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Program Manager

Company: The Common Good
Location: New York
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Seeking a Program Manager for The Common Good who shows experience and aptitude for leadership; a willingness to be a problem solver and ability to handle multiple tasks; good writing and research skills; and demonstrated interest in politics and policy.
The Common Good is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses forums and initiatives to encourage our leaders across the political spectrum to find common ground and help bridge the divisions that threaten our nation. Our events range from screenings of thought-provoking films, to hosted briefings, panels, conversations and forums with thought leaders from various disciplines, political and economic leaders, artists and activists. Past guests or events have included: Barack Obama, Geroge W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, Al Gore, Henry Kissinger, Nancy Pelosi, Claire McCaskill, Tim Kaine, John Kerry, Jeh Johnson, Melanne Verveer, David Petraeus, Michael Hayden, Jim Clapper, Mike Mullen, Christine Todd Whitman, Ed Rendell, Christine Todd Whitman, Paul Krugman, Nouriel Roubini, Alan Blinder, Mitch McConnell, Paul Begala, Ed Rollins, Robert Shrum, Arianna Huffington, Carl Bernstein, Sebastian Junger, Gloria Steinem, Gayle King, Mark Ruffalo and many more distinguished and influential voices.
Position Overview:The ideal candidate would be both a team leader and a team player. The PM will help plan, coordinate, implement and execute events, programs and projects around the calendar year, while watching deadlines and the budget. Your focus and hard work are expected; your ideas and initiative consistent with our goals and mission are much valued. Additional duties may include reinforcing and growing a supportive and enthusiastic membership base and contact list; reinforcing and growing revenue and fundraising efforts; supporting and guiding efforts for research, website updating, database maintenance and in TCG marketing and information dissemination through social media messaging; building strategic partnerships with other nonprofits, corporations, government agencies and leaders; providing managerial guidance for interns and volunteers in the planning, execution and production for our 12-20 events around the calendar year, including our annual Awards event and the TCG Forum, initiatives, etc.; and interacting appropriately with high profile leaders who make up both our audience and our speakers. There is much potential for long-term growth within the organization.
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's and/or applicable work experience
  • Good research and writing skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Great time-management and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in current affairs and politics.
  • Knowledgeable with basic computer software-i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the GSuite equivalents. Familiarity in working with SquareSpace, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Adobe PhotoShop or other blogging/social media platforms is a big plus.
  • Creativity in design applicable to social media posts, podcasts, videos, website a plus.
  • Experience in event coordination a plus.
  • Professional approach and appearance a must. Responsibilities:Help create and maintain an event schedule to continue the high caliber roster of speakers and present topical and important public policy subjects; top-quality execution of details and production of the events; manage and monitor the team in order to ensure the success of the event/project.
    • Manage and oversee all logistics, details, expenses, and budget for your events and projects.
    • Help grow and manage membership and member revenue, member cultivation, contact, and correspondence.
    • Assist writing, designing and executing social media communication.
    • Help build the organization's relationships with speakers, leaders, businesses for strategic alliances and revenue.
    • Help develop messaging initiatives for grassroots outreach.
    • Help manage and train interns.
    • Help maintain office organization.
      Benefits:
      • Holidays, personal time, sick days get paid time off. Vacation days accrue after one year.
      • Direct deposit pay
      • Salary - $26-$40k annually or commensurate with work/salary history.

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