The Cloudburst Group offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities for talented technical, managerial, and support professionals in the United States and Internationally. We encourage staff growth and advancement, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to enable us to stay abreast of new developments, especially in science, research, and technology.

We do most of our work in teams, giving all staff the opportunity to explore new ideas, inform product development, and participate in discussions on the strategic direction of our company.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our workforce reflects a cultural diversity that gives us a broad and valuable spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

  • Holiday
  • Bereavement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Jury Duty

INSURANCE

  • Medical Insurance
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Accident/Hospital
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Dental Insurance
  • Worker’s Comp
  • Vision Insurance
  • DBA/Med Evacuation

RETIREMENT

  • 401k Safe Harbor Plan

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT

  • Medical
  • HRA
  • Dependent
  • Transit/Parking

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

EMPLOYEE WELFARE

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Discount

SUMMARY

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international creating impact, empowering communities, building resilience — where and when it matters. We have an exciting opportunity in our communications department for a copy editor.

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Communications Specialist and will be responsible for reviewing, updating, and reorganizing content on federal government websites; proofreading and copy-editing technical reports, PowerPoints®, proposals, and other documents; and branding and formatting technical reports, PowerPoints®, proposals, and other documents. The candidate should have a high attention to detail as well as excellent reading and writing comprehension, a thorough knowledge of English grammar and spelling, the ability to meet tight deadlines, work well in a team environment, and be adaptable to change.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review, reorganize, update, and rewrite website content for two federal government websites to ensure that content is consistent, in plain language, grammatically correct, non-duplicative, and fits within a content strategy.
  • Review and update technical reports and proposals. QA/QC for grammar and language, offer constructive critiques, and verify proposals meet technical requirements.
  • Validate detailed technical information and applicable acronyms.
  • Ensure accuracy in spelling, grammar, and punctuation as well as smoothly composed syntax.
  • Track changes effectively and maintain accurate versioning records.
  • Conduct a final review of documents.
  • Format reports, PowerPoints and other documents as needed ensuring that all documents meet branding requirements of various federal agencies.
  • Ensure 508 compliance of finalized documents and publications.
  • Make updates to the Cloudburst website, blog, and social media as needed and maintain internal style guide.
  • Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to pass Federal Agency security clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, political science, history, or a related field and 1-3 years of experience.
  • Excellent written communications and copy editing and proofreading skills with a strong command of the English Language, attention to grammar, spelling and detail.
  • Strong project, organizational, and process management skills, capable of managing multiple tasks and shifting priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Google Docs.
  • Understanding of basic design styles and layout standards.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and communicate status to peers and leadership.
  • Self-starter able to work in a highly collaborative team and adapt to an ever-changing environment.
  • Interpersonal skills and flexibility are essential.

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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SUMMARY

Are you passionate about making a difference in communities? Are you interested in helping international aid organizations make smart and targeted strategic planning investment decisions? Would you like to better understand the effectiveness of programs aimed at promoting democracy, human rights, and governance around the world?

The Cloudburst Group, a mission driven organization, striving to create impact, empower communities and build resilience, is looking to attract passionate and self-motivated leaders to help design, implement, manage, and analyze data. This position will work on projects involving global political economy assessments and international programs which build capacity of local organizations.

Our teams are highly collaborative and move fast on executing new projects and ideas. We try out new ideas constantly, learn from them, and execute again.

As a leader in providing technical assistance, research and evaluation of global programs, Cloudburst is looking for a full-time Research Analyst to join a dynamic team. The Research Analyst will work closely with the Global Development Research & Evaluation team on the analysis and reporting of evaluations of donor-funded projects. They will be responsible for survey programming, conducting data cleaning, management and analysis, and results writing. This position may require international travel.

The ideal candidate should be comfortable helping to build and analyzing large data sets through one or more statistical packages, such as Stata or R. The candidate should also have a strong attention to detail.

