Senior Manager- Program and Planning (Volunteer)-
Location - Remote
*Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. This is a remote, work-from-home position.
WhoWhatWhyis seeking an “experienced program manager” to be responsible for organizing programs and activities for our organization, and play a critical role in developing our Program and Planning department. You will be tasked with developing programs to support the organization's strategic direction, as well as creating and managing long term goals.
WhoWhatWhyis the operating arm of Real News Project, Inc., a global nonprofit news organization committed to rigorous journalism, unbound by corporate interest, a political agenda, or search-engine algorithms. Our mission is to deliver fact-based, objective news with contextual analysis to help the public understand a fast-changing, complex world.
We launched with the idea that the public deserves courageous and thorough investigations into powerful institutions, entities, and individuals that shape our world.
You will also be in charge of overseeing the management of budgets and operation plans for programs. In order to be successful in this role, you will need to have prior experience in both program management and team management.
Program Manager Responsibilities:
Organize programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
Develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
Create and manage long-term goals.
Build and monitor the program department infrastructure from scratch
Oversee the Development of budgets and operation plans for the program.
Develop the program and evaluate by monitoring the program success
Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Strategize, implement, monitor, and maintain programs/ initiatives that promote WWW objective
Manage a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
Ensure goals are met in areas including stakeholder satisfaction, quality, and team performance.
Implement and manage changes to ensure project goals are achieved.
Analyzing program risks.
Report goals, KPIs, and performance results to the WWW CEO
Work on strategy with the donor and marketing teams and also oversee planning strategic initiative, resources and scheduling for all programs and to all BUs of WhoWhatWhy
Program Manager Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or master's degree in business or related field. (preferred)
PMPAgile Certifications (highly a plus/ preferred)
Proven experience in program management.
Proven stakeholder management skills.
Proven experience managing a team.
Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view
Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with cross-functional teams at all levels including the executive level
Willingness to listen to others and adapt to changing needs and requests.
Ability to approach issues and problems with not only tried-and-true approaches, but also able to think outside the box and implement innovative solutions.
Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
Experience solving business critical project management problems and tasks.
- Channel your passion in a stimulating environment.
- Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organization.
- Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectory.
- Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis.
- Have fun while you make a difference.
- Your work will be seen!
You will work remotely and on your own schedule, and we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months for at least 10-15 hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we rely mostly on a combination of Slack, email, and conference calls, and expect everyone to be highly responsive in a timely manner.
If you possess a high level of self-motivation, and work well independently — but also have strong collaboration skills and enjoy the opportunity to partner with like-minded individuals — and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, we’d like to hear from you.
Send your resume and acustomized cover letterexplaining why you’re a good fit for this position.If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.You should confirm your understanding that this is, initially, a volunteer position.
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