Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity, we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas — regardless of structure and stage — and help them scale by pairing engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even centuries.
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the communities we serve because no one understands our society’s challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically marginalized groups — women, people with disabilities, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Science Initiative at CZI supports science and technology that will help make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century. Our support takes many forms: grant making, collaborating directly with researchers, developing technology and tools, and building support for scientific research.
Our Science in Society team works with patient communities, scientists, policymakers, advocates and philanthropic partners to build public trust in science and bring biomedical research closer to the communities it aims to serve. We work cross-functionally with our technology, advocacy, and engagement teams to strengthen communities and partnerships, advance policy, and build infrastructure to accelerate research. Our current initiatives aim to: advance patient-driven research; and enhance public trust and engagement in science.
We are seeking a Project Manager to handle our programmatic operations and work cross-functionally to help drive forward a complex suite of projects and workstreams. You will work across the Science in Society team to support the group’s strategy development and project management, helping to create a culture of project management excellence across the team’s work, while managing our growing portfolio of grants and partnerships. The right candidate will be adept at navigating a fast-moving organization and finding the right balance between structure and flexibility to keep the team moving. The Project Manager will report to the Science in Society Director and will work closely with the team and with our partners in CZI’s science, technology, and communications teams.
- Help drive the planning, execution and evaluation of grants programs and projects across the Science in Society team
- Develop and implement project management systems, processes and tools to track task status and ensure work gets completed and aligns with programmatic goals.
- Manage high complexity projects through all phases of the project lifecycle: work with the team to develop specific project roadmaps; track progress toward project goals and deliverables; oversee project plans, trackers, documentation and closeout.
- Manage our grants and partnerships portfolio, including overseeing tracking with internal review processes and requirements.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure project deliverables are met
- Serve as a liaison to the grant making, operations and finance teams for all operational questions related to grant making, contracting, or budgeting across the Science in Society team.
- Source, hire and manage contractors / vendors
- Coordinate convening/gatherings to advance the team’s broader work
- Manage team meetings - create and distribute agendas, take notes, and assign and follow up on action items.
- Help foster a culture of cross-functional collaboration in our matrixed organization
- Minimum 3-5 years professional experience managing projects and working with multidisciplinary teams
- Strong project management and organizational skills - an ability to get things done, identify bottlenecks, and develop creative solutions
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and determine priorities
- Experience with or willingness to learn a variety of project management frameworks and tools, including developing simple tools from scratch and determining which processes and tools best fit a team.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail, deadlines and follow-through.
- Willingness and ability to work collaboratively, adapt to a dynamic work environment, and navigate complexity to deliver results.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage internal team members and partners at all levels.
- Background and/or experience in the life sciences or health fields a plus.