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Project Manager

Data Recognition Corporation
Maple Grove, MN
Start date
Dec 2, 2021
Closing date
Jan 1, 2022

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Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

Req #221

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Summary- This position is responsible for beginning to end project management for state assessment projects, including schedules, project documentation, and internal and external resource management. The incumbent is responsible for all phases of the project and is able to analyze how the project affects, and is affected by, other areas of the company (i.e., programming, operations, etc.).


Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a productive working relationship with client contacts and vendors and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders across multiple levels
  • Gather project requirements, document change requests, communicate to team as needed, and take appropriate action.
  • Analyze client requirements and develop recommendations for solutions as needed
  • Provide information to other internal departments regarding project scope and changes to current projects.
  • Assume responsibility for timely completion of projects by developing a realistic project schedule using MS Project
  • Monitor project milestones and critical dates to identify potential jeopardy of project schedule and identify ways to resolve schedule issues.
  • Interact with team members to coordinate their activities, obtain or provide information regarding projects and changes to projects, assign tasks and set priorities; including providing work direction to temporary staff.
  • Develop, update, and maintain project materials such as manuals, publications, meeting agendas and minutes, and project documentation.
  • Manage project delivery to client and contract specifications
  • Participate in formal review with internal team and client at project completion to confirm acceptance and satisfaction.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced personnel on basic project management skills and responsibilities.
  • All other projects as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two-four years project management experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel; MS Project experience is a plus
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Familiarity with and ability to apply conflict resolution with minimal guidance

    Minimum Expectations

  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Be able to work under supervision  and accept feedback 
  • Relate effectively  and work respectfully  with diverse work groups
  • Ability to consistently  perform well during times of increased work load
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job tasks simultaneously
  • Occasional travel may be required.

    Reporting to this position:  No direct reports



    Data Recognition Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

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    Founded in 1978, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is a privately-held company headquartered here in the Twin Cities, with offices in Maple Grove, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, and eight other locations nationwide.  DRC’s three divisions – Education, Survey Services and Document Services – provide high quality programs and services to state departments of education, medium-to large sized global businesses, and the United States Government.  DRC delivers full-service educational testing and assessment programs; large-scale survey research and data-collection programs; and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions.  DRC continues to achieve extraordinary growth and provides superior career opportunities for talented professionals.


    *Health Insurance
    Medical and Dental
    *Term Life Insurance/AD&D
    *401(k) Plan
    *Profit Sharing
    *Personal Time Off
    *Short Term Disability
    *Long Term Disability
    *Tuition Reimbursement
    *Educational Grants for Children of DRC Employees *Community Service Leave *Discount Programs

    Locations: Maple Grove Headquarters/494 & Bass Lk Rd, Brooklyn Park/7303 Boone Ave N and the Brooklyn Park Distribution Ctr./8900 Wyoming Ave N.  If interested in applying,  please visit the Careers page on our website at


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