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Project Manager, VoteFlare

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

VoteFlare --- is a project from the Data Privacy Lab , in the Public Interest Technology Lab, at Harvard University. VoteFlare is a service to voters, not associated with any political party or campaign, that regularly checks official information from state and local governments and then emails, texts or phones voters if their information changes. VoteFlare may give voters the time they need to make corrections before election day - like credit monitoring but for voter information. The team seeks a Project Manager to report to the Director and Founder of the Data Privacy Lab, Latanya Sweeny , Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and Technology at the Harvard Kennedy School and in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of Technology Science . The ideal candidate is a strong relationship builder, skilled and organized project manager, and has experience and strong interest in voting and voter communities. We believe in fostering a collaborative, diverse and inclusive community of staff, students, fellows and faculty; we and seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their work and service a commitment to collaboration, diversity, inclusion and belonging. Job-Specific Responsibilities Relationship Management The Project Manager will build successful working relationships with non-partisan voting groups. They will meet regularly with those groups help those groups to correct problems, address concerns and review legal considerations. The Project Manager will maintain a presence with and commitment with these groups and listen to their concerns and ideas. Stakeholder Engagement The Project Manager will represent VoteFlare to stakeholders. This includes media engagement and interaction, serving as the contact for the project. They will maintain relationship with the funder, providing regular updates and reports. Project Management and Deployment The Project manager with organize the deployment of VoteFlare in specific elections. They will engage with stakeholders in that area and help to ensure infrastructure and technology are set up. The Project Manager will also work with Professor Sweeny and the team to develop a sustainable model for VoteFlare going forward. Note: This position is a 1-year term appointment, with possibility of renewal depending on funding. Basic Qualifications Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 3 years in a program or project management role.-- Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated experience with and understanding of the voting community.
  • Strong presentation and relationship building skills and experience.
  • Experience working with the media a plus.
  • Degree in Public Policy or Public Administration a plus.
  • Note: this is a national position and will require travel within the U.S. Additional Information This position is a fully benefits-eligible term appointment ending one year from date of hire, with possibility of renewal.-- We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship.
    Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks.
    Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment. Please note: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with transition to onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the office reopens. We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

    Harvard Kennedy School's Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

    At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership-because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.

    Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

    Salary Range: $67,700 - $113,900
    Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.--

    Harvard offers a generous benefits package including:
    • Time Off:--3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
    • Medical/Dental/Vision:--We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
    • Retirement:--University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
    • Tuition Assistance Program:--Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.--
    • Transportation:--Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
    • Wellness Options:--Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
      Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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