Project Assistant

St Petersburg, Florida, United States Full-time

 

Project Assistant 

Focus School Software is a fast-growing management software company. We thrive on creating some of the most innovative features on the market today, helping educators to meet their evolving needs in classrooms, district management, state reporting compliance, and other facets of student-centered education and technology.

Currently, Focus is looking for energetic, creative, and experienced candidates who can help us succeed in our mission to serve an increasing number of districts across the nation. We keep our clients’ needs at the forefront of everything we do, and as a company who understands the hard work of today’s educators, Focus looks for employees who share our values towards education. 

Focus is looking to expand our team by adding a Project Assistant. The Project Assistant will be responsible for supporting the implementation team, as well as the Director of Implementation, in various project related tasks. The ideal candidate should have a passion for educational software and technology with an interest in project management, whose long-term goal would be to move into a Project Coordinator position. As the Project Assistant, you will be expected to work independently, as well as alongside the Director of Implementation, and must be able to work well under pressure to handle a variety of tasks and confidential matters with discretion. 

 

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least two years of professional experience in a technology-related, project management or Educational setting 
  • Comfortable with rapidly updating project management software systems
  • Strong organization skills that reflect the ability to prioritize multiple project tasks with excellent attention to detail 
  • Versatility with Office and Mac computers and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • A self-starter with insight into company objectives, product, and project’s needs, implementing strategies, taking on extra tasks, etc. to meet/exceed those objectives and needs, as well as a variety of needs of educators 
  • Demonstrate solid character, integrity, and share our small business ethics
  • Comfortable with simultaneous projects – large, small, and sometimes unplanned – while assisting Director of Implementation 
  • Comfortable going to the necessary lengths to meet quality standards, priorities, and every deadline 
  • Must have strong written/grammatical skills as extensive writing is involved
  • Must have strong oral communication, including informative, persuasive, and colloquial speaking skills
  • Must have strong “people skills” and work well under pressure and strict deadlines
  • Flexibility concerning after-hours communication with Executives and availability to travel on short notice is a must

 Job Duties:

  • Assist in the coordination of software projects for school districts implementing to Focus 
  • Convey updates from conversations/meetings, whether written or oral, and coordinates communication in writing to all necessary parties
  • Responsible for minutes of meetings
  • Assist with presentations on the project plan and updates
  • Assist in coordination of phone conferences and  recording/finalizing notes for project team

Focus School Software’s compensation package offers the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) after 6 months
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Casual dress code
  • Paid parking in downtown St. Petersburg
  • Free lunch on Fridays