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Deployment Project Manager

Company: PowerSchool
Location: Mobile
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewThe Deployment Project Manager provides leadership for the deployment of PowerSchool systems software. This role has the overall responsibility for Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Closing of multiple projects, with subprojects of varying scope and size to school districts. This customer-facing position manages various functions in delivery of service solutions to ensure accurate and timely completion with high customer satisfaction. This position is involved with resource management, budget review, risk monitoring while ensuring high quality and high customer satisfaction throughout the deployment effort.ResponsibilitiesEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Unified Deployment Project Manager Leadership - Drives and facilitates decision-making and consensus among key stakeholders (program and technical) at the local district. Serves as project team lead, guiding the work of internal and client teams while ensuring responsiveness to customer needs. Is accountable for overall performance and delivery of defined services scope of work. Develops relationships and works with key district and school stakeholders to identify and articulate project goals and objectives; ensures all tasks and decisions align to goals and objectives. Applies project management methodology to all projects, including setting expectations and managing to scope. Capacity Planning -Schedules service projects; evaluates and balances capacity and maximizes utilization. Effectively allocates and manages project resources across all areas to create a successful unified deployment of individual products Communication - Communicates project status and/or changes to project plans to the organization. Liaises with clients; Sets expectations and provides status updates regarding project work. Leads scheduled meetings. Coordinates process mapping, data migration. Acts as escalation point for reconciliation of customer satisfaction issues. Acts as liaison on customer's behalf to internal business units (eg, sales, business operations, implementation, product education, technical support). Communicates with stakeholders in an effective, professional manner throughout the duration of the implementation effort. Product Knowledge - develops knowledge and maintains understanding of PowerSchool applications, client business processes and how they are built out in a unified deployment. Project Management - Creates and maintains project plans for designated areas. Maintains all project documentation including accurate records of individual deployment project deliverables/work products, status and issues. Uses industry standard project management methodologies to track progress, manage risk and coordinate resources. Strategy - Assists in the development and management of the processes and procedures associated with project deliverables. Provides direction for and coordinates efforts of all cross-functional project team members. Collaborates with Sales Team to actively identify additional products and services with existing customers; manages change control process as necessary. Understands and supports internal and partner vendor implementations, involving services. Status Reporting - Keeping the necessary parties up to date on the status of your project/engagements and escalating as appropriate. All other duties as assigned.QualificationsTo be considered for and to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.Qualifications include:* Project Management Specific: PMP or CSM certification, preferredStudent Specific: Bachelor's degree in Education or related field or equivalent experience* ERP Specific: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent experience* 3-5 years' project management experience* Subject matter expertise in at least one of PowerSchool's current software solutions preferred* MS Project or SmartSheets working knowledge* Strong organizational skills* Strong communication skills: written, verbal, and personally able to quickly build and maintain rapport with others* Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and adapt to continual change in a fast-paced environment* Must be proactive, action-oriented, and motivating* Ability to drive consensus, facilitate solutions, and build options/alternativesEEO CommitmentPowerSchool is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. PowerSchool is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Our inclusive culture empowers PowerSchoolers to deliver the best results for our customers. We not only celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we celebrate the diverse ways we work. If you have a disability and need an accommodation regarding our recruiting process, please let us know by emailing (see below)

Keywords: PowerSchool, Mobile , Deployment Project Manager, Executive , Mobile, Alabama

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