The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization, seeks an experienced project manager to serve as a consultant assisting in planning and executing its website redesign and more broadly in crafting its new web presence. The Bureau is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A core group of staff members has engaged in extensive discussions regarding our aspirations for this project. We have explored the NBER’s audience and the role of a revamped website in promoting the organization’s research and education mission. The project manager, in collaboration with senior staff, will build on those discussions to develop a Statement of Work that will in turn generate proposals from companies capable of building the new site. The project manager then will function as the “clerk of the works” for the web construction project. This role, which will involve varying levels of time commitment over the course of the project, will include reporting on progress, identifying challenges in implementation as they arise, and consulting with senior staff to resolve them.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Supporting the scoping and statement of work drafting process.
Analyzing the capacities of designers and/or contractors who bid on the contract to create the new site.
Serving as a liaison between technical staff and non-technical staff at NBER and the web design and construction contractor.
Establishing a timeline and incremental deadlines to ensure that work is completed by July 2019.
Monitoring and reporting to senior staff on all aspects of work in progress.
Helping to identify and decide among technical options for maximizing access to the NBER’s 24,000 working papers (library science experience would be a plus) and taking other steps to enhance the use of the NBER site as a research tool.
Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.
The NBER is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization. Twenty-six Nobel Prize winners in Economics and thirteen past c...hairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisers have held NBER affiliations. The NBER is supported by research grants from government agencies and private foundations, by investment income, and by contributions from individuals and corporations.