North Carolina Early Childhood Funders Collaborative Project Manager
Title: Project Manager Reports To: N.C. Early Childhood Funders Collaborative Schedule/Location: Flexible Status: -Independent Contractor, Approx. 20 hours/week, One year grant funded Rate: Approximately $45+ per hour; negotiable based on experience Anticipated Start Date: March 2018
About the N.C. Early Childhood Funders Collaborative The Collaborative is a group of N.C.-based funders who bring the collective voice and resources of philanthropy together to promote the development and sustainability of a comprehensive early childhood system that benefits all children, families, the workforce and communities in North Carolina. The Collaborative envisions a future where North Carolina’s children arrive to kindergarten healthy and ready for school and succeeding by the end of third grade.
Role of the Project Manager and Key Responsibilities The Collaborative is seeking a part-time contractor to serve as Project Manager. The Project Manager will act as staff to the group and will be guided by a steering committee. Following are initial responsibilities of the Project Manager: • Collect and share the following with the Collaborative: Literature, research, state and federal legislative or policy actions, and other events of interest to the early childhood grantmaking field. • Facilitate goal-setting for the Collaborative and report progress toward those goals. • Design and facilitate meetings of the Collaborative and the Steering Committee. This includes logistics, such as meeting scheduling, invitations, securing venues, organizing catering, compiling and circulating minutes/notes. • Plan programs for the Collaborative, including meeting design, facilitation, securing guest speakers, etc. Membership meetings should include an educational component based on member feedback. • Manage administrative functions, including record keeping and expense tracking. • Facilitate the connection of collaborative members to one another, and to relevant individuals and entities with common policy, research, funding and advocacy priorities.
Key Skills The Collaborative is seeking an individual with the experience and professionalism required to coordinate and manage a diverse group of foundation executives, while also managing the logistical and administrative details associated with meeting and program planning. These skills include: • Proven project management expertise, including management of administrative/logistical details. • Convening and group/meeting-facilitation skills. • Strong communication skills: Written/oral/presentation, as well as data collection/dissemination/storage. • MS Office proficiency; Website management skills preferred. • Understanding of the early childhood landscape (key systems and players) is preferred.
Initial Activities and Work Products The Project Manager will work with the Steering Committee to produce the following initial deliverables: • Governance and membership structure for the Collaborative. • Develop an inventory of early childhood practitioners and funders in North Carolina. • Develop goals for the Collaborative based on funding and advocacy interests, as well as needs in the field. • Plan/implement/facilitate quarterly knowledge-sharing and networking meetings of the Collaborative’s members. • Create communication processes and channels for Collaborative members. • Create a catalog of relevant research and resources.
To Apply Submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by Feb. 23, 2018. No calls please.