Scrum Master / Program Manager

Commencement Date: ASAP

Duration: 18 months

Time Commitment: 4 – 12 hours per week or as required in order to achieve your responsibilities

Context

Go Girl, Go For IT is a program run by the Victorian ICT for Women organisation. Go Girl, Go for IT is not its own entity, but rather a program owned by the parent organisation, Vic ICT for Women.

The program’s main objective is to excite and engage female primary & secondary school students and to introduce them to the vast range of career options available in IT, encouraging them to consider IT as a career.

Your Purpose

You drive your success and the success of your team through inspirational leadership and management and active collaboration by:

  • developing an operating rhythm that engages a high performing team who love what they do and deliver great outcomes

  • keeping dependencies visible and everything on track

You don't just aim to organise this wonderful program, you achieve it. You're organised, you’re on top of things and you’re a leader.

Your Team

You’re a member of a high performing leadership team who all direct various parts of the Go Girl, Go for IT program. No area is more important than the other, you’re an ecosystem, each playing a critical role in the successful execution of Go Girl. You’re all hard-working and committed to this great cause. You’re also collaborative, you take ownership of the program’s success in its entirety.

You lead a team who are all equally hard working, dedicated and brilliant humans.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of this role is to support the Program Managing Director and Associate Managing Director in all project management activities associated with this program. You’re committed to supporting each event offered by the Go Girl program. Specific responsibilities include:

  • leadership of a team of scrum masters/project managers

  • definition of program and project scope

  • ensuring programs / projects are delivered according to agreed budget / time / scope using agile approaches

  • maintaining the overall program schedule and project deliverables

  • assisting stream leads with planning their activities

  • managing the program budget

  • status reporting

  • management of risks and issues

  • managing the main Go Girl mailbox

  • arranging and minuting program meetings

  • engagement and liaison with key stakeholders

You’re working with

  • Managing Director, Go Girl, Go for IT

  • Associate Managing Director, Go Girl, Go for IT

  • Director of Marketing and Communications

  • Director of Account Management

  • Director of Logistics

  • Director of Tradeshow

  • Director of Schools Liaison

  • Director of Volunteers

  • Director of Speakers

  • Director of Sponsorship

  • Director of Customer Journeys

  • Customer Journey Team members

  • Your direct reports

  • Sponsors and possibly speakers

  • Any other stakeholders required to ensure a great outcome

Role requirements

Qualifications / Experience

  • 5+ leadership experience in a program or project management role, or scrum master/iteration manager, preferred but not essential

  • Strong track record of working within a large program of work in a leadership role preferred but not essential

  • Ideally, previous experience volunteering, or leading a volunteer team

Skills / Knowledge

  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills with the ability to lead, motivate & manage teams.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex thoughts and ideas clearly to a variety of audiences

  • Proven interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills

  • Ability to empower the team members to share the responsibility of liaising with the other streams & also the speakers

  • Ability to work in a team environment