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Project Manager II

Texas Association of School Boards
Austin, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Our Story

We come from humble beginnings — picture a one-person organization created in 1949 to advocate for excellence in public education on behalf of Texas school board members. Flash forward to today, and we have over 500 employees working together to provide 1,024 school districts with purposeful resources so they can focus on what matters most — excellent and equitable education for all 5.4 million Texas students. At TASB, the motto has always been “expert help from friendly people,” which makes it easy to see how we’ve maintained 100% membership across all Texas school boards for 32 years and counting. We combine a strong sense of tradition with innovation, and our mission — educational excellence for all Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts — has played out in transformative ways.

Why Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

As TASBeans (our internal name for employees), we feel privileged to work alongside talented team-members who are passionate about education and enjoy learning from new and different perspectives. We believe what makes our organization highly successful is the rich diversity our employees collectively bring to TASB with different backgrounds, skillsets, cultures and ethnicities, gender identities, interests, abilities, and work styles. And our passion for education and learning doesn’t end there. Our culture has always encouraged employees to grow and become their best selves both professionally and personally through a variety of innovative and collaborative development opportunities. You’re likely beginning to see why we’ve been regularly named by Austin Business Journal as a Top Ten Best Places to Work since 2009! But there’s more…

TASB offers competitive pay, rich benefits (including retirement matching of 2:1 up to 5% after one year. This means that if you contribute 5% to the plan, TASB will contribute 10%), onsite daycare, gym, fitness classes, dry-cleaning services, tuition reimbursement, remote work options, flexible schedules, and more.

Every role at TASB thoughtfully complements our mission and the educational impact being made in communities across Texas. If you consider your work exceptional and want to help drive our mission forward, keep reading!

About You

As a Project Manager, you’ll be responsible and accountable for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are delivered in the most efficient way. The PM organizes, executes, and delivers all projects on time, in budget and within scope in accordance with TASB’s business priorities. Throughout the lifecycle of each project, the project manager tracks project status, financials, and manages project teams to mitigate issues and risks and communicates clearly and factually.

A Typical Day

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to establish project goals, value, and priority
  • Prepare high-quality status reports, presentation materials, proposals, and other project related documents
  • Maintain project plans and resource availability
  • Be the source of truth for project status, budget, and timeline by providing clear updates to IT leadership

If you’re still reading, we’d love to meet you!

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Deliver technology projects including new software development, discovery, software acquisition, subcontracted projects, infrastructure, enterprise, and or special projects
  • Work within the structure of TASB’s adopted IT project management tools, project documentation standards, and knowledge of the IT Project life cycle
  • Comply with TASB’s chargeback system, capitalization procedures, and budget measures both in terms of dollars and human resources; monitor the project’s financial status and communicate issues early and clearly to TASB management and IT staff
  • Manage changes to scope, timeline and/or budget through the documentation, analysis, and approval process to ensure impacts are communicated and understood by the project team and sponsors
  • Identify, define, and manage issues, risks and mitigation plans to lessen impacts to the project by communicating clearly and early
  • Manage Change Management at the project level, effectively working with stakeholders to ensure project impacts are known, accounted for, and supported
  • Effectively chair meetings, and manage relationships with TASB’s customers, partners, and vendors
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of PMO practices, templates, policies, tools, and partnerships to expand and improve these capabilities for the organization
  • Manage proposals for evaluation, vendor selections and proof of concept efforts. Coordinate new vendor contracts through the negotiation and approval process partnering with the IT Business Office

Skills For Success

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a computer science, business or project management discipline or equivalent experience
  • 4 - 8 years in an IT discipline with 4 - 8 years of project management experience
  • PMI certified preferred
  • Strong project management, organization, and team collaboration skills
  • Experience with software development lifecycles (i.e. Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, Iterative)
  • Experience leading medium to large-scale projects to successful completion
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum concepts
  • Understanding of Change Management principles and their application
  • Ability to build strong relationships between the business and IT
  • Advanced problem solving, analytical, and computer skills
  • Skill in clearly expressing ideas verbally and in writing
  • First-class facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to anticipate risks and devise solutions in the moment
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, frequent change, and unpredictability

The TASB Difference

  • Enjoy competitive pay and rich benefit offerings.
  • Be part of a collaborative environment where every contribution impacts Texas public schoolchildren.
  • Thrive in a culture that promotes bringing your whole self to work every day and emphasizes healthy boundaries and work-life balance.
  • Learn and grow individually and together through frequent professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion panels; wellness seminars; and more.
  • Work alongside transparent leaders with an open and consistent feedback approach.
  • Celebrate as a team with meaningful (and fun) events and tokens of appreciation throughout the year.

Posting Notices

  • TASB is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.
  • This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Any job offer is contingent upon receipt of results of a satisfactory background check.

Texas Association of School Boards

Address

Austin, TX
78759 USA

Industry

Technology

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