RESPONSIBILITIES

General tasks to be undertaken by the Global Development Research Analyst include:

  • Cleaning, management and analysis of data from various types of evaluations;
  • Supporting the team to design surveys, train survey firms, and oversee data collection activities, including data quality audits and frequency checks;
  • Supporting the development of reports, policy briefs, papers, and presentations;
  • Supporting research preparation and project management activities including budgeting, work planning, developing scopes of work and terms of reference;

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, or related field is required, enrollment or completion of a master’s degree in economics, political science, public policy, or another related field preferred;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Stata or R and/or experience with data management and data cleaning are required;
  • Experience with quantitative research, particularly impact evaluations such as randomized control trials are preferred;
  • Experience with Computer-Assisted Interviewing, particularly SurveyCTO or Open Data Kit, is preferred, but not required;
  • Area studies expertise, including experience living and conducting field research in a developing country is a plus;
  • Strong writing and analytical skills are required;
  • Flexibility, self-motivation, the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently as a team player is required;
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English is required;
  • Willingness to collaborate and work in remote team settings is required;
  • Proficiency in French, Spanish or Portuguese is a plus; and,
  • GIS skills are a plus.

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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SUMMARY

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international to improve social, economic, and environmental resilience. We have an exciting opportunity in our communications and training group for an instructional designer. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Communications Specialist and will be responsible for the development of two or more Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online web accessible and in-person trainings as identified. The candidate should have a high attention to detail, good project management skills, the ability to work on multiple projects and be able to meet tight deadlines.  The ideal candidate should work well in a team environment and be adaptable to change.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create compelling blended learning courses, training modules, and related content for U.S. Government staff and beneficiaries in a variety of technical areas.
  • Apply instructional design, adult learning theory, and human centered design principles in the development of curriculum for online, in-person, and just-in-time learning.
  • Work collaboratively with subject matter experts (SMEs) or Faculty to design and develop dynamic instructor-led learning sessions and modules, create new and leverage existing instructional materials, including videos, and webinar presentations.
  • Manage visual development of courses including storyboards, hand-outs, and videos working with the communications team.
  • Knowledge management of learning materials to curate, update, and repurpose existing resources including adapting in-person trainings for online audiences and converting case-studies into learning resources.
  • Advise on training modalities that apply a variety of innovative approaches for in-person and virtual trainings, including MOOCs, communities of practice (CoPs), learning cohorts, discussion boards, webinars, gamification, and participant engagement.
  • Develop learning assessments including pre and post course surveys, focus groups, learning benchmarks and performance metrics to use data to measure and improve the learning experience.
  • Develop reports and readouts for clients evaluating the training and recommending improvements and new methodologies.
  • Facilitate and/or participate in train-the-trainer, pilot sessions, and course overviews, as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, Organizational Development, Communication, International Development or other related fields; OR a bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years of experience.
  • Minimum 5 years (minimum 8 years with undergraduate degree) of previous experience designing and facilitating courses for adult education and continued professional development in government, corporate or educational settings.
  • Knowledgeable in the application of adult learning theories and leading-edge instructional design methods.
  • Proficiency in one or more e-learning authoring tools.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with employees and customers at all levels, including the ability to give clear precise instructions that are readily understandable by non-technical users.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and webinar hosting services (WebEx, Adobe Captivate, and GoToMeeting).
  • Detailed-oriented, with strong organizational, creative problem-solving, and collaborative skills.
  • Able to see the big picture and design training courses that are consistent throughout.
  • Team player with excellent collaboration, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Ability to receive United States government security clearance.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, as needed.
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require sponsorship for employment visa status, now or in the future.

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with LMS platforms such as Canvas, Lectora, and Litmos.
  • Previous experience with Massive Open Online Courses.
  • Previous experience developing video modules.
  • Previous experience working with U.S. Government clients preferred, such as CDC, GSA, HUD, or USAID.
  • Familiar with the Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly InDesign, Premiere Pro, and Audition.
  • Familiar with 508 compliance.

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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SUMMARY

The Cloudburst Group is a unique mission driven small business focused on improving social, economic, and environmental resilience in the US and globally. As a woman owned small business with a reputation for ensuring the needs of low income and vulnerable populations needs are met in government programming, Cloudburst attracts individuals who are passionate about making a difference at home and across the globe.

