Project Manager for Data Portal Development and Implementation (Part-time)
New York University
Internal Number: 92887
FloodNet: longitudinal, remote sensing for urban flood monitoring
Project Manager for Data Portal Development and Implementation (part-time, hourly)
The FloodNet project is a smart cities initiative focused on developing and deploying a sensor network for the monitoring, analysis and understanding of street-level, urban flooding. The project team includes researchers at New York University (NYU), the City University of New York (CUNY), the NYC Mayor's Office of Climate Resiliency, and the NYC Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, in coordination with community partners. We are seeking a part-time, hourly project manager to manage the design and implementation of a publicly-available data dashboard and portal for the flood sensor data.
In New York City, sea level rise and high intensity rain storms have led to a dramatic increase in flood risk, particularly in low-lying and coastal neighborhoods. Urban flood water can damage property, impede pedestrian and vehicle mobility, and can contain contaminants, such as fuels, sewage, and industrial/household chemicals.
The goal of the FloodNet project is to develop and deploy a fleet of connected flood sensors to log, process, and present data on hyper-local street floods. The long term goal is to combine this data with other information - such as rainfall levels, 311 flooding complaints, and social media feeds - and make it publicly available to serve community needs. More information can be found at https://www.floodnet.nyc
We have contracted a software engineering firm that will design and implement a full stack system to make the flood data publicly available. This software will enable data ingestion and storage, and public dissemination via front end data portals. We are seeking a project manager to coordinate between the FloodNet team, relevant stakeholders and the contracted company. The final outcome will be an online flood data dashboard for residents and researchers.
Act as overall project manager for creation of the data portal;
Coordinate between the FloodNet team and the software development team to oversee the development of the flood data portal software;
Track project timeline and deliverables, based on the project contract and work plan;
Organize and document team meetings;
Organize, facilitate, and document meetings with community members, in coordination with community engagement managers;
Act as liaison to community groups;
Manage social media and web presence for the project;
Seek out and coordinate new partnerships with community organizations, funding institutions and research partners.
The successful candidate will:
Have project management experience coordinating multidisciplinary teams;
Have excellent writing and communication skills;
Have familiarity with physical computing, sensing and data driven technologies;
Be familiar and have an interest in UX and web development technologies and development processes;
Desirable but not essential: visual and graphic design to assist in design mockups;
Have experience in community-based projects;
Be passionate about addressing climate change, and sensitive to the needs of diverse groups when addressing issues with technology;
Basic web design and content production for social media;
Candidates should be based in New York to attend in person meetings when necessary.
This is a 6-month, part-time position for 10 hours per week. Ideally the successful candidate would start in September or October 2021.Salary commensurate with experience
Consideration for applications from current Tandon MS students is available.
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