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.

apply now text on blue mosaic background

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation is establishing a new portfolio focused on the core building blocks needed to operate and govern our institutions with a goal for better outcomes in society. We’re talking about the wholescale systems change needed to reimagine how our institutions serve people in a way that puts them first and rebuilds trust. This “infrastructure for opportunity” might take the shape of policies, practices, software, service design, analytics, and/or culture change and would focus on sectors that reach the overlooked, underestimated, marginalized, and vulnerable members of society such as those receiving public benefits or navigating the foster care system.

The Project Manager for our new Infrastructure for Opportunity portfolio will coordinate projects designed to improve access to social safety net benefits, make it easier to administer high-priority government policies through open source software, help families navigate complex systems such as foster care licensing, and more.


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 position’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 Taylor Campbell and will manage the day-to-day activities of the Infrastructure for Opportunity portfolio underneath the guidance of the new Infrastructure for Opportunity Senior Fellow. They will be responsible for:

  • Providing direct project management and support to the projects and fellows within the Beeck Center’s Infrastructure for Opportunity portfolio to ensure quality execution, clear coordination with partners, and ultimately that goals are being met and achieved
  • Ensuring fellows 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 by either providing direct support or helping fellows access other support resources
  • Supporting the project selection and staffing directed by the portfolio’s Senior Fellow and Beeck Center team
  • Working with the communications team to direct creation and dissemination of portfolio content
  • Coordinating with the Beeck Center staff and within Georgetown University’s Initiative on Tech & Society on project collaboration and information sharing
  • Coordinating operations and business processes for the projects
  • 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 3 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
  • Experience managing, delegating to, and mentoring junior-level support staff and/or students
  • Clear, direct, and empathetic communicator to work with varying levels of team members that require managing up and down
  • 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
  • Constant and iterative learner and is open to experimentation
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to work in a university environment and leverage its strengths to support projects in the public interest

Ideal candidates for this position will also have:

  • Experience managing grants and working with funders
  • Experience working at the intersection of academic, policy, and practitioner communities
  • Strong experience in planning and managing complex projects, and establishing and maintaining effective collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations across functional units

Salary, Benefits, and Employment Term

The Project Manager role is a one-year term. The salary band for this position is $50,000-$70,000, 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 one-year 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.

apply now text on blue mosaic background

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation is establishing a new portfolio focused on the core building blocks needed to operate and govern our institutions with a goal for better outcomes in society. We’re talking about the wholescale systems change needed to reimagine how our institutions serve people in a way that puts them first and rebuilds trust. This “infrastructure for opportunity” might take the shape of policies, practices, software, service design, analytics, and/or culture change and would focus on sectors that reach the overlooked, underestimated, marginalized, and vulnerable members of society such as those receiving public benefits or navigating the foster care system. We are recruiting a senior fellow with a strong point of view about what a future state for our social infrastructure should look like and how we can work with a broad ecosystem of stakeholders to design that future and work toward it together.


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 position’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 Senior Fellow will report to Cori Zarek and, along with a team of fellows, students, and staff, will set and execute the vision for the Infrastructure for Opportunity portfolio. The Senior Fellow will directly oversee a Project Manager who will manage the day-to-day activities of the portfolio, and will work with fellows and students to carry out the portfolio’s vision.

The Senior Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Setting a bold, audacious vision for a reimagined approach to how our institutions use tools including service design, open-source software, data analytics, digital technologies, and other innovative methods to serve the public, including through specific projects such as access to and administration of safety net benefits, administration of child welfare systems, and addressing systemic racism in the finance industry
  • Setting strategy to achieve the impact laid out in the above vision
  • Coordinating with stakeholders including government leaders, non-governmental organizations, other academic institutions, funders, and others
  • Setting up internal structures to better execute the work in an efficient and effective manner
  • Serving as the portfolio leader for the project manager, fellows, and students within the Beeck Center’s Infrastructure for Opportunity portfolio, with management support provided by the Beeck Center staff
  • Leading project selection and staffing
  • Working with the communications team to direct creation and dissemination of portfolio content
  • Supporting grant proposals, reporting, and philanthropic relationships
  • Anticipating and managing risks, including methodological and ethical risks and organizational and logistical challenges
  • Communicating with key Beeck Center staff around updates, coordination points, and reporting expectations
  • General coordination and collaboration with the Beeck Center staff and within Georgetown University’s Initiative on Tech & Society

Qualifications

The following qualifications are required:

