Job Overview

At Mindgrub, we aspire to build technology that unlocks human potential. Our mission is to produce work that makes lives better, jobs easier, and helps businesses thrive.

As the Director of Project Management, you will lead the project management team by supporting business development efforts, project planning, and project execution, along with supervising, mentoring, and directing project managers and scrum masters in their work. You will have broad authority for decision making within the project management discipline, and will work across practice groups to achieve successful outcomes for clients.

Responsibilities

People

  • Culture – In collaboration with senior decision makers, establishes, communicates, and champions the values of the project management team – advocating for the needs of project strategy, project ownership, and project management. Includes planning and leading activities that brings the team together and reinforces these values.
  • Growth – Develops and guides team members, clearing paths for growth and advancement of practitioners within the project management domain. Establishes goals, monitors progress, and seeks opportunities to enable team members to pursue them.
  • Management – Provides support and feedback for team members. Meets with individuals regularly to understand and guide the work they do, the challenges they face, and the opportunities for improvement or redirection. Conducts performance reviews, assesses compensation, and recommends promotions.

Department

  • Leadership – Establishes oneself as an active leader of the project management team. Suggests and takes ownership of initiatives that align with department and company goals. Stands up for process, team members, and values, but also helps team members understand when the needs of projects, clients, or the business require special accommodation.
  • Process and Operations – Defines and refines the processes needed for the team to produce their best work for clients – balancing the needs of quality, deadlines, and budgets. Monitors industry trends and ensures best practices are followed, both for project management and for project outcomes as a whole. Participates in the allocations process, working to match business opportunities with the team members suited to deliver. Provides level-of-effort estimates, keeping client requirements and nuances in mind. Monitors team performance against expectations and guides team members through the processes to ensure they understand what is expected of them.
  • Hiring and Recruiting – Based on the needs of the business and the department, regularly evaluates the staffing needs of the team. Creates and updates job descriptions, provides screening guidance to the talent acquisition team, reviews portfolios, conducts interviews, and delivers hiring recommendations.

Business

  • Internal Evangelism – Looks out for the team – from the embodiment of company values, to physical/virtual environments, benefits, collaboration with other teams, and work-life balance. Helps other teams understand the value of the Project Management Office (PMO).
  • Cross-Departmental Collaboration – Works with teams to understand challenges and opportunities. Assists team members in understanding the needs of other teams to ensure requirements are clearly communicated and understood.
  • Community Involvement – Represents Mindgrub by attending/speaking at community events. Works to reinforce the Mindgrub brand and looks to engage the community, and maintain a reputation as a great place to work and a leader in the business community.
  • Sales – Consults on estimates, solutions, and pitches during the sales process. Looks for new product offerings based on the state of the industry – both in the project management space, for software/application development in general, and for the Mindgrub as a whole. Contributes to marketing efforts – writing blog posts, speaking at company-sponsored events, and assisting with the creation of other marketing materials.
  • Financials – Monitors the financial performance of the department, including revenue generation, utilization, and expenses. Participates in budgeting discussions and establishing internal key performance indicators (KPIs).

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required
  • 7+ years of project management experience; Agency preferred
  • 2+ years leading and managing teams
  • Proficient knowledge of waterfall and agile methodologies
  • PMP, CSM, Agile- related certification or equivalent, a plus
  • Knowledge and passion for Project Management platforms - Basecamp, Confluence, Harvest, Jira, and Smartsheet
  • Ability to lead in a complex, fast-paced organization with resiliency for ambiguity and change, to deliver the highest quality outcomes
  • Success growing and managing teams within a hybrid organization
  • Ability to oversee project teams, while independently, managing multiple projects; excellence in time management is key
  • Experience working with accounts of all sizes from small businesses to enterprise level
  • Experience working on a wide variety of digital projects, including web and mobile applications
  • Effective communication and ability to influence stakeholders through professionalism, integrity, and presence
  • Proficiency in problem-solving, recommending approaches and solutions
  • Thirst for knowledge and desire to learn more!

The Perks Of Being A Mindgrubber:

  • Work remotely or in the office - your choice! (ask about our Covid policy)
  • Excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), phone, and gym stipends
  • PTO available when you start
  • A yogi-level flexible schedule
  • Free access to Premium Calm app Subscription
  • Annual training budget dedicated to your professional development
  • A variety of fun Mindgrub hosted events and Committees to join (e.g. Adventure club, Fun Committee, DEI Committee, Mindgrub Meet Ups, and more)

Inclusivity without exception | At Mindgrub we value and encourage mutual respect and acceptance. We know we all have something to contribute. We work every day to ensure all are welcome, and that we treat all people with fairness and dignity.

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Do you fit even 80% of this description? If so, we want to meet you!

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