We have an exciting opportunity for a marketing and communications specialist to help us tell the stories of the impact of work in homelessness, community development, women’s and youth empowerment, environment sustainability, and democracy and governance. We are looking for a candidate with 2-3 years of experience to support business development, marketing, and communications efforts for the Company and client projects. This position will work within an interdisciplinary team of communications, knowledge management, and subject matter expert professionals supporting existing and new business opportunities. This person will be responsible for the development and dissemination of marketing and communications materials in line with strategic business objectives.

The candidate should have a high attention to detail, good organizational skills, the ability to work on multiple projects and meet tight deadlines, work well in a team environment, and be adaptable to change. Prior experience supporting proposal development, writing marketing materials, or developing website content is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and update marketing, and website materials: marketing brochures, factsheets, document layout designs, and templates.
  • Support new business opportunities including opportunities identification, tracking, capture planning, and proposal development
  • Maintain a detailed understanding of activities for assigned tasks and coordinate multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Post, categorize, and update documents, photos, and other files onto websites and other knowledge management.
  • Assist in creating, branding, and editing of technical document deliverables.
  • Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years of experience in communications, journalism, marketing, media, English, or a related degree.
  • Demonstrated experience in professional writing, editing, production, and management for print, and online media.
  • Excellent organizational skills to sort and structure content, projects, logistics, and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated appropriate interpersonal and communication skills for an effective team environment, including patience and a sense of humor.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, social media tools, and online communications.
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skilled user of professional social media, including effective uses of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  •  Excellent written communications and copy-editing skills with a high attention to grammar and detail.
  • Self-starter able to work with a highly collaborative team and adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Preferred Skills

  • Master’s degree.
  • Prior experience in government consulting or working with a federal government agency, in particular USAID or HUD.
  • Experience working with or developing marketing and communications products, especially for federal proposal or capture planning efforts.
  • Familiarity with business intelligence tools including GovWin, Beta.Sam.Gov or similar.

COMPANY INFORMATION

The Cloudburst Group is a unique small business working at the intersection of domestic and international development to improve social, economic and environmental resilience.

The Cloudburst Group is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Cloudburst will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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Request for Qualifications: Housing and Community Development

The Cloudburst Group is seeking qualified consultants and subcontractors to join our growing team in our Housing and Community Development (HCD) practice area.

To respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), please:

  1. Complete and return the Cloudburst HCD Matrix; and,
  2. Using the examples in the Cloudburst HCD RFQ, submit a brief biography. The biography should include fully loaded hourly rates for 2020, 2021, and 2022. Note: Organizations responding to this RFQ must include a brief biography of the organization as well as biographies of each individual providing services under this RFQ.

Responses should be remitted to [email protected].

Please email Denise Lomuntad if you have any questions.

Are you experienced in Civil Society Capacity Building or Training?

Do you have experience with organizational development in Civil Society and looking to help other organizations strengthen their capacity and look for new funding?

Are you interested in learning a new CSO capacity building model that has been used throughout the world?

Applicants who have been successful in helping CSOs to seek new funding, outside of traditional international donor funding are encouraged to apply.

The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst), a US-based small business, in partnership with PartnersGlobal, is seeking six qualified consultants to serve as coaches for a 2-year Civil Society Organization (CSO) Capacity Building project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Cloudburst Group is a mission-driven, Women-Owned Small Business known for its work in improving the effectiveness of programs that build social, economic, and environmental resilience in the U.S. and abroad. The CSO Consultants hired will deliver an innovative CSO capacity building model that provides coaching, mentoring, and capacity building support to organizations in the sectors of Public Health and Education; Food Security and Environment; and Democracy and Governance.

Description of Work

Coaches under this project will accompany local Cambodian CSOs through a 12-month capacity building process based on PartnersGlobal’s Resiliency+ Framework. The Resiliency+ Framework provides a new approach to organizational development that focuses on an organizations ability to adapt to dynamic shifts within its operating environment. While traditional organizational development focuses only internally at an organization’s structures and processes, the Resiliency+ framework incorporates an analysis of the external operating space into its interventions. This gives CSOs a nuanced understanding of how organizations and actors operate, adapt, and thrive in response to multi-faceted changes posed by their external environment. The goal of Resiliency+ is to allow CSOs to anticipate, prepare and adapt swiftly and purposefully so that they’re able to not only survive, but thrive.