  • At least 15 years of experience with some of that in government or the public interest sector designing or managing complex systems at the intersection of digital technologies, government services, and institutional change
  • Expertise with policymaking and implementing government policies
  • Experience with digital transformation and digital service delivery
  • Understanding of the government budgeting process
  • Extensive speaking, publishing, and presentation history, including a proven ability to serve as a spokesperson for your work
  • Extensive professional network of policymakers and stakeholders inside and outside of government at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Experience working with and/or lived experience in working with the overlooked, underestimated, marginalized, and vulnerable members of society (such as those receiving public benefits or navigating the foster care system)

In addition, the following qualifications are desirable:

  • Experience with grant proposals, grants management, and the philanthropic landscape, including having served as a principal investigator for a grant
  • Senior executive experience in government
  • Familiarity with legal and political processes involving public service delivery and/or public benefits
  • Background in human-centered design or user research

Salary, Benefits, and Employment Term

The Senior Fellow role is a full-time, one-year appointment at Georgetown University. The salary band for this fellowship is $140,000-$170,000, commensurate with experience, and includes full benefits. The fellowship period is for 12 months from the start date, which is expected to be in December 2020. There is no guarantee of continued employment beyond the one-year appointment.

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 and 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.

apply now text on blue mosaic background

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation is expanding our communications capacity for projects in our Data + Digital portfolio to increase storytelling and deliver our message to stakeholders, media outlets, and decision-makers.


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 position’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

This role might be right for you if you have a background in journalism and communications and love to ask questions and shape narratives to tell compelling stories. This position is based at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., but we are a remote-friendly team and are open to applicants based across the U.S. (you must be U.S. based for this role).

The Storyteller-in-Residence will report to Cori Zarek, Director of the Data+Digital portfolio and will work with other staff, fellows, researchers, students, and project teams. With a number of projects in the D+D portfolio, we need a communications expert who can help in the following areas:

Storytelling (30%)

  • Identify strong stories about our work from a more human-centric perspective, showcasing the people being helped and affected by our work and improved outcomes overall
  • Collect compelling stories and build a storybank around our fellows and projects
  • Help our fellows and team begin to identify and share compelling stories as they approach their research and project work
  • Content creation, publication, and management (50%)
  • Draft, develop, and create original content to tell the story of our projects, either individually or in partnership with Beeck fellows. This may include reports, blogs, op-eds, articles, or traditional written content; video or audio features; presentations or demonstrations; or website content.
  • Support fellows and students as they draft and develop content
  • Guide publishing, marketing, and rollout of major reports and research products
  • Coordinate with the Center’s communications team to support pitching for earned media and placements for op-eds, contributor content, or other published content
  • Coordinate with the Center’s communications team on social media content
  • Identify platforms for content distribution and manage those relationships and processes in partnership with the Center’s communications team

Messaging and marketing (10%)

  • Develop stronger messaging to help unite our work and showcase the value that we’re uniquely bringing, along with the emergent impact that we’re making
  • Create strategies to reach stakeholders and decision-makers including non-governmental organizations, governments, philanthropic foundations, other academic centers, and the public
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with influencers to target for messaging amplification

Strategic planning (10%)

  • Collaborate with portfolios, project teams, and the Beeck Center communications team to set influence goals and communications strategies
  • Create and manage timelines for communications deliverables
  • Developing metrics and analytics to set goals about our reach, influence, and ability to transform lives

Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have:

  • At least 8 years public communications experience, with some of that time in public interest, government service, and/or academia
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills including editorial and copywriting
  • Extensive publication history
  • Creative mindset with an ability to go beyond surface facts to paint an engaging picture
  • High level of empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Enthusiasm to support governments as they aim to better serve people
  • Ability to work independently/with minimal supervision to meet deadlines and produce high-quality results in an environment with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong experience in planning and managing complex projects, and establishing and maintaining effective collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations across functional units
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to work in a university environment and leverage its strengths to support public service

Ideal candidates for this position will also have:

  • Video editing experience
  • Visual design skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience

Salary, Benefits, and Employment Term

The Content Strategist is a full-time, one-year term. The salary band for this position is $80,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience, and includes full benefits. The employment period for this role is 12 months from the start date, which is expected to be in December 2020. Depending upon future project resourcing, this role may be extended beyond the initial one-year appointment; however, there is no guarantee for employment beyond the one-year 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 and 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.

apply now text on blue mosaic background

Public Interest Technology Workforce Fellow

Beeck Center’s Digital Service Collaborative

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. If you have questions about what it’s like to be a fellow at the Beeck Center, visit the Fellowship FAQ page.

