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Senior Project Manager

| West Suburbs

Position at Community Brands

 

Community Brands is a software company that helps organizations achieve social good. Through our technology, we help more than 100,000 associations, nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations, and partners grow stronger and achieve their missions. Like our clients, our nearly 2,000 employees strive to improve the world in which they live, and we believe that technology plays an important role in that. We are techies and volunteers who dream big and are motivated by more than just a cool job (though that’s a great perk we offer too). The Community Brands culture is one where employees can pursue this passion as part of their profession, and we’re looking for great employees to join us!

Position Description:  Senior Project Manager- Team Lead

The Senior Project Manager is a full time permanent direct hire who effectively manages projects by providing concise direction, strong organization, decisive leadership, and implementation oversight. Teams are a cohesive unit that operate in a proactive working environment and this critical position requires a high level of self-motivation and determination to achieve customer satisfaction and internal objectives.

 

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Directs and manages project development timelines from beginning-to-end.
  • Coordinates all activities within the project team to ensure that project tasks are completed on time, including but not limited to scheduling and facilitating project-related team meetings, communicating status updates, delivering weekly status reports, communicating with the development team and assuring quality assurance through deployment success.
  • Coordinates the requirements gathering process.
  • Effectively, timely and clearly communicates project expectations among all parties.
  • Facilitates discussions and facilitates alternatives or different approaches.
  • Successfully prioritizes and executes tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Works closely with product owners and management to provide visibility into feature readiness.
  • Leads and demonstrates value-add principles to a team.
  • Keeps product owner and management well informed.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills, communicating project related status information effectively and exhibiting active listening skills.
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to risks over the course of the project - including minimizing the consequences of adverse events and maximizing the results of positive events.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development life cycle processes.
  • Collect and analyze project information to determine where the project stands and take corrective action to eliminate negative deviations from the plan.
  • 5+ years project management experience or demonstrated project management skills including project planning, project control, and risk management.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Business acumen and technical expertise.
  • Learning Management System Implementation experience a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience with understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support that lifecycle.
  • Strong Technical Aptitude Required. 

 

Additional Preferred Requirements:

  • BS degree (or equivalent work experience) in Information Technology (IT), Business, Education, or related discipline. MBA a plus.
  • Agile Methodology Pioneer.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to build relationships and interact with all levels of management in a team atmosphere.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the project management areas of competency, procedures, and methodology.
  • Strong interest in Project Management, demonstrated knowledge of project life cycle processes.
  • PMP Certification and understanding of Scrum/Agile methodology is a plus. Must be able to obtain PMP designation within 1 year of hire.

Physical Demands:

(Walking, lifting, manage use of technology, equipment operation). Must be able to utilize standard office equipment, i.e.) desktop computer, monitor, keyboard, and telephone system.

 

Working Conditions/Environment: 
Office environment and remote work when needed.  Must be flexible to manage minimal travel.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • PardotEmail

Location

999 Oakmont Plaza, Westmont, IL 60559

An Insider's view of Community Brands

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance at Community Brands is a priority for productivity! While teams that work off hours (tech support and event staff) have balance time to make up for the evenings and weekends, time management and blocking off time for yourself is a must.

Amanda

Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-department meeting and collaboration is SO important to us because we all come to work with a common goal. We have strategy meetings at a high level, but also have open communication through our internal chat channels where teams bounce ideas off each other. Video chat is a must with our other offices!

Erin

Director, Client Services

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful team members are those who proactively find areas where we can help our clients succeed in their goals, and those who have the willingness to adapt positively to the ever-changing world, are those that in turn reach and exceed their goals.

Cara

Senior Account Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The software team at Community Brands does not believe in being shackled to our computers. We all regularly work events to get firsthand experience of our product in action. This informs our work in every way, from tiny enhancements that improve the donor experience, to big initiatives that deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

John

Principal Software Engineer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Working at Community Brands taught me that not all 9-5 jobs have to be boring! The office vibe is overall relaxed and collaborative. Different teams constantly interact with one another to work on a variety of projects which makes the environment fun, but still professional!

Paul

Associate Software Developer

What are Community Brands Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee discount program & specials events
Free snacks & drinks
Monthly happy hour celebrations
Fun, collaborative culture
Community involvement activities

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