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Project Manager

Date Posted:  Jun 27, 2024
Requisition ID:  445864

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE):


The Indiana Department of Education provides innovative support to Indiana schools, teachers, students, and parents.  We proactively work with educators, policymakers, business leaders, and community-based organizations to build student success.  Our strategic priorities include:

  • Delivering quality, purposeful educational opportunities for each student
  • Elevating and supporting Indiana’s educators
  • Increasing partnerships and delivering aligned, effective, and efficient support




This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $75,010.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

Role Overview:


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Project Manager to join our Project Outcomes Management Team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in managing a project portfolio by overseeing projects across various educational programs and initiatives.
These skills are highly desired:

  • PMP training or Certification
  • Knowledge of educational systems and data
  • Experience working on data display projects utilizing PowerBI and Microsoft platforms


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Lead and manage a portfolio of projects, from inception to completion, ensuring alignment with departmental goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables, ensuring clear communication and alignment with organizational priorities.
  • Develop detailed project plans, including schedules, resource allocation, risk management, and communication strategies.
  • Monitor project progress, identify potential risks and issues, and implement corrective actions as needed to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Conduct regular project reviews and status updates, providing timely reporting to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication among project team members, stakeholders, and external partners.
  • Utilize business analysis techniques to gather and analyze requirements, identify process improvements, and drive organizational change.
  • Stay informed of industry best practices, emerging trends, and relevant regulations in project management and education policy.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:


You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Education, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in project management, preferably within a state agency or education-related organization.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Experience in business analysis, including requirements gathering, process mapping, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • PMP certification is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools (e.g., Microsoft Project, JIRA, Trello).
  • Flexibility to work in a hybrid remote environment, with the ability to collaborate effectively both in-person and virtually.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
    • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
    • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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