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Project Manager(Office Of Communications) Bachelor's Degree Job

1 month ago Other categories Washington, D.C.   184 views
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Job Summary

How you’ll contribute:

The ideal project manager is entrepreneurial, detail- and systems-oriented with strong interpersonal skills. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with talented colleagues on dynamic teams, engaging in business operations, content development, and outreach.



  • Build and manage COMM processes and budgets for everything from quick-turnaround projects (e.g., fact sheets, project pages) to large, complex deliverables (e.g., custom data tools and microsites)
  • Lead project teams, including identifying priorities, milestones, and serving as a point of contact for both COMM and research staff
  • Assist in the development of grant proposals on tight deadlines, helping researchers to include communications staff and deliverables in their budgets
  • Manage a high-volume product pipeline across research centers, including working with colleagues to help ensure they meet deadlines and manage unanticipated delays
  • Communicate with researchers on project status
  • Manage and lead regular check-in meetings
  • Track budgets and hours billed to projects
  • Manage a team calendar and product pipeline
  • In partnership with COMM colleagues and research staff, develop communication plans and impact reports for high-profile funders
  • Make recommendations to research staff on which products would be effective for engaging for their audiences.
  • Advise on COMM strategies and processes, especially as an advocate and proxy for other COMM team members
  • Serving as a subject-matter expert for COMM processes and best practices
  • Work with colleagues to update projects within databases and systems, including Jamis Prime, Airtable, Salesforce, and Box
  • Will work to balance Agile project management methods with other processes, especially as they relate to managing microsite builds across COMM and Tech and Data
  • Assist with team-wide budgeting and planning in addition to other aspects of team operations and management
  • Make recommendations for improvements and increased efficiency
  • Work with researchers to help translate findings for broader audiences


What you’ll bring:

The successful candidate will

  • possess a Bachelor’s degree and 5-8 years of experience in a fast-paced work environment
  • demonstrate knowledge of communications strategies, such as media relations, design, or digital engagement
  • display strong organization and communication skills; be innovative, reinvent and/or improve processes
  • possess strong time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects and shifting schedules
  • exhibit an understanding of Lean/Agile principles as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office and other project management programs

How to Apply

Please apply on our career page - https://urban.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Urban-Careers/job/The-Urban-Institute-DC/Project-Manager--Office-of-Communications-_R-800880

Company Description
At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our employees are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.
Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes.