Enterprise Agile Coach

Location: 

New Haven, CT, US, 06511

Category:  Information Technology

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The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.

 

While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.

 

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Overview

The Knights of Columbus Agile Coach will lead various organizational teams in understanding and embracing the Agile methodology. The Agile Coach will drive the Agile Roadmap, identifying and tracking Agile accomplishments across the organization. They will be the liaison between the Delivery Excellence team and the scrum teams. They will promote incremental organizational adoption of Agile, including guiding teams into the Agile methodology, providing employees with feedback and means of improvement, promoting organizational growth, and answering questions. 

 

The Agile Coach promotes the Agile mindset and acts as an effective change agent for Agile teams to improve the effectiveness of development and business efforts by facilitating improved Agile adoption and maturity across the enterprise The coach provides hands-on support to all employees, collaborating with people across widely varying levels and roles, leading teams toward further understanding and adoption of Agile as well as overall company growth and improvement.

Core Responsibilities

Skills Qualifications

  • Expert on different Agile methodologies; Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional leadership skills to support collaboration across multiple engineering disciplines, along with the ability to effectively motivate people to work as an integrated team across locations, and cultures
  • Experienced in facilitation skills to support conflict resolution, meeting facilitation, group dynamics, considering different personality styles
  • Experienced in Organizational Change Management (OCM)
  • Experienced in business process design, process documentation (i.e. BPMN), requirement gathering, testing, and user training
  • Strong understanding of project management and Agile methodologies
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Relates well to others, engages people and helps them understand change, provides and looks for feedback, articulates clearly, and actively listens

Education

  • BS in Business, Operations, Management, Computer Science or equivalent professional experience
  • 6+ years’ experience coaching and implementing change
  • One or more Agile certifications (e.g. CSM, CSPO, CSP, PSM, PSPO)

Compensation

The wage range for this role takes into account a broad array of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.  The range below applies as long as the work is performed in Connecticut; the Knights of Columbus reserves the right to adjust the wage range if the position is performed in another location.  At the Knights of Columbus, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $104,500-172,400. 

Authorization to work in the United States is required

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.

 

Employee benefits include:

 

Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.

 

Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.

 

Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.

 

Health and Wellness:

 

  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford