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Math Content Development & Editorial Project Manager | Great Minds

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Math Content Development & Editorial Project Manager.

COMPANY PROFILE

Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences.  Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs almost 600 people.

For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org

OUR MARKET POSITION

Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education.  It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score.  Eureka Math and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers.  In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Job Description Summary

The Math Content Development & Editorial Project Manager works with all mathematic teams involved in the writing and editorial process of Great Minds Eureka Math products.   This role will also require the coordination and oversight of art/image creation associated with Eureka Math products. With minimal supervision, the Math Content Development & Editorial Project Manager works directly with other Great Minds Project Managers and Senior Managers of the Eureka Math team to plan, estimate, coordinate, and monitor all activities associated with assigned projects to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished on time, in scope, and within budgetary parameters.  Specific tasks include the setup of project plans in Smartsheet and projects in 10,000 ft, development of detailed project scope documentation, negotiation of project timelines with requesting teams, coordination of resource allocation with Eureka Math Team Leads, leading weekly project meetings, and ongoing monitoring and reporting of project status.

Responsibilities

Working under the direction of the Chief Academic Officer-Mathematics, the Math Content Development & Editorial Project Manager responsibilities include:

  • Applying established procedures and basic project management methodologies as defined by PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • Working with Great Minds teams across the organization to document project specifications and develop detailed scope documentation for each project.
  • Coordinating within the Eureka Math Team to determine resources needed to accomplish project goals within negotiated project timeline.
  • Creating and maintaining detailed project plans in Smartsheet with dependencies.
  • Documenting project risk and ongoing coordination of efforts to mitigate risk throughout project duration.
  • Conducting ongoing project status meetings and acting as liaison between all project teams to creatively manage and negotiate schedule adjustments as needed to achieve project goals.
  • Managing project change requests (e.g., scope, timeline) including documentation of requirements changes and negotiation of revised timelines given resource availability.
  • Ensuring continuous communication around the project as required by the established communication plan.
  • Planning for and reporting project metrics to document and evaluate the success of assigned projects.
  • Conducting pre-project launch training as needed and post-project debrief meetings.
  • Ongoing project and workflow set up and maintenance in 10,000 ft. and Smartsheet.
  • Contributing to GM documentation and training related to project management.
  • Supporting the Eureka Math team on assigned projects including resource allocation management.
  • Additional responsibilities as requested.

Requirements

  • A university degree with a concentration in education, business, or related field.
  • At least 1 year of lead project management experience, ideally leading more than one project simultaneously.
  • 15+ years of experience in K-12 educational publishing.
  • Experience in content development and editorial project management.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong analytic and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Smartsheet, or similar project management software, Microsoft SharePoint/Sites or other similar distributed storage and collaboration systems, & 10,000 ft. or similar resource allocation/scheduling software.
  • Specialized knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, a particular curricular discipline (math, English, science, world languages, etc.) is a plus.

 

Resume and cover letter required.

Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

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