This position is responsible for the ownership of assigned projects to ensure that goals or objectives of the projects are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and that funding parameters are maintained by performing the following duties personally or through associated project teams.
Owner of project from time of approval by management team through project release and completion
Owner of the project health and status
Manage Project Initiation
Define main project outline based on scope of the project
Including work items and acceptance criteria
Big picture acceptance criteria will be provided but details will need to be determined by PM with input from stakeholders
Expand project requirements and scope from initial goals of project
Create project plan and outline time frame, funding allocations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
Provide Product Owners with high level expectations for a project
Define, manage and update project resources
Outline staffing requirements and resource allocation for each phase of project
Manage project execution
Create project parameters and schedules
Define logistics for project
Develop project budget and timeline and report to Business Development and Management teams
Manage the overall project planning, execution and delivery across multiple teams
Serve as project coordinator when project spans multiple teams
Work collaboratively with project teams and management team
Identify, manage and report any risk to project and major issues
Gather and review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedule or plans as required and report in project documentation
Prepare projects reports and give status updates on project regularly to management
Oversee mid-level PERT/CPM project tracking and management
Track the execution of the project and make sure all requirements are adhered to and that all documentation is completed
Facilitate project meetings and coordinates with other departments any critical dates and updates during development projects.
Hold project team to project plan standards for quality
Ensure best practices in project management and other areas are followed
Report and communicate any changes to the original scope of the project, development process, timeline and delivery expectations
Complete and file project report upon completion
Recommend project process changes and improvements as appropriate
Job Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required
3-5 years of project management experience required
Must have experience in Agile
PMI certification preferred
Ideal candidate would also have had exposure to traditional project management
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
Ability to multi-task on several projects
Strong attention to detail
Excellent time management skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent customer service skills and positive attitude
Strong presentation skills
Strong conflict resolution skills
Cross-department collaboration skills
Ability to work in a team or independently
Ability to build and maintain relationships
Proficient in clear and accurate communication
Able to foster shared ownership of a project
Strategic thinking and ability to see big picture while maintaining attention to detail and smaller tasks
Ability to solve complex problems and thrive on ambiguity
Attend and participate in project planning and update meetings
Hawkes Learning specializes in educational technology & publishing. We build powerful tools that help students succeed in mathematics, statistics, and English.
We are a company of 90 full-time employees based primarily in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Hawkes Learning has been in the educational courseware and publishing business for more than 35 years and is leading the way with innovative ...and effective course tools.
Constant learning, creativity, and good old-fashioned hard work are what we bring to the table each and every day. Hawkes employees are passionate individuals dedicated to helping students and educators gain confidence and success through the learning process. Continuous growth is what makes this possible, so we're always looking for great minds in the software and publishing industry.
Our customers expect excellence from us, and we bring it to them through exceptional service, student-centered innovation, collaboration, and community growth.
We love it here, and you will too. If you think you've got what it takes, apply now!