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2016 Oregon Summer Fellowship Program and Hatfield Resident Fellows Program

TWO FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
The Hatfield Resident Fellows program targets postgraduate Master and Ph.D. students with a strong scholarship record and earnest interest in public service and leadership. The Fellowship is an academically rigorous, project-oriented, educational experience designed to provide each Fellow with an opportunity to acquire leadership skills with a public service agency in Oregon.
This program is specifically designed for recent graduates who have completed their Master or Ph.D. program within the last year — or who will receive their degree by June 30, 2016.  Presently, approximately 25 placements are anticipated.  Hatfield Residents will receive $24,000 over the course of the Fellowship.  Fellows are considered Portland State University employees.  This is not a benefits eligible position and a background check is required.
The Oregon Summer Fellowship pulls the brightest graduate students from universities across the country into the distinct natural, political and economic settings of Portland and Oregon. Students arrive from diverse academic disciplines, careers and life experiences, but all answering a call to public service. The 10-week fellowship places students with local levels of government, non-profits or private consultancies providing dynamic challenges for the Fellow and professional expectations from the sponsoring agency for the future leaders.
This program is for current graduate students who are pursing in public service-facing Master or Ph.D. discipline (public policy and public administration are obvious, but business, finance, IT, HR, industrial engineering, and even journalism and cultural anthropology are suitable!).  Their starting dates span early May through late June, depending on the academic calendar of their university, but in all cases their appointments are for 40 hours per week spread over 10-weeks with a $6,000 stipend provided. Presently, approximately 20 Oregon Summer Fellowship placements are anticipated.
PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY AND FOCUS
 
The Oregon Summer Fellows and Hatfield Resident Fellows programs from Portland State University’s Center for Public Service provide opportunities to public service professionals-in-waiting to take Oregon for a test drive; to sample the lifestyle, get local content on their resume, augment their work experience, and to enlarge their professional network.  At the same time, our sponsors get a low risk (but pretty strategic) way to preview and assess exceptional, innovative, ethical, diverse and contribution-ready talent from a wide range of disciplines.   The potential payoff is best captured in the proverb, “mighty oaks from little acorns grow.”  Both programs are designed around the concept of strategic talent sourcing and aimed at shortening the distance and improving the opportunities for interaction between potential employer and potential employee.
We are particularly interested in attracting exceptionally talented and diverse candidates with a passion for public service and a desire to launch their careers in the Pacific Northwest.  Our quest for diversity earnestly focuses on attracting applicants from under-served communities, but also extends more broadly to assembling a “fusion class” of 2016 Fellows from a diverse range of academic disciplines, competencies, experiences, geographies, ages, languages, and career aspirations as well.  We regard social diversity as the analog to biodiversity in that the richer the diversity of civic life, the greater the opportunity for social balance, justice, innovation, economic opportunity, and adaptive responses to such new challenges.  Building a diverse base of public service management and policy capacity is at the heart of our Next Generation Initiative.  It is an important key to keeping Oregon a special place in the future.
Finally, the Pacific Northwest is special in its beauty and somewhat protected by its distance.  Far removed from the conventional centers of economic, political, and cultural power, we are mindful of our natural resources heritage and careful about our future.  We tend to attract lifestyle aspirants who are drawn to the culture and pace and place of a state whose motto is “She Flies With Her Own Wings.”
ABOUT OUR VERY SIMPLE,  REASONABLE, PROGRESSIVE, QUICK,  AND START-NOW  APPLICATION PROCESS
  • Application Round 1: Candidates can apply online for either of our two Fellowship programs any time between Oct. 7, 2015 up to and including the January 4, 2016 due date.  (Estimated time to complete for this phase:  less than 10-minutes)
  • Application Round 2: Those invited to continue to the second round complete an online “applicant’s survey” by January 18, 2016.  (Estimated time to complete for this phase:  10-minutes)
  • Application Round 3: Applicants who make it to the third round will be asked to respond to 2 essay questions from a list of 4 possible essays by February 8, 2016.  (Estimated time to complete for this phase:  30-60 minutes)
  • Selection Decisions: Approximately 20 Oregon Summer Fellows and approximately 25 Hatfield Residents will be selected February 19, 2016 for advancement into the placement process.

The Capital Group Seeking Analysts

Apply via GWorkSB, Job ID 830523. Positions shared by Emma Pincoffs, MSPM ’04.

BUSINESS/FINANCIAL ANALYST

Location: Washington, DC

Position: Full-Time

Job Description: The candidate will work to support various programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The candidate with provide business and finance lifecycle support to include:

· ​​Conducting Cost/Benefit Analyses
· Developing life cycle cost estimate and benefits models
· Performing risk analyses to assess the risks associated with costs, benefits, schedule and technical performance
· Conducting iterative trade-off analyses among cost, schedule, performance, and benefits
· Developing business cases and associated reports
· Providing business management functions such as budgeting, financial analysis and planning and control of funding and allocation
· Providing cost estimating budget planning, programmatic decision-making, and other activities as needed
· Formulating spend plans and providing assistance in the development of obligation plans
· Developing current year and out-year budget forecasts and justification documentation
· Assisting with budget inquiries, program budget and requirements analyses, and impact statements
· Tracking and providing summary reports on funding allocations, obligations, expenditures, funds remaining, and projected shortfalls/surpluses
· Tracking actual contract costs, reviewing invoices, and preparing payment recommendation
· Tracking quarterly spend plans, developing estimates to complete projections, forecasting required funding profiles, and supporting end of year closeouts
· Reconciling financial system payment data with invoice certifications
· Conducting program control and tracking to include Earned Value Management

Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the following fields of study: Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Operations Research, Statistics or a related field of study. Masters degree a plus.

