Creative Resources Manager .:. EdTech company (25 hours/week; work from home)

Location: DC-Washington
Company Order Number: 1480
# of openings: 1

Description

An educational technology company that partners with top colleges and universities to bring their degree programs online is looking to engage a professional with specific experience and a sincere interest in resource planning and management, in an ongoing work-from-home (anywhere in the United States), part-time creative services resource management position. 

We are hoping to talk with applicants who can work at least 20 hours/week, and ideally those who might be available to commit close to 30 hours/week. No specific start date has been set, but we would like the designer chosen for this role to begin working in October or November. Sooner is better! 

This position is for a professional who already has experience using resource planning software, to assign people to projects based on their skills, experience, and availability. The individual in this role must be proactive and have the ability to keep things moving under pressure and on tight deadlines. This position steps-in and helps Project Managers by reallocating resources, adjusting goals or requirements or assigning new people to them. The Creative Resources Manager should also be able to motivate internal clients to adopt and adhere to resource management best practices. The role requires keen attention to detail, organizational skills, adaptability, and sometimes a diplomatic touch.

The Creative Resources Manager directly supports the Traffic Manager in the control of creative project or marketing campaigns. He or she will need to understand how all of the pieces of a project or campaign come together and make certain that everything is accomplished in a timely and coordinated fashion based on availability.

Please apply if you can work during normal business hours -- at least most of the time. This is essential. For this scope of work at least, we are not interested in receiving inquiries from otherwise well qualified applicants who already have full-time, dayside commitments and are only looking for evening/weekend work. 
 
Brainstorm Creative Resources has supported the client organization since 2016. We can share the organization name, the hiring manager's credentials, information about our work history with the organization and examples of the types of products that might be produced in this role, with the most well qualified applicants. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 
* Manages the development of project schedules through a Forecast, Capacity Planning and Scheduling perspective.
* Supports an environment that encourages co-workers to exceed customers’ expectations.
* Recommends roles and responsibilities with Manager to provide the best opportunity for meeting client and internal measures and expectations.
* Offers strategic recommendations to improve productivity while balancing service levels.
* Ensures that forecasts, capacity plans and schedules are generated in a timely and precise fashion.

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 
* Bachelor's degree.
* At least 3-5 years in a resource planning and scheduling role on a medium-large sized team.
* Highly organized, process focused, with a desire for continuous improvement.
* Strong verbal and written customer relationship skills. 
* Ability to interact with all personality types and with all levels of staff.
* Personal time management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
* Exceptional problem determination skills with a high attention to detail.

WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING EXPECTED:
* Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PPT)
* G Suite (Gmail, GDocs, GSheets, GHangouts, etc)
* LucidChart
* Slack

ALSO SEEKING EXPERIENCE WITH AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
* Smartsheets (particularly Smartsheets!) 
* JIRA
* ZenDesk
* Basecamp
* Trello
* Workfront
* Other
 
LOCATION:
All work can be done remotely (i.e. from your home) anywhere in the United States. You will not need to visit the organization's offices, which are in the Washington, DC area. It is worth mentioning that much of the organization's full-time staff works remotely year-round. 
 
HOURS:
We are seeking well qualified individuals who are interested in the following situation:  
 
(1) working 20 - 30 hours/week;
(2) mostly during typical business hours;
(3) entirely from a remote location (your home, etc.) anywhere in the United States; 
(4) ongoing for the foreseeable future.
 
RATE:
Brainstorm Creative Resources strives to pay competitively. For this scope of work we are suggesting a broad rate range of $30/hour to $55/hour. For proper framing it is worth noting that these hourly rates, when annualized, offer income equivalent to salaries ranging from $60K to $110K. The broad rate range reflects our interest in hearing from well qualified individuals who bring an equally broad range of experience. As noted elsewhere in this job description, we are not interested in receiving applications from entry-level professionals. We are looking for highly applicable credentials that demonstrate your relevant experience in the range of "some" to "plenty". 

It is unlikely (but not impossible) that we will be able to pay appropriately qualified early career professionals near the top of the stated rate range. Alternatively, highly experienced professionals whose resumes communicate substantial, relevant experience can expect that we will make a strong case to our client, to pay you near the top of the range. 

The actual rate offered will be commensurate with your experience and will largely be based on the following factors: credentials as detailed in your resume, your portfolio, your interview experiences with Brainstorm Creative Resources and/or our client, and quality of reference providers and references provided. 

APPLICATION:
Brainstorm Creative Resources is a recruiting and staffing firm that has been focused on placing creative and editorial professionals into freelance and full-time positions with Washington, DC-area employers since 2003. 
 
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