Job Posting: SWF Colorado Office Seeking Project Manager

Thursday, April 2, 2015


The Secure World Foundation, a private operating foundation that supports the long-term sustainable use of space, is seeking a full-time project manager to join their Colorado office team to assist with and manage the overall planning, administration, and coordination of project activities and goals.  SWF is seeking applicants with expertise covering major space policy issues, especially ones related to the growth of the commercial space sector and its political, economic and legal environment. Significant international experience and knowledge of international space policy decision making mechanisms and processes is highly desirable.

Essential Duties and Job Functions

  • Plan, organize, and direct project activities, monitoring projects from inception through delivery
  • Develop projects and opportunities for partnership
  • Build connections and meet with stakeholders
  • Represent SWF in events and conferences at regional, state, national and international meetings
  • Maintain knowledge of and relationships with other agencies and organizations whose policies and practices have implications on SWF’s strategic direction
  • Write articles related to SWF objectives and contribute to SWF publications
  • Travel is required (local, regional, national and international)
  • Perform other duties as required


  •  3+ years of professional experience and background in an SWF-related field required; research and publications on subjects related to space policy or law is a plus as is experience working in a private sector environment.
  • Masters level degree or higher in a field related to the interests and needs of SWF is strongly desired.
  • Commitment to SWF’s vision, mission and organizational values.
  • Proven skill and experience supervising people; must be able to work autonomously.
  • Understanding of international institutions that deal with space issues.
  • Expertise in collecting, interpreting, analyzing, presenting and representing qualitative and quantitative data to audiences with varying backgrounds.
  • Well-developed communication skills needed, including experience with giving presentations and speaking in public, and written communication skills to support internal and external content, articles, publications, policy/white papers, editing and drafting of documents as needed.
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Experience working as a member of a diverse, geographically distributed team is highly desirable.
  • Professional experience living and working in more than one culture is a plus.
  • Fluency in English is required. Professional competence in at least one other language is highly desirable.
  • Experience soliciting outside funding or developing partnerships is a plus.
  • Demonstrated facility with computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products and experience with electronic collaboration tools. 

The above listing of duties, functions and qualifications are not intended to imply any order of priority among them.

Starting salary: $60,000-70,000/year, plus benefits.  Applications accepted through April 10, 2015, with an expected start date in June 2015.  Please submit cover letter and resume to Lisa Croy, SWF Operations Director, Secure World Foundation, 525 Zang Street, Broomfield, CO, 80021;; no phone calls, please. 

Last updated on April 2, 2015