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Agile Coach (work from home) (Chester)

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Chester
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when accessing Candidate Home.By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?As a condition of employment with American Red Cross, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or qualify for an exemption, except in states where it is prohibited by law. Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employmentJoin us-Where your Career is a Force for Good!Job Description:The work location for this exciting opportunity is virtual. The selected candidate will work 100% remotely from home and be located somewhere in the Eastern Time zone (NC, SC or VA preferred).The agile coach will serve as an evangelist and accelerator for adoption of agile ways of working within the Enterprise Data organization. They will provide training and coaching to build teams' maturity in agile approaches, measure progress to overcome obstacles and drive continuous improvement, and champion agile to stakeholders across the enterprise. In addition to managing the scrum masters on the Enterprise Data team, the coach will actively serve as the Enterprise Data representative for the broader American Red Cross agile transformation. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, fantastic attitude and be comfortable addressing new challenges on a daily basis.Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to define outcomes and a roadmap for the organization's agile transformation.
  • Develop, deliver, and/or coordinate with external providers to provision training and workshops on agile frameworks (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework) and practices (e.g., conducting daily stand-ups, retrospectives, backlog management).
  • Assess and enhance team agility and maturity by developing coaching plans and conducting maturity assessments.
  • Coach individuals and teams (including scrum masters and product owners) to facilitate adoption and improvement in agile methodologies and principles.
  • Establish and ensure adoption of standards, ceremonies, and best practices for agile ways of working.
  • Provide guidance and facilitate sprint and release planning sessions, and other agile ceremonies as needed.
  • Challenge existing workflows and processes and remove impediments to agile teams' success.
  • Facilitate the organization's transition to a continuous delivery model and adoption of an agile mindset across stakeholders.
  • Monitor and communicate progress of agile teams' key metrics (e.g., OKRs and KPIs) to stakeholders (e.g., IT and business leaders).
  • Track metrics to surface potential problems and assist teams in resolving them.
  • Champion agile approaches, drive awareness of the agile transformation, and gain stakeholder buy-in to expand adoption and support agile approaches.
  • Keep up to date with corporate policies, practices, and industry trends concerning agile.
  • Participate in the identification, collection, and reporting of agile practice metrics and measurements to track progress.
  • Assist with establishing communities of practice and developing a culture of continuous improvement across teams.
  • Maintain an involvement in industry agile communities to continuously bring new methods and ideas to the organization.Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. The American Red Cross does not sponsor employment visas.Qualifications:Education: Bachelor's degree requiredExperience:
    • Minimum of 7 years of experience working as an agile coach, scrum master, or a comparable role.
    • Minimum of 5 years of management experience.
    • Agile certification (e.g. SAFe, Scrum)Skills & Abilities:
      • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
      • Deep expertise in agile methodologies, frameworks, and practices.
      • Experience coaching and mentoring individuals and teams and facilitating training sessions.
      • Demonstrated ability to influence change and resolve conflict at the leadership and team level.
      • Strong problem-solving skills that can be applied to resolve complex business and technical challenges.
      • Experience developing and tracking metrics and using them to make data-driven decisions.
      • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in a condensed manner to various stakeholders verbally and in writing.
      • Familiarity with agile planning tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence).
      • Adaptability and a willingness to learn new skills, technologies, and frameworks.Travel: Travel may be required.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++For those candidates located in Colorado or Connecticut, the salary range for this position is: $150K +/- annual salary. We do not offer bonus pay for this role. Note that the American Red Cross sets salary ranges aligned to a specific geographic location in which the job or employee resides. The stated salary range in this posting is an average and may not be reflective of your individual circumstances. We will review specific salary information at the time of phone screening based upon your location.The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization that creates a culture of collaboration and team spirit. We offer our employee's a competitive salary, wide range of generous benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with match; paid time off, holidays and floating holidays. Also, we encourage professional development and provide growth opportunities. To be considered for this position, please visit to apply.
        • LI-EH1Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.Interested in Volunteering?Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.Visit to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.To view the EEOC Summary of Rights, click here: Summary of Rights

Keywords: American Red Cross, Rock Hill , Agile Coach (work from home) (Chester), IT / Software / Systems , Chester, South Carolina

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