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CI:Now is hiring a Senior Program Manager

Update: we’ve filled this 2018 position. Thanks for your interest!

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The short:

Community Information Now (CI:Now) is hiring a new full-time Senior Program Manager to join a small team of passionate, innovative, community-minded data and community engagement geeks housed at the UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio.

CI:Now’s vision is improved lives and decreased disparities through democratized data. We turn public and private data into understandable information that nonprofits, local governments, and others use to improve community conditions. We also provide technical assistance and training to help our partners understand and use that data effectively.

We work closely with many strong local organizations and collaboratives that both need and generate data related to education, health, employment, housing, crime and safety, the natural environment, and civic vitality. At any given time our projects can include development and maintenance of online data portals; management, analysis, and mapping/visualization of administrative and survey datasets; community needs and assets assessments, community report cards and indicator projects; program- and community-level outcome measurement and evaluation; and data literacy/use training and technical assistance.

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The long:

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Senior Program Manager functions in a leadership capacity to plan and manage CI:Now’s day-to-day operations. This position requires independent judgment, good teamwork, solid analytical skills, and a strong community service ethic.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provides direction and guidance to CI:Now staff and interns and troubleshoots operational blocks.
  • Develops project workplans and data analysis plans, sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors project progress.
  • Provides guidance to Executive Director (ED); keeps ED informed of key activities.
  • Creates project budgets, monitors and reports on project expenditures and/or grant drawdown, and prepares invoices for contract work.
  • Prepares progress reports and grant/contract proposals to nonprofits, governmental agencies, and private foundations.
  • Communicates with both community and professionals. Prepares and makes presentations at community and national meetings.
  • Creates and edits various communications materials for CI:Now, which may include printed materials, website content, and/or newsletters.
  • Develops new Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects applications and manages continuation applications.
  • Gives direct input to the ED on staffing and contract needs; staff training, professional development, mentoring, and counseling; and staff performance.

CI:Now is looking for someone who: 

  • can work both independently and as part of a team, to mentor other staff and interns, and to contribute to the evidence base and the national community of practice through the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership and other networks;
  • is highly detail-oriented and skilled in data acquisition, management, and analysis; and
  • understands the challenges of collaboration and has a high tolerance for change, a knack for getting clarity out of ambiguity, and a sense of humor.

The ideal candidate has at least seven years of applicable leadership experience and a master’s degree in data science, applied research, urban planning, statistics, epidemiology, or a related field, but a bachelor’s degree with demonstrated skills and experience may substitute.  S/he is familiar with local, state, and national secondary datasets and their strengths and limitations. Solid knowledge of MS Excel is absolutely required. A big plus, but not required, is a strong working knowledge of one or more of the many other kinds of tools CI:Now often employs: MySQL, SQL, or equivalent database application; SPSS, STATA or equivalent statistical application; ArcGIS or other robust GIS application; Tableau; and WordPress.

This position does occasionally require evening or weekend work to accommodate the schedules of community partners and residents.  Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and skills as determined by UTHealth’s compensation team within a range of about $58,000 to $87,000.

The position is housed with CI:Now at the UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio and offers excellent benefits. For more information, please visit the UTHealth HR site at or call 713-500-3130.  UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

To apply, please visit the UTHealth job posting. Please share this announcement with any interested parties.