Senior Project Manager

New York, NY | President's Office | Full-time



Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We develop strategies to put an end to policies and practices holding Black people back while championing the solutions that move all people forward. As a national force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more humane and less hostile world for Black people in America. In 2005, Color Of Change was founded in response to the realization that during the Hurricane Katrina crisis, no one was afraid to disappoint Black people. There were no consequences for Black people being left stranded on their roofs to die, nor was there sufficient infrastructure among Black communities to aggregate our power and demand them for those that perpetuated or refused to acknowledge the tragic injustice. Color Of Change is impacting lives by introducing accountability into the systems of decision-making. We leverage emerging technologies and our media savvy and sharp focus to build the power it takes to move decision-makers in corporations, media and government to drive meaningful change for Black people in service of ending injustice for all oppressed groups.


Color Of Change seeks a Senior 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.


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 Senior 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. 



Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Project Management for the President’s office:
    • 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 senior projects manager 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
    • 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.)
    • 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
  • Research
    • Conduct and use research findings to help create internal and external written documents and visual presentations, including strategy decks, development proposals and funder reports, as well as website content, campaign materials, reports, talking points, and more. 



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 problem-solving skills.
  • 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



The salary for the Senior Project Manager position is $82,000. This is a full-time exempt position. Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package.

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.



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Applications will be received on a rolling basis.