Technical Project Manager

2 months ago
Full time role
$60k-$95k/Year
Remote... more
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Company

Climate Interactive is rooted in the fields of system dynamics modeling and systems thinking. Through this lens, and in collaboration ...

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Job Description

Position Summary

The Technical Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring smooth end-to-end implementation of feature development projects for our En-ROADS and C-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulators—from initial scoping, project planning, and convening and liaising with internal and external stakeholders, to overseeing and guiding the modeling, user interface, and public release initiatives of the project.

This is an opportunity for a skilled Project Manager—with experience leading complex, technical projects from inception through public release—to leverage their capabilities and strengths to ensure the 720,000+ global users of Climate Interactive’s simulators, including thousands of policy- and decision-makers, are equipped with the knowledge and tools to take effective, equitable action to address climate change worldwide.

About Climate Interactive

Climate Interactive is a not-for-profit organization with global reach that creates and shares tools to drive effective and equitable climate action. Our real-time, interactive simulators–and associated workshops, games, and trainings—help leaders understand the impact of various scenarios and policy decisions on global temperature rise and equity outcomes.

Climate Interactive's simulators are used by over 720,000 people across 160+ countries, ranging from heads of state to corporate leaders to students. Notably, Climate Interactive’s simulators were recently used to engage and train 128 members of the U.S. Congress leading up to the recent passage of the U.S. IRA Bill (2022), and were quintessential tools used by the Obama Administration and the Chinese Government to help secure the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

Responsibilities

Process Management

  • Craft detailed project plans that fully capture overall project scope, major milestones and deadlines, day-to-day activities, resource requirements, stakeholder roles and responsibilities, and project communication practices and cadences
  • Identify the internal and external resources required to deliver the project and work with Directors of Technology and Engagement to secure appropriate resources
  • Manage end-to-end implementation of project plans–from early modeling efforts to global release and engagement initiatives–to ensure all project objectives are achieved, deadlines are met, and resources are balanced across projects
  • Balance project scope, schedule, and budget
  • Identify burgeoning project risks and posit potential solutions to course-correct
  • Provide ongoing project status updates to Directors of Technology and Engagement
  • Ensure projects comply with all relevant grant requirements and reporting deadlines
  • Inform fundraising proposals by providing input on potential projects’ scope, costs, hours, and implementation approach
  • Provide Associate Director of Development with detailed project information and budget updates as needed for all grant reports

Project Team Management

  • Convene cross-functional project teams and clearly define and manage roles and responsibilities to ensure teams are set up for success
  • Define project communication protocols and establish systems and processes for ongoing project communication (e.g., dedicated Slack channels, internal meetings and reporting protocols, etc.)
  • Lead project meetings with internal and external stakeholders, including setting agendas, gathering and sending materials in advance, facilitating discussions, coordinating follow up and next steps, and updating project plans based on outcomes
  • Facilitate engagement with external senior modeling advisors, internal leadership, and Climate Interactive team members throughout development phase of each project to pressure-test modeling approach and potential outcomes
  • For projects that require ongoing input from an external, subject matter advisory group, coordinate and implement stakeholder management practices with Partnerships Manager and other relevant Climate Interactive team members

Product Development Support

  • Support project research through literature reviews, expert interviews, and user testing, as well as other activities to stay abreast of the latest science and understanding relevant to the project
  • Throughout each phase of the project, ask insightful questions to challenge and pressure-test approach and potential product outcomes
  • Serve as a first line reviewer throughout each phase of the project, helping the team spot errors, inconsistencies, and opportunities for improvement in the models, user interface design, and engagement/communications materials
  • Accurately identify and take appropriate action when questions, issues, and/or new ideas related to the project and product need to be escalated to senior leadership and/or external advisors

Requirements

  • 3+ years of relevant project management experience, with a preference for experience managing modeling and/or software projects from inception through public release
  • Proven ability to effectively manage complex projects from end-to-end and deliver within scope and budget
  • Highly-effective time management and decision making skills with the ability to prioritize competing priorities and multiple projects
  • Confident motivating teams to make decisions and remain committed to deadlines and deliverables
  • Exceptional relationship-building and cross-functional communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences and to engage diverse stakeholder groups at various levels of seniority and expertise
  • Advanced problem solving, data analysis, and quantitative reasoning skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, and solution-oriented at all times
  • Self-sufficient and highly productive in a remote work environment
  • Dedication to embodying equity and inclusion values while representing Climate Interactive
  • Experience with climate science, climate economics, environmental policy, environmental engineering, sustainability sciences, or related topics required
  • Familiarity with systems thinking methods or system dynamics modeling preferred
  • Experience with modeling software such as Vensim, Stella, PowerSim, and/or Python preferred
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate, or a desire to complete preferred
  • Advanced degrees preferred but not required

Location

Remote. Outside of the U.S. possible, with the need to coordinate with the East Coast U.S. time zone.

Compensation

Climate Interactive offers a generous compensation package for this role, including:

  • Starting salary of between $60,000-$95,000, with exact compensation varying based on skills and experience
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurances, including premiums and deductibles
  • 3% automatic employer-paid retirement contribution (401K) plus up to an additional 3% match on employee contributions (401K or Roth IRA)
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurances
  • Cell phone, internet, and fitness expense benefits
  • Generous vacation, health, holiday, and leave time (minimum 35 days/year)

Reporting Structure

The Technical Project Manager will report to Climate Interactive’s Director of Modeling and Technology.

Overtime Status

Exempt; full-time

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter (approximately 250 words) detailing your interest in and qualifications for the role of Technical Project Manager through ClimateBase.

Hiring Statement 

Climate Interactive 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.

E-Verify

NVF participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States. Job candidates and employees authorized to work may not be discriminated against on the basis of national origin or citizenship status.

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