Senior Technical Project Manager

Company: KinderCare Learning Centers LLC ( Learn More )

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Job Description

At KinderCare Education, we make it our passion to nurture a sense of discovery, joy, and wonder in every child, every day, at every one of our centers. As the nation’s leading private provider in accredited early childhood education, we’re committed to delivering the highest-quality child care and educational opportunities for families and the dedicated professionals who serve them.


We see the greatness in each child, and we believe teachers can change the world. Every day, our more than 33,000 employees create a world of learning, joy, and adventure for more than 158,000 children. Whether you’re in one of our centers or providing support from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, being a part of the KinderCare family means that you care deeply about positively impacting the lives of children and families through the power of education.


KinderCare Education has three brands to meet the needs of busy families wherever they need us:

  • We’re in neighborhoods with our KinderCare Learning Centers that offer early childhood education and care for children 6 weeks to 12 years old
  • We’re at offices with KinderCare Education at Work, our suite of family-focused benefits for organizations to offer to their employees, including on-site and near-site early learning centers, Back-up Care for last-minute child care and Care Select
  • And we’re at schools with our Champions before and after school programs

  • Job Summary

    Responsible for overseeing and managing information technology projects. Manages projects within the KinderCare Education Project Management Framework from initiation through project close. Acts as a liaison between clients, vendors, delivery teams, and consultants. Engages with executives, business stake holders and partners throughout all levels of the company to manage assigned projects. This position leverages project and program management skills and collaborates with the project team during all stages of the project to ensure that the project consistently delivers solutions that meet and exceed business expectations within the bounds of time, quality, and budget.


    Job Responsibilities       

  • Lead the initiating, planning, design, development, and deployment of projects
  • Facilitate the definition of project charters, scope, goals and deliverables
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Develop full scale project plans
  • Assemble and coordinate project staff
  • Manage project budget
  • Manage project resource allocation
  • Plan and schedule project timelines
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Provide direction and support to project team
  • Insure proper quality assurance on all projects
  • Coordinate change management
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results
  • Job RequirementsExperience and Education
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field preferred.
    • Extensive experience in customer relations management and the related skills of project and program management, intake, prioritization, status and delivery
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an IT Project Manager.
    • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
    • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
    • Direct work experience in project management capacity
    • Proven experience in people management
    • Proven experience in strategic planning
    • Proven experience in risk management
    • Proven experience in change management
    • Proficient in project management software
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail
    • Track record of building both internal and external relationships
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong customer and user experience focus
    • Demonstrated ability to drive an IT Strategy in the face of multiple stakeholders with often conflicting priorities, leveraging influence and leadership skills

    KinderCare Education is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.