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Posted July 22, 2024

Michigan Legislative Council

IT Project Manager

Hybrid/Lansing, Mich.

Range: $75,931 - $137,140 annually

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Posted June 17, 2024

Senior Manager, Broadband Access Initiative

Washington, D.C.

Competitive

Full Time (On-site)

July 17, 2024

Job Overview

The Government Performance Portfolio within Program Pew's government performance work identifies and advances effective approaches to help solve complex challenges at all levels of government in the United States. The portfolio's work can be traced back to our founders' early efforts to improve the lives of Americans by supporting efforts that promoted health, civic engagement, and democratic ideals. Today, we conduct research on emerging topics, develop data-driven reports, and highlight innovative, non-partisan approaches in addressing complex problems at the federal, state, and local levels as well as the interplay that can occur between jurisdictions.

Current initiatives focus on health, fiscal and economic policy, and safety and justice, and take into account significant trends such as evolving technologies, and the increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the United States population. Our teams explore and advance effective, evidence-based policies using credible, timely, and accessible research, assessing public support for change, identifying approaches that have proved successful elsewhere, and bringing together diverse perspectives to find common ground. We work in collaboration with organizations that share our commitment to rigorous research, measurable results, and public service, and we focus on developing durable policy change. In addition, our teams use strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders, and the public.

Broadband Access Initiative Pew's broadband initiative is housed within the Government Performance portfolio and led by a project director. The project will tackle the dual barriers of (1) inadequate physical infrastructure, which results in the absence of a high-quality internet connection; and (2) affordability, when individual households and small businesses cannot afford those connections. Our work through research, outreach, technical assistance and advocacy seeks to develop and highlight state models to improve affordable broadband access; improve federal and state broadband regulations by establishing speed goals and technological standards, improving the marketplace to include non-legacy providers; and informing and shaping new federal and state appropriations for broadband and improving accountability.

Position Overview

The senior manager has an important role of leading the project's work to ensure affordable broadband is available to every American. Reporting to the project director, broadband access initiative, the senior manager supervises a team of up to four people, leads the national and state outreach strategies, and accomplishes objectives and milestones through team and personal work products. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the country for which they are seeking employment without visa sponsorship.

Responsibilities

  • Foster a work environment that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and in line with Pew and the project's related goals.
  • Oversee execution of the project's objectives. Identify external developments representing new strategic opportunities or challenges; as needed, work with leadership to develop a plan to respond to such developments.
  • Develop an overall project workplan to meet objectives, identify short- and long-term goals and tactics, and track progress.
  • Manage and lead the project's staff, including guiding the development of annual goals and providing coaching, professional development guidance, and regular feedback.
  • Manage and mentor members of the team, including day-to-day leadership and ongoing professional development.
  • In consultation with the project director, associate manager, and research officer, develop a cohesive strategy to secure support for the implementation of new federal and state policy reforms and continue building the capacity of the field.
  • Design and develop the project's national and state engagement work by establishing objectives and milestones, identifying and setting measurable goals, creating work plans and timelines, reviewing developed work products, and tracking progress toward goals.
  • Proactively engage with colleagues in the project team as well as in research, communications, legal, and government relations.
  • Work closely with government and partner organizations to maximize the impact of project strategies, including those related to outreach and research.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the policies and politics of broadband access and develop mechanisms to analyze state and federal policy opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the associate managers and Pew's institutional partnerships team to support philanthropic engagement.
  • Work with the associate manager and project director to track the project's budget and develop grants and contracts.
  • Represent the project and Pew publicly at conferences, meetings, and other events, serving as an official spokesperson.
  • Contribute to and participate in activities that support program and Pew-wide objectives.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Generally, eight years of professional experience.
  • Experience with broadband access and state and federal policy.
  • Experience working with a variety of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
  • Skilled at informing and influencing internal and external audiences through written and oral communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that exhibit diplomacy and cultural sensitivity.
  • Skilled at working productively in teams with a wide array of individuals and stakeholder groups.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation skills and demonstrated experience conveying complex ideas and issues clearly and appropriately.
  • Staff, project and/or consultant management experience required. Experience managing a performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel is preferred.
  • Attention to detail, including exacting standards to maintain accuracy in all work. Key attributes and preferred experience
  • Comfortable managing and meeting multiple deadlines and developing and moving projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy.
  • Seasoned judgment and comfort in making decisions, justifying recommendations, and being responsive, clear, and firm with colleagues and partners.
  • Naturally develops and manages productive and collaborative relationships.
  • Strategic planning skills, including experience setting short- and long-term planning goals in line with strategy.

Work Environment

Located in Pew's DC office, this position will participate in Pew's core in-office days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will have flexibility to work from home the remainder of each week.

Travel

This position requires occasional domestic travel to meetings and conferences. 

Benefits

Total Rewards

We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.

About the Organization

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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