Consultant - Project Manager, DCSL Upgrade Initiative

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Posted: 2/27/2020

Position Type: Part-Time (Paid)

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Other

City: Stanford

Postal code: 94305

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


Not Available


Mission statement:

The Digital Civil Society Lab  (DCSL) aims to understand, inform and improve the ways in which digital technology transforms civil society. It helps social sector organizations use digital resources safely, ethically, and effectively in pursuit of their missions. The lab teaches classes, produces public events and conferences, hosts post-doctoral and non-resident fellows, collaborates with practitioners and leaders in the field, and runs the Digital Impact community which includes a web-based suite of tools and resources for civil society organizations including a blog, data governance toolkit, and online workshops

Position Details:

Job Description:

  • Please note: This is a consultant position

  • Oversee and perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating collaborative workshops, meetings, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, arranging travel, and managing event within budget.

  • Plans and facilitates design sessions and workshops with partners and public.

  • Develop workplans, monitor project progress, track timelines, and remind partners of deadlines. Establish processes to manage scope of work for the duration of the grant period.

  • Compose and draft documents – prototype worksheets, checklists, design templates – gather and incorporate feedback. Manage third-party layout and design vendors.

  • Tracks participation, manages correspondence with community, and handles all follow up, including using databases to track financial expenditures.

  • Leads the development and/or revision of training materials.

  • Maintains active project files and briefs team members on project status.

  • Provide regular updates to Lab Director and team to inform funding and public reports

  • Compile, input and format data to support evaluation and grant reporting.

  • Travel to meetings, workshops, and other work-related events.

  • Use Zoom and other digital platforms to host conference calls and webinars


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit, philanthropy or related field, or 5 years of related experience and/or training combined
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience at a manager level and/or project management experience
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a collaborative environment, strong attention to details
  • Ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data for use by project team
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience and comfort facilitating discussions, leading workshops, and public speaking
  • Demonstrate initiative and good judgement, professionalism, creativity and a positive attitude
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Familiarity with graphic design tools, WordPress and project management tools and software preferred.
  • High degree of ethics and integrity
  • Bilingual preferred (English and Spanish)


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience and interest in the project to: Digital Civil Society Lab Program Manager Heather Robinson at [email protected], with “Upgrade Initiative – Consultant Project Manager” in the subject line.


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