The Center for Data Science & Public Policy at the University of Chicago has an opening for a Senior Project Manager with a strong background in project management and a passion for social impact. The Project Manager will manage data science projects related to education, public health, criminal justice, environment, economic development or international development in partnership with government agencies and nonprofits.
Ensuring overall client satisfaction and project quality with each and every engagement with a laser-focus on scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budget and timing.
Leading and supporting cross-disciplinary teams of computer scientists, statisticians and social scientists focused on data science projects with social impact.
Helping define and scope data science projects with government agencies and nonprofit partners.
Effectively managing project scope by ensuring any changes to scope are documented and approved with project change request forms.
Clearly communicating and managing expectations for team members and stakeholders.
Track and report on project milestones and provide status reports to project leadership.
Resolve any issues and solve problems throughout project lifecycle.
Determining how results will be measured and complete a post-project evaluation to determine how well results were achieved.
Ensuring all project artifacts and documents are safely archived following project completion.
Expertise in using Project Management Software such as Trello, Basecamp, etc. required.
Knowledge of Data Science tools and methodologies required.
Experience and Ability to manage and write Data Science Project and Grant proposals for government, corporate, and foundation grants required.
Ability to present projects and work to both technical and non-technical audiences required.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously required.
Excellent organizational skills required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Ability to work evenings and weekends required.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in sciences, social sciences, public policy, business or another relevant field or 5 years of related experience.
Managing Data Science Projects, both in Industry and Academic settings, related to policy areas such as health, economic development, and criminal justice
Work experience in R&D teams
Work experience in Non-Profits and/or Government Organizations
Project and/or Product Management experience at Non-profits and R&D organizations
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Experience with data science workflows and software engineering methodologies required.
Expertise in Microsoft Excel for project tracking, budgeting and resource management required.
Experience with online project management tools (e.g. Trello, GitHub) required.
Proficient with Word, Google docs, and generally technically savvy preferred.
Product management experience required
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