Project Manager (Washington DC)

Project Manager | Vera Solutions

Focus: Process design, data systems, development-sector consulting, impact measurement, cloud and mobile technology, Salesforce platform, project management

Supervisor: Director

Location: Washington DC

About Vera

Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and certified B Corporation building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients — more than 300 organizations in over 55 countries — include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations working in health, education, and development to collect, analyze, and utilize real-time, high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively. Vera’s work is centered on the Force.com platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform. Vera is a growing organization, with 70 full-time staff based in offices in Cape Town, Geneva, London, Mumbai, São Paulo, and Washington DC. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, and Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.

Position Overview

The Project Manager will lead Vera’s project consulting teams to design and configure operations/program monitoring, management, and evaluation systems for social impact organizations. They are involved throughout the entirety of a project’s lifecycle — gathering requirements, solution design, building and testing cloud-based data systems, providing training to system users, and supporting system implementation and rollout. As a Project Manager, you’ll gain valuable experience with Salesforce – the world’s leading cloud-computing platform, currently used by more than 150,000 for-profit and 30,000 non-profit organizations worldwide. You will gain first-hand experience working with a diverse range of social sector clients while working in a global marketplace. You will join our team of passionate humans with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all dedicated to improving the way social impact organizations operate. We’re a self-motivated, creative group, and we emphasize collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism. Vera is a growing company; we encourage all team members to push their own boundaries and drive the company in new directions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage projects and oversee project teams
  • Consult directly with clients; develop relationships and regularly communicate with active and prospective clients
  • Within the consulting team: develop and implement clear project plans, budgets, timelines, and development strategies for client engagements, oversee Vera’s project teams to ensure high quality delivery on-time and on-budget
  • Lead internal and external project planning and kickoff; facilitate regular project team meetings with Vera and client stakeholders.
  • Manage resources within and between project teams to utilization and hours targets.
  • Contribute to business development including responding to RFPs, facilitating sales conversations, and scoping new projects
  • Contribute to Vera’s learning environment; manage, train, and coach junior staff
  • Remain informed on new technologies, methodologies, and tools relevant to non-profits and NGOs

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree — what you studied isn’t critical; what you’re passionate about is
  • 4+ years professional experience
  • Project management of technology implementations or consulting experience and aptitude
  • Experience in event planning/management or managing budgets and timelines to time and materials
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute on project work plans, including effective management of budget and timelines
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and time management
  • Analytical and problem solving skills — do problems slow you down or drive you to seek solutions?
  • Strong aptitude for using technology and data
  • Demonstrated interest in social sector work
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Demonstrated client relationship management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills
  • Experience or interest working in a small, dynamic team

Desirable

  • Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)
  • Management experience
  • Experience working with the Salesforce platform
  • Fluency/proficiency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese

Compensation and Benefits

Vera Solutions offers compensation (including benefits) commensurate with experience.

To apply, complete an online application (attaching CV).

For additional information, please contact jobs@verasolutions.org

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At Vera we celebrate diversity; not only do we value the diversity of our workforce, we rely on it. Employees with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences inform our approach to our work, driving us to ask questions and challenge assumptions, solve problems creatively, and foster strong relationships with each other and our clients. We are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, in which all of our staff feel safe and thrive.

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