Project Manager

Shorelight Live Boston, Massachusetts


About Us

Shorelight is reinventing the international education experience for students worldwide. Based in Boston, the company works directly with top-ranked, nonprofit American universities to build innovative programs and high-touch, technology-driven services that help talented students thrive and become global citizens.

Job Overview

The Project Manager leads projects and teams, ranging in size and complexity, defines appropriate project methodology, and executes cross-functional projects from initiation to closure. The role will lead scope definition, risk identification, and quality control. This position reports on project status; determines time frames, staffing, and resource requirements; and leads others to make meaningful process improvements. The Project Manager manages projects to delivery within scope, on time, and on budget.

Essential Functions

Project Management

  • Lead the end-to-end delivery of projects, including planning, assessment, design, development, integration, testing, and deployment of solutions
  • Lead or contribute to the development of project definition and scope with applicable stakeholders 
  • Work closely and collaboratively with project leadership to anticipate and surface areas of risk, and proposed solutions.Gather project requirements and document technical and operational specifications
  • Create project plans with detailed task distribution and execute projects to ensure the project is delivered on time and aligned with customer expectations
  • Monitor and document project milestones, outcomes, and responsibilities throughout the project lifecycle
  • Conduct project team meetings and situational analysis regularly to ensure appropriate communication to all stakeholders 

Reporting and Documentation

  • Develop presentations, dashboards, reports, and other team- and executive-level project communications and documentation
  • Develop, communicate, and implement project risk mitigation plans, complete documentation to effectively monitor risk, and ensure accountability and responsibility of key business leaders
  • Develop and implement contingency and recovery plans when deliverables are missed
  • Document and communicate project changes, project health, and project status to project team, business owners, and executive sponsors

Project Work

  • Contribute to configuration, troubleshooting, and design work for assigned projects, as needed
  • Provide support, training, and augmentations for live projects, if necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience in analyzing systems and gathering requirements from stakeholders and documenting requirement specifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to make executive-level presentations to stakeholders and organizational leadership
  • Eligibility to work in, and travel freely to and from, the United States without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience implementing complex solutions in rapidly evolving business environment
  • Experience working with remote third-party development teams
  • Ability to learn and adopt new technologies as well as stay current on existing ones, pursuing experience and certifications in leading-edge or primary technology areas

Application Process

To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter.

Background Check Required--Education, Criminal, Identity

Shorelight Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.