and support local chapter leaders in implementation

  • Work with the CSTA Chapter Relations Manager to develop template materials that can be used to implement future chapter PD events across CSTA’s chapter network.

  • Provide comprehensive support and leadership development to volunteer chapter leaders to assist them with establishing and maintaining chapter operations, professional development, and community building.

  • Act as staff liaison to the CSTA PD Committee, ensuring they are supported in quarterly review of PD programs for inclusion in E_CSPD_Wk events.

  • Present externally on the grant across multiple audiences, including teachers, school and district leaders, funders, and researchers. 

  • Work closely with the PI to create and manage reporting to the sponsor, including developing annual progress reports. The project manager will work closely with the PI and study team to author scientific publications and/or grant submissions.

  • Supports financial compliance of grant budget which may include deciding on and approving expenditures of funds based on budget. Coordinates with office personnel in the purchase of supplies, materials, equipment & services.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Education & Experience

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree.

  • Developing, facilitating, and/or managing the implementation of K-12 teacher professional development. Computer science specific experience preferred.

  • Understanding of the current K-12 CS Education landscape.

 

Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated strong project management and organizational skills, including workflow management, coordinating a variety of tasks simultaneously and attention to detail.

  • Superior critical thinking skills and judgment, with an ability to maintain a professional, upbeat attitude.

  • Demonstrated partner management experience, working with external stakeholders and delivering quality customer service.

  • Comfort with working in a remote environment; experience with Slack or other forms of electronic communications.

  • Ability to coordinate and be accountable for multiple tasks; flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and multiple deadlines.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially on virtual interfaces

  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps Suite.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.

  • Ability to travel, as necessary.

 

Preferred

  • Experience with CSTA operations and our chapters.

  • Experience in a non-profit, association or foundation setting.

 

Term

This is a 5-year, grant-funded position. Position extension is contingent on funding and approval by the Executive Director of CSTA. Hiring is contingent upon a pre-employment background check and eligibility to work in the United States.
 

Benefits

Benefits include:

  • Flexible, engaging working environment with a great team

  • Paid time off: three weeks vacation annually, ten days sick leave, ten holidays, and one week office closure at the end of December

  • Up to six weeks paid parental leave

  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and subsidized dependent premiums

  • Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment

  • Option to participate in retirement savings plan with employer match.

 

Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@csteachers.org.