03 Apr
Senior Project Director

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Company Description


EDC is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace.

The STEM and Workforce Success (SWS) Portfolio has an opening for a Senior Project Director, at 40% time, reporting to the SWS Distinguished Scholar focusing on Workforce Education in Waltham, MA. SWS develops educational products and services to education and employment communities to strengthen STEM skill development and prepare individuals for success as contributing adults in a world driven by technology.

Job Description



The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures. This position will

serve the EIR funded Systemic Change to Improve Equity in Computer Science Student Achievement project. It will provide support to school districts developing a CS educational pathway for all 7th and 8th grade students and work closely with Code.org to train teachers preparing for and implementing CS Discoveries course.

The Senior Project Director

• Is responsible for programmatic/technical success as well as for administrative/business/financial viability of each project

• Is primarily responsible for the production and management of resources to meet project or program development implementation objectives

• Directs

- programs/projects of large, complex, high impact, strategic initiatives having major long-term financial impact

- project, program or product development teams in planning for proposal submissions, project

performance, and adherence to schedules, resource requirements, and quality standards

- training for project activities

- technical and creative production

- review processes

• Approves plan revisions, sets priorities & strategies; evaluates progress

• Defines roles and goals

• Determines resource needs; arranges appropriate internal or subcontracted services

• Oversees

- internal & external communications

- project documentation

- financial management

- staff selection and placement

- subcontractor and partner relationships

- administrative support

• Offers senior-level technical content support; may act as Principal Investigator for large, diverse, complex, &/or strategic assignments

• Presents project progress &/or results in public fora &/or publications

• Develops policies & procedures to improve project/program management efficiency, quality, consistency or effectiveness; implements and enforces Center and EDC policies, procedures or systems

• Is responsible for forecasting and budget development

• Generates additional work for EDC through business development efforts

The Senior Project Director

• Promotes equity and opportunity in support of EDC’s commitment to diversity

• Builds positive client, vendor, and funder relations

• Co-authors papers, presentations, books

• Coordinates work of team leaders &/or project staff who may be located in field or remote sites

• Guides feedback exchanges

• Train and coaches

• Supervises technical &/or administrative staff

• May be involved directly with program participants or team members, collaborating to achieve project or program objectives

• May travel frequently




This position requires educational achievement; excellent writing skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Specific requirements:

• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of training & experience required in a related discipline

• PhD or equivalent in a related discipline desirable

• 10+ years related experience, with 4–6 years of complex project management experience, including budget responsibility and staff supervision

• Demonstrable leadership skills

• Excellent analytical skills and aptitude for details

• Nationally known in field of expertise

• Experience in representing/liaising with Code.org to organize/provide teacher training in CS education.

Additional Information

This position, while based in Waltham, will be telecommuting for the foreseeable future.

Vacancy expired!

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