Join National Heritage Academies (NHA) as a Project Manager. This position will report directly to Program Manager and will be responsible for the careful and successful handling of projects from concept to delivery. The ideal candidate for this role must be a self starter who possess the traditional skills of project management including the ability to: manage tasks, manage timelines and budgets; set priorities; monitor and escalate issues; problem solve; and monitor and report on progress. The individual in this role who will be most successful is eager to learn and asks smart questions, enjoys creative brainstorming and problem solving, enjoys working with teams, quickly builds positive relationships, and likes to tackle new challenges.
NHA is a charter school management company that operates 80+ schools in 9 states. We are committed to our mission of "challenging each child to achieve..." and we pride ourselves on our students' ability to achieve high results in later education based on the foundations gained in grades K-8 at NHA.
In this role you will work out of our corporate headquarters (Service Center) located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The NHA Service Center is where all the behind-the-scenes magic happens. Our 400 brilliant team members are brag-worthy. With a diverse group of departments like admissions, talent acquisition, facilities, legal services, and many more working together to provide top level back-office support. The Service Center is a place of bright colors, smiling faces, and opportunity. We like to gather for events such as the fall crocktoberfest cook-off, the sparkling holiday party full of fun and unexplainable excitement, and our annual 5K Service Center fun run.
Support and manage approved IT projects ranging in duration from 2 months to 2 years
Additional coordination for projects like our annual "Tech Boost" for selected schools
Support and maintain our project/portfolio management tool called Workfront as the administrator ensuring optimal use for the teams using the system
Think creatively and brainstorm new solutions and approaches to project challenges
Self start and develop direction under new circumstances or projects
NHA, one of the nation’s leading charter school management organizations, currently operates more than 80 schools across nine states serving over 55,000 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Founded in 1995 and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, NHA is a for-profit organization with nearly 5,000 employees.
NHA’s system of schools is designed to eliminate the achievement gap and provide a public school choice to families so their children are prepared for success in high school, college, and beyond. With a commitment to hard work, good citizenship, and personal responsibility, students experience a safe, secure learning environment where achievement thrives. A passion and dedication to the mission of serving children and partnering with communities to provide an excellent educational experience permeates the culture of our organization.