Senior Program Manager

causewave Causewave Community Partners

The Senior Program Manager is a community change agent, and plays a critical role on our diverse team, managing assigned projects that foster positive change within nonprofit organizations, and within the community.

The Senior Program Manager will serve as the primary contact with our nonprofit partners on assigned projects, managing tasks and tactics including, but not limited to:

  • Collaboration with nonprofit partners, Causewave staff, and outside resources to accomplish shared goals
  • Building capacity in nonprofit organizations: serving as a trainer of nonprofit staff, interns and volunteers to ensure adoption and sustainability of the work
  • Meeting and process facilitation
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers and external providers to complete projects
  • Committee building and management
  • Marketing and fundraising plan development
  • Tactical execution, including PR, internal communication, traditional & digital marketing

To be successful, these ingredients are a must:

  • Community mindedness: If you come to work for the glamour and the glory, maybe this isn’t for you. BUT if you think organizations and individuals can be forces for good, and you can’t help yourself but look around for ways you can make things better, this is as good an opportunity as you’re going to find.
  • Flexibility: We’re an ambitious organization. We’ve got big goals and take on a lot to achieve them. Because of that, it’s safe to say that you’ll be jumping from issue to issue and organization to organization so much that your head may spin. You should be built for that.
  • Maturity: This can’t be your first rodeo. You need to have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and 7+ years of real, hands-on experience. This can be in a variety of disciplines – marketing, fund raising, and organizational management are all relevant.
  • Writing skills: Can’t write your way out of a paper bag? This is probably not the gig for you. PR, social media, web work and internal communications are too much of the job.
  • Interpersonal skills: You need to be excellent at working with all kinds of people, and make them want to work with you. You need to be great at gratitude. You also need them to respect what you say, without feeling condescended to. Not easy, that.
  • Project management: The number of hours in the day are limited, but the work may feel like it isn’t. And we are a results-oriented organization, so we will always be looking to show what has been accomplished. That means you need to be great at projects, planning, prioritization, process and: Getting. Stuff. Done.
  • Team attitude: We are all on the same team, and when one of us succeeds, we all do. That means you’ll be asked to pitch in on things that may not be in your job description – including a few special events, both big and small.
  • Fresh thinking: We are almost always taking a shoestring budget and using it to address thorny, difficult, important issues. We don’t have the luxury of throwing money at projects, so we don’t have time for tactics that aren’t backed by strategy. We’ll be looking to you to find creative, strategic solutions.

Here’s what we’re about. Causewave Community Partners’ long-term vision is this: ours will be a community known for addressing big challenges through collaboration, and that our organization will be one of the primary justifications for that reputation. We’ll be a magnet for passionate people looking to do good and the place where ideas, causes and organizations come to build momentum around their mission.

We’re excited for the future and the addition of another amazing team member to help us fulfill this vision. If you’re excited too, apply at:

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