Project Manager - DataKind


About the organization

DataKind is a global nonprofit dedicated to harnessing the power of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in the service of humanity. Named one of Fast Company's 2017 top 10 innovative nonprofits, DataKind teams talented pro bono experts from academia and industry with visionary change makers to collaboratively design innovative solutions to tough social challenges. We help social organizations apply their data to predictive analytics, machine learning algorithms, and AI needs in a way that both increases impact and is sensitive to the ethical considerations they have.


Track and manage against all deliverables of the challenge execution agreement.
Coordinate across departments to ensure cross-functional deliverables are met.
Coordinate and execute the scoring of applications for the challenge in established timeframes for each scoring phase.
Coordinate the design of scoring and assessment materials, recruitment and staffing of volunteers, onboarding and training of volunteers, and design of reporting deliverables for the cross-functional team.
Meet regularly with the Senior Director of Product to support execution success.
Meet regularly with project management staff of partner organizations to manage challenge execution.
Facilitate legal discussion, review, and approvals for DataKind’s interests in the challenge. Write and oversee project reports for the challenge, managing scope creep.
Prepare projects for a seamless launch with volunteers and nonprofit project partners, including but not limited to aligning on and having contracts signed, ensuring data has been collected from our partner.
Lead day-to-day team project operations and activities while ensuring work is progressing as planned. Contribute to public-facing communications materials and activities.
Communicate and manage expectations of partner organizations and volunteers throughout the entire project life cycle.
Manage project management tools like Salesforce and Asana, ensuring that they are updated with project information and progress.


Sincere enthusiasm for DataKind’s mission and the power of data science for social good.
At least 3-5 years of work experience, preferably including at least 3 years of experience managing complex projects across multiple time zones/countries.
Experience effectively managing internal and external stakeholder relationships as a part of project management work.
Conversant in basic data science with an understanding of what kinds of problems can benefit from data science.
Demonstrated effectiveness working in ambiguous, fast paced, or quickly changing contexts.
PMI or other project or process management certification preferred but not required.

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