Senior Project Manager
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Duties & Responsibilities
This position will act as a key team member working on the Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) initiative at the rapidly growing, mission-driven Center on the Developing Child. FOI is the Center's engine for driving a science-based innovation movement. Launched in 2011, this highly collaborative and growing network includes more than a thousand service providers, researchers, program developers, parents, community leaders, policymakers, philanthropists, and experts in systems change, all engaged in shared learning to produce transformative outcomes at a population level.
A primary focus within FOI has been to build a pipeline for innovation. We see this as having four phases, including:
Over the past five years we have focused on developing a process for supporting interventions through Incubation, including a robust technical assistance infrastructure. We are now on the cusp of needing to build out the Transition to Scalability phase. This position will support work across each of the phases of the pipeline, with a focus on the Incubation and Transition to Scalability phases. This role will work closely with the Directors of these two phases, and a team of Senior Project Managers, as part of this complex and growing initiative. This initiative is highly visible and has significant impact to the Center, to Harvard, and to the larger field. T
The Center on the Developing Child was founded in 2006 and has been extremely successful in generating ongoing funding year over year. In July of 2015, the Center launched a $66M 5-year campaign and 18 months later, had raised 48% of that 5 year goal. Although this position is a one year term position, there is a high probability of ongoing funding for renewal.
Responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:
Bachelor's degree required. 5 years professional experience in early childhood, community-based, or public policy-related work. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior-level managers and a variety of key stakeholders, i.e. scientists, scholars, policymakers, and high-level leaders in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Previous project management experience.