Central Region Project Specialist, Virtual at K12, Inc in Herndon, Virginia

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Job Description:


Over 20 years ago, Stride was founded to provide personalized learning - powered by technology. We reached students where they were in their own journeys. We knocked down their barriers to great education. And we gave every learner equal opportunity to succeed - however they defined success. Stride innovated the learning experience with online and blended learning that prepared them for their lives ahead.

Stride is a community of passionate leaders. Whether teachers, engineers, curriculum writers, or financial managers - whatever your expertise or role, we all work to empower futures through learning. And changing the trajectory of learning itself is one of our greatest missions. Join us in developing more effective ways to learn and helping learners build the skills and confidence they need to make their way forward in life.

The Project Specialist manages multiple small to medium-sized projects or phase(s) of larger projects. Responsible for coordinating activities to ensure that project goals are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Assists in the development and refinement of project plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available resources; also refines existing plans.

  • Executes the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.

  • Manages changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs using appropriate verification techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized project changes.

  • Records detailed stakeholder requirements, constraints, and assumptions in order to establish the project deliverables, using requirement-gathering techniques (e.g., planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and the project charter.

  • Measures project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.

  • Implements approved actions and workarounds to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.

  • Motivates the team using appropriate tools and techniques in order to increase commitment to the program objectives.

  • Assists with the evolution of project processes and workflow in support of the dynamic needs of K12's business.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's degree AND

  • Two (2) years of related experience OR

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Experience in coordinating conference calls among multiple individuals inside and outside the company

  • Meeting planning experience

  • Strong, proven writing skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work and coordinate with numerous people inside and outside the company

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Web proficiency

  • Ability to travel domestically up to 15% of the time

  • Ability to clear required background check


  • Experience or extensive knowledge of education

  • Experience with Microsoft Project and Unanet

  • Experience or interest in public policy, education policy, government affairs, and/or political advocacy is preferred.

  • Experience in managing or maintaining departmental budgets not required but would be a plus

  • Project management certifications

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is a home-based position. This position is open to residents of, and may be performed remotely from Washington, D.C., and from any state except Colorado.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)