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Open position

Senior Education Project Manager

About the Committee for Economic Development 

Founded in 1942, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is a non-profit, non-partisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation’s most critical issues. CED’s work is grounded on seven primary principles: sustainable capitalism, long-term economic growth, efficient fiscal and regulatory policy, competitive and open markets, a globally competitive workforce, equal economic opportunity, and non-partisanship in the nation’s interest. CED’s research and program work are based in four core policy issue areas: Fiscal Health, Education, Global Competitiveness, and Democratic Institutions.

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The Senior Education Project Manager works to support the effective implementation of CED’s portfolio of work on a diverse range of programs and projects in early childhood, K-12, post-secondary education, and workforce development. This position is part of a 5-member team that assists in developing, managing, promoting, and publicizing CED programs, projects, reports, and events and reports to CED Vice President, Education Programs. The role involves a broad range of responsibilities including project management, budget development, grant monitoring, event organization, contracts, billing, publications release, and coordination with communications, legal, and finance staff.  


  • Manage the implementation of all education program work, on time and within budget, that leads to effective impact at the local and national levels.
  • Develop detailed project plans to monitor and track progress of education program work.
  • Conduct analyses of education program progress and results to support planning, evaluation, and reporting purposes.
  • Organize education program and project meetings/events/activities with external consultants, as well as with local partners in states across the country.
  • Assist with the release of education program and project publications, including writing education program content for the CED web site and newsletter.
  • Serve as the CED liaison for the development of education program contracts, scopes of work, and billing.
  • Develop processes to ensure efficient and prompt payment of vendors and external consultants.
  • Establish and maintain files and record keeping systems for all education programs and projects.
  • Coordinate with appropriate CED staff on financial reporting for education program and grant work.
  • Other duties, as requested.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education, policy, administration, or another related field and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or equivalent work experience.
  • 2 - 5 years of professional experience as a project manager, preferably in the field of education policy at the state or national levels.
  • Demonstrated success in managing and monitoring a range of projects and budgets.
  • Superior organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding writing, analytic, and communications capabilities.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Capacity to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and operate on short timelines.
  • Acumen to work with high-level national business and education leaders.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally for education project-related activities.
  • Preferred: A passion for education and public service-orientation.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

What We Offer

The Conference Board is proud to embrace best practices in employee wellbeing. We offer a competitive total compensation package. As part of our benefits package, we offer flexibility with remote working capabilities, employer-sponsored learning and development, advancement opportunities, on-site health initiatives, a communal and collaborative working environment, and a strong sense of comradery with sports teams, clubs, volunteer opportunities, and employee events.

The Conference Board does not discriminate / we are an equal opportunity employer in all solicitations or advertisements for employees.

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