Professional Summary

Jodie Otten has spent the last year working as a Project Coordinator at Polaris through the Barriers to Entry Program. She gained valuable skills running Portfolio Financial Management for the Technology VP of North American Power Sports. She managed the financial portfolio and provided reporting by creating a financial dashboard through Power BI. Prior to joining the B2E program she had experience working as a Data Analyst in Wayzata Public Schools. Jodie is hoping to use her new experience and skills gained through Project Coordination at Polaris Industries, as well as the knowledge and skills she has gain participating in the Barriers to Entry program!
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  • Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
  • Soft Skills: Self Motivated, Strong Communication, Attention to Detail, Strong Organization
  • Relevant Experience: Data Analysis & Reporting, Project Coordination and Financial Management
  • Software:Outlook, Adobe, Microsoft Package, Google Forms, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Constant Contact, Skyward and Ed Plan (SaaS Solution), Workfront and Power BI


  • Certified Scrum Master Certification
  • Human Resources Industrial Relations Certificate

Professional Experience Highlights

Project Coordinator – Polaris Industries

  • Insured project financial standards were met across multiple project within 12 portfolios’.
  • Manage financial governance across $13M dollar portfolio’s.
  • Lead the portfolio financial readiness review across 7 project managers
  • Prepare monthly executive financial reports.
  • Coordinate project management deliverables across multiple teams in Polaris Digital and Information Services.
  • Worked on Resource Management across a large Program.
  • Created and maintained a financial dashboard with Power BI.


Data Analyst – Special Services Student Data Secretary

  • Input, maintain, update, and monitor special education records to verify legal accuracy across multiple systems to ensure that records are in compliance with state and Federal requirements.
  • Administer, support and train staff on SaaS Solution – Ed Plan (Software for tracking Special education students).
  • Develop and maintain specialized reports from the District Student System and the Web based Ed Plan system.
  • Maintain a tracking system for monitoring students who meet state regulatory guidelines.
  • Enter and keep track of service hours for children with disabilities in the district from birth to adulthood for the purpose of reimbursement of state funds to the school district.
  • Processed referrals to District 287 a district which takes students needing specialized care or facilities beyond the capabilities of the Wayzata school district.
  • Enter data and track students needing special accommodations for state testing by entering information into Minnesota Department of Education site and ordering student testing material.
  • Maintain create and manage all transportation requests for Special Services, Homeless, English Learners, Section 504, and Care and Treatment students.
  • Abide by data privacy practices for record retention and handling, ensuring confidentiality of all special education records and materials.
  • Build cooperative relationships with case managers, parents, and various departments within the school district responding to inquiries and providing important compliance information.

Education & Training

  • York Solutions’ Barriers to Entry Program – Concentration: Project Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Business Degree, University of Minnesota 2006