Opportunities at PLS 3rd Learning

From PhDs and MBAs to our dedicated team of developers and creatives — PLS is home to an abundance of diverse talent. 

We are seeking a strong, self-motivated project support specialist with a positive and growth mindset to work as part of a team and perform multi-faceted duties and responsibilities in the field of education leadership.

With offices located in downtown Buffalo, New York, our company is an organization dedicated to continuous improvement in K-12 schools by combining leading-edge thinking in education with advanced web-based technologies. We focus on the development of web-based systems and professional learning approaches that promote and enhance educator and leader effectiveness. Our projects are custom-designed to meet the challenges, needs, and objectives of state regional and local education agencies.

The project support specialist will work as part of a team project with a constituency that includes school superintendents, school boards, and other educational leaders. Our product and services support their important work, and the successful candidate will play a vital role in the success of our product and services to our current and future partners and customers. The successful candidate will support the project’s leadership team with a wide variety of diverse, yet critically important, tasks, duties and responsibilities.

With the proper mindset, good energy, attitude, and enthusiasm, we can provide a supportive and professional environment to help you excel and grow in an important role within the team.

Currently, this position is remote while our office is undergoing renovations. In the coming months, this position will adopt a hybrid work model to allow employees to work both remotely and on-premises in our Buffalo, NY office.


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience with some transferrable skills.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred if experience is limited.
  • High-level proficiency with internet searches along with specific software applications such as the Microsoft suite.


Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Maintain new processes while identifying and communicating potential opportunities for improvements.
  • Take a proactive and positive approach to overcoming challenges, solving problems, and achieving desired outcomes.
  • Be dedicated to meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of internal and external constituents.
  • Listen carefully to understand requests for action from internal and external constituents. react positively and respond promptly while fully resolving the requests.
  • Accept new, unexpected, or urgent changes in duties, responsibilities, and/or projects calmly and confidently.
  • Have the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and accept new projects, responsibilities, and duties as they arise working well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Take pride in professional growth, seeking out and capitalizing on opportunities to learn in order to enhance performance in their present role and prepare for roles he/she aspires to obtain.
  • Foster credibility and trust by honoring their commitments.
  • Identify necessary actions for both self and others to complete all assigned tasks and to obtain desired results. Successful candidate is self-motivated to meet deadlines and performance goals.
  • Commit to submitting complete and accurate work. They recognize the component parts of a process, verifies the accuracy of each component, and ensures that all work has been completed.
  • Be eager to contribute toward achieving a common goal as part of a team.
  • Manage their own time, is self-motivated, and produces quality work and meets deadlines within the timeframe provided.
  • Balance self-reflection and feedback from peers and leaders to help improve performance on future tasks.
  • Express intended thoughts clearly, articulately, concisely, and purposefully with outstanding written and verbal communication.
  • Possess strong customer service orientation, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Be well organized with a high-level work ethic.
  • Timely and deadline driven with strong attention to detail.
  • Have the ability and interest in learning new software applications quickly.

Salary commensurate with experience and combined with a competitive benefits package.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to




Benefits at PLS


We cover the majority of health insurance premiums in addition to offering many other a-la-carte options.

Work-Life Balance

From PTO with rollover options, 11 paid holidays, and a hybrid work model we offer the ultimate work-life balance. 

Retirement Savings

Our company-sponsored 401(k) plan includes a generous employer match.

Healthy Snacks

In addition to the occasional office lunch, PLS’s offices are stocked with a selection of healthy snacks and coffee daily.

* Please note that the benefits listed above are for full-time/salaried positions

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