Project Manager at NowPow

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Position Summary:

Position Title:  Project Manager 

Reports to: Community Resource Lead

Collaborates with: All NowPow Departments

Position Description:

The Project Manager is responsible for the fundamental result of the Community Resource department’s work: powering interventions by providing highly matched services to a client’s need by honing and developing NowPow’s taxonomy, tags, and filters in conjunction with our product team to ensure the information we collect works seamlessly with our technology.  

The person in this position is responsible for three areas of expertise:  NowPow’s proprietary taxonomy and tag process, optimized shared/tracked/coordinated referrals from the perspective of a network partner and/or customer, and ultimately the  functionality of NowPow’s technology associated with matching.  Success in this position requires a combination of a deep understanding of how NowPow and other Information and Referral providers collect and enhance information, how social services are provided locally and nationally, and how our technology currently works vs. best-case scenarios based on identified workflows.

The Project Manager will liaison directly with experienced NowPow users to analyze the users needs and preferences when making or taking social service referrals, generate and execute strategies to document and solve UI/UX issues, and work closely with the product team to ensure improvements are prioritized on NowPow’s product roadmap.


  • Build and execute the strategy to implement design solutions to enhance the excellence of referrals using NowPow’s technology for clients and network partners
  • Own the iteration and improvement of NowPow’s proprietary taxonomy, tags, and filters towards the goal of becoming a national gold standard
  • Develop expertise on services related to health and social interventions – including local nuances of access, national programs,  payment structures, terminology, etc.
  • Interface directly with key taxonomy stakeholders:  Community Resource Specialists, NowPow leadership, users of NowPow’s technology; liaison with subject-matter experts in key areas such as housing, food insecurity, and mental health to provide expertise on our taxonomy, tags, and functionality
  • Develop expertise on other taxonomies, such as AIRS
  • Working closely with Customer Success and Implementation, work to guide customer’s screening questionnaires through integration with NowPow’s technology;  work to hone questions, suggest service types, and directly interface with customers toward high-quality and highly-matched results
  • Represent NowPow and the Community Resource department internally and externally and in a professional, organized, and considerate way
  • Participate in Community Resource leadership meetings and work in concert with Team Leads to promote an environment of problem-solving, engagement, and enthusiasm for the work




  • Master’s degree in social work, public policy, or public health
  • Two years minimum in a clinical setting providing direct social care
  • Direct experience working in or with community based organizations


  • Gathering and organizing data from a variety of stakeholders, ideally including technology users in a health setting and/or community based organizations
  • Ability to analyze and understand business needs and translate into information architecture strategy
  • Experience and expertise in applied data architecture
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail, organization, decision making and analytical skills
  • Self-starter, innovator, results-driven with ability to meet both short- and long-term business goals
  • Ability to manage time well, meet imposed deadlines and ability to work flexible hours
  • Proven problem-solving skills
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What does your typical day look like?

I kick off the day with our team stand-up and spend the rest of the day focusing on our integration projects, working with both our Engineering and Implementation teams. The collaborative atmosphere at NowPow encourages team members to work closely on tasks and ensure that we create seamless and quality integrations with our customers.


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We also take great care of our NowPow community!

Competitive Benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance for our team and their dependents—and there’s no waiting period to enroll. We also offer parental leave, dental and vision coverage, as well as health savings and flexible spending accounts. Want to contribute to your 401K? We’ll match it.

Generous Time Off. We have generous paid time off (PTO) days and celebrate 10 paid holidays a year. On top of that, we offer “Life Time Hours” for events that can’t be scheduled outside of regular working hours and additional paid “Self Care Days.” We don’t just preach self-care, we practice it.

Remote Work & Casual Dress. Every day is a casual dress at NowPow, but especially Wednesdays. That’s our company-wide remote workday. We believe the option to telework once a week improves your productivity, creativity, and morale.

A Culture of Innovation & Collaboration. NowPowers are smart and passionate about our mission, and we encourage everyone to contribute to our company’s continuous innovation. Our NewPow Innovation Challenge has fabulous prizes, too.

A Committed & Connected Community. Our Culture Club represents every department and is dedicated to planning game nights, contests, community volunteering, and other fun activities. We also host News & Nosh every Friday—a Happy Hour where we reflect on the week and enjoy snacks and drinks (from our always-stocked kitchen).

Volunteer in local community
NowPow Gives Back is a group dedicated towards advancing our social mission by providing opportunities for staff to donate time, money, or effort to causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
NowPow has a Culture Club that is an interdepartmental group of NowPow team members dedicated to strengthening company culture and engaging employees in making NowPow a great place to work.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
NowPow's health insurance policy covers 80% of the monthly premium.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
NowPow provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Guideline. We match 100% of contributions up to 1% of an employee's annual salary.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave. Of the 12 weeks, 10 weeks shall be compensated at the employee’s regular, biweekly pay.
Remote Work Program
Remote Work is an opportunity to work away from the office. NowPow offers 1 common remote workday every week on Wednesdays.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
NowPow employees receive between 10 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 5 days per year for Self Care Days. Self Care Days can be used for self-care of any kind, including personal development, volunteering, or physical and/or mental rejuvenation.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
NowPow has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and of course, lots of LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We like to end each week on a good note. Every Friday from 4-5pm different departments take turns hosting “Nosh,” an hour of hanging out, reflecting on the week, and enjoying snacks and drinks.
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Brown Bag Lunches occur once a month and highlight the many interests of our employees. Brown Bags are an opportunity during the workday to learn about a new skill or topic from your colleagues.
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