The Education Project Manager at the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) is a critical member of the GovEx team, especially our efforts to increase the capacity of governments to use data. The Education Project Manager plays a central role in GovEx's growing training program by planning and developing curricula for government staff; designing, launching, and ensuring success for new courses; and managing a range of activities associated with in-person and online trainings in coordination with GovEx Senior Implementation Advisors, who lead technical assistance efforts with our clients.
The Project Manager will work individually and collaboratively to build innovative learning experiences that improve our partners' ability to use data. While the primary focus will be developing new online learning experiences, the Project Manager will also collaborate on in-person learning exercises and experiences. Our ideal Project Manager has three to five years experience creating and managing digital learning programs for adults, as well as collaborating with diverse teams and clients to see projects through to completion at a fast pace.
The Education Project Manager position requires a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and demonstrated success working within a dynamic organization. While GovEx offers workplace flexibility, this position involves working at the GovEx office on the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. Occasional travel is also required (20-30%). This position reports to the Associate Director of Training and Education.
As GovEx launches its training and education program, we need key skills in project management and execution to successfully develop and deliver education to a wide variety of stakeholders. The Education Project Manager leads the execution of projects related to developing training programs and materials, coordinates with with GovEx staff to ensure materials align with GovEx research and service delivery priorities, and assists in creating high quality educational resources. Finally, the Education Project Manager builds internal policies designed to facilitate the long-term sustainability of GovEx training programs.
Specific responsibilities for the Education Project Manager include:
Build and maintain project plans and pipelines for in-person and online trainings
Implement, administer, and evaluate day-to-day activities of online education programs
In collaboration with GovEx staff, apply tested instructional design theories, practices and methods to create online solutions that are engaging, activity-based and results-oriented
Create solutions that satisfy the needs of a diverse set of learners (e.g., webinars, interactive modules, videos, online courses, quick reference guides, job aids, video, performance support walkthroughs, etc.)
Assist with management of all aspects of online courses, including application and selection, course delivery, and course evaluation
Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to support marketing, admission, program delivery, and program design for online education
Monitor project activities, outputs, and progress towards anticipated results
Continuously gather stakeholder feedback on education programs and make adjustments accordingly
Represent the GovEx team to university and government stakeholders and keep them apprised of training offerings and opportunities
Teach online classes and assist with facilitating in-person workshops as needed
Perform routine administrative functions as needed, including scheduling and document management
GovEx's Education Project Manager is an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding project management and online education skills. Qualifications include:
A bachelor's degree and at least 5 years experience leading education related projects, preferably related to online learning
A thorough understanding of educational delivery models
Hands-on experience with adult education programs
Strong proficiency in Blackboard or other learning management systems
Proficiency in using PowerPoint, Google Slides, or similar software
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to review the work of others for accuracy, credibility, and value
A commitment to a collegial workplace
Ability to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team
Knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about data and education
Graduate degree, with a preference for public administration related fields
Familiarity with project management software and applications, such as Asana or Basecamp
Familiarity with statistical software and programming languages such as R, Python, or Stata
Classified title: Training Project Manager
Starting Salary Range ($s): Commensurate with experience
Employee group : Fulltime
Schedule (hours/days): M-F. 7.5/37.5
Employee subgroup : Exempt
Department name: Sociology / GovEx
Personnel area (School): Kreiger School of Arts and Science
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