Program Manager, Epiverse Initiative

Location: Flexible
Reports to: Program Director
Status: Full-time, exempt

Interested applicants, please reach out to jobs@data.org.

data.org is building a better future with data, and is looking for creative, results-driven professionals passionate about the potential of data and technology to achieve social impact. As a platform for partnerships, we work alongside social impact organizations, philanthropy, technology firms, and academia to build the field of data science for social impact together.

The Program Manager leads the day-to-day management of one of our newly launched strategic initiatives: The Epiverse Distributed Pandemic Tools Program. This initiative will enable the development of a suite of open-source pandemic data analysis tools for global use. Our goal is to develop, test, and scale distributed and privacy-preserving analysis approaches in partnership with funders, governments, and technology firms, with a particular focus on incorporating “health-adjacent” commercial data sets (such as financial transactions or footfall data) in pandemic analysis. Ultimately, Epiverse seeks to realize an additional longer-term benefit: making this type of data available for analysis in other social impact domains, like climate change. Epiverse is a fast-moving, global initiative, and provides a remarkable opportunity to work with teams around the world using technology to solve society’s most pressing problems.

This role will report to the Program Director and be a key member of a high-performing team, responsible for managing the multiple workstreams and stakeholders of the program. The first year of this multi-pronged initiative includes launching a global challenge and working with subgrantees developing novel software tools, while simultaneously building towards the 2nd phase of the program, which is intended to deploy and scale novel methods developed in year one. Critical to program success is the ability to work across interdisciplinary internal and external program stakeholders.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 – $110,000 annually and includes a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off. This is a three-year, grant-funded position, and the funding is actively being secured. This is a remote position that requires occasional travel.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Works with program team to generate clear, detailed, and actionable project plans across stakeholders
  • Coordinates, organizes, and manages project timelines and deliverables according to plan
  • Proactively manages communication and task management across the data.org team, program partners, and third-party contractors in order to deliver projects according to deadlines
  • Coordinates calls, develops meeting agendas, generates and disseminates follow-up actions, and attends events as required
  • Prepares progress reports and contributes to presentations and written deliverables
  • Works closely with subgrantees to ensure successful project delivery and identify opportunities for technical assistance and strategic communications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience managing complex data projects
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a startup environment- managing to project plans, while maintaining the flexibility to shift as the program and organization evolve
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Excellent computer literacy, including experience with project management and remote collaboration tools
  • High degree of technical and data literacy
  • Demonstrated experience working with health data and managing data collaborative projects
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to engage at the level of sophistication expected by our partners, while retaining the flexibility required of a startup
  • Ability to work collaboratively and develop trusted relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated work ethic, and ability to self-manage within a geographically distributed team
  • Experience working with purpose-driven organizations
  • Familiarity with software development philosophies (e.g., Agile, Lean) and repositories (e.g., GitHub) a plus
  • Experience in Public Health, Technology, Data Science, or Innovation sector preferred

Hiring Statement

data.org is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.