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The UW Information School (iSchool) is looking for a Program Manager for the UrbAnalytics Program. This position will manage the operations of UrbAnalytics, a new cross-campus unit pursuing core research challenges in data-driven governance, and be the point of contact for a regional partnership called the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative. The Program Manager will also engage closely with two related programs on campus: The Data Science for Social Good summer program in the eScience Institute, and the Capstone program for the Data Science Masters Degree. In all of these capacities, the Program Manager role will work as a "matchmaker" between external and internal stakeholders who have potential project ideas and the students and faculty seeking to undertake the projects.
The iSchool is a community of diverse disciplines, professional fields, and areas of expertise engaged with the study of information and its use by people and organizations. We conduct rigorous research and create challenging learning environments that make a difference throughout the region, the state of Washington, the nation, and the world.
We are an open, ethical, highly engaged and collaborative community based on trust, transparency and mutual respect. We believe in the importance of quality of life, embracing diversity, making a difference and having fun.
A sustained engagement with global communities of practice allows our work to remain relevant and cutting-edge. We are dedicated to attracting and nurturing a diverse group of students, faculty and staff and we are committed to helping all members of our community to achieve their fullest potential.
In the iSchool there is an expectation that all faculty and staff will step up where they see an opportunity to apply their special expertise or talents, speak up when they identify opportunities or concerns, and lead by taking actions that exemplify the iSchool's core values. Leadership within the iSchool is expressed in diverse ways reflecting the variety of styles and cultures that are represented by our faculty and staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
UrbAnalytics Project and Operations Management
Manage relationships with potential stakeholders and sponsors through meetings onsite and offsite.
Shepherd potential projects through a development process, routing them through the UrbAnalytics programs as appropriate.
Design and organize events for UrbAnalytics including talks, workshops, user group meetings, hackathons and training events.
Assist in the development of research proposals in collaboration with faculty to sponsor specific events, specific projects, or core research activities.
Assist in the development of annual reports for sponsors.
Coordinate external communication activities including press releases, web materials, and social media.
Coordinate internal communication between partners and stakeholders around both logistics and research goals.
May participate in research projects to represent the strategic mission of UrbAnalytics: responsible data science for cities
Data Science for Social Good Project Management and Operations
During the non-summer quarters, work with the Data Scientists, Research Scientists and Executive leadership to identify possible leads for DSSG projects and develop them into strong DSSG proposals.
During the summer, and in the absence of the Principal Investigators, oversee the operations of the Data Science for Social Good program in coordination with the Executive leadership of the eScience Institute.
Propose and organize activities for student teams, including training, seminars, and external visits.
Serve as an administrative point of contact for DSSG teams, routing them to other resources as needed.
Remain cognizant of the progress of DSSG project teams, providing assistance as needed to help ensure that projects are successful and the experience of participants and stakeholders is rewarding.
Data Science Master's Degree Capstone Support
Work with the Master's Degree leadership to identify possible capstone projects for students and develop them into viable
Serve as the administrative point of contact for student teams, routing them to other resources as appropriate.
While the capstone program is running, provide assistance to the faculty instructor in operating the program, including organizing introductory information sessions, final presentation events, and regular progress updates.
Serve as an administrative point of contact for Capstone teams, routing them to other resources as needed.
Remain cognizant of the progress of capstone projects, providing assistance as needed to help ensure that projects are successful and the experience of participants and stakeholders is rewarding.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement plan.
Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.
Work for an exciting, cutting-edge school within the University of Washington.
| Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, a STEM program, Communications or Social Sciences. |
Minimum four years demonstrated success in research program management and coordination, preferably in the area of data science applied to societal goals.
Experience developing research proposals for externally-sponsored research programs
Research experience in relevant areas of social science, law, or data science desirable.
Demonstrated success in outreach and communication in a research context.
Demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of faculty, scientists, administrative staff, external stakeholders, and other members of the research community.
Outstanding communication skills and a professional demeanor are essential (via phone, in writing and in person). Must be able to communicate technical and detailed information outside of core experience.
Must demonstrate excellent communications, planning and information technology skills.
Must be able to work independently, as part of a team, and to lead others.
Must be articulate and able to present well in writing, verbally, and via technology.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.