Nov 25, 2021

Project Coordinator

  • KIPP Texas
  • Houston,TX
Full-time Special Education Support

Job Description

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.
You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/ .

Job Description

The Opportunity
The Project Coordinator is a cross-functional role that supports the execution of projects and campaigns, delivering high-quality customer service while balancing production deadlines, workflow and client needs. In this position, you will process requests, determine production schedules to meet deadlines, assign tasks, monitor project/campaign progress and problem solve as needed. This is a nimble, highly organized role that will report to the Senior Project Manager.
This work will take place across all four of the KIPP Texas regions: Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
Key Responsibilities
  • Process briefs submitted by various departments throughout the organization
  • Determine appropriate project team, create production schedules and assign individual tasks through our web-based project management software, Workamajig
  • Monitor multiple project plans, update statuses, anticipate potential issues and course correct when necessary
  • Communicate potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Effectively communicate any updates and changes to project teams and client
  • Delegate tasks as necessary to ensure team members are working on most important projects at all times
  • Under the direction of the Senior Project Manager, meet directly with clients, as needed
  • Liaise between various departments to ensure on time execution of deliverables
  • Track work and flow of deliverables
  • Oversee external vendors and contractors, including printing and mailing houses and freelancers
  • Identify opportunities to increase efficiencies
  • Prepare various reports
  • Maintain library of creative work
  • Work efficiently through quickly shifting priorities and high volume of projects while meeting tight deadlines

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a project coordinator role
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Experience using web-based project management software, Workamajig a huge plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Strategic and tactical thinker with the ability to prioritize what's best for the organization
  • Superior problem solving skills
  • Highly responsive and strong drive to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Solid judgement and decision making skills, elevating issues when appropriate
  • Self-motivated, innovative and solutions-oriented
  • Commitment to KIPP Texas' mission and core values

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas' competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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