Selected consultants apply their coaching expertise and civil society experience to the  Resiliency+ intervention and work alongside a team of international experts to coach 10 local CSOs on organizational development. While coaching engagements will cover a variety of topics, financial revenue diversification will be of particular focus. Coaches will also assist organizations in conducting self-assessments and developing strategic plans with the guidance of PartnersGlobal staff.

Lastly, the Civil Society Capacity Building Coaches will assist the broader project team of capacity building specialists, trainers, and academic partners in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the project.

Consultants are needed to work approximately 100 days over a 2-year period.  Employees of current CSOs are encouraged to apply.

Location: Phnom Penh, local travel required; possible other short duration in-country travel

Schedule: Consultancy, estimated at 100 days of work over a 2-year period.

Rate: Based upon experience; to be negotiated

Language Requirements: Fluency in Khmer and English

Structure: Selected consultants will work independently under a written agreement with The Cloudburst Group, providing specific services for a fee.  Consultants will be “labor contractors” under Cambodian law and, as such, will be responsible for their own taxes and benefits, as applicable. Employees of current leading sector CSOs who undertake additional consulting work on this project are encouraged to apply.

DRAFT SCOPE OF WORK

  • Participate in a kickoff workshop where project objectives and methodologies will be discussed.
  • Participate in a launch conference alongside recipient organizations.
  • Assist CSO’s in completing their initial self-assessment and systems mapping exercises.
  • Develop Resiliency Plans (a 12-month strategic plan detailing specific targeted interventions) for 10 organizations with the guidance of PartnersGlobal staff.
  • Engage in regularly scheduled in-person coaching check-in’s with multiple recipient organizations over the 12-months of Resiliency+ Plan implementation.
  • Build trusting relationships with recipient organizations to encourage candid and open communication and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
  • Participate in a final learning event with all recipient organizations to share experiences from the project.
  • Coordinate closely with Cloudburst and PartnersGlobal U.S.-based staff as well as local implementing partners.
  • Manage CSOs’ progress throughout the duration of the program.
  • Assist in the delivery of trainings and workshops as needed by the project team.
  • Contribute to routine reporting for USAID (quarterly reports, data collection for monitoring and evaluation, etc.) and submit supporting documentation for each activity delivered.

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful consultants should have:

  • Minimum 6 years of demonstrated experience working in or with dynamic Civil Society Organizations, preferably focused on organizational strengthening or growth.
  • Prior experience working in or with CSOs to seek new funding, diversify funding approaches, establish fee for service models, or other fundraising strategies preferred.
  • Degree in organizational development, financial management or a related area.
  • Expert skills as a facilitator, with demonstrated experience working with local organizational leaders and core staff on organization development and/or fundraising.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple simultaneous assignments.
  • Prior experience working on USAID-funded programs preferred.
  • Connections within and among Public Health and Education, Food Security and Environment, and/or Democracy and Governance sectors preferred.
  • A strong desire to engage in a participatory change process with local organizations entailing understanding their needs, jointly solving problems, and collaboratively building trust.
  • Fluency in Khmer and English (report writing in English).

SUBMIT RESPONSE

The Cloudburst Group (Cloudburst), a US-based small business, in partnership with PartnersGlobal, is seeking six qualified consultants to serve as coaches for a 2-year Civil Society Organization (CSO) Capacity Building project to help guide CSOs to strengthen their organizational resiliency and diversify their funding.

To respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), please respond with the following information:

  1. Resume (3-5 pages maximum)
  2. Letter stating interest, availability, proposed daily rates for 2020 and 2021, and 2-3 prior examples of where you have provided capacity building support to CSOs and contact information for 3 references.
  3. Completed bio data form.

Responses should be sent to [email protected].  Please email Denise Lomuntad if you have any questions.

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