The Envisioning Innovation in Education (EIE) project has been established to promote and investigate the practices of inquiry, innovation, and learning design amongst a cohort of educators and a team of school principals representing a diverse array of learning environments in Hong Kong. Funded by the Catalyst Education Lab, this three-year project endeavors to change the education landscape throughout Hong Kong by leveraging Project Zero's long history of professional development, pedagogical innovation, and collaborative inquiry. To do this work, the Envisioning Innovation in Education initiative aims to connect schools to innovations in education, inspire new approaches to practice, and ignite local and system-wide change.
The Senior Project Manager will assume a variety of responsibilities:
Program design and implementation. The Senior Project Manager will take the lead on implementing the EIE program design and will partner with the EIE Principal Investigator (PI) on the ongoing intellectual development over the course of the project. This role will manage the design process and coordinate all aspects of the administration and professional development involved in the project, including: the design of professional development workshops, materials, and pedagogical tools; the collection of documentation; the management of documentation (digitally and otherwise); theory building; the development of project themes; and, the development of interim reports and final deliverables. While the vast majority of the work will be done from the Project Zero offices, the Senior Project Manager will travel to Hong Kong to carry out aspects of the project work (once travel is safe and feasible), as needed. The Senior Project Manager will often be the lead team member during such visits and will be responsible for facilitating project related workshops, conducting school visits, engaging participants in focus group-style meetings, and meeting with the project's funders and other key stakeholders.
Administrative and financial management. The Senior Project Manager will provide all administrative management for the project including: developing and overseeing the maintenance of all operational systems, file management systems, and policies; coordinating all communications and correspondence with internal and external constituents and developing and managing the initiative's learning management system (Canvas); supporting the ongoing engagement with the funder involving including all reporting requirements; and, serving as the main point person for the Project Zero administration and finance departments along with other Project Zero initiatives and HGSE/HU departments and projects. This position will manage all aspects of the budget and financial administration of the project. In addition, the role will coordinate planning and management of all domestic and international travel related to the project and will coordinate recruitment, hiring, and day-to-day management of the project's practitioner specialists and graduate student assistants. Finally, the position will manage the overall calendar for the project and coordinate meeting agendas and all aspects of the general project workflow.
Project Liaison. In addition to the overall administrative communication described in the previous section, the Senior Project Manager will serve as the primary liaison to the Catalyst Education Lab (including the Hong Kong-based project coordinators) and will oversee and implement all communication with project constituents. The position will develop and manage all digital communication platforms for use throughout the project and provide support for the Envisioning Innovation in Education educators, administrators, principals, and associated community of innovators and will be the primary
Master's degree required, preferably in education or a related field. A minimum of 10 years of related work experience required within the specific context of pedagogical innovation, design, and professional development.
Position is temporary and grant-funded for one year from date of hire, with likelihood of continuation.
Knowledge of Project Zero frameworks, experience of working directly with educators or within an educational setting, and strong attention to detail. Excellent written communication skills required. Evidence of superior organizational skills (e.g., project management, overseeing personnel, managing resources, etc.). The ideal candidate will have experience managing international learning communities in multiple countries and cultural settings.The Senior Project Manager should be comfortable communicating and collaborating with mixed audiences and stakeholders. They should have very strong writing, analytic, and communication skills. In addition, the ideal candidate should also have experience developing and maintaining online learning platforms. They should be comfortable working independently and taking initiative, while also working collaboratively as part of a team. Having a tolerance for ambiguity, thriving in the unknown, being comfortable with an iterative process, and a sense of humor are all welcome traits.
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