Director, Launch Project Management




Relationship Management

  • Establish and manage relationships with stakeholders and coordinate interdependencies.  Key stakeholders include school and school system partners, 3DE staff, local JA area office staff, and third parties/vendors.

  • Serve as a resource to stakeholders, providing timely follow-up and supporting documents, and information

  • Steward select external stakeholder touchpoints, e.g., school visits and planning meetings


Operational Support

  • Schedule and coordinate key launch activities.  Examples include school visits, school/facility walk-throughs, and recurring planning meetings

  • Manage shared files and calendars tied to launch processes

  • Manage student enrollment data/tracking toward year one enrollment goals

  • Identify and execute on opportunities to scale the 3DE school launch process through efficiencies, documentation, templatization, and best practices


Project Management

  • Develop, revise, maintain, and operationalize a detailed internal project plan to ensure successful 3DE school launch within a school. 

  • Develop comprehensive but user-friendly project plan tools to be utilized and shared with external stakeholders - including school system/local school staff stakeholders and local JA area office partners – as well as internal stakeholders including 3DE national, local, and regional staff.

  • Monitor and track progress toward short- and long-term goals, escalating to management as needed and ensuring launch deliverables are delivered on time, within budget, and within scope

  • Manage risks and take corrective measurements to ensure accomplishment toward goals


Qualifications / Skills

  • Ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals

  • Ability to find innovative ways to solve problems and consultative skills (consultant experience a plus)

  • Good knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques

  • Ability to demonstrate management of multiple large-scale initiatives and cross functional teams at the same time

  • Ability to understand and track data

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

  • Ability to travel

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or Business or broad-based field

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred

  • Experience working with school systems, schools, and/or start-ups preferred


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relationship.