3333 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Position: Project Manager and Data Analyst
Location: 3333 K Street NW | Washington, DC 20007
Department: Office of Data Governance and Analysis
Employment Status: Regular/Full-Time/Exempt
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance. LSC currently funds 132 independent, nonprofit legal aid organizations with nearly 800 offices throughout the nation.
Basic Function: The Project Manager and Data Analyst reports jointly to the Director of the Office of Data Governance and Analysis (Director) and the Vice President for Grants Management to oversee the development, administration, and implementation of research initiatives and other LSC projects that focus on improving access to civil legal services, assessing technology initiatives, and identifying effective and efficient civil legal services models. Projects will involve collaboration within LSC and with external contractors and partners and will address a variety of civil legal aid issues, with an emphasis on developing and disseminating products that are useful for policymakers and practitioners. The position will support the LSC President, the Directors of Institutional Advancement, Government Relations and Public Affairs, the Office of Program Performance, and the Office of Compliance and Enforcement in various capacities, including the coordination of advisory councils, oversight of consultants, management of internal workgroups, reporting to project funders, and the development of written analysis and graphic presentations for public dissemination. This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 135.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assists Director, related stakeholders, and/or Vice President for Grants Management in mapping out the scope of research projects and evaluating technical proposals.
2. Develops and manages the implementation of detailed research project work plans that appropriately address subject matter, research methodologies, project deliverables, and milestones, and contingencies and risks, and monitors substantive progress against the work plans; develops and monitors research project budgets and financial reports.
3. Works with project staff to ensure that staff remains on task and on target to successfully execute and complete projects within stated time frames, taking steps necessary to address and resolve any issues that arise, and critically assessing and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of deliverables.
4. Schedules and organizes work meetings and coordinates events for internal and external audiences, managing both the substantive content and logistics.
5. Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and key partners.
6. Represents LSC as the primary point of contact for assigned projects.
7. Communicates orally and in writing to senior management, as well as to a variety of audiences on grant applications, project schedules and status, and project deliverables.
8. Conducts briefings and prepares reports to keep staff and managers informed of project progress and to communicate findings and recommendations.
9. Maintains up-to-date records and thoroughly documents projects at all stages of development.
10. Works directly with the Director and his or her designee and the Vice President for Grants Management to scope out, design, and implement research-based and non-research-based special projects, often performing the work without assistance from others.
1. Working closely with the Director and other research analysts, is able to anticipate the need for analysis and information and produce it.
2. Participates in developing and formulating ideas for research projects.
3. Conducts research and analysis to support and inform the work carried out by LSC management, LSC’s Board of Directors, Congress, LSC grantees, and other stakeholders.
4. Manages efforts to help LSC staff identify and use data to enhance grantee oversight and responds to individual staff inquiries.
5. Gathers, models, analyzes, and fact-checks large amounts of data with the goal of highlighting useful information, identifying trends and conclusions, and supporting decision making.
6. Conducts research on innovative policy approaches and synthesizes findings.
7. Identifies potential issues in how data is captured, manipulated, and stored that impact the quality and usability of the data.
8. Develops and shares technical and research findings, both orally and through written analysis and graphic presentations.
9. Writes memoranda, strategy briefs, blog posts, and other policy-related documents.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Must demonstrate initiative and be an effective problem-solver; excellent attention to detail; strong and effective project, organizational and time-management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to craft clear written and graphic products; ability to communicate effectively with broad and diverse audiences – including staff, grantees, funders, key stakeholders, and grant applicants; experience developing and managing detailed work plans and project budgets; experience working on interdisciplinary teams bridging information technology and subject matter expertise; ability to plan and implement effective meetings; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors work to ensure quality; unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics; excellent customer-service focus; ability to systematically organize and catalog data and information; ability to support applied research projects from idea stage through completion, ensuring project deliverables are completed and deadlines met; adaptable and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adjust to shifting and changing priorities under tight deadlines; maintains a high level of productivity; works well independently and with others as a team member; makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; influences, motivates, and challenges others; understands LSC’s mission; identifies and understands trends that affect access to legal services for low-income persons.
A master’s degree in public policy, public administration, economics or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in research/evaluation design and planning, with an understanding of the methods used to collect, analyze, and report quantitative and qualitative data for research, evaluation, and developing measures, a PhD a plus. Extensive experience in project management and budgeting. Demonstrated expertise with statistical, analytical, and data visualization software, such as R, STATA, ArcGIS, SQL tools, and relevant Python libraries. The ability to produce solid analyses under tight deadlines. PMP certification a plus.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary Range: $95,003 – $107,004
LSC has a competitive market-based salary structure that establishes a specific salary range for this position. The salary range has eight pay levels separated by seven steps. A new employee will be hired at Step 1 and must wait two years to advance to each of the next three steps (Steps 2 through 4), and one year to advance to each of the next four steps (Steps 5 through 8).
Excellent benefits package.
LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. LSC is an equal opportunity employer.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, submit a complete application (provide ALL of the information requested and answer ALL of the questions) and attach a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply directly on our website at: www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/careers
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