The American Physical Society (APS), a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics, is seeking a Digital Project Manager. This Project Manager role supports web product and digital project development by managing all phases of web projects, including leading planning efforts, documenting outcomes and business requirements, and assembling project plans and timelines. The Digital Project Manager works on a mix of new development, replacement, and enhancement projects while working closely with team members and management, and internal and external stakeholders.
Leads planning efforts, documenting outcomes and business requirements
Assembles project plans, timelines, sprint planning, reporting, and retrospectives
Manages and mitigates risk with project scope, budget, and delivery for web projects
Establishes feedback loops, manages expectations, and maintains lines of communications between team members and both internal and external stakeholders
Manages and understands the long-term roadmap for all properties in the APS web portfolio
Manages internal and external resources, including developers, designers, and writers
Supports non-technical teams in the Communications Department, including marketing and graphics, with project planning and communication
Assists in grooming and prioritizing work in the backlog
Assists with quality assurance and testing and establishing acceptance criteria for all work
Evaluates and maintains project management tools and software
Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree required. PMP, Scrum-Certified Product Owner, or ScrumMaster certification is preferred.
3-8 years of experience as a project manager or business analyst with PM experience
Experience working for similar organizations is preferred
Experience managing projects for digital products in a multi-stakeholder and cross-functional environment
Experience working with Agile, Scrum, and Lean processes, and serving in Scrum Master and Product Owner roles
Experience working with and managing common reporting and project management tools (Atlassian suite, Basecamp, Trello, etc.)
Experience with planning, writing, and executing regression and user acceptance tests
Experience working with vendors and managing vendor relationships, including design agencies on large projects
Product management experience is also helpful, including defining vision, iterative releases
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Conflict resolution and negotiating skills
General understanding of web concepts and basic HTML
General knowledge of technology systems, platforms, and design and development patterns used in web design and development is a plus
Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules.
Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently.
About The American Physical Society
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.