Project Director

Worcester, MA (or remote)

As ASSISTments embarks on its next phase of growth and expansion, it seeks an experienced Project Director to join its team. This person will manage our new five-year Education, Innovation and Research (EIR) mid-phase grant from the U.S. Department of Education, designed to “scale-up” ASSISTments across the country. We seek applicants who are passionate about public education and supporting teachers, have exemplary project management and communication skills, have experience with federal grants processes, and above all, enjoy a “start-up” work mentality. 

The Project Director must personally participate to a significant intellectual degree in the sponsored project and will report to, and work closely with, the CEO of The ASSISTments Foundation. He/She/They will also build strong relationships with the Chief Program Officer, Director of Product, grant Principal Investigator, and various grant partnering organizations. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Grant Management

  • Build and execute strategic communications, outreach, and various grant making processes outlined within the grant.
  • Monitor and track the implementation of grant activities and accomplishments.
  • Prepare and disseminate reports.
  • Ensure sound financial and grant management by coordinating with ASSISTments leadership.
  • Conduct due diligence on any possible new partners during the five year project. 
  • Conduct grant related site visits on an as needed basis.

Project Management & Leadership

  • Serve as key advisor for project activities related to teacher professional learning,  product support and recruitment and expansion. 
  • Help to define and scale our user expansion strategy and other projects and initiatives. 
  • Depending on management and related experience, supervise other members of ASSISTments staff and related projects over time. 
  • Build awareness of ASSISTments through speaking engagements and events, as well as external meetings with diverse stakeholders.

Communications and Advocacy

  • Coordinate grant partnership meetings and various grant related activities. 
  • Set, monitor and support partner organizations in their goals and work streams.
  • Establish and maintain processes to support communication between all partners. 

We seek applicants who have experience managing educational grants and who are strong collaborators with a laser sharp attention to detail. Our ideal candidate has experience working in a non-profit or similar, with experience with project management and who thrives in a complex and muti-faceted environment.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years project management in a non-profit, school leadership role or similar.
  • Proven grant management experience. Experience with federal grants desirable. 
  • Superb internal and external communication skills - both verbal and written.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience organizing and facilitating meetings and strategy sessions with senior personnel.
  • Strong understanding of grants management - both fiscal and outcomes reporting.
  • Experience working with schools and school districts desirable.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of edtech landscape desirable. 

This is a full time position and we are flexible about either local or a remote work environment. If the right person resides within commuting distance of our offices at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Project Director will work on campus. If this person is not local, we welcome remote employees (though the ability to visit WPI on occasion is a must). Successful candidates must possess U.S. work authorization.

Take some time to learn more about ASSISTments and then send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@assistments.org. We are an equal opportunity employer and we seek to maintain a diverse staff in an inclusive and progressive working environment.