In recent years, governments have increasingly begun approaching service delivery with modern technology, software development, and service design principles. This has led to creation of digital teams in government as well as the need to designate specialized technologists to carry out the work, such as software developers, human-centered designers, user-experience researchers, and data scientists.

Because these teams and workers are still quite new to government, and the field of digital services or public interest technology is still relatively new overall, there are limited professional resources for workers and limited capacity for governments to meet their needs. For example, most U.S. government offices do not presently have standardized roles, position descriptions, career ladders, and training for digital service workers, and while there are some established professional associations or  activities outside the government, most aren’t currently designed for public interest technology workers.

To better understand the opportunity space including existing research and resources as well as gaps where solutions could be created, the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, through the Digital Service Collaborative, is hiring a full-time researcher to conduct research and make recommendations to support public interest technology workers and professionalization of the broader public interest technology field. This work is funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and in partnership with the AGL Association, an emerging organization to support government public interest technology professionals.

Objective

The fellow will work to design and execute an action-oriented research project to:

  • Better understand the career development needs of those who currently work or are seeking to work in the field of digital service, data, design, technology and/or innovation in government
  • Identify obstacles and achieved successes in digital service, data, design, technology and/or innovation careers in government
  • Explore opportunities to formalize the delivery of career development resources in partnership with the AGL Association’s staff and board of directors

Scope of work

This action-oriented research project will be designed in partnership with Cori Zarek and Taylor Campbell, the Director and Deputy Director of the Data + Digital portfolio at the Beeck Center. The fellow will also work closely with the team at the AGL Association, including Aaron Pava

The fellow will be responsible for:

  • Defining research processes, methods, and outputs in partnership with the Beeck Center and AGL Association
  • Anticipating and managing risks, including methodological and ethical risks and organizational and logistical challenges 
  • Ensuring the collection and proper management of sufficient and appropriate data for analysis 
  • Selecting, working with, and managing student analysts hired to support the project
  • Drafting and editing content in partnership with the Beeck Center and AGL Association
  • Producing research outputs and deliverables as assigned
  • Communicating with key Beeck Center and AGL staff around updates, coordination points, and reporting expectations.

The Beeck Center will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the researchers as they identify sources for consultations and information gathering
  • Logistical and administrative support for project organization and events
  • Providing student analyst support to assist the fellow
  • Publishing research outputs and deliverables from the Beeck Center at Georgetown University and, as appropriate, with the AGL Association
  • Facilitating broader Georgetown University coordination efforts as part of the larger Initiative for Technology and Society

Outputs and deliverables will be determined between the Beeck Center, AGL Association, and the fellow based on recommendations made after initial fact finding. Those deliverables are likely to include:

  • A written report, in the style of a case study, white paper, or policy brief 
  • 2-3 blog posts documenting digital transformation processes and recommendations 
  • 2-3 ad hoc outputs, such as podcast interviews, conference presentations, slide decks, or large-scale convenings, webinars, as appropriate and as agreed

Fellow Qualifications 

The following qualifications are required:

  • Experience working in government digital service, data, design, technology and/or innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to produce research outputs in multiple formats and to tailor writing to multiple audiences 
  • Seeking out or being the representative public voice/advocate for the sustained career development of employees in government
  • Experience managing, delegating to, and mentoring junior-level support staff
  • Experience working with students and a commitment to promote their contributions and uplift their skills
  • Build relationships and initiate activities across stakeholder organizations and  individuals

In addition, the following qualifications are desirable:

  • Familiarity with hiring, human resources, management and leadership in government
  • Experience with human-centered design or user research
  • Experience at multiple levels levels of government and an understanding of how the needs and opportunities might vary across each

Salary, Benefits, and Employment Term

The fellow role is a nine-month appointment at Georgetown University. The stipend band for this fellowship is $80,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience, and includes full benefits. The fellowship period is for nine months from the start date, which is expected to begin September 2020, and the stipend will be paid monthly. There is no guarantee of continued employment beyond the nine-month appointment.

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.

APPLY NOW!

Unlocking Local Data Fellow


Beeck Center’s Digital Service Collaborative

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. If you have questions about what it’s like to be a fellow at the Beeck Center, visit the Fellowship FAQ page.

