MOBILITY INNOVATION CENTER PROGRAM MANAGER
|Req #: ||142794 |
|Department: ||CoMotion |
|Job Location: || University District |
|Job Location Detail: ||CoMotion Innovation Center, Box 354950 4545 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98105 |
|Posting Date: ||03/03/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Notes: || *This position is full time, temporary for 2 years and continuation is contingent on additional funding. |
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
Challenge Seattle is a private sector initiative led by 17 of the region's CEOs formed to ensure that greater Seattle continues to thrive as one of the most vibrant, innovative and globally competitive regions in the world by recognizing the uniqueness of our people, our culture and our pioneering companies.
A collaboration between University of Washington and Challenge Seattle has created a unique, cross-sector Innovation Center to bring together expertise from the public, private, and academic sectors to find solutions to real-world transportation challenges. Housed at CoMotion, the Mobility Innovation Center aims to bring together mobility experts to tackle specific projects that over a 6-9 month period leverage technology to bring new innovations to our regional transportation system through applied research and experimentation. We have an outstanding opportunity for a full-time temporary (two years*) Mobility Innovation Center Program Manager to be responsible for managing the entire program including strategic planning, establishing a pipeline of researchers for incoming projects, managing relationships with Challenge Seattle, project funders, and implementing partners, and overseeing project completion and delivery.
The Mobility Innovation Center Program Manager will balance a diverse set of mandates and demands within CoMotion, Challenge Seattle, and the UW community to make sure that the programs and resources are successful for all sides. This position will provide operational support to CoMotion, Challenge Seattle, project funders and implementing partners from the public and private sectors. The Mobility Innovation Center Program Manager will cultivate and coordinate relationships among these groups to support the mission of the Mobility Innovation Center.
CoMotion works with a large and diverse group of people from local, national and international communities. The Mobility Innovation Center program is a highly visible project in which the Mobility Innovation Center Program Manager will represent and advance the Mobility Innovation Center in collaboration with the University of Washington, CoMotion and Challenge Seattle with the goal of bringing new innovations to our regional transportation system.
Project Management (50%)
*Determine project scope, schedule and budget for 3-4 projects at any given time and lead management of each project through the 6-9 month period to make sure they stay on schedule and budget. Lead communication of project progress and outcomes to UW and Challenge Seattle.
*Assemble research teams from the University of Washington and public/private sector partners - make connections with UW faculty, staff and students to determine who should be on research team
*Provide leadership of the performance management to measure and evaluate progress against the goals of the Mobility Innovation Center initiative
*Oversee project to ensure high-quality deliverables
*Coordinate public release of deliverables with CoMotion marketing team, UW and Challenge Seattle
*Manage relationships with Challenge Seattle, project funders and implementing partners establish and maintain positive working relationships to achieve the goals of the Mobility Innovation Center program
*Periodic review of program for quality and potential to scale
Strategic Planning and Center Support/Oversight (35%)
*Manage relationships with public sector/ private sector/ UW stakeholders and cultivate a flow of project proposals
*Set up a review and intake process to determine the best projects to undertake
*Pursue funding for Mobility Innovation Center and projects primary contact and support for fundraising efforts that Challenge Seattle and CoMotion teams bring forward
*Understand the UW ecosystem and cultivate relationships with professors, PhD students, other centers, etc. to establish a pipeline of researchers for the in-coming projects
*Grow the impact of the Mobility Innovation Center over time develop strategies to move the Mobility Innovation Center forward, set goals, create and implement action plans and evaluate the process and results. Including: create and host speaker's series, develop topics for and implement hackathons, or forums, etc.
*In close coordination with CoMotion Finance, develop and maintain procedures consistent with established University policy and guidelines, to ensure that effective financial business processes are in place
Manage the Advisory Committee (15%)
*Organize, plan and implement two meetings a year with Advisory Committee
*Provide monthly Mobility Innovation Center updates to Advisory Committee
*Coordinate invitations to Mobility Innovation Center, CoMotion, and other UW events
*Collect feedback and comments on projects from Advisory Committee
*Organize opportunities for interaction with the research team
| Bachelor's Degree in management, business, marketing or related field and 3-4 years of experience in project management |
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong understanding of the research process or demonstrated research skills
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated strong organizational, planning and problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Interest in transportation, mobility, technology, and innovation |
Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Demonstrated professionalism with the ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with other in all forms of communications, verbal and written, one-on-one, and group, etc.
Ability to communicate in a direct and professional manner that resolves differences.
Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgement based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline driven environment in an organized and professional manner. Ability to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
| *This position is full time, temporary for 2 years and continuation is contingent on additional funding. |
Ability to work in an open-air/shared environment
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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