An Associate Program Manager (TUFF) is needed to work in Williamsburg,United States

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Associate Program Manager (TUFF), United States
Organization: AidData

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Position Title

AidData Associate Program Manager (TUFF)

Employment Category

Full Time Operational


William & Mary


3KM100 Global Research Institute

Unit Mission Statement

The Global Research Institute ( GRI) empowers teams of William & Mary students and faculty to make a difference in the world. We are a multidisciplinary hub that applies scholarly research to real world problems, investing in outstanding student and faculty scholars to catalyze new insights and cultivate the next generation of global leaders. Based in the Office of the Provost, GRI supports a whole of university approach to advance W&M by developing ideas, convening partners, creating and analyzing data, and inventing new methods. The Institute’s approach to incubate and scale and applied research helps researchers push research frontiers and produce insights that matter at W&M and beyond. At any time, under the auspices of the Institute there are several research projects, most grant-funded, with the largest being AidData.

AidData produces novel data, tools, and research that answers the question: who is funding, what, where, for whom, and to what effect around the world? AidData has an explicit focus on data and research that meets high academic standards but is also accessible and relevant for a broad audience of international relations practitioners, policymakers, journalists, and scholars. AidData’s work is made possible by generous financial support of international organizations such as the World Bank and United Nations, private philanthropies such as the Hewlett and Gates Foundations, and government agencies such as the US Department: of State and USAID.

Position Summary

The Associate Program Manager ( APM) is a research staff position at AidData. APM positions are designed for individuals who would like to deepen and broaden their analytical, methodological, and management skills, receive on-the-job training and mentoring from a group of professional staff and researchers, and prepare for future professions in academia, public service, and/or the private sector.

The APM position will divide his or her time between student management, data quality assurance, and other specialized research, analysis, and policy outreach activities. The individual in this position will have the unique opportunity to contribute to novel data collection on Chinese official finance in high-income countries as well as loan repayment flows. This individual will also have the chance to contribute to policy research focusing on Chinese official finance and related topics.

This is position is based in Williamsburg, VA. Candidates are expected to relocate to Williamsburg at the start of employment.

Conditions of Employment

This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. This position may be subject to overtime during high peak times, etc. as directed and approved by the supervisor.

This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding.

Essential Designation




Position Restricted?

Yes, the appointment is limited due to funding availability

Position Term

12 month – Restricted

Position Months

Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Political Science, International Relations, Economics or a related degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


 Basic knowledge of research methods in either qualitative and/or quantitative research.
 Demonstrated ability and interest in performing investigative data collection and preparing it for policy analysis.

 Demonstrated skill in project management to include prioritizing assignments, interpretation and application of policies and procedures, problem solving, tracking progress, documentation of findings, report writing, and presentation of outcomes.
 Demonstrated ability to perform qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, reach logical conclusions, and balance “big picture thinking” with a high level of attention to detail.
 Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a diverse population of constituencies.

 Demonstrated ability to utilize personal computers and Microsoft Office Suite to include: desktop publishing, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, etc.

 Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, diverse, and complex assignments with minimal supervision and to work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in one of AidData’s coding methodologies.

 Familiarity with current issues in open data, open government, and international development.
 Experience in project management.
 Professional or academic experience in developing countries.
 Experience working with researchers and the global development community.
 Experience in a leadership or supervisory role.
 Experience with R.
Is the position remote work eligible?

Hybrid (works remotely at least 1 day per week but not full-time)

Remote Work Disclaimer

Remote work eligibility is not guaranteed and is subject to approval. Employee eligibility depends on the likelihood of the employee succeeding in a remote work arrangement and the supervisor’s ability to manage remote workers. Department:s and/or Human Resources may amend, alter, change, delete, or modify eligibility.

Advertised Pay Range

up to $43,000 based on skills and experience

Advertised Pay Range Statement

University Salary Range


Benefits Summary Statement

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

Job Open Date

Review Begin Date


Job Close Date

Open Until Filled


Special Application Instructions

Background Check Statement

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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