City residents best know their communities and the problems they face. When empowered, they can readily identify solutions that, if they existed, could improve life for them and their neighbors. Additionally, city governments have data that could turbocharge those solutions, but most residents don’t know where to find that data or how to use it. Conversely, government data leaders know their data well — including how it might help solve problems — but typically do not engage community residents in co-creation or problem-solving. Instead, they identify datasets they believe are valuable, open that data, and hope it will be used — often resulting in low utilization. 

The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, through the Digital Service Collaborative, is hiring a full-time fellow to lead a project that will support communities by co-creating tools that run on open data to solve problems. Especially as COVID-19 causes governments to rethink priorities and ways of working, we believe that co-creating data-driven solutions to address community problems — with a focus on equity and trust-building — will give cities new skills and tools for problem-solving with limited resources. This work is in partnership with the Centre for Public Impact, a not-for-profit that works with governments, public servants, and other changemakers to reimagine government.

Objective

The fellow will work to design and execute an action-oriented research project to:

  • Launch and manage a six-month design sprint (inspired by The Opportunity Project model) where community leaders will work alongside city government partners and private sector technologists to develop tools that put data in the hands of communities to enable their recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Plan and manage virtual demo days where tools and platforms developed by participating cities are shared with the general public and other interested cities that can replicate and scale the solutions.
  • Document program insights and solutions created and associated development costs for a microsite that will feature program content and an open-source toolkit that other cities can use to replicate solutions.

Scope of work

This project will be designed in partnership with Cori Zarek and Taylor Campbell, the Director and Deputy Director of the Beeck Center’s Data + Digital portfolio. The fellow will also work closely with the team at the Centre for Public Impact, including Dan Vogel and Josh Sorin.  

Outputs and deliverables will be determined between the Beeck Center, Centre for Public Impact, and the fellow based on recommendations made after initial landscaping. Those deliverables are likely to include:

  • Products: Leading the launch of minimum viable products that address a pressing issue related to COVID-19 in 3-5 cities 
  • Capability Building: Designing programs and partnerships for local government practitioners to build core capabilities in open data and human-centered design.
  • Documentation: Developing and disseminating an open-source toolkit for other cities to learn from and replicate the work done by the Knight cities through this program. 

The fellow will be responsible for:

  • Designing the sprint process, methods, and outputs in partnership with the Beeck Center and Centre for Public Impact
  • Leading coordination with the city government partners, civic organization partners, and company partners who will participate in the sprint
  • Coaching the partners on leveraging open data to achieve civic goals
  • Advising partners as they develop prototype tools, and testing those tools up through the demo day
  • Coordinating and executing the virtual demo day event
  • Documenting the process so other cities can replicate and scale this model

This will also include:

  • Anticipating and managing risks, including methodological and ethical risks and organizational and logistical challenges 
  • Ensuring the collection and proper management of sufficient and appropriate data for analysis 
  • Selecting, working with, and managing student analysts hired to support the project
  • Drafting and editing content in partnership with the Beeck Center and the Centre for Public Impact
  • Communicating with key Beeck Center and Centre for Public Impact staff around updates, coordination points, and reporting expectations.

The Beeck Center will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the fellow as they design the sprint, coordinate with partners, and carry out the project
  • Logistical and administrative support for project organization and events
  • Hiring student analyst support to assist the fellow
  • Publishing research outputs and deliverables from the Beeck Center at Georgetown University and, as appropriate, with the Centre for Public Impact
  • Facilitating broader Georgetown University coordination efforts as part of the larger Initiative for Technology and Society

Fellow Qualifications 

The following qualifications are required:

  • Expertise in open data, including designing technology tools or platforms powered by open data
  • Experience working in or with local government and an understanding of their data needs and opportunities.
  • Experience working in general government digital service, data, design, technology and/or innovation
  • Seeking out or being the representative public voice or advocate for the co-creation of data solutions between local government and the communities they serve.
  • Experience managing, delegating to, and mentoring junior-level support staff
  • Experience working with students and a commitment to promote their contributions and uplift their skills
  • Experience building relationships and initiate activities across stakeholder organizations and  individuals

In addition, the following qualifications are desirable:

  • Experience in community organizing and development.
  • Experience with human-centered design or user research
  • Demonstrated ability to produce research outputs in multiple formats and to tailor writing to multiple audiences 

Salary, Benefits, and Employment Term

The fellow role is a nine-month appointment at Georgetown University. The stipend band for this fellowship is $80,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience, and includes full benefits. The fellowship period is for nine months from the start date, which is expected to begin September 2020, and the stipend will be paid monthly. There is no guarantee of continued employment beyond the nine-month appointment.

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.

APPLY NOW!