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Program Manager

Discovery Education,Inc.
Charlotte, NC 28209
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Who We Are:

What makes Discovery Education a GREAT fit for you? We are the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, and we partner with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to provide teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. When you join the Discovery Education team, you become part of a fast-growing global organization that is empowering educators with the digital tools and professional learning they need to connect students to the real-world.

For candidates interested in taking their next career step in the educational technology space, Discovery Education offers the fast pace and excitement of working for a startup, the support of an established organization, and the opportunity to be on the front lines of innovation in an industry that is always growing and transforming. Team members enjoy a high-energy, purpose-driven work environment as well as tremendous opportunities to grow, learn and make a difference. We are an organization focused on diversity and inclusivity that provides opportunities to engage with people from variety of backgrounds. If you like working with a curious, collaborative, high-performing team, Discovery Education is the place for you.

Within the STEM Careers Coalition, industry partners are joining forces with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in K-12 schools nationwide. The all-new STEM Careers Coalitions mission is to empower educators to teach STEM effectively in the classroom, foster equity and access to quality education, and build the next generation of solution-seekers at no-cost to schools.

Living Our Values:

Discovery Education is a company that lives and breathes its Values. By doing so, we position our organization to continue leading the education technology world.

Our Values:

INNOVATION: We drive a culture of innovation within our organization and with our partners to prepare leaders of tomorrow.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: We commit to continuous improvement by anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of our partners and the educational landscape.

EMPOWERMENT: We empower all learners by providing highly engaging, relevant experiences our partners trust.

INTEGRITY: We hold ourselves to the highest-standards and conduct ourselves with integrity in all that we do.

COMMUNITY: We connect and support our global community of learners.

INCLUSIVITY: We strive to build a company with people from diverse backgrounds, so we can better enable all learners to reach their highest potential regardless of race, gender, socio-economic standing, sexual orientation, language, ability, location, or technology.

What Youll Do:

The CEP Program Management Office is accountable to schedule, project-manage, and flawlessly orchestrate the building of all the elements of the contracted deliverables from CEP customers. This team stays on top of project budgets, program quality, and timelines to ensure CEP customers are highly satisfied with the products/programs that DE is delivering and increases renewal, retention, and upsell rates.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Effective Leadership the ability to communicate effectively with others to accomplish tasks and be respected by colleagues, the ability to lead both in terms of strategy and operations to get projects complete on time and of the highest quality.
  • Communication very strong speaking and writing skills and responsible for communicating frequently in email, on the phone, and in person with various teams to ensure projects are on time, at or under budget, and are of the highest quality. Key to effective communication is being clear, succinct, and ensuring that all others understand what needs to be accomplished as well as establishing a fluid cadence of communications that ensures all parties are always up-to-speed with the needed information about the project.
  • Time Management ability to prioritize in a fluid manner throughout the day and week to ensure all details of the project are on time and on or under budget, assist in the development and oversight for project deliver schedules in Smartsheet and the daily and weekly review of these schedules. Successful time management includes making sure the most important tasks are accomplished in a timely fashion. This also requires agenda setting, managing meeting time, taking notes, and clarifying meeting objectives and keeping others on task.
  • Risk Management insight to proactively identify critical path elements and flag potential schedule conflicts to resolve in advance to allow the project to stay on time and at or under budget. Risk management includes identifying what could potentially go wrong and providing quality options for solutions to prevent risks and mitigate effectively for risks when something does go wrong.
  • Proactive Planning skill at developing a plan that identifies and organizes all the detailed tasks in an efficient manner in order to complete the project on time, at or under budget, and at the highest quality. Scheduling and monitoring progress are keys to proactive planning. This area includes resource planning, scheduling, writing project plans, understanding efficiency strategies, and anticipates bottlenecks to ensure project stays on track.
  • Negotiation a great project manager is responsible for bringing people together to accomplish a project, so the ability to listen, pull together individuals with various perspectives, and ensure all involved are on the same page and moving forward efficiently is a critical skill.
  • Executive Stakeholder Engagement- experience managing communication with multiple stakeholder groups concurrently, including developing status updates and presentation materials for internal and external relations.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting- experience collecting and analyzing data on an ongoing basis and synthesizing insights in reporting and communication to relevant stakeholders.

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate for this role will be eager to collaborate with colleagues to engage in building highly successful and prominent digital curricular resources sponsored by corporate and non-profit partners carried by the Discovery Education brand. We are looking for individuals with proven project management skills, very strong written and verbal skills, demonstrated ability to be highly organized and schedule driven, and ready to work in a professional and timely business model with a keen sense of urgency to be successful.

  • Professional Experience: At least 4-8 years in a related role in which project management skills were a central component of the work. Understanding the education marketplace, and STEM related content or industry is a plus.
  • Knowledge & Skills:
  • High proficiency in project management
  • Certification or in-progress training in PMP, AgilePM, PMI-ACP or other formal Project Management Training is a plus
  • Education: Bachelors degree required in business, marketing, communications or other related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in Asana or other similar project management software, presentation design, Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook) and Google Analytics.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication as well as strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with many employees
  • Self-Motivation and Self-Starter: Driven self-starter with the ability to do what needs to be done without being micromanaged; ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks, proactively manage numerous projects, and prioritize competing timelines; demonstrate a problem solving/ solution-oriented approach
  • Learning Orientation: Always willing to learn something new, not rigid in beliefs or expectations
  • Focus on Diversity: Have a demonstrated ability to understand, accept and engage with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Travel: Candidates must be willing to travel 0-5% of the time to meet with partners, customers, or internal meetings.
  • Sense of Humor: Because we all need to laugh sometimes
  • Legal right to work in the United States


Discovery Education is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery Education is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.



Posted: 2021-04-13 Expires: 2021-05-14

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