Overview

Description
Curriculum Associates hires people, not positions. If you feel energized by what you read here, but aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! We believe diverse backgrounds lead to innovative thinking, making our products better for the 8 million students we serve. Above all, we’re looking for the right person to grow with us.

Reporting up through the Operations team, this position’s responsibility is to manage the development of curriculum products, working closely with the content, design, and development teams as well as vendors and key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of educational publishing, product development life cycles, experience coordinating internal teams, freelancers, and vendors, and a working knowledge of how to develop and deliver digital and print products. The Project Manager will help determine and define project scope and objectives and ensure project schedules and budgets are adhered to.

The impact you’ll have:

You will develop and manage a detailed, end-to-end project schedule and continually track real vs. anticipated progress
You will help determine resources needed to reach objectives and manage internal, contract, and vendor resources in an effective and efficient manner, maintaining reasonable workloads while meeting the needs of the project
You will provide project status updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders, document key decisions, open issues, and risks.
You will prepare project budgets based on scope of work and resource requirements and regularly track projected and actual project costs.
You will manage contracts with vendors and independent contractors by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables.
You will document all project specifications as they evolve through the project life span
You will be responsible for project delivery that is on time, in scope, and in alignment with the budget, escalating issues and potential solutions with these constraints to leadership as they arise.
You will monitor project progress and measure project performance to identify areas for improvement.
Who we’re looking for:

Experience in educational product development and a passion for Project Management
Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
Comfort managing the thousands of details of a program while also keeping the long view
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
The ability to:
Foster and maintain a collaborative team dynamic with a wide range of people and styles
Solve problems creatively
Plan and organize
Communicate clearly, both by speaking directly and writing concisely
Negotiate and manage conflict
Learn quickly and adapt to new/changing priorities
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and a demonstrated record of previous achievement
What we’d also love to see:

Proven experience delivering successful complex K-12 curriculum programs
Experience with both print and digital curriculum materials
Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
Location:
This position is remote with East Coast business hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time).

Currently, Curriculum Associates employees are working remotely due to Covid-19. Once it is safe to go back into the office, this role will have the option of remaining remote or being based in one of our offices (North Billerica, MA; Billerica, MA; Brooklyn, NY).

Compensation:
Equitable salary with great benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, employer contributed 401K.