Education Program Manager

Accelon Inc
January 5, 2021
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


Position Title: Education Program Manager (contractor), Client Education Experiences

Location: San Francisco or Portland - Remote Role

Client Education
Every industry Client serves is being disrupted. Machine learning and AI, new means of production like 3D printing, easier access to capital, and changing consumer demand are key drivers of this disruption. Adding additional complexity, a significant percentage of today's skilled workforce is approaching retirement. Ensuring the next generation of designers, engineers, and construction professionals are prepared to leverage new manufacturing and construction techniques is a top priority for the Client and its customers.

To prepare the workforce of tomorrow, Client provides its professional tools free to students, educators, and academic institutions around the world. Ultimately, we want to inspire and empower the next generation in their pursuit of the skills, experience, degrees, and careers that will allow them to imagine, design and make a better world.

We are searching for an exceptional Program Manager to provide operational support to the Client Education leadership team.

Reporting to the Director of Business Strategy and Operations, you will drive cross-functional initiatives and develop effective solutions for student and outreach and training to ultimately help us drive next-generation awareness, adoption, and affinity for Autodesk.

Role and Responsibilities
As a Program Manager you will:
Drive cross-functional projects and initiatives, including quarterly business reviews, department all-hands, and employee development initiatives
Help plan, lead and manage effective team meetings, including defining agenda, facilitating working sessions, and capturing minutes, action items, and follow-ups as needed
Support overall Education team efforts in the development of student training resources
Create executive presentations; create and maintain department SharePoint site
Leverage technical expertise to develop methods of outreach for key education partners and student organizations
Manage communications on behalf of the leadership, synthesizing and communicating key messages to extended team and collaborators across the company
Maintain calendar of upcoming deliverables and events and ensure that we are proactively planning what work needs to get done by whom
Be a culture champion; organize social and community events that reinforce our culture and values
Develop product knowledge of 3D Design software: Client Fusion 360 and/or Inventor, SolidWorks or other competitive products
Ability to build rapport with a wide variety of internal and external constituents

Minimum Qualifications:
5 years of work experience in management consulting, program management, or equivalent experience
BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
Project management experience and credentials such as PMP (project management professional) certification (Required)
Experience leading cross-functional teams
SharePoint experience needed

Preferred Qualifications
A sense of passion and purpose for inspiring and empowering tomorrow's technology leaders
Detail-oriented and organized; ability to manage multiple projects
Critical thinking and problem-solving; comfort with ambiguity
Growth mindset; embraces challenges and desires to learn from setbacks and difficulties
Strong influencing skills; comfortable negotiating and driving timely decisions
Detail-oriented and organized; ability to manage multiple projects
Demonstrated effective communication skills and strong executive presentation skills
Expertise with PowerPoint, Excel, as well as other standard and advanced software/technology

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