Program Manager

Prodigy Game - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account and try the most effective and engaging K-8 math platform in the world. Our business model helps us connect with youth around the world, with over 50 million students now voluntarily practicing math every single day — and enjoying it!

At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day. We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning.

Our passion is our mission: Making math - and learning itself - engaging for children everywhere. Driven by this goal, we work together to grow into leaders in our respective fields. No team member left behind; no child left behind. It’s a fun ride.

Overview:
Here at Prodigy, we are working hard to achieve our mission of helping every child in the world to LOVE learning. Our Engineering teams are scaling rapidly as we continue to hit our product and growth milestones, and it’s an exciting time for the company! To continue our exponential growth, we are adding some more management power to our Engineering teams. The Program Manager is a cross-departmental facilitator that helps teams plan and coordinate the delivery of initiatives and the launch of business events. He or she facilitates process alignment across teams and departments and acts as an interface between the business management and the delivery teams. PGM aims to align the outcome of strategic projects/initiatives with the organization’s overall business goals, often with the intention of improving organizational performance.

Your Impact:
Communicate program objectives and strategic alignment to stakeholders with a variety of technical and non-technical backgrounds
Work cross-functionally with product and business teams to deliver amazing experiences
Drive operational excellence through engaging with stakeholders and identifying areas for improvement
Brings a high-level view from Program/Initiative execution to the business management team.
Manages and coordinates Go To Market (GTM) event launch activities across departments (Product, Technology, Marketing, Sales, ...).
Identifies and manages cross-initiatives and cross-department dependencies, risks and issues.
Tracks and reports high-level view of the program's execution to senior management.
Assists teams in managing initiatives portfolio that map to the strategic objectives.
Assists teams in the quarterly initiative planning process, chartering and information gathering.
Assists teams with release coordination and product readiness.
Works with the Development Managers to track and manage risk.
Facilitates Operational meetings and supports strategic alignment with corporate objectives.
Tracks and coordinates resolution of escalations.
Contributes to organizational performance improvements (e.g. JIRA, Dependency Management, Initiative planning, ...).
Conducts post-program evaluations with the ability to identify improvements for optimal process flow.
Stakeholder Management: ensure that program initiatives meet leadership and/or customer expectations, timely communication/escalation to leadership.
Publish operational reports
Business event launch plan coordination
Keep senior management team informed on programs status and risks, and manage initiative related escalations to resolution.

Who You Are:
4 + years of program/project management experience
Excellent communication and leadership skills with a passion for empowering teams to deliver amazing products and experiences
Self-motivated and critical thinker with a drive for operational excellence
Familiarity with software development lifecycle and agile delivery is an asset

What We Offer:
The opportunity to build a career of value and witness first hand the impact Prodigy has as the most engaging math platform in the world!
A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
No micromanaging here! we believe in our employees skills and abilities, we encourage you to bring new innovative ideas to your team
Full health benefits from day one (1) for you and your family, fully covered! Nothing is ever taken off your pay cheque
We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all employees
Late or early riser? We understand! we offer flexible working hours that allows you to schedule your 8 hour day with a bit more flexibility. We do have core office hours to ensure team members can be present for important meetings and department needs, our core office hours (core office hours of 10:30am - 3:00pm)
Feel like a different work environment? Work from home 1x a week!
Team building events that not only include you as a Prodigy employee, but your significant other and children as well
Company pizza lunch every second week for ‘All Hands’, where we discuss important Prodigy milestones
Do you need some fun to help break up your day? We have that covered! join in some Ping Pong games, Smash Bros competitions or board games!
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.