Technical Project Manager

Country: United States of America
Organization: Vera Solutions
Closing date: 31 Jul 2021

Join our innovative, global team using technology to transform the way the social sector engages with data. We run on passion, blending diverse skill sets and experiences with a collective mission to help organizations tackle challenges and achieve greater impact. We encourage all staff to push their own boundaries and drive the company in exciting new directions. As a social enterprise and certified B Corporation, we reinvest a majority of our profits in our growth and continued pursuit of our mission and vision.

Position Overview

The Project Manager will lead Vera project teams to design and configure operations/program monitoring, management, and evaluation systems for social impact organizations as a member of Vera’s consulting team. Consultants manage client relationships and project delivery according to quality standards. They are involved throughout the entirety of a project’s life cycle — gathering requirements, solution design, building and testing cloud-based data systems, providing training to system users, and supporting system implementation and rollout.

As a Project Manager, you’ll gain valuable experience with Salesforce – the world’s leading cloud-computing platform, currently used by more than 150,000 for-profit and 30,000 non-profit organizations worldwide. You will gain first-hand experience working with a diverse range of social sector clients while working in a global marketplace.

You will join our team of passionate humans with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all dedicated to improving the way social impact organizations operate. We’re a self-motivated, creative group, and we emphasize collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism. Vera is a growing company; we encourage all team members to push their own boundaries and drive the company in new directions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects and oversee project teams
  • Consult directly with clients; develop relationships and regularly communicate with active and prospective clients
  • Develop and implement clear project plans, budgets, timelines, develop strategies for client engagement, oversee Vera’s project teams to ensure high quality delivery on-time and on-budget
  • Escalate project risks or issues appropriately to leadership
  • Lead internal and external project planning and kickoff; facilitate regular project team meetings with Vera and client stakeholders.
  • Manage resources within and between project teams to utilization and hours targets.
  • Contribute to business development including responding to RFPs, facilitating sales conversations, and scoping new projects
  • Contribute to Vera’s learning environment; manage, train, and coach junior staff
  • Remain informed on new technologies, methodologies, and tools relevant to nonprofits and NGOs

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree — what you studied isn’t critical; what you’re passionate about is
  • 4+ years professional experience
  • At least one of the following:
  • * Management of a technology implementation project
    • Consulting experience
    • Experience in planning or managing events to budget
    • Managing tight budgets on small teams
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute on project work plans, including effective management of budget and timelines
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and time management
  • Analytical and problem solving skills — do problems slow you down or drive you to seek solutions?
  • Strong aptitude for using technology and data
  • Demonstrated interest in social sector work
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Demonstrated client relationship management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills
  • Experience or interest working in a small, dynamic team
  • Fluency/proficiency in English

Desirable:

  • Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)
  • People management experience
  • Experience working with the Salesforce platform
  • Fluency/proficiency in Portuguese, Spanish, and/or French
  • 2+ years managing Salesforce system implementation projects

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