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Scrum Master / USA: Evanston, IL

Rotary International
Evanston, IL 60201
Job Title:            Scrum Master

Area:                   IT Delivery

Reports to:         Scrum Master

Classification:    Exempt

Location:            Evanston, IL

(Currently working remotely but will return to office on a hybrid work model - must be willing to relocate or currently live in the Chicagoland area). 


Organization Overview

Rotary is a membership organization that unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real, long-term solutions to pressing issues facing our communities and the world. Each year, Rotary members expand their networks, build lasting relationships, and invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to improve lives and create positive change in the world. In exchange for hard work and dedication in support of Rotarys clubs, members and other participants, and their humanitarian service projects, our employees receive competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. To learn more, visit http://www.rotary.org.


Rotarys Commitment to Diversity

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.



This position reports into lead scrum master role within IT delivery team. They will be responsible for enforcing the rules of Scrum, removing impediments, promoting self-management and constantly improving our standards of work. They will be working with a geographically distributed team and should be able to work with diverse team members. The successful candidate will be a strong servant leader with drive to make a difference

You Must Have

  • Bachelors degree

  • 5 or more years of work experience as a Business analyst/Scrum Master/Product Owner

  • Software Development Lifecycle knowledge (SDLC)

  • Agile development practices

  • User Story grooming and estimating

  • Familiarity to work with offshore teams

  • Technically savvy to be able to run SQL queries, test Restful services, test frontend technologies

  • Cross functional coordination experience is a plus

  • Ability to translate technical nuances to simple language for business users

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

You Will Be Responsible For


Liaison and Communication

  • Serve as liaison between technical and non-technical departments.

  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.

  • Hold clear and concise discussions with internal stakeholders, business partners, and vendors

  • Provide regular updates and feedback to product and project managers on the progress of IT efforts

Planning and Management

  • Participate in product requirement discussions and identify technical dependencies

  • Help product owner and scrum team understand the need for clear and concise product backlog items

  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.

  • Maintain process documentation

  • Removes barriers between stakeholders and scrum teams.

Development and Delivery

  • Organize and facilitate all the scrum ceremonies and any meetings to remove impediments

  • Help the scrum team focus on creating high-value increments that meet the Definition of Done

  • Remove and ensure that all scrum events are positive, productive, and kept within the sprint

  • With technical team, identify feature dependencies and collaborate with other product teams as needed.

  • Plan and run the scrum of scrums to monitor the dependencies.

  • Ensure the team feels accountable for the overall commitment and for sprint commitments

  • Ensure delivery of completed products following the established change control practices

Vendor management

  • Assists product owners in the coordination of RFI/RFP efforts for technology vendors

  • Assists product owners in consolidating RFP responses

  • Supports coordination of technology vendor selection

  • Supports coordination of necessary meetings with internal subject matter experts and signing authorities to maintain forward progress during negotiation process

Mentor and Coach

  • Proactively participate in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices.

  • Shares best practices and promotes knowledge sharing amongst teammates

  • Empower the team to self-organize and self-manage

  • Promote continuous improvement within the team through regular coaching

  • Coach the team on collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility

  • Lead, train, and coach the organization in its scrum adoption

  • May aid in the creation of Scrum policies and procedures


Leadership Attributes

  • Communication: Be open to receiving ideas from diverse viewpoints and able to communicate messages so that they are universally understood.

  • Collaboration: Builds partnerships and works jointly with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Accountability: Have a clear sense of ownership and take personal responsibility for actions.

  • Adaptability: Respond to changes willingly and recognize when to adjust based on the situation.


Why work for Rotary?

  • Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits package

  • Progressive 401k matching contributions

  • Above market and generous paid time off package

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Professional development opportunities

  • On-site cafeteria and coffee bar with special pricing for Rotary employees

  • Flextime-several different work schedules to choose from

  • Close to CTA, Metra, a variety of stores, and many food options


Please note:

  • Rotary does not provide VISA sponsorship or relocation assistance.

  • Evanston employees are currently working remotely but will return to office on a hybrid work model - must be willing to relocate or currently live in the Chicagoland area. 


Posted: 2022-05-24 Expires: 2022-06-23

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