31 Jan
Technical Project Manager (IT)
South Carolina, Columbia , 29201 Columbia USA

OverviewWork for a first-class institution that is innovative, multi-dimensional, and dynamic by joining AIR as a Technical Project Manager (IT).We hire talented and forward-thinking professionals to build our cross-functional teams and support our clients in solving complex problems. Our people—problem-solvers, changemakers, and creative thinkers—are experts in their craft who rise to meet today’s challenges.The Technical Project Manager will play an integral role in delivering on some of the most meaningful projects in communities across the United States and the world. You’ll collaborate with our teams of motivated and passionate visionaries, where your input will be valued and your contributions vital to our success.AIR’s Information Technology (IT) team is seeking a Technical Project Manager to join its innovative group. The Information Technology team provides a secure technology environment that allows AIR to become more productive (quantity) and efficient (quality). This position reports to the Senior IT Project Manager.You will work with a dynamic team and have opportunities to pursue mutual, long-term career development goals. You will be responsible for planning, executing, and closing technical projects, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals. If you are excited to be part of a dynamic team and want to roll up your sleeves, this role is for you.We value the experiences of every member of our institution, from entry level to executive. As part of our collaborative, learning-oriented team, you’ll be encouraged to grow in your career, develop additional skills, and progress professionally.Candidates hired for the positioncan work at any AIR DC, MD, VA office location and have the flexibility to telework.About AIR:Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences.We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff byclicking here (https://www.air.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion) .ResponsibilitiesThe responsibilities for the position include:

Manage multiple projects of various sizes utilizing established project management methodology.

Document requirements, develop budgets, and schedules for projects.

Oversee implementation of project plans as well as monitor progress, resource usage, and quality.

Navigate changes that arise and escalate issues promptly.

Conduct risk assessments and develop plans for eliminating or mitigating the risks identified.

Ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the defined project quality standards.

Manage client and stakeholder expectations via status reports, meetings, and formal and ad hoc communications.

Build strong relationships with various teams to influence project priorities and delivery.

Participate in continuous improvement of the IT project management process.

Collaborate with the Project Management team to share best practices, resolve project issues, and ensure that staff is properly allocated to tasks while considering staff skills, interests, and the projects’ needs.

QualificationsEducation, Knowledge, and Experience:

Master’s Degree in MIS, Business Management or a related field with at least 7 years of project management experience or a Bachelor's Degree in the above fields with at least 8 years of project management experience.

Project management certification (PMP, CAPM) is a plus but not required.

Business analysis and structured systems analysis certifications are a plus but not required.


Effective communicator with demonstrated ability to communicate with and understand the needs of both technical and non-technical internal and external clients.

Can effectively collaborate in a virtual, cross-functional diverse team environment.

Demonstrated ability to work well independently, and collaboratively as needed with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.

Adept in a fast-paced environment to manage multiple concurrent deliveries.

Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with a focus on details.

Strong business acumen, consultative, and leadership skills.

Experienced in change management across all levels of stakeholders.

Knowledge of contemporary information technologies and cloud-based services.

Disclosures:Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.AIR’s Total Rewards Program , is designed to reward our staff competitively and motivate them to achieve our critical mission. This position offers an anticipated annual salary of $120,000 to $135,000. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the annual salary range for candidates that are based in the United States.AIR maintains adrug-free work environment (https://www.air.org/sites/default/files/2023-05/Workplace-Drug-Policy-2023.pdf) .Fraudulent Job Scams Warning & Disclaimer:AIR is aware of individuals falsely presenting themselves as AIR representatives.Fraudulent job scams seek to extract sensitive information or money from victims. To protect yourself, please be aware that AIR recruitment will only email you from an “@air.org” domain. Please take extra caution while examining the email address, for example jdoe @air.org is correct and jdoe @aircareers.org is not a legitimate AIR email address . If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a communication you have received, please reach outto recruitment@air.org .If you see a job scam, or lose money to one, report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at ReportFraud.ftc.gov . You can also report it to your state attorney general . Find out more about how to avoid scams at ftc.gov/scams .#LI-MP1 #LI-HybridSubmit an interest application (https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/12951/technical-project-manager-%28it%29/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&iniframe=1&hashed=1374627785)Please note, each section of the application is required in order for you to be considered for this opportunity. If you do not complete the required screening questions, or if you close your browser before completing each section of the application, your application will not be submitted for this position.American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.American Institutes for Research’s commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at tboone@air.org or call 202.403.5000.Job Location US-DC | US-VA-Arlington | US-MD-Columbia | US-RemoteJob Location United StatesCategory Information Technology/Software

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