Production Associate - New York


: $122,420.00 - $94,120.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Kognito ( is a health simulation company based in NYC. We develop role-play simulations where users engage in conversations with virtual humans and learn how to lead similar conversations in real-life that result in improved social, emotional, and physical health. We work with more than 300 health, education, and govt organizations in and outside of the U.S. To date, more than 1 million people completed a Kognito simulation. Our team of 50+ people includes learning scientists, psychologists, software engineers, graphic artists, writers, and operation specialists.

Ascend Learning; LLC ( is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for high-growth careers in a range of industries, including healthcare, fitness and wellness, and insurance and financial services. We provide outcomes-based solutions aimed at helping people enter, sustain and succeed in their chosen fields. Ascend employs more than 1,000 employees, with headquarters in Burlington, Mass., and offices in Kansas City metro, Phoenix metro, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Walnut Creek, California, Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York, and the U.K.

Kognito is seeking full-time associate project manager to build and maintain client and stakeholder relationships, and manage and execute production of new Kognito health simulations featuring virtual humans. Youll act as a point of contact to communicate project needs and scope, lead scrums, maintain the project in JIRA, book vendors, run budgets, and triage production issues. The ideal candidate will be able to tailor communications to whom they are speaking and working, and be both a valued collaborator and team lead. Youll be able to anticipate problems before they arise. If you have a background working in healthcare, tech, or as a producer, youll bring valuable skills to the table.


  • Using Jira dashboards, analyze the health of the project, and assist in creating contingency plans based on data driven forecasts
  • Work with the cross-functional team to define requirements and manage scope
  • Lead scrums, sprint planning, and retrospectives
  • Analyze and optimize financial management and process
  • Assist managers in capacity planning
  • Ensure smooth and real-time flow of communication between all parties involved in project
  • Assist in managing client relationships
  • Effectively manage and interpret client feedback on all deliverables
  • Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Minimum 1 year related Project Management and/or digital content development experience
  • Proficient in JIRA, Confluence, and Excel
  • Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong account management, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • A sound judge of quality work, able to coherently represent the need for or against additional effort based on factual accuracy, both internally and with the client
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and technical aptitude
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including writing concisely and clearly for different audiences
  • Ability to interface with all levels of an organization, from intern to CEO
  • Ascend Learning, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer(M/F/Vets/Disabled). No agency or search firm submissions will be accepted. Applications for U.S. based positions with Ascend Learning, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States and verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

    Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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