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Education Project Manager

Company: Westat
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Job Description:

Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat has an immediate opening for a Project Manager to join our education studies team focused on building the capacity of clients to plan and implement continuous improvement efforts related to scaling evidence-based best practices.

This role may  be located in Austin, TX or Rockville, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

• Support project teams to successfully design comprehensive work plans that will build the capacity of our clients to improve their work and education outcomes.

• Develop and manage multiple project schedules and budgets.

• Support multiple project teams simultaneously.

• Support project teams to report to multiple stakeholders including the client, project director, evaluators, corporate officers and project sponsors.

• Support subject matter experts and multiple, often cross-functional staff, sub-contractors and partners to deliver on-time, high-quality products and services.

• Identify and mitigate risks in high-profile projects.

Basic Qualifications:

• Master's degree in business, education, economics, public policy and/or other social science relevant field.

• 15 years of experience, with at least 5 years of experience managing high-profile cross-functional projects and teams.

• Training and/or certification in project management (e.g., PMP)

• Experience with project management scheduling software such as MS Project or Smartsheet

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience within the Education industry.

• Experience with cloud-based document management and collaboration tools such as Box, Teams and Trello.

Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills  and the capability to handle multiple tasks while working in a team setting.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

Keywords: Westat, Austin , Education Project Manager, Other , Austin, Texas

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