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Data & Society Research Institute is seeking a dynamic and energetic Program Manager to provide project management, engagement, and research support for the Disinformation Action Lab (DAL).
About the Program Manager, Disinformation Action Lab
The Program Manager for the Disinformation Action Lab (‘PM-DAL’) will be responsible for facilitating and coordinating all activities for the Lab. This role will be tasked to develop, support, and execute engagement activities, manage the operations of the disinformation curriculum with civil rights groups, support partner coordination, oversee discrete contracts, and conduct spot research and policy analysis.
The PM-DAL loves research and engagement work, and loves helping others do important and impactful research even more. This person assumes the goals of the research team as their own and uses their skills and expertise to lead cross-functional teams, inspiring a sense of shared purpose in achieving research project objectives. They are a change agent working towards organizational excellence, who champions the work of Data & Society researchers and its forward-thinking initiatives to position the institute for continued success and growth.
The ideal candidate is excited about shaping a newly created role within a young and fast-moving team and is a natural leader who strives for continuous iteration and learning. They enjoy thinking strategically about what is needed for research to be useful, relevant, and accessible, and providing project management and support.
The PM-DAL role is a full-time, exempt position, and reports directly to the Project Lead for DAL.
Salary: $75k – $85k (Commensurate to experience)
To apply, please submit the following materials here by Friday, June 7, 2019:
Please feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions about the position. Questions about the opportunity or process will not reflect negatively on your application.
About Data & Society
The issues that Data & Society seeks to address are complex. The same innovative technologies and sociotechnical practices that are reconfiguring society—enabling novel modes of interaction, new opportunities for knowledge, and disruptive business paradigms—can be abused to invade people’s privacy, provide new tools of discrimination, and harm individuals and communities.
To provide frameworks that can help society address emergent tensions, Data & Society is committed to identifying thorny issues at the intersection of technology and society, providing and encouraging research that can ground informed, evidence-based public debates, and building a network of researchers and practitioners who can anticipate issues and offer insight and direction.
Data & Society’s programs bring together different perspectives, research methods, and practices. We weave together researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals. We see tremendous reciprocal benefits for network building and research when they are combined.
The work and well-being of Data & Society are strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We are committed to making certain that a wide array of perspectives are heard and that our research is publicly available. We welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities.