What To Expect Project
Healthy Pregnancies. Safe Deliveries
Healthy Babies.  Healthy Futures

Position Description
TITLE: PROJECT MANAGER
START DATE: January 4, 2021
LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC (REMOTE)

Established in 1997, the What to Expect Project (WTEP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering moms in need, in the U.S. and around the world, so they can expecthealthier pregnancies, safer deliveries, healthier babies and healthier futures.

WTEP focuses on ensuring that moms survive one of life’s most challenging experiences, as well as ensuring that they thrive – during pregnancy, during childbirth and for a lifetime. Our whole-mom, whole-family, whole-community approach supports the world’s most vulnerable moms before, during, after pregnancy and beyond. For more information, please visit www.whattoexpectproject.org.  

The What To Expect Project seeks a Project Manager to oversee and monitor the implementation and conduct the day-to-day activities of a maternal health initiative. This positionis based in Washington, D.C., and reports to the Executive Director. This is a full-time assignment through July 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: 
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Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project;
* Develop a project plan to monitor, track and, summarize progress;
* Ensure that all activities are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget;
* Manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs;
* Oversee the day-to-day budget of the project;
* Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation. Maintain up-to-date records on activities, development of materials, program implementation, website collaborations, and other pertinent information;
Communicate, coordinate, and collaborate with various stakeholders to keep project aligned with its goals;
* Outreach, coordinate, and oversee relevant events, perform logistical duties, and relatedactivities;
* Create short- and long-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines;
* Contribute to the drafting of a variety of materials;
* Prepare regular update reports for management and various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and status of the project; &
* Manage resources in an effective and efficient manner.

 QUALIFICATIONS:
* A bachelor’s degree in management, public policy, public health, or related field. Advanced degree preferred;
* 3-5 years of project management experience;
* Familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices;
* Ability to multi-task effectively;
* Excellent communication, writing, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and negotiation skills;
* Ability and willingness to perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines;
* Self-starting and solutions-oriented, a strong team player, with a detail-oriented approach;
* Ability to work independently and remotely with a high degree of productivity, and to see projects through to completion;
* Proven ability to solve problems creatively;
* Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan; &
* Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline

Please send a letter of interest and resume (addressed to Wyatt Murkoff, Director of Policy and Strategy) to wyatt@whattoexpectproject.org with “Policy Fellow” in the email subject line. Materials must be received no later than Friday, December 11, 2020. No phone calls please.

TITLE: POLICY FELLOW
START DATE: January 4, 2021
LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC

Established in 1997, the What to Expect Project (WTEP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering moms in need, in the U.S. and around the world, so they can expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries, healthier babies and healthier futures. 

WTEP focuses on ensuring that moms survive one of life’s most challenging experiences, as well as ensuring that they thrive – during pregnancy, during childbirth and for a lifetime. Our whole-mom, whole-family, whole-community approach supports the world’s most vulnerable moms before, during, after pregnancy and beyond.
 

We employ the latest evidence-based strategies in the fields of health, education and communication to educate and train health care providers to deliver effective health messaging and provide them with the tools and training to overcome barriers to implementing and delivering messaging and care. For more information, please visit www.whattoexpectproject.org.  

The What To Expect Project seeks a dynamic fellow with an interest in domestic and global health policy to support the activities of the organization. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Director of Policy & Strategy and other staff, as assigned. It requires approximately 20-25 hours per week and is a year-long assignment.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: 
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Joining and reporting on congressional briefings, hearings, and related events
* Representing WTEP at events and meetings related to domestic and global health, and reporting on proceedings
* Monitoring introduction of and action on congressional legislation and federal regulations related to maternal health (domestic & international)
* Researching and analyzing U.S. and global health policies
* Assisting during the development & implementation of various maternal health initiatives
* Preparing content information for website
* Contributing to the drafting of a variety of materials
* Conduct some administrative functions, as assigned

 QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will have excellent writing, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills, and an ability and willingness to perform a variety of tasks on short notice within designated deadlines. The candidate should be motivated to take initiative, be self-starting and solutions-oriented, a strong team player, with a detail-oriented approach, ability to work independently and remotely with a high degree of productivity, and to see tasks through to completion. The candidate must have an interest in both domestic and global health policy and should be willing to work at least 20-25 hours per week. A bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Political Science, International Studies, Communications, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.

Please send a letter of interest and resume (addressed to Wyatt Murkoff, Director of Policy and Strategy) to wyatt@whattoexpectproject.org with “Policy Fellow” in the email subject line. Materials must be received no later than Friday, December 11, 2020. No phone calls please.