Manager, Program Management

By | March 13, 2021


Job Description

About Prodigy In the last nine years, Prodigy Education has grown from 3,000 local users to more than 100 million registered users worldwide. As one of the fastest-growing ed-tech startups in North America with global impact, Prodigy connects students, parents, teachers, and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account for its renowned Math Game and try an effective and engaging math platform for grades 1 to 8. For more information, or @ProdigyGame on Twitter. At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day. We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning. Our passion is our mission – to help every student in the world love learning! Please note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to keep all our candidates safe, Prodigy is hiring and on-boarding 100% remotely for the time being. Overview: * Here at Prodigy, we are working hard to achieve our mission of helping every child in the world to LOVE learning. Operations at Prodigy is scaling rapidly as we continue to hit our product and growth milestones, and its an exciting time for the company! To continue our exponential growth, we are adding some more management power to our Program Management team. Reporting the Director of Strategic Operations, the Manager of Program Management oversees a team of program managers and champions Program Operations & Performance Excellence. She or he improves the program management discipline and its alignment across teams and departments. Program Management aims to align the outcome of strategic initiatives with the organizations overall business objectives, with the intention of driving execution and improving organizational performance and operations. Your Impact: * Establisha vision for program operations and performance excellence at Prodigy. * Create playbooks to scale our ability to deliver on large-scale programs and to develop strategic competencies in execution. * Grow and maintain a strong program management discipline across all programs at Prodigy. * Support the inception of programs and OKRs, and ensure all programs are operationalized with a level of consistency. * Build and execute an organization-wide change management plan for the adoption and use of program management best practices (Disciplined Agile/initiative management, JIRA, OKRs, etc.) * Empower Program Managers to be proactive and strategic thinkers, problem solvers with a focus on delivery, business outcomes, and a customer-first mindset. * Own and ensure the quality of enterprise program & initiative management artifacts and tools, as well as increasing adoption and implementing improvements. * Establishand improve portfolio and program KPIs that reflect the performance of the Program Management team. * Ensure Program Managers are able to drive execution and delivery, as well as focus on business outcomes. * Through 1:1s and consistent coaching, help level up your team members and further their career development. * Bridge communication gaps between multiple cross-functional teams across the organization and recommend improvements to collaboration. * Work with stakeholders to provide product and operational reporting and analysis to include proactively defining, monitoring, and analyzing key performance metrics. Who You Are: * 3+ years growing and managing a team of Program Managers * 5 + years of program/project management experience in software development organizations (preferably SAAS) * Results-oriented, strategic thinker that can operationalize business units to realize and align with corporate objectives * Excellent communication and leadership skills with a passion for empowering teams to deliver amazing products and experiences * Self-motivated and critical thinker with a drive for operational excellence * Deep understanding of software development lifecycle and agile delivery Bonus Points For: * Agile work flow experience * Experience in the educational software space * A strong passion for education * Previous experience scaling in a startup environment What We Offer: * The opportunity to build a career of value and witness first hand the impact Prodigy has as the most engaging math platform in the world! * A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations * No micromanaging here! We believe in our employees skills and abilities, we encourage you to bring new innovative ideas to your team * Full health benefits from day one (1) for you and your family, fully covered! Nothing is ever taken off your pay cheque * We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all employees * Late or
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