ACQUISITION/PROGRAM MANAGEMENT ANALYST

Location: Washington, DC

​Position:  Full-Time Job Description:  The Candidate will work as part of team that will support various programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The Candidate will provide acquisition strategy and planning and life cycle program/project management support to include:

· Conducting market research, developing market surveys, planning solicitations, responding to vendor inquiries and preparing market analysis reports
​· Conducting alternatives analyses and documenting results
· Supporting the development of Independent Government Cost Estimates and Business Case Analyses
· Supporting the preparation of Screening Information Requests including technical specifications and SOW/PWS/SOOs
· Performing requirements analysis and development of Program Requirements documents
· Providing source selection support including support for the preparation of Source Selection Plans, conducting Source Selection Evaluations, and preparing related Reports
· Providing cost, schedule and technical program support
· Developing and maintaining integrated program schedule
· Conducting program risk analysis including the development of mitigation strategies
· Assisting the government with Contractor oversight including task order preparation and management, and reviewing vendor deliverables
· Developing, monitoring and tracking program metrics
· Other acquisition and program management duties as necessary

Qualifications:  Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the following fields of study: Business Administration, Communications, Finance, Information Systems/Technology, Humanities, Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Math or a related field of study.  Masters degree a plus.

Special Requirements:  None required.  PMP certification is a plus.

MSPM: In the Know, March 24, 2015

Top 3 for 24 Mar

Summer and Fall 2015 Classes
Registration is now open for both the summer and fall 2015 semesters. Review your plans in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me, and register for classes to ensure you earn the seat in the course/section you want/need.

The Blackboard Collaborate schedule for summer 2015 is now available on the blog.
As a reminder, all general elective courses must be approved by your advisor to apply to the degree requirements. Failure to receive approval for your general elective may result in you having to take additional courses. Schedule an advisement session, plan ahead, and never make assumptions. Please also remember that you have both a general elective requirement to fulfill and a DNSC elective requirement. A DNSC elective is one that is offered by the Decision Sciences Department. Consult DegreeMAP to confirm your individual program requirements.

• VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant
The Office of Military and Veteran Student Services and GW Career Services are proud to announce a new initiative aimed to support our VALOR students in their efforts towards professional development. The VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant allows for eligible VALOR students to apply for reimbursement grants towards a number of professional certification exams. 10 exams are included on the list, the PMP being of most relevance to MSPM students. Application period is 1-20 Apr. Visit http://services.military.gwu.edu/valor-professional-credentialing-grant for details.

GW Women in Business Sixth Annual Spring Conference, 28 Mar
The GW Women in Business Association is hosting their sixth annual spring conference on Saturday, 28 Mar. This year’s conference, “Be Bold, Be You,” will feature business leaders from Lucky Group, Donna Karen, Under Armour Women, and Chobani. Purchase tickets before they sell out at gwwibspringconference.org!

NCAIED American Indian Business Scholarship Program

The program just learned of this scholarship opportunity from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. Application deadline is September 5, 2014. Scholarship eligibility criteria is below with full details online:

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Must be majoring in a business related field
  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate student
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • If selected, candidate must be able to attend the NCAIED Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Students should submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Official State or Federal Tribal enrollment document
  • Personal Essay on the following (250 min-350 max words per category):
    • Personal challenges you overcame in pursuit of higher education
    • Community involvement
    • Reason for pursuing higher education in business
    • Business Related Experience (Paid or Volunteer)
    • Plans following completion of degree program
    • Activities and commitment to community to be considered
  • Official Transcripts (sealed and signed)
  • Official Letter of Admission/Enrollment for 2014-2015 academic year
  • Copy of class schedule for Fall semester

MSPM: In the Know, May 28, 2014

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2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium, 30 May
Fall 2014 Registration – DE Sections Filling Up
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium, 30 May

You are invited to explore open data and the power of analytics at the 2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium. Sponsored by the GW School of Business, Department of Decision Sciences, and the Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences, this day-long symposium will educate and connect you to the world of analytics. Visit http://www.gwanalytics.org/symposium/ for full details.

The event is on Friday, 30 May, 8 am to 5 pm with a reception following, in the Marvin Center at 800 21st St, NW. Registration is free for GW students, alumni, and faculty, but registration is required. Event is open to those outside of the GW community for a small fee. Breakfast, lunch and an evening reception are included.

Fall 2014 Registration – DE Sections Filling Up

If you have not yet registered for the fall semester, please consider doing so in the near future. Several of the distance sections of the MSPM courses are filling up. If you plan on attending courses on campus, though, you should register for the on-campus sections. The fall semester begins Monday, 25 Aug.

Events Roundup

28 May, 12-1pm EDT – PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon presents “Portfolio Alignment Wall: A Management Tool for Agile Program Management” with Bob Payne in Washington, DC. Registration is free.

10-13 June – 2014 ICEAA Professional Development & Training Workshop in Denver, CO.

15-18 Jun – AACE International 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The MSPM program has one full registration available to an interested student or alum. Registration is valued at $1,295. Offer includes event registration only.

16 Jun, 12-1pm EDT – GWebinar: Management Mindset vs. Leadership Mindset. Registration is free, but webinar limited to 300 participants.

21-24 Jul – PMP Workshop offered by Rebus Business Solutions, Arlington, VA