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Junior Program Manager

The Junior Program Manager (JPM) is a research staff position at AidData. JPM positions are designed for individuals who would like to deepen and broaden their analytical, methodological, and management skills, receive on-the-job training and mentoring from a group of professional staff and researchers, and prepare for future professions in academia, public service, and/or the private sector. The JPM position will divide his or her time between student management, data quality assurance, and other specialized research, analysis, and policy outreach activities. The individual in this position will have the unique opportunity to manage AidData’s data collection on Chinese and Middle East Official Finance activities. This individual will also have the chance to contribute to research focusing on Chinese official finance and related topics. JPM’s play an important role in helping AidData expand its reach and impact in coordination with a variety of institutional partners, such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Humanity United, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This position is based at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

This position is located at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a full-time position, and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications in the U05 range (see Salary Structure for University Employees).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Political Science, International Relations, a related degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Outstanding verbal, written & interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to balance “big picture” thinking with attention to detail
  • Demonstrates an ability to undertake diverse and complex assignments with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in with data collection and quality assurance on development finance records
  • Familiarity with current issues in open data, open government, and international development
  • Experience in project management
  • Strong commitment to and understanding of AidData’s mission and goals
  • Professional or academic experience in developing countries
  • Experience dealing with researchers and the global development community
  • Working knowledge of R, STATA, SPSS, or other statistical software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Fluency in a foreign language, particularly Mandarin, Spanish, or French

Application Instructions

For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. There, click Apply for this Job to apply with your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter. This position closes at 11:59pm on May 15th, 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.