Accessibility Project Manager

Nelnet is a diversified and innovative company committed to enriching lives through the power of service as a student loan servicer, professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payments processor, renewable energy solutions, and K-12 and higher education expert. For over 40 years, Nelnet has been serving its customers, associates, and communities.

The perks of working at Nelnet go beyond our benefits package. When you join the Nelnet team, you’re part of a community invested in the success of each individual. That support comes through in our work, as we are united by our mission of creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work.

Manages, directs, and plans complex project(s) consisting of one or more project teams. Responsible for coordinating, scheduling, and assigning project tasks, managing backlogs, team building and leadership, and developing and maintaining positive working relationships with clients in functional areas outside of IT as well as external customers. Applies project development methodologies and reporting techniques to indicate project status.

  1. Manages and directs one or more project teams to meet project objectives.
  2. Reviews, evaluates, and formulates project plans, schedules, and budgets.
  3. Oversees requirements solicitation and definition for the projects.
  4. Manages staff and budget resources required to meet changing corporate needs.
  5. Understanding, and persuades others when appropriate.
  6. Identifies and negotiates schedules, milestones, and resources required to meet project objectives.
  7. Leads problem resolution and decision making through facilitation and troubleshooting.
  8. Organizes and guides project operations through the use of industry-accepted methodologies.
  9. Evaluates progress and reports progress in terms of quality and performance metrics common to IT projects.
  10. Works with client departments to coordinate systems testing, installation, training, and support.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Information Science or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. PMI certification preferred.
  3. 2 or more experience with Agile methodologies.

Experience in leading teams of developers, analysts, architects and engineers preferably in a matrix organization. Expert level experience working with data in Excel, and MS Project.


  1. Ability to manage projects from inception to successful post-implementation.
  2. Demonstrated competency in developing effective solutions to successfully resolve diverse and complex business problems.
  3. Strong analytical, communication, technical teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Must be proficient in SharePoint and preferably experience with TFS, MS CRM, Access, or other database utilities and other Microsoft technologies.
  5. Works with Assigned project lead to ensure client deliverables and timelines being adhered to.
  6. Status of Pipeline and Active Projects (estimate due dates, Customer follow-up).
  7. Tracking estimates to actuals and contract profitability reporting.

Pay range for this role is $75,000-$120,000 annually depending on experience.

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK.

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.