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Project Manager, Computer Coding Grant

Reports To: Instructional System Design Program Manager FLSA Status: Part-Time

I. Position Overview

The Military Child Education Coalition is recruiting a Project Manager, Computer Coding Grant (PM), who will develop three grade-level-differentiated curriculum guides that will focus on encouraging families to learn computer coding together and build on this skill based on their background and content knowledge. The purpose of the grant, through which this position is funded, is to further an emerging MCEC initiative with a focus on coding to introduce computer science and computational thinking, while offering opportunities for parent engagement with their children. Engaging military families in learning to code together is a powerful way to educate students and offer families an empowering and entertaining experience while connecting with one another and gaining awareness of available educational resources.

This position reports to the Instructional System Design Program Manager. This position is part-time and funded by 100% external Lockheed Martin Foundation Grant funds.  Expected period of performance for the grant is 1 year.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Management/Administrative:  The PM has primary responsibility for developing and piloting the curriculum for the project. The PM will comply with the financial and administrative policies and regulations associated with the Lockheed Martin Foundation grant award. The PM will work with the Manager of Instructional Systems Design and Parent Programs Manager for content design and input. The PM:

  • is responsible for the project management of the Lockheed Martin grant and conducts the project activities to meet project goals, objectives, and deliverables while adhering to MCEC guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • manages the resources of the project.
  • is responsible for the financial management of the grant, including maintaining an accurate record of project related expenses.
  • carries out the project's financial plan as presented in the funded proposal or makes changes to the plan following a prescribed set of policies and procedures.
  • ensures all project expenditures are directly related to the project and necessary to meet the project goals, objectives and deliverables and the grant is executed within the stated budget.
  • executes the project as outlined in the funded proposal, using sound management techniques, including carrying out a project plan and detailed project timeline.
  • reports project progress to the sponsor as outlined in the terms of award.
  • complies with all MCEC policies and procedures related to project management.
  • communicates with individuals and groups about the project.
  • submits all grant deliverables and reports required by the grant on a timely basis.
  • complies with all applicable Lockheed Martin Foundation sponsor rules, regulations and/or terms and conditions of the award.


III. Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities
This position reports to the Instructional System Design Program Manager.

IV. Position Qualifications
A minimum of:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Education, or equivalent
  • Five years’ experience teaching and providing professional development in related field.

Desired experience/training/knowledge/skills/abilities:

  • Leadership/Management.
  • Experience in computer science, teaching, and curriculum development.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, self-motivation, and high personal integrity and ethics required.
  • Managing the resources of educational research and development projects.
  • Planning and controlling the development of projects.
  • Communicating with individuals and groups in the conduct of computer coding.
  • Established record of project management accomplishment.

V. Other Qualifications

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common educational articles and technical journals, financial reports, and diverse documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries from military parents, staff and trainers.
  • Ability to write articles or papers for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to staff, MCEC Board, CEO or COO was required.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Skills

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Qualifications

  • Must demonstrate above average ability to use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Must be able to prepare Microsoft PowerPoint charts.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally.

VI. Conclusion
This job description conveys information essential to understanding the scope of the position and it is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Shellie Campos at Shellie.Campos@MilitaryChild.org.

Date Updated: 02 May, 2019