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IT Project Manager

KIPP Texas Public Schools

This is a Full-time position in San Antonio, TX posted March 8, 2022.

Company Description
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft.

Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.

Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering.

We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed.

Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.
You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.
Job Description
The Opportunity
The IT Project Manager reports to the KTX Director, IT Strategic Projects.

The IT Project Manager is responsible for scoping, planning, resourcing and executing technology projects to ensure they are completed within scope, schedule and budget.

The Project Manager plans and directs approved projects aligned with KIPP Texas’ goals and vision.
Key Responsibilities
Functional Accountabilities

Manages multiple assigned IT projects designed to meet one or more organizational strategic goals.
Collaborates with stakeholders to develop the scope, objectives and timelines of IT related projects.
Plans and identifies project resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner.
Prepares project budgets based on scope of work and resource requirements.
Develops and manages detailed project plans and schedules including key milestones and deliverables; initiates actions to address issues, mitigate risks and make other necessary adjustments as needed.
Monitors and reports on project progress and keeps IT management and stakeholders informed of project status, risks, pivots, and progress.
Executes on statements of work with selected vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables.
Utilizes established project management methodologies to design, plan, implement, and achieve project objectives throughout entire project execution.
Collaborates with stakeholders to promote organizational readiness for project related change
Acts as the primary escalation point for all IT projects for Information Technology personnel.
Performs audits of IT projects, completes after action reports, and makes improvement recommendations based on findings.
Keeps abreast of current and emerging IT project management trends and best practices and recommends changes and improvements to improve project performance.
Manages changes to scope and schedule through established change management processes.
Provides input to IT strategic plans, annual budgets and technology roadmaps.
Service Delivery

Adheres to IT Project Management standards and maintains a high level of performance against project management Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Key Performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics; updates and maintains supporting IT project dashboards and documentation.
Implements approved project management improvement plans resulting from investigations, reports and root cause analyses.
Provides project management focused perspective to projects and initiatives development and implementation.
Measures project performance to identify and recommend areas for improvement.
Qualifications
Skills

Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing projects and priorities.
Strong critical thinking and analysis skills with a detail oriented mindset.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well in a collaborative cross functional environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate complex technical concepts and issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Proven ability to complete projects according to scope, budget and timeline.
Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree (or 5+ years of relevant work experience) in Computer Science or a related field.
Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in an IT Project Management role.
Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies (predictive, agile, hybrid), and best practices.
Experience managing projects through the full life cycle.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
Alignment with KIPP Texas’ mission and core values.
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification is a plus.
Experience working in a school district, CMO, non-profit or government agency is a plus.
Additional Information
Compensation And Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas’ competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only.

In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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