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The Tech Policy Lab is a unique, interdisciplinary collaboration at the University of Washington that aims to enhance technology policy through research, education, and thought leadership. Founded in 2013 by faculty from the University’s Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Information School, and School of Law, the Lab aims to bridge the gap between technologists and policymakers and to help generate wiser, more inclusive tech policy.
The School of Law has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Tech Policy Lab Program Manager.
The Tech Policy Lab Program Manager will oversee the operations of the Tech Policy Lab. This position is responsible for working with School of Law, Information School, and School of Computer Science & Engineering staff and faculty, providing research coordination, budget management, and event support. This position may supervise one or more part-time student workers.
Program Operations Management:
Manage day-to-day operations of the Tech Policy Lab including the development of policies and procedures, budget administration, physical lab space and supervision of student workers.
Develop and executes the strategic plan for the Tech Policy Lab in partnership with the Faculty Directors including weekly and quarterly overviews of Lab activities.
Oversee projects and support research reporting, including identifying and tracking metrics of impact, tracking project milestones, and supporting output design and dissemination.
Initiate and maintain budgets, both monthly and project specific. Work with finance staff at all three schools to review charges against budgets, proactively identify and resolve concerns.
Serve as the main point of contact for Tech Policy Lab and directs inquiries as appropriate.
Organize all signature events of the Lab including Distinguished Lectures, high-impact 2-3 day workshops, lunch talks, and others as needed.
Handle event planning and logistics, coordinating with venues, vendors, and UW.
Lead organization and facilitation of ongoing events such as tech policy discussion group and tech policy happy hours.
Lead communications strategy for the Lab; develop and manage marketing for the Tech Policy Lab including website and social media presence.
Work with university communications staff at all three Schools and UW communication services to lead drafting of news releases, event collateral (posters, cards, etc.), Lab brochures, and graphic design for reports and whitepapers.
Identify and develop content for Lab website and social media such as blogs, updates, and Lab activities and events.
Grant Administration and Fundraising:
Organize grant writing process – including coordination across units.
Manage fundraising campaigns with internal and external grant staff.
Develop budgets for expenditures on grant awards and monitor implementation.
Support stewardship of Lab donors, working with advancement staff across units.
Prepare reporting relating to grants and gifts as well as Lab annual report.
Bachelor's degree in business, public policy, ethics, computer science, communications, informatics or related fields, and 2 years of relevant work experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
2 years experience managing grants.
2 years experience in marketing and communications.
2 years experience working at a university.
Highly organized and able to multi-task.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Microsoft Excel or comparable spreadsheet software.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to create publicity materials, reports, correspondence.
Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work independently and professionally under the pressure of frequent deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to adapt to changing deadlines and rules of operations.
Ability to work with a variety of cultures, corporate, government, educational and industry.
Flexibility and willingness to assume new tasks or special projects.
Familiarity with basic accounting principles and preparation of simple budgets.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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