Scrum Master/Project Manager Level 1 (New York, NY)
The Scrum Master/Project Manager Level 1 is responsible for supporting the delivery of major technology development initiatives, using Agile/Scrum methodologies and SDLC (Waterfall).
This is highly impactful work of enterprise scope which includes project planning, scope management, risk management, change management, budget and resource planning, cost estimation, tracking and issue resolution. Throughout the lifecycle of these projects, the Scrum Master/Project Manager is responsible for making appropriate tradeoffs with project teams to proactively mitigate any issues or risks.
The Scrum Master/Project Manager will be involved in multiple, concurrent IT projects of varying durations and will report to a Senior Project Manager.
The Information Technology Team is passionate about technology and collaboration to make a difference for our staff and Corps Members. We partner with every other team in the organization to create technology solutions that allow us to work more effectively and efficiently on the way to ensuring one day all children have access to excellent educational opportunities. To do so, we work with some of the biggest names in technology, and leverage the latest software, equipment, and expertise.
The Scrum Master/Project Manager will:
- Manage multiple IT projects using Agile / Scrum methodologies and SDLC (Waterfall)
- Under the direction of a senior project manager, manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters.
- Develop and maintain cost-conscious project plans that meet organizational objectives and timelines for both technology solutions and business process improvement.
- Identify key project stakeholders both internally and externally, including vendors, and managing those relationships in support of a comprehensive approach to each project.
- Proactively manage and mitigate issues and risks.
- Manage organizational resources efficiently – time, people and budget.
- Follow processes and methodology set forth by the PMO.
- Manage and communicate the status of active and pending projects to all stakeholders on a regular basis, including business stakeholders and development teams.
- Successfully manage the delivery of projects including end-to-end management, from needs analysis and requirements gathering through development and user acceptance testing and training.
- 1-2 years of demonstrated experience as a Scrum Master and/or Project Manager on IT projects
- Understanding of estimation, budgeting and project planning
- Understanding of Agile Methodologies
- Knowledge of PMI standards and SDLC
- Work must be performed out of the New York, NY Teach for America office
- This position may require limited (1-2 times a year) travel to cities within the U.S.
To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application. For more information, please contact [email protected] or visit www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers.
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. Learn more at
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