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17 Dec 2021

Full-Time Project Manager

peopleatmurm – Posted by peopleatmurm Anywhere

Job Description

About Murmuration/What We Do

Murmuration is a political strategy organization that is transforming the politics of education so that every child can benefit from equal access to equitable and high-quality public schools.  

We empower campaigns, advocates, and organizers to better engage and mobilize communities to demand improvements to the public education system. We advise and support our partners in their efforts to plan and execute successful, data-driven electoral, organizing, and advocacy campaigns so that together we can transform the politics of education. And we build political influence, craft strategies, leverage data, and develop technology that enable our partners to accelerate progress, particularly those in traditionally marginalized communities. 


Who We Are

Our team includes experts and innovators in data, analytics, and strategy. We are former teachers, organizers, data scientists, nonprofit executives, political campaign veterans, and more—and we are looking for people whose passion and expertise can help improve our work and realize our vision. 



Murmuration’s role is to support organizations and communities through our political systems, to raise the profile of the issue of public education such that more Americans will prioritize the needs of our students, and to leverage politics in order to help create the broader context in which those on the front lines with our children can thrive. We are focused on transforming the politics of education, partnering with organizations across the country that are committed to organizing parents and communities around the issues of public education and educational equity, electing to office and holding accountable local leaders who will make improving public K-12 schools a priority, and advocating for policy changes with the goal of improving outcomes for children. To do this, we believe that it is critical that all of the political stakeholders —electoral organizations, advocacy and organizing groups, charter associations, networks of schools, districts, elected officials, and voters—contribute to a strong and politically savvy education sector that works together toward a common vision of improving public education.


About the Position

Murmuration is looking for a Project Manager to join either the Operations Division or the Technology Division (more information below). This position will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the cross-functional processes required to deliver impact to our partners at scale. This role will be responsible for overseeing projects from requirements development through implementation and post-project evaluation by working with organizational leadership, internal and external stakeholders, and third-party vendors. Murmuration Project Managers are highly collaborative, fast-learners, great communicators, and able to build relationships with staff across all teams. 


The Operations Division Project Manager

The Operations Division at Murmuration includes finance, compliance, enterprise data, business performance, project management, and knowledge management. The Project Manager within the Operations Division will report directly to the Director of Business Performance, supporting the project management strategy across teams, facilitating annual division and team strategy plans, and maintaining systems for measuring our organizational performance and impact, including but not limited to organization-wide goal setting. This individual will support the Operations Division in setting annual and quarterly priorities, managing resource allocation, and serving as an advocate and liaison for the Operations Division. This individual will manage Operations Division projects and organizational projects as needed.


The Technology Division Project Manager

The Technology Division at Murmuration includes data management, data engineering, data science, and product. The Project Manager within the Technology Division will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product and will collaborate closely with the Director of Business Performance. This individual will facilitate the creation and maintenance of the division and team annual strategy for the CTO and support the division’s team leads in setting annual and quarterly priorities, tracking/managing resource allocation, and serving as an advocate and liaison for the Technology Division. This individual will manage Technology Division projects and organizational projects as needed.


Based on the skills and experience demonstrated in your resumé, we will move you forward in either one division or both. Please indicate your preference in the appropriate field within the application.


Note: At Murmuration, we are committed to becoming an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. To this end, all staff members are expected to sit on and actively participate in DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) subcommittees. These subcommittees work to ensure that DEI is embedded in everything we do.


The Project Manager will:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of Murmuration’s full range of products and services, including Murmuration’s platforms, data, and analytics;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of Murmuration’s partners and their work to steer internal collaboration and knowledge sharing;
  • Design, implement, and continuously evaluate cross-functional processes to ensure timely delivery of products and services to our partners; 
  • Collaborate with Project Managers and the Director of Business Performance to ensure cohesion across team projects and priorities;
  • Manage Division projects and organizational projects from launch to close, including driving collaboration, managing projects communications, ensuring a clear project scope and schedule, mitigating risks, and driving acceptance of project deliverables; 
  • Draft and maintain comprehensive process and project documentation;
  • Operate as a point of contact between all other Murmuration teams and their respective Division;
  • Coach staff on project management methodologies and resources; and  
  • Contribute to the project management knowledge base to optimize project efficiencies and communication across the organization.


Who You Are:

Able to manage up, down, and sideways: You are able to build effective and lasting relationships with colleagues you don’t manage directly and across all levels of the organization, such that they deliver what you need on schedule.

Disciplined and strategic problem solver: You have a consistent approach to your work and proven method for managing tasks large and small. You balance that approach with an eye toward a long-term vision and are capable of navigating the inevitable challenges along the way without losing sight of your approach or the desired outcome.

Thorough and always follow through: You can see past the weeds to understand the overarching objective and don’t stop until you’ve hit it. You don’t simply execute; you implement with fidelity, and you’re constantly looking to refine your approach to reflect lessons learned.

An excellent listener and communicator: You understand that deep listening is required to solve complex problems. You recognize the value of thoughtful and open communication as the most important tool to navigate complex and fast-paced environments.

Passionate and curious: You are consistently learning about new ideas, new solutions, and new tools and enjoy applying your learnings to the things you care about in your life. You are passionate about your community and have strong feelings about what you can do to make a positive impact on the lives around you. 


In addition, you have:

  • A proven track record of leading projects from planning through deployment;
  • Strong experience and operating knowledge of project management best practices;
  • A history of supporting teams, products, or ideas to develop and manage outputs across multiple divisions or streams of work;
  • Familiarity with data and the need for data quality and hygiene; and
  • Interest in politics and/or educational policy.


It’s a big plus if you also have:

  • A PMP certification;
  • Past experience with Salesforce and/or political data software (NGP VAN, NationBuilder, PDI); and/or
  • Past experience working on electoral/advocacy campaigns.


Location, Compensation, and Benefits

The Project Manager is a full-time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package. It is based anywhere in the U.S., with location preferred in New York City. Minimum salary for both positions is $65,000 but is commensurate with experience.

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity

Murmuration is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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