Project Manager, Office of the President

New York City Full-time

ABOUT COLOR OF CHANGE

Color Of Change (COC) is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. As a national online force driven by over one million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. We activate our members to take action on crucial issues—from criminal justice to media representations to the social safety net and voter freedom—so that we can build the power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society. Our work – both rapid response and long-term campaigns for change – amplifies the voices of Black folks and our allies, building power and delivering meaningful wins that create consequences for racial injustice and build momentum for implementing solutions that move Black people and all people forward.

  

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Color Of Change seeks a Project Manager, Office of the President to (i) coordinate and project manage the President’s workflow, (ii) manage or support day-to-day operations and initiatives of the President’s Office, and (iii) drive special projects and/or events on behalf of the President and his team, including independent travel or travel with the President and/or COO.

 

The ideal candidate combines exceptional relationship management skills with stellar project management and problem-solving skills, and will be able to handle competing -- and shifting -- priorities. This position is ideal for a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with a strong interest in racial and social justice issues who is excited to bring their talents and acumen to bear in a fast-paced, collaborative, and strategic growth-focused environment. In working closely with the Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant to the President, and on behalf of the President’s Office, you will have a unique window into the inner workings of a movement.

 

The Project Manager, Office of the President is based out of our New York City office and reports directly to the Senior Advisor to the President.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Specific job responsibilities include:

 

  • Project Management Office (PMO) for the President
    • Serve as the internal hub for the President’s workflow by developing and implementing processes, systems, and norms to ensure effective workflow management
    • Own daily, weekly and quarterly workflow digests, ensuring all requests for the President’s review, feedback, and input are triaged, tracked, and communicated accordingly. The PM role will work closely with the Executive Assistant to the President to ensure these tasks are being managed to completion
    • Collaborate with the Senior Advisor to the President and the Executive Assistant to the President to ensure that workflow management corresponds with both scheduling needs and long-term strategic priorities

  

  • Relationship Management & Organizational Impact
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships as a key liaison with internal and external staff and partners on behalf of the President’s Office, collaborating closely with the Senior Advisor to the President
    • In collaboration with the Senior Advisor, monitor Board anniversaries and special occasions and support any additional relationship management and communications
    • Attend Board and working group meetings; record and circulate meeting minutes or on behalf of the President’s Office, working closely with the Senior Advisor
    • Partner with the Executive Assistant to the President to support the President’s portfolio of activities and travel/personal needs
    • Travel independently and/or with the President, COO, or teams (up to 30%)

  

  • Event Management & Special Projects

o   Project-manage execution of special projects, engagements and events in collaboration with the Senior Advisor and Executive Assistant to the President, along with other internal and external stakeholders (e.g. COC convenings, board meetings, donor engagement events, internal/external meetings, etc.)

o   Proactively identify areas of opportunity and challenge (for all teams reporting to the President and the entire organization) and own analysis, recommendations, and implementation from start-to-finish

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will be incredibly passionate about people, best-in-class project and event management, and dedicated to racial and social justice issues. You have demonstrated your ability to manage by influence, superb project management skills, and significant experience building and managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders. You are excited to utilize your emotional intelligence, exceptional attention to detail and efficiency, and creative problem-solving skills in a dynamic and entrepreneurial setting.

 

To excel in this role, you likely bring the following experience(s) to the table:

  • A minimum of 4- 6 years of relevant experience, with exceptional project management and problem-solving skills (previous experience in management consulting or a parallel environment is a major plus)
  • Demonstrated alignment with Color Of Change’s mission and campaigns, and an interest in deepening your commitment to racial justice and building a career in impact
  • Commitment to confidentiality and the ability to exercise absolute discretion and independent judgment
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, with demonstrated experience managing up and across an organization
  • Experience developing and implementing new tools and systems in partnership with internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to prioritize among competing priorities and multi-task across a broad spectrum of collaborators
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written – with demonstrated ability to write persuasive memos, concept papers, and PowerPoint presentations
  • Previous experience directly managing and or coaching a team not required, but valued
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, adaptability, and a positive attitude

 

HOW TO APPLY

Go to www.colorofchange.org/careers and submit a resume and COC-specific cover letter. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.

 

 

COMPENSATION

Salary is commensurate with experience, and Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package. This is a full-time exempt position.

Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.