Project Manager, Learning

Learning United States


Project Manager, Learning

Online education is no longer a novel or niche idea. It is the fastest-growing segment in higher education, accounting for 20% of all enrollees and 35% of graduate-level certificates and degrees. It's also getting increasingly competitive, as more and better programs are launched each semester. Universities need to go online quickly, economically, and elegantly, creating programs that students can't wait to tell their friends about and that their professors want to teach.

Noodle helps universities bring programs online with flexibility, transparency, alignment, efficiency, and joy. That's why more top universities chose us last year than all other online program managers combined. We are a passionate team of technologists, educators, and experts. Online learning has the potential to transform higher education; if you’re interested in being part of that journey, keep reading!

The Learning Project Manager (LPM) is part of a larger team tasked with creating exceptional learning experiences that result in 100% graduation for learners. They support Noodle’s vision for exceptional online learning by managing an assigned Regional Project Portfolio, to ensure project efficiency through targeted support for their assigned Project Director. The LPM collaborates with provider project managers to ensure course builds are accomplished on time and on budget. In some cases, the LPM may directly manage course builds and related projects. 

This position can be Contract or Full-Time. 

As our Learning Project Manager you will: 

  • Develop the Statement of Work with the design provider that details the scope, schedule, cost, and quality metrics for the engagement.
  • Ensure that all the relevant project stakeholders are aware of the timeline and dependencies and are working toward common goals; 
  • Create the project schedule for use by the Program team to ensure the courses are built on time 
  • Monitor the timeliness of the work milestones to ensure that the scope is completed on time. 
  • Manage your assigned invoicing, billing and budget so that courses do not exceed the budgeted amount allocated for development.
  • Maintain documentation on assigned program portfolios including the program project plans, contracts, and confluence repositories.
  • Manage project access to assigned project schedules.
  • Provide weekly status reporting to your assigned project director on the progress of your region's projects.

You have competency in the following:

Project Management

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with the team – update and adapt to changes as needed
  • Develop, manage and communicate project expectations 
  • Prioritize requests and escalate as required to Project Director
  • Identify and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Conduct project post mortems and creating recommendation reports

Stakeholder Management

  • Effectively build and manage relationships with internal Program Design Teams for your assigned territory; act as the relationship manager for Learning Operations on those programs and leverage the relationship to assist with maintaining efficient operational processes
  • Matrix manage internal partners responsible for other operational areas associated with the program (e.g. marketing and solutions)

Reporting, Budgeting & Revenue/Invoice Reconciliation

  • Compile various reports, PPT's and other materials for reporting program information to the Head of Learning Operations and/or Finance
  • Provide financial oversight in the tracking of program budgets, including but not limited to reconciliation, reporting, and understanding of variances

You have:

  • Education:
    • Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) preferred and/or experience in general operations management
    • Bachelor’s (Required)
  • Experience: 
    • Project managing: 3 years (required)
    • Budgeting and scope of work development: 3 years (preferred)
    • Vendor management: 1 years (preferred)
    • Curricular instruction or development: 1 years (preferred)
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Self-starter, able to work autonomously
    • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical ability 
    • Demonstrated attention to detail e.g. quality assurance
    • Flexibility, versatility, and comfort with change management
    • Strong facilitation skills
    • Strong project management and planning skills in order to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously 
    • Demonstrated proficiency in managing across multi-functional departments to include solutions architecture, marketing, and student affairs
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

At Noodle, we hire people who will help us change the future of online education. Even if you don't think you check off every bullet point on this list, we still encourage you to apply! We value both current experience and future potential

Noodle Benefits:

  • Work from the comfort of your home office! 
  • Great compensation package!
  • 401K + match, bonus potential, and equity opportunities
  • Tools you need on us! Mac is our computer of choice 
  • Our insurance plan offers medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability coverage, plus supplementals for all employees and dependents
  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave 
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • 3 weeks paid vacation + 10 paid holidays + paid sick leave 
  • Monthly Gym stipend and Membership to premium medical services like One Medical and Eden Health 
  • Monthly cell phone and internet stipend
  • Annual education stipend for lifelong learning
  • Growth - we pride ourselves on creating environments where employees can be themselves and grow within and around the company

Women, people of color, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Noodle is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status. Noodle is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone. We value and celebrate our differences because those differences are what make our team shine. We hire great people from different backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger as a whole. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.