What We're Looking For:
The Project Manager, Scheduling will serve as the central hub for technology project planning; combining expertise in project plans, schedule analysis and presentation, to manage resources across all technical projects.
This individual will work closely with various Technical Project Managers, the Release Manager and the Director of Software Development to understand what resources are required & when across projects, in order to manage the master project plan for the department projects. While the Technical Project Managers manage individual projects, the Scheduler manages resources across projects. They will work closely with the Technical Project Managers to adjust this cross-project resource schedule based on changes in business priorities, project scopes, resource availability, etc.
What You'll Be Responsible For:
Scheduling resources across Technology department projects
Creating and managing a master project plan for the Technology department
Facilitate communication across Technology teams around resource planning
Participate in the development and maintenance of periodic (weekly, monthly, quarterly) status reports to keep Management informed on project planning progress and any potential resourcing conflicts
Work closely with Technical Project Managers, the Release Manager and the Director of Software Development to identify potential changes in scope and quantify the impact of each change to the schedule in a timely fashion
Support the development of process flows, policies, procedures training material and scheduling best practices
Working knowledge of general project management principles
Flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet tight deadlines
Very good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
Ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment
Things That Should Be in Your Background:
Candidates who possess both higher education/higher education technology and project/product management/scheduling backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree required
Expert level proficiency in Microsoft Project, Ganttic, OmniPlan or like scheduling tool
Demonstrated schedule analysis skills is critical
Significant prior experience managing an integrated scheduled fed by multiple sub- project schedules
Experience in project management required, specific project management experience working with SDLC strongly preferred
Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role:
Strong sense of ownership
Must possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
Ability to work in a dynamic and flexible environment
Founded in 2008 by a unique team of education veterans with unparalleled experience, 2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online to students globally.
2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to build and support programs of quality and scale.
Technology: 2U develops state-of-the-art technology platforms that give universities the ability to deliver traditional offline curricula in a unique online learning environment.
Instructional Design: Our instructional designers work closely with faculty to translate classroom courses into a compelling combination of synchronous and asynchronous online and real-world experiences, using the best educational and social technologies available. We work side-by-side with professors to evolve those courses. We make improvements as usage and learning patterns emerge and new technologies become available.
Infrastructure: 2U provides the support infrastructure and the logistical components of our partners’ online programs. This includes comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond, as well as practical learning experiences in communities around the world.
Resources: 2U makes an upfront investment of over $10 million in each of our partner programs.By supplying capital and global marketing capabilities, we enable universities to give high-performing students around the world a transformational educational experience.
Since our founding, 2U has partnered with some of the most prestigious research universities to deliver groundbreaking online degree programs. You can read about our partners here (www.2U.com/partners ).
Why It’s Great to Join Our Team
There are plenty of reasons, but here are a few:
Benefits – at 2U we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and 401k. We also offer paid time off and company holidays. That’s not all! Admissions Counselors receive a 100% paid tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse and their legal dependants.
Our Culture – We are a highly energetic, innovative start-up company with room to grow. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and strive to maintain a casual, professional and highly productive work environment for our team. 2U employees enjoy many perks, including the ability to wear jeans to work every day.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.
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