Job Posting: Project Manager, Data for Impact

The Beeck Center’s Data for Impact portfolio includes a number of projects and fellows working to advance the role data plays in decision-making, including through the State Chief Data Officers Network. The Project Manager supporting the State CDO Network and Data for Impact portfolio will coordinate a number of projects that include research, technical support, and coordinating communities of practice.


The Beeck Center strongly encourages all people to apply (please circulate widely), especially those who hold the following intersecting identities: Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, poor or working class, persons living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, undocumented, speak English as a second language, and others with lived experience in overlooked and/or underestimated communities.


If you have any questions about this fellowship’s objectives, requirements, and/or language used in this job description, please email Vandhana Ravi at vr381@georgetown.edu.

What we do. When our institutions are effective, we trust that they will support our communities, especially when people need them most. We reimagine and design systems using cutting-edge tools and practices. Our team focuses on solving hard problems. We work on practical solutions like helping the foster care system better match children with people they already know and love, using technology tools to change how Congress interacts with its constituents, and making it easier for families to apply for public benefits like SNAP, housing assistance, and unemployment insurance. We also help policy makers use data and analytics for more effective and evidence-based policies, using human-centered principles to ensure the systems are designed to keep people at the forefront.

Who we are. Situated at Georgetown University, we are a team of experts with experience in data science, analytics, software development, human-centered design, and policy. We come from executive roles in the tech sector, all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, and academia. Our graduate and undergrad students learn practical skills by working with us.

How we do it. We identify problem-solvers who are addressing global challenges, document their approaches, and build action-oriented networks so we can support one another as we implement and share what works at scale.

Role + Responsibilities

The Project Manager will report to Tyler Kleykamp and will manage the day-to-day activities of a new training and technical assistance program designed to support state governments in developing action plans that will improve their use of data to support economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on issues including housing and homelessness, education and workforce, and small business support. The Project Manager will also serve as a liaison for all of the project work within the Beeck Center’s Data for Impact portfolio. They will be responsible for:

  • Providing direct program management and project support to the participating states, staff, and stakeholders within the Beeck Center’s Data for Impact portfolio
  • Coordinating and implementing the training and technical assistance program curricula with support from Beeck fellows
  • Coordinating, planning, and executing events and convenings
  • Ensuring additional team members are appropriately supported with their research, report writing, case studies, white papers, policy briefs, blog posts, podcast interviews, conference presentations, slide decks, convenings, webinars, and other activities
  • Overseeing selection and staffing for the technical assistance program cohorts
  • Coordination with the Beeck Center staff and within Georgetown University’s Initiative on Tech & Society
  • Coordinating operations and business processes for the technical assistance program
  • Supporting grant reporting, project proposals, and other growth-driven reporting
  • Anticipating and managing risks, including methodological and ethical risks and organizational and logistical challenges
  • Selecting, working with, and managing student analysts hired to support the projects
  • Communicating with key Beeck Center staff around updates, coordination points, and reporting expectations
  • Supporting the researchers as they identify sources for consultations and information gathering
  • Logistical and administrative support for project organization and events

Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have:

  • At least 6 years experience, with at least some of that time in public interest, government service, and/or academia
  • At least 1 year of experience managing projects and working with individuals with varying levels of work experience and professional backgrounds
  • Prior experience developing and/or implementing training programs
  • Experience managing, delegating to, and mentoring junior-level support staff and/or students
  • Experience planning, coordinating, and facilitating events, particularly events conducted in a virtual or remote fashion
  • Strong experience in planning and managing complex projects, and establishing and maintaining effective collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations across functional units
  • Experience working at the intersection of academic, policy, and practitioner communities
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to meet deadlines and produce high-quality results in an environment with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills
  • Proficiency using computer systems and software including word processing, collaborative software such as Slack and Google suite, social media, and project management tools such as Asana and Trello

Ideal candidates for this position will also have:

  • Experience managing grants and working with funders
  • Familiarity with legal and political processes involving state level public service delivery and/or data
  • Enthusiasm to support governments as they aim to better serve the public
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to work in a university environment and leverage its strengths to support public service

Salary, Benefits, and Employment Term

The Project Manager role is a 16-month term. The salary band for this position is $70,000 – $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience, and includes full benefits. The position is expected to begin in December 2020 and the salary will be paid monthly. There is no guarantee of continued employment beyond the 16-month term.

Needs Assistance

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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