The primary purpose of this Special Projects Manager role is to support some new functions of the Center for Social Impact Strategy. The Center is a research and action organization based at the School of Social Policy and Practice. The Center supports research initiatives, online education, residential programs and campus events for individuals interested in social impact. The goals of this job include the management of a CSIS 5-year anniversary public event, managing the onboarding of new partnerships, and establishing a second cohort of an existing program. The position will start as soon as possible and complete on August 15, 2020.
The functions include:
* 5-Year Anniversary Management. In October 2019, CSIS will hold a public event intended to a) offer a learning experience and funding opportunity to its stakeholders, b) secure new ideas for how CSIS might serve future students, and c) celebrate five years of work. In its current form, CSIS will hold a professional conference and social innovation prize competition. The Special Projects Manager will lead the full production and implementation of this event.
* Partnership Management. The Special Projects Manager will assist in the implementation of all new partnerships, by sharing the agreed subset of recruitment materials and educational assets CSIS has at its disposal, including their location, administration, and educational purpose. This work includes complete knowledge of CSIS’s educational offerings, competence to assist with their technical administration, and ability to steward and strengthen new relationships.
* New Cohort Coordination. The Special Projects Manager will work with the Executive Program Coordinator to establish a second calendar and implementation of our 2020 program that is sensible for our students and also replicable by CSIS staff in future years. This work will include assisting with and supporting better processes for enrollment, orientation, learning, on-campus convening coordination, and accounting for certificate completion.
* Online Learning Migration. The Special Projects Manager will research, interview, and select a vendor, and manage CSIS’s transition of all our learning assets to that platform.
Internal Number: 43340
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