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Project Manager

JAM Online Courses for Kids

Any Kid, Anywhere, Can Learn Any Skill

JAM produces online courses for kids about creative skills and careers of the future. We are seeking a project manager to join our team. You know that organization is the real art and science of making great things. You are skilled at getting the best out of people and you’re happiest when you see how your efforts have coaxed a vision into existence by setting priorities and combining the talents of many different teams into a harmony.

What is the heart of the job?

Contribute leadership to our product team

  • Maintain roadmap and sprint plans.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between the product team and stakeholders to establish backlog priorities and gather requirements.
  • Act as scrum master in our scrum meetings, and follow up on action items from our retrospectives.

Ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget

  • Serve as the definitive source of truth for the state of each team’s projects
  • Strictly enforce project scopes and alignment to objectives
  • Clearly communicate to all stakeholders necessary changes in the scope, schedule, and costs.

Communicate effectively with both executives and peers

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Develop and socialize status updates that make it easy for everyone in our two offices in SF and NY  to consistently know what stage projects are in and whether or not they are blocked, on track, or done.
  • Report and escalate blockers as needed to the executive team.

What are the necessary traits to succeed in the role?

  • Familiarity with agile, sprint-based software development
  • Hands-on experience in consumer app project management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience leading teams to deliver results.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Experience getting alignment from people with a broad range of personalities, ranging from super strong to super quiet.
  • Expert at knowing when a meeting is necessary, and when necessary running it efficiently
  • You’re an excellent timekeeper and value efficiency.
  • You love team building and facilitation, including leading meetings and resolving conflicts.

Perks & Culture

  • Our warehouse office is part maker space, part video studio, part playground (we have swings!) and a fun get-down-to-business workspace in the heart of the Mission.
  • Being part of an awesome team that keeps playful innovation at the heart of all we do!
  • Team lunch every Friday.
  • Monthly learning workshops (subjects are chosen and taught by us!)
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance, HSA/FSA and 401(K) with an abbreviated waiting period.
  • Stock options that go along with a high-growth, well-funded startup.
  • Flexible working hours and a generous vacation and sick day policy.
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