PROJECT MANAGER at P2P Models

PROJECT MANAGER

P2P Models
Madrid
Posted 74 days ago

P2P Models aim is to build decentralized, democratic & economically sustainable Collaborative Economy organizations, aided by blockchain technologies. Working at P2P Models is an opportunity to collaborate with people passionate to create social impact, in an environment which mixes academics, hackers and activists, where it’s possible to be creative and effective. Check our Culture, Work conditions and Perks below!

P2P Models is a 5-year (2018-2022) EU-funded (1.5M€) project around blockchain and the commons, which will be based at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), with Principal Investigator and advisors from the Berkman Klein Center (Harvard University).
P2P Models aim is to build decentralized, democratic & sustainable Collaborative Economy organizations, aided by blockchain technologies. More in this thread: https://twitter.com/samerP2P/status/928820944705130498

What are we searching for?

A (Research) Project Manager / Communication Manager for an interdisciplinary research project around blockchain and P2P communities.
What does the role involve?

Day-to-day and ongoing operations for the project, which may include coordinating research activities; monitoring overall timelines and outputs including project planned outcomes; guiding the team efforts in collaboration with the PI; liaising with the university administration; managing the project budget; aiding to apply for further funding through grant applications.
Facilitate the project social impact, which involves communicating with external actors, both researchers and practitioners, to build a community of collaborators; coordinate with the team designer and other members to facilitate the project’s outreach, including an active presence on social media, and when relevant, news outlets; represent the project at conferences and other events, and organizing events; push forward writing tasks, e.g. blog posts, press releases, research pieces.

We would love to meet you if you have

Organizational skills including planning and prioritizing
Teamwork and interpersonal skills, including communication, collaboration, negotiation and adaptation
Experience with research project management
Experience managing / leading interdisciplinary teams
Consider yourself resolute, responsible, detail oriented, autonomous, creative, and/or with initiative to propose changes.
Fluency in Spanish and English (or working to achieve it!)

And these are a plus

Experience with agile methodologies (e.g. SCRUM)
Experience writing grant-writing and research project proposals
Experience with design thinking and/or facilitation techniques
Experience with storytelling and/or communication management, with writing/editorial skills
Experience with interacting with software developers, and/or IT knowledge, ideally blockchain
Experience in management within EU institutions
Interest/experience in social movements, activism, commons-oriented initiatives, co-ops, and/or open collaborative communities
Experience with research, and interest to do occasional collaborations in ongoing research
Underrepresented demographics in the blockchain or commons fields to increase the team diversity

Oh, and these are also nice to have

Sense of humour, verve, heart, and maybe a bit freak 🙂
Desire to affect change in the world
Wide-range interests, e.g. Internet, decentralization, social research, critical theory, openness, communities

Culture

We take an action research approach: we aim both to build theory/systems, and to achieve social impact, in order to improve organisational processes, economic models, policies and technology
We believe technology is not neutral: we acknowledge the influence of the social and technological context and how it shapes innovation choices
We embrace and encourage multidisciplinarity
We uphold an inclusive and diversity-friendly post-meritocratic environment
We believe in collective decision-making and co-responsibility
We promote transparency, critical thinking, collaboration and autonomy.
We advocate free/open source software and decentralization
We encourage contributions to other free software and commons-oriented projects to help the ecosystem thrive.

Work conditions

We believe in a work-life balance, family-compatible
Full-time commitment
We are goals-driven, not hours-driven
Flexibility to work at home / office
We nourish curiosity and inspiration by supporting side projects
Opportunities to attend and/or speak in relevant academic and practitioners’ events
Possibility to spend time as visiting fellows with our partners: Harvard, MIT, CNRS, Aragon, etc.

Perks ⭐

Stable employment with flexible schedule
A passionate team of people committed to researching, building, and achieving social impact
Constant learning, in a cozy and interdisciplinary work environment driven by collaboration and teamwork
Networking with high profile researchers, activists and techies worldwide
Life in Madrid, with thrilling grassroots social movements, active cultural scene, fantastic weather, good food and quality of life, friendly people, a progressive town hall, and in a city cheaper than most US/EU cities.
The multiple social benefits from a welfare state, highlighting our public and free high quality health care system, ample vacation days and parental/sick leaves.
A wide diversity of benefits and expenses covered, including equipment, trips, courses, trainings, sports, cultural activities…
Commitment to Diversity
The work and well-being of our group and the university as a whole are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, disability, and much more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

How to apply?

How to apply?
Send us an email to [email protected] with your CV (mentioning 2-3 references) and a motivation letter. Feel free to write any question/doubt to [email protected] including in the subject “Open position: Project Manager”. The position is meant to start in Fall. The deadline for applicants is September 7, although we will hire as soon as we find the ideal candidate, so applicants are encouraged to submit asap.


Skills

Organizational skills, Teamwork and interpersonal skills, Experience with research

Compensation

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