Online Community and Public Policy

For those interested in public policy, online communities and technology an potentially very interesting role has opened up at CIGI.

The position is located in Waterloo Ontario and the deadline for applying is January 14 2008

If you are interested, check out the official posting.

Community Project Manager

The Community Project Manager (CPM) is responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects of project management with respect to one or more IGLOO online communities. The CPM collaborates with all internal IGLOO teams and relevant CIGI departments to ensure efficient, effective and successful projects. The CPM is the key manager of the community development process with external partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build online communities – facilitate the development of online communities according to the partner needs; coordinate internal resources to facilitate partner community development
  • Manage community relationships – build and maintain productive relationships with stakeholders
  • Grow online communities – strategic planning with partners to ensure community sustainability, as well as continually matching partner community needs with IGLOO resources

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Establish and communicate project work plans, budgets, schedule, controls and reporting
  • Collaboratively develop strategic plans with online community clients that include project conceptualization, definition and outcomes, project infrastructure and project implementation plans
  • Provide effective direction to multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish project tasks & goals
  • Communicate with partners regularly (email, telephone & face-to-face meetings) to ensure healthy working relationships
  • Research, evaluate and develop resources for community building
  • Ensure partner needs are met through the development of new tools, features or services for online communities
  • Manage project schedule, budgets and resources
  • Monitor project performance and quality control to ensure partner expectations and goals are met
  • Document project contracts, necessary records and files, planning documents and estimates
  • Coordinate partner contracts, agreements, invoicing and storage of all documentation

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Understanding of knowledge networks, online knowledge sharing and social networking technologies
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication in English with sound presentation and public speaking skills; other languages are a significant asset
  • Strong networking capabilities with all levels of staff
  • Ability to manage both process and task project requirements
  • Sound judgment and decision making skills
  • Creative analytical and strategic thinking capacities
  • Working knowledge of marketing and communications
  • Must be comfortable using MS Office and internet computer applications

Qualifications:

  • A university degree in political science, economics, history, communications, social sciences or international development is required
  • 2 – 5 years recent, related or practical experience in project management is required
  • Formal project management training is an asset
  • Experience with government funded projects is a significant asset

2 thoughts on “Online Community and Public Policy

  1. Jeremy Vernon

    There are times when I teeter on the brink of regretting going back to school – reading positions like that remind me that there are engaging and exciting jobs that appeal directly to my (future) qualifications.

    Hopefully they’ll still be around when I’m done my degree…

    Reply
  2. Jeremy Vernon

    There are times when I teeter on the brink of regretting going back to school – reading positions like that remind me that there are engaging and exciting jobs that appeal directly to my (future) qualifications.Hopefully they’ll still be around when I’m done my degree…

    Reply

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