The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.
Aspen Digital empowers policymakers, civic organizations, companies, and the public to be responsible stewards of technology and media in the service of an informed, just, and equitable world. The Aspen Digital staff is a diverse team of driven and energetic professionals. We are motivated by the power of technology to change lives, and we work hard to have measurable impact while also pushing ourselves to learn constantly, collaborate and innovate, and take joy from our work.
Your primary role as Project Director is to conceive, develop and lead relevant initiatives within the remit of Aspen Digital. While we want you to pursue a range of topics and projects at the intersection of media, the internet and technology, one of your remits will be to lead our efforts related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in technology. The right candidate will be deeply thoughtful about these issues and be very familiar with key technologies, their trajectory, and their implications on traditionally marginalized communities. Current DEI related projects can be found here.
Specifically, you will:
Essential duties and responsibilities are as follows. Other responsibilities may be added as necessary.
In consultation with the Executive Directors, team members and constituents:
Aspen Digital seeks a proven project manager skilled in balancing competing priorities and timelines to deliver high-quality results across multiple projects. Ideal candidates are curious, eager to learn and solve problems, and driven by making an impact.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
Aspen Digital staff grow professionally through collaboration with senior staff and exposure to thought leaders in tech and media, as well as through the many opportunities the position offers for deep learning in the field. We pride ourselves on being entrepreneurial so that our work can reflect the changing nature of the field, and we can nimbly respond to societal needs and opportunities. People who are comfortable with ambiguity and are excited by seeing progress in the field typically do well at Aspen Digital.
All applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:
The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.
Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet the regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.
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