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The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning is seeking a Project Manager to serve as the central point of contact between all stakeholders for various projects at CASEL. This position reports to the Senior Project Manager and works to support the champions of the SEL field and the organization that is working to ensure equitable education outcomes for every child.


Job Brief

The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the day to day aspects of CASEL’s deliverables to ensure that they are on time and on budget. Ideal candidates for the Project Manager role have a background in business skills, management, budgeting, and analysis. The Project Manager develops detailed project plans, ensures resource availability and allocation, and delivers projects on time and within budget and scope. Our preferred candidate is an excellent communicator and thrives managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. We seek a dedicated team player with problem-solving aptitude.

Key Responsibilities

●      Develop, manage, and execute detailed work plans aligned with grants and proposals

●      Schedule, maintain, and coordinate logistics for project meetings, including: taking meeting notes; tracking next steps; drafting and distributing agendas, pre-reads, and other materials; and coordinating with internal staff as needed

●      Prepare necessary presentation materials for meetings

●      Coordinate internal resources and third party vendors for flawless execution of projects

●      Identify, manage and resolve issues as they arise throughout the project life cycle

●      Manage the scope of a project and facilitate the change management process for deviations from scope

●      Ensure projects adhere to grants and proposals 

●      Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

●      Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable

●      Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned

Qualifications

We seek a results-oriented, driven candidate who thrives in a collaborative, team-oriented, fast paced environment. Our preferred candidate is driven, self-directed, consistently delivers on commitments, and perseveres in the face of challenges.

Our preferred candidate will embody most if not all of the qualifications below:

●      3-5 years experience with multi-phase implementations of project coordination and management

●      Facility and experience with project management platforms such as Asana & Slack, and experience with the Google suite & MS Office suite

●      Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills

●      Demonstrated strong meeting facilitation skills

●      Strong attention to detail

●      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

●      Salesforce experience highly preferred

●      Excellent time management skills

●      Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple duties and responsibilities

●      Flexible mindset with the ability to resolve ambiguity

●      Excellent collaboration skills to encourage, explore, and develop new ideas

●      Capacity and eagerness to learn comprehensive and complex information in a short amount of time 

Compensation

This is a full time, benefits eligible position. CASEL offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and certifications.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning is an equal opportunity employer. CASEL evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, pregnancy, medical condition, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. CASEL employs and values a diverse work environment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (including interest in the position, relevant experience, and professional goals), CV, references, and a writing sample to careers@casel.org with the subject line: CASEL Project Manager.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning is seeking a Project Manager to serve as the central point of contact between all stakeholders for various projects at CASEL. This position reports to the Senior Project…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    May 13, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

·       Health Insurance

·       Dental Insurance

·       Vision Insurance

·       Life Insurance

·       Short‐Term Disability (STD)

·       Long‐Term Disability (LTD)

·       Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Medical, Dependent, Commuter

·       401(k) Savings Plan

·       Health Insurance

·       Dental Insurance

·       Vision Insurance

·       Life Insurance

·       Short‐Term Disability (STD)

·       Long‐Term Disability (LTD)

·       Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Medical, Dependent…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
815 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60607, United States

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter (including interest in the position, relevant experience, and professional goals), CV, references, and a writing sample to careers@casel.org with the subject line: CASEL Project Manager. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter (including interest in the position, relevant experience, and professional goals), CV, references, and a writing sample to careers@casel.org with…

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