2 months ago

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced project manager who is a systems thinker—someone who listens closely and well, who understands the importance of being a thought partner to a project team as well as a mediator. If you excel at working with a range of creative teams to identify possible solutions, know how to celebrate team accomplishments, and help to negotiate through differences in order to find perfect team alignment on goals, then this job is for you!

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:8 years

Job Description/Requirements

You are responsible for:


  • Creating project roadmaps, negotiating project scopes, identifying stakeholders, scheduling regular project meetings, creating shared understandings of projects by identifying and clearly communicating roadblocks, challenges, and dependencies
  • Documenting work to identify best practices so projects progress to dependable, successful, on-time completion
  • Tracking and reporting relevant qualitative and quantitative metrics
  • Triaging incoming work requests, tracking the progress of requested work
  • Inspiring trust while driving multiple projects to completion
  • Supporting healthy team dynamics and a culture that welcomes diverse perspectives
  • Ensuring individuals and teams understand their commitments to goals and to each other; upholding a culture of belonging and accountability
  • Reinforcing the power and importance of attempting challenging work that may fail


Skills and Experience:


  • 8+ years of experience working as a project manager, preferably with creative teams
  • Strong project management skills: prioritization, organization, planning, time management, stakeholder management, facilitation, problem solving, and decision-making
  • 3+ years of experience working remotely on a distributed team
  • Ability to build rapport and influence with distributed teams representing various cultures and time zones with different communication styles
  • Ability to anticipate risks, resolve conflicts, and initiate escalation paths
  • Ability to build relationships and trust, influence without authority, and effectively enforce accountability
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills
  • Works well with ambiguity
  • Experience using project management software (we use Asana)


Qualities that are important to us:


  • Mission driven—you believe in the power of inclusive communication and movement building to make free knowledge accessible to everyone.
  • Openness and curiosity—we work on new and interesting problems in complex, public and collaborative ways.
  • Resilience—Working together for outcomes, willingness to change course when warranted and motivated by high standards.
  • Positivity—Sharing a culture of encouragement and respect.
  • Team-oriented—Natural inclination for team collaboration and for helping colleagues succeed
  • Intentionally inclusive—Strong personal values related to participation, equity, and diversity in global movements
  • Creativity—An appreciation of creative mentalities linked with an understanding of creative approaches that may involve risk


Additionally, we’d like it if you have:


  • Experience working in an international organization that has a distributed workforce
  • Experience working within a movement with strong culture and values
  • An understanding of the value of neurodiversity
  • Fluency in languages in addition to English
  • A desire for your work to be world-changing
  • Non-profit experience

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