Job Title: Short-term Summer Hire, HQ Project Management Team
FLSA: Non-exempt, full time, 35 hours/week
Reports to: Senior Advisor for Project Management
Duration: June – August, 2021
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
As an organization that celebrates and promotes diversity and inclusion, and which is committed to the ongoing work of racial equity and anti-racism, we welcome applicants of all backgrounds. CRS strongly encourages students from HSIs (Hispanic-Serving Institutions) and HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) as well as all students who identify as Latinx and/or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to apply.
Lastly, we welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
The Project Management Team in CRS’ Institutional Donor Engagement and Advancement (IDEA) department supports efforts to ensure consistent, high-quality project management across all CRS regions and headquarters. Although we are a small team (one full-time and one part-time staff), we seek to positively impact the more than 300 projects which CRS manages at any given time, and the thousands of staff who help to manage them. The Project Management Team currently focuses our efforts on the following aspects of project management:
· Promotion of and support for adherence to CRS’ project management standards—18 standards that define the level of quality in project management that all CRS emergency and development projects should meet and where possible, exceed, across the project management cycle. Current efforts include the development and promotion of resources to onboard staff across programming, operations, resource mobilization and management job families to the project management standards, and support to managers to leverage the project management standards and related resources in their efforts to strengthen project management practices at project, country program, and regional level.
· Management and promotion of the Compass project management website, a core agency resource that provides guidance, tools and other resources in English, French, and Spanish to support CRS staff to achieve the project management standards. Efforts include updating and expanding Compass guidance and resources, gathering and analyzing information on the Compass user experience, and making refinements and enhancements to the website based on this information.
· Staff capacity building in project management, primarily through the organization of an online, asynchronous course that combines content from Compass and the Project Management for Development Professionals Guide (the Project DPro).
The Project Management Team is looking for short-term support with our work in these three areas, with a special focus on the Compass website and on leveraging data to enhance both Compass and the online project management training program.
Key Job Responsibilities:
· Use Google Analytics and other tools to collect and analyze data around the adoption and use of project management resources by CRS staff.
· Implement high-priority updates and enhancements to the user experience to the in English, Spanish, and French sections of CRS’ Compass project management guidance website.
· Gather, organize, and help analyze data (participant profiles, participant comments, evaluation feedback, etc.) related to the online project management training course.
· Support the revision and reorganization of content on the Project Management Community page on CRS’ internal SharePoint site to incorporate fresh content and make learning products easier to locate.
· Support the project management team with other activities related to strengthening project management resources and platforms and supporting the uptake of project management guidance and resources at CRS.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
· Continuous Improvement & Innovation
· Builds Relationships
· Develops Talent
· Strategic Mindset
· Accountability & Stewardship
Education and Experience
· Completion of undergraduate coursework relevant to the job responsibilities outlined above is required; Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.
· Fluency in written and spoken English required.
· Excellent writing and editing skills required.
· Experience using filters and formulas in Microsoft Excel strongly preferred.
· Prior experience editing and managing Website content preferred.
· Prior experience working in Google Analytics preferred.
· Ability to understand and work with written content in French and/or Spanish preferred.
· Ability to synthesize, analyze and interpret data to inform decision-making
· Proven track record in task and time management
· Accuracy and attention to detail, especially in editing and written communication
· Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others, including in the virtual environment
· Responsive and timely communication
NOTE: All interested applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.