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Technical Project Manager

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What You'll Do

You didn’t just organize Halloween candy by color, size, and overall brand sentiment — you convinced your friends to adopt your organizational schema. Today, you bring your big-picture thinking, and gravitas to the Internet.

Kalamuna needs a hands-on technical project manager to plan and manage one large Drupal project in higher education, and smaller contracts in parallel. You’ll push the project from discovery, including UX research and design activities, to prototyping and implementation – on schedule, in scope, and on budget. 

This is a half-time (20h/wk) position, with a conversion to full time (40h/wk) after 3 months. You’ll work remotely with a team across EST and PST. Proximity to Oakland or Toronto would mean more in-person collaboration.

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Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Agency experience with a proven track record managing CMS projects
  • 3+ years of agile experience, including scrum and kanban
  • Strong technical and architectural understanding of CMS projects (Drupal, WordPress), possibly from a past life as a developer
  • Ability to work in a distributed, remote team
  • Ability to manage concurrent emerging needs balanced against higher level priorities
  • Proficiency with JIRA + comfort with its reporting capabilities
  • Understanding of content strategy, UX, and development roles + relationships
  • Experience working with developers, designers, and clients
  • Ability to facilitate estimation practices, and measure progress against them
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Clear, concise communication
  • Experience writing actionable tickets
  • Facility producing documentation for internal teams and client stakeholders
  • Ability to recognize changes in scope and act accordingly
  • Thorough attention to detail in providing UAT/QA support

 

Bonus Points

  • Advanced JIRA/Confluence management
  • Higher education and/or nonprofit experience
  • Public speaking and community engagement
  • Analytics and Digital Marketing Strategy experience
  • Experience in digital accessibility

 

Working with us

Kalamuna is committed to building practical solutions that empower organizations and individuals. You’ll be working simultaneously on a reasonable mix of interesting projects for mission-driven organizations, and be counted upon to solve problems in code in a team context leveraging agile methodologies.

We’re committed to your excellence and continued development, so we’ll help you do the work you love to do, and explore the ideas that help you grow.

Kalamuna offers many full-time benefits including: health insurance, commuter benefits, a continued learning stipend, short-term disability, employer-match 401k, paid sick leave, PTO, and more. We also organize team building workshops and company-wide conference attendance.

We’re looking for individuals with a broad range of interests and experiences. Your story, your passion is what interests us most.

 

About Kalamuna

Before we were Kalamuna, we each worked with causes that mean something to us. We’ve worked with political campaigns and arts organizations and every other kind of endeavor that means something to the human soul. And at some point, we decided to apply our skills in technology, communications and design to these causes—to work on something bigger.

We formed Kalamuna to work on that something bigger together.

Today, we help transform mission-driven organizations by empowering them with the strategy, design, and technology they need to increase their impact. We make great partners to universities, museums, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations; their missions inspire us, and this shows in everything we do. Whether it’s as a strategic advisor, technical partner, or design agency, we make our client’s mission our mission.

Commitment to Diversity

Kalamuna is committed to eradicating institutional discrimination and bias, and to uplifting the lived experiences of all minorities.

As such, Kalamuna welcomes applications from all backgrounds, particularly from people of color; women; LGBTQ people; immigrants or refugees; people who are differently-abled; and people from low- or moderate-income backgrounds. Kalamuna is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, disability status, veteran status, military obligations, marital status and policy party affiliation, or on any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law.

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