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Principal Project Manager
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Leadingcross-functional teams in the delivery of projects using agile methods with a high level of complexity, directly affecting Anthology's strategy to meet technology and business requirements on time and within budget and with a high level of quality and customer satisfaction
  • Workingclosely with sponsors, stakeholders, users, technical team leads, technical and non-technical resources, and project management to execute core project management functions end-to-end on strategic projects that range in scope, and budget involving high levels of risk and complexity
  • Actingas an initial point of client escalation for the project for issues requiring additional attention
  • Servingin an advisory and consultative role to teams and stakeholders on all project activities
  • Influencingand executingproject management methodologies and standards including those within the PMI PMBOK, and Anthology PMO procedures, and ensuringthey are followed by all project team members
  • Possessingadvanced level skills in producing and delivering communications to the executive level and experience assessing projects, summarizing results, and producing management reports
  • Actively seekingand identifyingopportunities for new business with existing clients and communicatingthem to the appropriate sales teams
  • Motivatingand leadingproject teams and instilling a mindset of collaboration and continuous process improvement
  • Advocatingfor and coachingclients in appropriate Change Management activities to support the project, program, and team success. Proactively assistingthe project manager in identifying and mitigating risks associated with change resistance, noncompliance, and inflexibility in internal and external team members
  • Mentor and coach project management team as assigned to improve delivery performance and to encourage skills development
  • This role requires 25% travel
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8 or more years of professional services or equivalent project management experience
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong organization skills
  • Proficient in MS Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, Outlook, and Visio
  • Advanced skills in successfully managing complex enterprise level projects to completion within a defined scope,schedule,and budget
  • Proficient with project management methodologies and processes including Schedule Management, Issue Management, Risk Management, Decision Management, Scope Management, Project Budget Management, Communications Management, Project Change Management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex enterprise level multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team to meet goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to lead client project meetings
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively with all levels within the post-secondary higher education administrative structure
  • Highly developed client-facing skills, including proven listening skills and the ability to network with client staff
  • Ability to establish strong relationships within the organization to achieve results
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly to explain Anthology products and services to clients and to assist with simple implementation tasks as necessary
  • Master's degree in business, computer science, project management
  • PMP and/or Agile Certification
  • Experience in the education industry, including the implementation of e-learning technologies and education administration systems
  • Proficiency in any or all of the following areas:
  • Online course design and development, including content and digital asset management
  • Implementation of large-scale change management programs involving multiple constituencies within educational institutions
  • Understanding of the management of the full student lifecycle within education institutions, including systems and processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint and Teams
  • Experience with Microsoft Project, Kantata, or other Project Management Tools

201-500 employees

Global educational technology solution
Company Overview
Blackboard's mission is to advance learning with the world's education community, so that all learners, educators and institutions can realize their goals today and prepare for tomorrow.