Project Manager

Location: Remote



EL Education is redefining student achievement in diverse communities across the country, ensuring that all students master rigorous content, develop positive character, and produce high-quality work. We create great public schools where they are needed most, inspiring teachers and students to achieve more than they thought possible.

EL Education’s portfolio of instructional materials and coaching services draws on decades of deep partnership with schools and districts in our national school network—those implementing our school model—and in our family of literacy partners—those implementing our Language Arts curriculum.

Based on our founding principles of meaningful work, character, and respect for teachers, EL Education’s offerings transform teaching and learning to promote habits of scholarship and character that lead to high student achievement. In addition to success on standardized tests, EL Education students demonstrate critical thinking, intellectual courage, and emotional resilience; they possess the passion and the capacity to contribute to a better world.

EL Education, a 501c(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1992 by Outward Bound USA in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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The Project Manager plays an instrumental role in planning and overseeing critical projects on the Content and Growth Team. Reporting to the department lead, the Project Manager partners with Project Owners to develop and implement processes to support end-to-end management through the ideation, execution, and delivery phases.


Specific responsibilities include:

Project Planning

  • Serve as a thought partner for the Project Owner during the planning and execution phases ensuring all projects incorporate best practices
  • Address concerns directly and escalates them to the PO/GO, when necessary, in a timely manner
  • Promote an environment of teamwork and support
  • Delegate tasks as necessary
  • Manage end-to-end project and is accountable for overall deliverables
  • Work with the Project Owner to outline the project plan (including risks, assumptions, resources, considerations, scope, timeline, deliverables, and budget)
  • Facilitate meetings, including participant coordination, agenda development, documentation, and action steps
  • Document milestones, track key deliverables, and monitor progress against the scope, deliverables, and timeline
  • Outline plans/objectives for each phase of the project, e.g. planning, execution, closing (maintenance)
  • Create systems, tools, and processes to be used on the project
  • Problem-solve, manage risk, and increase team efficiency
  • In a timely manner, assess concerns and determine and present possible solutions and scenarios to the appropriate channels for resolution, i.e Project Owner/Grant Owner, Finance team, Grants management.

Fiscal and Resource Allocation

  • Works with the PO/GO to determine cost estimates
  • Determines allocation of resources based on the timeline (materials, human capital, budget allocation)

Stakeholder engagement

  • In coordination with the Project Owner, determine stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Draft and communicate internal status updates
  • Assemble high-level reports and data/information summaries about project status to support engagement and other reporting needs (i.e., grant reports, external presentations, communications, etc.)

Other responsibilities

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • A passion for EL Education's mission
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of work experience in project coordination and / or project management with increasing responsibility
  • Flexible: NYC / MA / or remote location.

Skills and competencies:

An ideal candidate will have the following demonstrated skills and competencies:

  • Highly proficient in technology and project management tools including the Google Apps, use of online calendar, MS Office Suite, Salesforce and web-based collaboration tools (e.g., Google Hangout, Adobe Connect, Asana, Slack)
  • Strong listening and communication skills including internal and external audiences
  • Demonstrated experience supporting complex, deadline-intensive projects
  • Excellent project coordination/management skills. Aptitude for implementing and/or developing effective processes, structures, and tools to manage complex projects - within and across teams.
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to analyze data to support recommendations.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively; excellent organization, self-management, relationship-building, and collaboration skills
  • Strong attention to detail and follow through
  • Demonstrated high-level understanding of typical product development processes, including content, technology, design, and production
  • Experience in building constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
  • Sense of humor; flexibility/adaptability


  • Willingness to travel as needed, up to 10%


We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a wide variety of benefits, including paid-time-off, 403b match, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, and more.


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Please submit your resume and one page cover letter online (link to EL’s Career Page) in MS Word or PDF format. In your cover letter, identify the position you are applying for and how you heard of the job opening and EL Education.

No phone calls please. EL Education will respond only to finalist candidates.


EL Education seeks individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. EL Education provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or citizenship status, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and parental status, HIV status, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, status as a veteran, or physical or mental disability or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. EOE

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Location: Remote



EL Education is redefining student achievement in diverse communities across the country, ensuring that all students master rigorous content, develop positive character, and produce…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 1, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
247 W 35th Street, New York, NY 10001, United States

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