Technology Project Director

Technology Project Director

About Leadership for Educational EquityLeadership for Educational Equity is a nonprofit leadership development organization inspiring and supporting a network of civic leaders to eradicate the injustice of educational inequity.Through one-on-one coaching, fellowships, workshops, and resources, LEE works to develop and inspire its members individually and collectively, across all disciplines – as policy makers, advocates, elected leaders and community organizers. LEE membership is free and currently open to all TFA corps members and alumni. LEE believes that when a diverse group of leaders, grounded in their classroom experience, are in leadership roles, they will serve as a transformative force for and with students, communities and the broader movement for educational equity.LEE is a diverse team of passionate and talented individuals committed to making a difference. We are a high-growth, results-oriented organization that operates in an entrepreneurial environment deeply invested in continuous improvement. LEE is honored to have been selected as a LATINA Style 50 Award recipient and a When Work Works award recipient. We are also an Employer of National Service. If you would like to become part of our team and join the fight for educational equity, or if you would simply like to learn more, please visit educationalequity.org.Position Summary:The director leads complex projects with broad-reaching impact utilizing project management tools and best practices, and partners across teams to execute and implement solutions. The director effectively builds and leverages relationships across the organization to uncover needs and opportunities, and effectively problem-solves in order to make recommendations and garner support for a proposed path forward. The director also contributes strategically to the tech team and looks for opportunities to increase impact through reporting back to the subteam and larger team on learnings from project work.Position Location: FlexibleTravel Requirements: 15% for team retreats and occasional project-related travelResponsibilities:Project Management (90%)Oversee and manage complex and/or broad-reaching high-impact projects including:Requirements gathering Resource management Communication management Stakeholder management Time management Rollout & initial user adoption Help to ensure that projects are on track by understanding and reporting on progress to Senior Director (SD). Work to get projects back on track, as needed. Track project deadlines, success measures, and impact goals and help ensure that these are met. Look for opportunities to connect project work with other projects or organizational priorities through subteam meetings and other conversations with Technology Team staffStrategic Contributions (10%)Participate in opportunities to give feedback on team strategy and better understand the strategic direction of the team and the organization, including Technology Team Leadership Team (LT) meetings as invited Serve as an organizational leader and look for opportunities to lift up opportunities for greater impact and innovation to the SD Participate in committees or working groups outside of projects as agreed on with SDMinimum Qualifications:5+ years of relevant professional experience 3 years project management experience, including waterfall projects, with demonstrated experience in key functional areas:Stakeholder communication Goal-setting Timeline management Budget management Risk management Monitor & control / plan adjustment Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate within a geographically dispersed team and across lines of difference including identity, tech savvy, communication styles, and job level Experience translating initial requirements into the problem to be solved and evaluating the potential impact and cost of solving different problems Experience working with stakeholders who have differing priorities or requirements, including senior-level staff, and successfully influencing / aligning around a recommended path forward Experience controlling scope, budget, and timeline on large projectsPreferred Qualifications:PMP certification Experience managing both agile and waterfall projects Demonstrated ability to think creatively and make recommendations “out of the box” Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of change