Students Rebuild Consultant Project Manager
About the Foundation: The Bezos Family Foundation believes children are born with potential and deserve the experiences and environments needed to learn and thrive. Our programs and funding are guided by the science of learning and aim to transform how we support all young people—especially those furthest from opportunity—to pursue their own path for success. www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org
About the Program: Students Rebuild (SR) is a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, an independent nonprofit Foundation that invests in the science of learning and the experiences that youth from prenatal through young adulthood need to pursue their own path for success. Throughout its work, the Foundation aims to address systemic inequities by partnering with the people and communities most affected by them.
Created in 2010, after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Students Rebuild brings youth and teachers together from around the world for collective action every year. Part art project, part lesson in global citizenship, Students Rebuild is a free, ready-made adventure in learning that lets K-12 students leverage their critical thinking, creativity, and compassion. Designed for busy educators, Students Rebuild uses art to mobilize students worldwide to learn, connect and take collective action on critical global issues.
Since 2010, Students Rebuild has mobilized more than one million participants in 83 countries and all 50 states and raised more than $8 million in matching funds for projects like rebuilding schools in Haiti, aiding disaster recovery efforts in Asia, supporting livelihoods in Africa, helping Syrian youth from conflict areas recover from crisis, and supporting empowerment opportunities for youth affected by poverty.
About the Position
Location: Seattle, Washington, COVID WFH Flexibility
Part-Time: Not to exceed 30 hours per week.
Duration: Up to 18-Month contracted through Hansell Tierney
Benefits: Three insurance levels, 401K + match, sick leave, and working with a great company!
Eligibility: Those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. Work sponsorship is not available at this time.
The position will provide direct support to the Managing Director of Adolescence along with four other Students Rebuild team members and six nonprofit program partners. The Project Manager will offer leadership, management and administrative support for the current World Needs Challenge lasting through June of 2022, as well as launch the 2022/23 Challenge.
In addition, Students Rebuild is launching a six-month strategic review in early 2022 to examine a variety of future operating models. The Project Manager will support the Managing Director, an external consultant, and others within the foundation with a variety of needs relating to this scope of work.
Key Responsibilities: Lead:
- Day-to-day point person for the current World Needs Challenge and the 2022/23 SR Challenge—the topic of which is currently being determined.
- Facilitate internal meetings with members of the communications team, grants team and others to support program implementation, which aligns with the academic year.
- Build relationships and manage external partnerships in contributing to the success of the current and 2022/2023 Challenge. Partnerships include local, national, and international NGOs as well as education and marketing entities.
- Coordinate development of material to support implementation of the 2022-23 SR Challenge including educator resource guides and video assets.
- Support the communications team as needed to benefit the Challenge.
- Manage national promotion of the Challenge to schools and communities, through targeted outreach and external partnerships.
- Oversee the year-end data collection and data review and support a culture of continuous learning.
- Support the planning and project manage the end of Challenge art-culmination event.
Support and Assist:
- External consultants, Managing Director of Adolescence, and members of the Students Rebuild team during a strategic review process launching in 2023.
Administrative and Logistics:
- Administrative support: Provide internal/external calendar management, agenda prepping, and note taking for SR-related meetings. Data entry and contact management as needed to support projects and activities.
- Internal team coordination: Partner with the wider Foundation team, particularly the operations, communications and adolescent teams, to support the needs of Students Rebuild.
Required Experience and Knowledge:
- Eight+ years of experience in education or project management, with priority for work supporting and facilitating programming to K-12 students and educators.
- At least five years of experience with project management, creating/using systems, tools, and practices that support detail orientated work, and that include event coordination.
- Nimble and tech savvy administrator who is comfortable using technology, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and database management experience.
- Excellent written, verbal, and oral communications and presentation skills and ability to represent program professionally and enthusiastically, including ability to communicate with an array of different and culturally diverse audiences in a captivating manner.
- Ability to build strong relationships, connect, and communicate across difference. Fosters inclusive and equitable practices and provides support to a diverse array of partners, and constituents.
- Passion for the mission of the Foundation and Students Rebuild.
- Ability to thrive in a creative, fast-paced, and highly collaborative culture that emphasizes excellence, collegiality, and teamwork.
- Sound judgment with bias for action. Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure with commitment to quality and accuracy with a strong attention to detail.
- Strong people skills (e.g., listening, negotiating, facilitating, managing conflict). Responsive, clear, and able to adapt for diverse communication styles with colleagues and partners.
- Demonstrated ability to build trust with external partners and strong cross-functional relationships across an organization to achieve common goals.
- Possesses a positive, professional, and proactive approach to problem solving.
- Unwavering work ethic, integrity, ethics, and comfortable with an open and transparent team environment.
- Ability to work collectively and take initiative to support changing needs of the team, effectively prioritize projects and manage resources.
- Innovative, resourceful, and conscientious strategic thinker, ability to map daily responsibilities to the organization's overall mission and goals.
- Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
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