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Digital Project Manager

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Large Media and Education company in DC is seeking a Digital Project Manager for join their team. This is a 6-month contract with the possibility of extension. The Digital Project Manager will act as a “hub” managing schedule, budget, issue management, etc. in a very fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate has a strong background in managing schedules, budget and scope; very strong communication skills and a problem-solving mindset.  Experience working in an agency model or working as a consultant is preferred. 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive scope definition/documentation
  • Work with appropriate team resources to drive requirements definition
  • Develop/maintain actionable project schedules – clearly identifying: key milestones, deliverables, outcomes; dependencies; effort/durations; resources; abstract project schedule into more digestible presentations
  • Develop/maintain actionable project budgets – tracking/reporting on budget vs. actuals vs. forecast
  • Identify, track, and drive resolution of: issues and risks; project change management; key project decisions and action items
  • Facilitate recurring team status meetings / stand-ups – covering key accomplishments, upcoming activities, decisions, risks, issues, action items, etc.
  • Communicate project status, team velocity, and release progress to multiple audiences (project team, management, key stakeholders, clients, etc.) via multiple vehicles (email, presentations, etc.)
  • Manage applicable deliverable sign-offs
  • Identify and communicate team staffing requirements • Identify and understand cross-project dependencies and risks – coordinating with respective teams as applicable
  • Support QA team in driving resolution of defects
  • ​Support designing and implementing program and project management processes and templates

 

Position Requirements:

  • 4+ years managing digital projects (eg., marketing websites, e-commerce, social, mobile, etc.)
  • Strong written/oral/presentation skills with the ability to absorb low-level business/technical detail and translate into relevant, actionable information digestible by multiple audiences (project-level resources to sponsorship)
  • Experience managing projects that bridge both business and technology teams
  • Experience working for a professional services organization and/or account management
  • Experience managing vendors
  • Prefer experience with cloud-based project management tools (e.g., SmartSheet, Jira) and CMS (e.g., Drupal)
  • Prefer understanding of agile /scrum methodologies
  • Experience in development of K-12 educational products a plus

 

Characteristics:

  • Detail Oriented
  • Obsessively Organized
  • Diplomatic with strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Comfortable driving teams and management to decisions – willing to push-back for information and answers
  • Self-motivated – not requiring significant managerial direction
  • Adept at adjusting to changing circumstances quickly and professionally

 

Certifications: PMP would be helpful, but not required 
 

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