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Strategic Projects Manager - Technology

KIPP DC Public Schools
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
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Organizational Overview:

By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes.

Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We believe students and teachers best succeed when surrounded by an ecosystem of supports, including our central headquarters team that supports KIPP DC’s 20 schools, 7,300 students, and 1,300 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to this mission.

Job Description

Position Overview

The Information team is responsible for ensuring access to timely, stable and high-quality technology infrastructure and support services.

The Strategic Projects Manager - Technology will work closely with the KIPP DC Headquarters team and schools to develop strategies for improved delivery of technology and related services. Key projects will include managing the successful rollout of new software platforms, the consolidation of overlapping tools, and sunsetting of software that is no longer required. The project manager will coordinate communication, timelines, change management requirements, and key metrics for projects. Additionally, the Strategic Projects Manager - Technology will manage relationships with vendors.

The Strategic Projects Manager - Technology is an exempt position and will report to the Director of Data Strategy.


Key Responsibilities

Project Management (50%)

  • Utilizes strong analytical and innovative thinking to identify patterns and trends in issues across multiple projects and proactively develops long-term, systematic solutions to address them

  • Develops and monitors work plans, maintains issue logs, develops and executes communication plans, and where needed, writes requirements, design, and/or training documents

  • Works effectively with vendors during implementation and maintenance of technology solutions

  • Collaborates with KIPP DC teams to support the effective rollout of new tools and technology

  • Serves as a point of contact for financial agreements, and creates and maintains central file repository for all agreements during the fiscal year.


Knowledge Management and Support (30%)

  • Maintains quality documentation for IT projects and related responsibilities

  • Coordinates with headquarters staff and schools to ensure technology needs are being met, and works with other departments to coordinate training sessions

  • Ensures technology policies and procedures meet state and federal guidelines

  • Works with other information team members to support day-to-day questions and concerns


Technology Planning (20%)

  • Coordinates development of long-term technology planning

  • Develops annual technology budgets with school leaders and finance team

  • Develops training materials in collaboration with other members of the information team

  • Tracks technology best practices and innovative solutions from other organizations




  • Bachelor's degree and four to six years of related work experience

  • Successful experience managing large projects with multiple stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Excellent analytical skills, including generating and evaluating alternative solutions and making recommendations to decision makers

  • Working knowledge of and exposure to key technology at an organizational level preferred


Additional Information


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KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law. 

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