The Senior Project Manager will serve in a highly strategic and facilitative role that empowers the ability of The Policy Lab to deliver results. The incumbent will work in an independently to define, plan, and implement activities of the Lab, including both its capacity building tasks and scientific work products. The incumbent will have a deep and advanced knowledge of organizational best practices, familiarity with government operations, and proven project management expertise derived from working successfully with high functioning scientific teams.
ABOUT THE POLICY LAB:
The Policy Lab is a team of social scientists and government leaders with a mission to supply the State of Rhode Island with actionable, empirical insights necessary to solve our most pressing problems. This is done by providing decision-makers with timely, relevant, and high-quality information to improve policy design and program operations.
Members of The Policy Lab are proficient in data analytics and scientific methodology and are passionate about applying their scientific talents to improve the performance of government. The Policy Lab creatively translates insights from the research literature into applied, feasible interventions, and we're comfortable explaining complex topics to busy practitioners. The Policy Lab is made up of self-starters and team players who identify, develop, and complete projects while establishing partnerships across a variety of policy areas, in a fast-paced and exciting start-up atmosphere.
Lead the implementation of projects while working collaboratively and cooperatively with state and local agencies relevant to performance management policies and programs.
Lead the efficient management of the Lab by designing and implementing new collaborative procedures and workflows to improve team functions.
Oversee descriptions and summaries of the Lab projects for diverse audiences, including scientific experts, government practitioners, and public stakeholders.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
An Advanced degree in business, public policy, public administration, management, or another relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 5-7 years of highly-relevant work experience at an advanced level. Work experience should include research project management, management consulting, organizational restructuring, or other roles requiring a similar skill set.