SAS Institute Cary , NC 27518
As a Project Manager - Education, you will act as a customer liaison for the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) team in supporting the delivery of services. This includes fully managing customer expectations, facilitating the definition of customer requirements for all aspects of delivery, conducting regular meetings with clients, facilitating the interaction among internal teams, and coordinating internal projects.
This role requires the ability to document clearly the scope of project and reporting provided, customer requirements related to these projects and reporting, and any other additional supports and services to be delivered through the team. Additional duties include supporting client contracts, assuming fiscal responsibility for projects, ensuring that the delivered services meet the customer expectations, and maintaining a basic level of knowledge and expertise around all aspects of deliveries. Applicants must demonstrate a true sense of ownership, dedication and responsibility over any project they would oversee.
3+ years of experience in a customer-facing project management role working with external customers on delivery of services.
Experience in requirements gathering, development, and documentation.
Aptitude to learn and understand all components of a Solution/Program within an offering or domain.
Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the education requirement stated above.
Experience with managing projects in a technical field, such as statistics, analytics, or computer science.
Experience with full-cycle project management of software development projects in a hosted environment.
Experience working directly with K-12 Educational data or Departments of Education.
Experience with EVAAS and/or growth/value-added modeling using student assessment data.
Proficiency with JIRA or some other task management system.
Microsoft Office proficiency.
Travel as business requirements dictate at management discretion (approximately 10%).
Additional Skills and Abilities:
Facilitating meeting content/agenda.
Proactive/creative management of issues.
Learn and speak to a broad range of topics.
Balance multiple ongoing projects.
Attention to detail.
Problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Work independently and with a team.
SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.
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