Strategic Growth Project Manager - Evidence Action

Organization:
Country:
  • United States of America
Education:
  • Bachelor's
Start Date (Earliest):
Length of Commitment:
None

About the position 

Want to work in a role where you generate meaningful impact for a cause about which you are passionate? Do you believe there is often a “better way” to do things? Do you want to help us build that better way at Evidence Action?

Evidence Action seeks to double its impact by 2024, and we need to grow existing programs and to identify, pilot, and grow new, innovative programs in new and existing geographies. Growth does not come easy, but it represents an opportunity to do things better. That’s where you come in. 

Overseeing this growth while maintaining quality and rigor using data and evidence requires energy, ingenuity, and informed decision-making. For this reason, Evidence Action is seeking a dynamic and resourceful Strategic Growth Project Manager who can provide knowledge and project management to support growth across the organization’s programs and functions. This is a dynamic, all-encompassing position, answering to Evidence Action’s Chief of Staff. From managing and serving as a thought partner to “supercharge” Evidence Action’s ability to grow and recruit to managing organization-wide initiatives and engagements to developing high-priority decision-support materials, the Strategic Growth Project Manager will support key strategic efforts to double the organization’s impact by 2024. This person will lead various special projects across the team while maintaining a 30,000-foot view, providing unique experience that will prepare them for future leadership positions in fast-growing, high-performing organizations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as a strategic partner for programs and functions across Evidence Action as they seek to grow their teams by leading strategic planning processes that help teams achieve their goals.
  • Conduct analysis and provide recommendations on strategic decisions the organization will need to make to achieve its long-term goals.
  • Serve as a thought partner and advisor to hiring managers, assessing current and future needs, co-designing job descriptions, targeted recruiting strategies, selection processes, and onboarding pathways.
    • Manage, refine, and keep up-to-date the hiring “selection toolkit,” consisting of interview questions, evaluation rubrics, and case studies
    • Develop and manage a world-class global onboarding program that strategically integrates employees into the organization and sets them up for success.
    • Manage, refine, and keep up-to-date the “onboarding menu” of sessions, including recorded sessions, “desk side” slide decks, and one-on-one and small group scheduled sessions
    • Manage the interview and evaluation process for critical positions ensuring all candidates have an exceptional candidate experience by holding stakeholders to an efficient and timely evaluation and decision making. 
  • Develop and implement key processes that ensure Evidence Action’s internal knowledge and information from across the organization’s programs and functions is easily accessible and the most up to date. 
  • Create and implement a strategy for attracting high-quality candidates for internships to the organization. 
  • Develop replicable tools, questions, case studies, and systems to apply across our geographies and serve as solid arbiters for assessing ultimate fit. 
  • Create an exceptional experience for candidates during the hiring process, which leaves them ‘wowed’ by the process and EA.  
  • Develop systems to efficiently work with leaders across the organization to strategically assess their talent needs and create engaging position descriptions that accurately reflect our needs, excite candidates, and communicate the impact a role can have on the organization.
  • Manage organization-wide and cross-functional initiatives that enable strategic “leaps” in organizational performance and readiness for growth, such as investments in new systems and processes  
  • Assist new country entry activities, doing due diligence, completing budget estimates, determining administrative and regulatory requirements, and otherwise supporting operations and program new country entry requirements.

The position will be located in Washington, DC. Candidate should be available for 10-20% international travel.  

 Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of management consulting or program or operations experience supporting the growth of a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, Public Policy or related degree
  • Strong project management and organizational skills; proven ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously requiring inputs from various stakeholders
  • Experience in effectively communicating with, presenting to, and managing a variety of stakeholders
  • Advanced writing and presentation development skills, including exceptional skills in Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to develop executive-level materials tailored to donors and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to develop strategic recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Able to work within a matrixed, complex organizational structure
  • Desire to get hands-dirty and take on priority tasks
  • Passion for the mission of Evidence Action and for creating value in international development
  • Nonprofit and/or international experience is a plus
  • Experience growing a team or recruiting talent is a plus
  • Authorization to work in the United States