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Position Status: Open. To start immediately.
Job Type: Full-time, salary commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@cast.org. No calls, please.

About CAST

Located a short distance north of Boston, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. As a nonprofit, we know that every employee contributes to our international reputation as a leader in education research, technology, and universal design for learning. Teamwork, risk-taking, and collaborative thinking are essential to the way we work. Most of all, our mission—to improve learning experiences and opportunities for all individuals—motivates not only what we do but how we do it.

Job Description

CAST seeks a Project Manager to plan, coordinate, and monitor all aspects of specific research and development and technical assistance projects. The Project Manager will establish and implement management processes, within our overall Agile methodology, to ensure on time, on budget, and high quality deliverables. They will work closely with Principal Investigators/Project Directors to ensure that the scope and direction of projects are aligned with the goals and that needed resources are available. This person will employ strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills working with and connecting the project team including technologists, designers, researchers, and content developers.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating project activities, resources, and information
  • Organizing and facilitating meetings, including planning, standups, and retrospectives
  • Ensure projects are on time and on budget
  • Collaborate with Principal Investigators/Project Directors and external partners to facilitate efficient use of resources
  • Collaborate with internal design, technology, and instructional design teams to coordinate work flow
  • Prepare comprehensive action plans, including resources and timeframes
  • Manage an Agile development process using tools such as Jira
  • Coordinate research activities
  • Monitor project progress and handle situations that arise

Qualifications

  • Master’s or equivalent in related field. Understanding of the education market a plus
  • 3 or more years’ experience in project management
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in an agile product development environment
  • Experience using project management tools, such as Jira, Excel, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: facilitation, listening, asking questions, expressing ideas, decision making, resolving conflict
  • Proficient project management skills fostering teamwork
  • Well organized, creative, and resourceful in building solutions in best interest of project within organizational goals

Other

  • Full-time with benefits
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • To start immediately

Work Environment

Our work environment is collaborative, high energy, fun, and stimulating. Join us to be part of a passionate learning community dedicated to busting the barriers to learning for all learners.

We offer competitive compensation packages including health insurance, generous vacation, and flexible schedules. CAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing a highly-qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our communities and nation.