Open Position

Federal Team Senior Project Manager

AnLar is looking for a proactive, highly organized project manager with strong communication skills on our Federal team to support a portfolio of exciting U.S. Department of Education technical assistance contracts and programs including the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program.

AnLar’s benefits package is a reflection of our commitment to putting our people first. Our benefits include flexible telework and schedule policies, generous paid vacation time; competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance; a monthly wellness stipend; annual professional development stipend; a volunteer matching program; and a 401K match, among others. The salary range for this position is $81,000 – $100,000. We’ve also implemented a no negotiation policy. We don’t believe in “low balling” candidates or making a game out of negotiations. Instead, we make data-driven offers based on a candidate’s skills and related experience, aligned with our company-wide salary structure. To keep AnLar’s compensation equitable, we ask that you only apply if these salary practices align with your preferences!

The position can be done fully remote however, preference will be given to candidates located in the Washington, DC area who are excited to work from our Arlington office 2x/week.

Who we are:

AnLar is a multidisciplinary team of adept, dedicated, kind-hearted people striving to have a positive effect on the areas of life they’re most passionate about ─ education, equity, health, and so on. We are researchers and seekers, consultants and communicators, problem solvers and partners. In industry-speak, one could say we specialize in work such as creating modernized data systems, supporting change management, conducting research and evaluation, providing technical assistance, and exploring the depths of this work further through visual communications design. Based in the DC area with remote staff all over the US (and a few abroad), we at AnLar value strong relationships, thoughtful and creative approaches, hard work and grit, and the overall wellbeing of our team. All in all, we want to be able to feel good about the work we do, how we do it, and with whom we collaborate. For more information about us, please visit Join us?

What the job entails:

  • Strategic Planning: Working closely with the EIR Project Director to develop the overall project plan by analyzing needs assessments and evaluation data, recommending technical assistance (TA), overseeing and ensuring the quality implementation of TA resources and activities, and facilitating the development and dissemination of research and resources.
  • Coordinating Technical Assistance: Planning and implementing technical assistance events, such as the annual project directors meetings with direction from the Project Director including content development, overall logistics planning and support, interfacing with participants, managing event contracts, coordinating with presenters, preparing materials, etc.
  • Leading Communities of Practice (CoPs): Oversee the implementation of EIR CoPs; subject matter expert selection, training and oversight; managing membership requests and communication; planning and facilitating the monthly CoP Lead meeting; managing our knowledge management tools including BrightSpace and Grantee Resource Library.
  • Relationship Management: Serving as a liaison and coordinating between project stakeholder groups including our client, grantees, technical assistance providers, and other internal staff.
  • Project Management: Coordinating and planning meetings, including developing agendas, taking meeting notes, and managing requests from the client as needed; reporting, tracking, and managing project budget information, including tracking project spending, running reports in AnLar’s timekeeping system, monitoring subcontractor budgets and project reporting required by the client.

What skill set we’re looking for:

  • Relationship builder. You are able to build genuine relationships with clients and your project team. You are driven to figure out what the client needs (not just what they want) in collaboration with your team. You value strong working relationships with others.
  • Effective communicator. You tailor your communication to different audiences effectively (internal communication, clients, other stakeholders, etc.) and are clear and efficient, ensuring that main points are highlighted. You are an active listener who is able to remain responsive and flexible in challenging situations.
  • Adept facilitator. You can design and implement a variety of facilitation processes that help groups maintain focus on the task at hand and that create opportunities for original thinking. Using keen observation skills you are able to match your tone and affect to that of the group while maintaining an overall positive attitude.
  • Creative and adaptable. You are highly organized, nimble and able to stay on top of many moving pieces at once without letting anything slip through the cracks. You enjoy creating systems and processes and are able to juggle multiple tasks with a positive attitude, especially in the face of challenges and the evolving needs of the client or team.
  • Meticulous and thorough: You take pride in producing high-quality work and always triple check to make sure that even the “little things” are right. Able to review deliverables, products, and plans created to ensure high-quality development and delivery to the client.
  • Curious: You’re curious, enjoy learning, and want to seek unique ways to connect people with resources that fit their needs. You seek creative solutions to challenges and can identify and celebrate successes.

Who the right candidate is:

  • Required:
    • Coachable and open to giving and receiving feedback.
    • A team player. You step up when someone needs help, follow through on commitments, and are willing to go the extra mile for your team and our clients.
    • Driven by a strong work ethic and integrity.
    • Committed to building an inclusive and equitable environment at AnLar. You are ready to engage in conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.
    • Someone who has at least 5 years experience in project management and a postsecondary degree (or the equivalent in experience without a degree).
    • Project management experience in the consulting/professional service industry.
    • Someone who loves puns and won’t mind being referred to as an “AnLarian”
  • Preferred, but not required:
    • Experience working with the federal government and/or in the education field.
    • Experience managing and facilitating Communities of Practice (CoPs).

Application instructions:

Interested applicants should apply below via the form and submit a resume, cover letter, and anything else that makes you stand out through the form below. In your cover letter, please include one paragraph on which of AnLar’s core values resonates most with you and why. Diversity is valued and inclusion is reflected in our efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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