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17 Mar 2021

Full-Time Project Lead

Springboard Collaborative – Posted by a.digioia@springboardcollaborative.org Anywhere

Job Description

About Springboard

Children typically spend 75% of their waking hours outside of the classroom, yet our education system does shockingly little to capture instructional value from that time. Parents’ love for their children is the single greatest—and most underutilized—natural resource in education.

Springboard Collaborative has cracked the code on activating and equipping low-income parents to teach at home. Since launching 8 years ago, we have grown Springboard’s reach from 40 to nearly 15,000 students across 22 cities and 700+ schools. Amidst rapid growth, Springboard consistently delivers best-in-class results. Students average a 3-4-month reading gain during each 5 or 10-week cycle, closing the gap to grade-level performance by more than half. Weekly family workshops average 91% attendance. Springboard’s work has recently been featured by ForbesNPR, and the New York Times.

About the opportunity

Springboard Collaborative invites talented and passionate candidates to apply for the position of Project Lead. The Project Lead will be responsible for keeping departmental priority projects on track. A successful candidate will be an efficient organizer/planner with strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

The Project Lead will report to one of Springboard’s Vice Presidents. Additionally, the Project Lead will be a member of the Project Management Office (PMO) alongside other departmental Project Leads, supported by Springboard’s Chief of Staff and Project Manager. This is a great opportunity to support an entrepreneurial team in maximizing the impact of a rapidly growing organization.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Organization and planning: Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities.
  • Efficiency: Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort
  • Attention to detail: Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative. Maintains this standard in all forms of written communication, including e-mail.  Follows through on communication and commitments with team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Support departmental VP in ensuring priority work in department is completed, providing administrative support as needed.
  • Lead departmental project management and instill a culture of attention to projects.
  • Add capacity to the department by serving as de facto project member on other departmental projects and taskforces.
  • Manage team priority project list, ensuring projects always have at least one upcoming next step.
  • Support the VP in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department with a focus on ensuring the department is on-track to meet long term goals while balancing short term needs; this may include but is not limited to goals, projects, priorities, team business data, and internal communication.
  • Collaborate with other departmental Project Leads to foster cohesive project management practices across the organization.
  • Empower and equip the department to benefit from organizational processes, including onboarding, tech support, and professional development.

While this description is meant to provide an overview of the responsibilities of the Project Lead, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility and can adapt to evolving needs in an entrepreneurial environment.

Required skills, qualifications, and characteristics:

  • Demonstrated ability to
    • work effectively on a team
    • ensure complicated work gets completed on time, to specifications
    • communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment (through work, education, or volunteering) to equity and inclusion
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications (Microsoft Suite, Google Suite) and ability to learn new systems

Desired skills, qualifications, and characteristics:

  • Two years’ work experience in an office setting
  • Familiarity with Asana or Salesforce is a plus
  • Experience in one of the following areas is a plus:
      • Revenue generation (including sales and fundraising)
      • Engineering, systems, or products
      • Program implementation or program design

Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt position offering benefits and a salary within the range of $60,000-$65,000, commensurate with Springboard Collaborative’s Associate-level compensation band.

Location

Springboard Collaborative’s headquarter office is in Philadelphia, PA. Although applications are welcome from any location, preference will be given to candidates who live in the Philadelphia region or the Bay Area. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Springboard Collaborative offices are closed for the time being.

How to Apply

To apply

Please click the application link below! Please note the application form will require you to submit a cover letter and resume. Applications will only be considered if they are submitted through the link below. Application link: https://form.asana.com/?k=VuLViaQzwfdbDYMJu2TLaQ&d=114916707241133 Link to job posting: https://www.springboardcollaborative.org/job/project-lead/

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: project lead, project management, and Projects. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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