Senior Program Manager, Cities Strategy for Too Small to Fail - San Francisco, CA

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Next Generation promotes solutions to two of the biggest challenges confronting the next generation of Americans: The risk of dangerous climate change, and the threat of diminished prospects for children and families. Through the use of non-partisan research, policy development, strategic communications, and partnerships with some of the country's largest and most-respected foundations, media companies and policy institutions, Next Generation identifies strategies that help deploy clean, advanced energy technologies and fight climate change; we also work to ensure a level playing field from which today's kids can build a brighter future.

Next Generation takes lessons learned from California, America's largest, most populous state, and helps spread innovative ideas that can be enacted through public policy, private enterprise, families, and individuals. Learn more:

The Position: The Senior Program Manager, Cities Strategy reports to the Director of the Children and Families program and is responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with the Program Director, Communications Director, funding partners, and consultants, create and manage a comprehensive multi-year, multi-city on-the-ground campaign that targets key populations to further the messages of Too Small to Fail.
  • Serve as Too Small to Fail's chief liaison between the parent organization, consultants, key partners and the on-the-ground staff.
  • Manage long-term vision and day-to-day operations of the cities strategy plan.
  • Oversee and manage campaign staff in the field to ensure effective communication between home office and on the ground staff.
  • Create a model to measure progress and success of target populations in each city.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for service providers including but not limited to technology providers, partners organizations, and other vendors.
  • Prepare formal reports on project progress, including quarterly reports on project metrics and milestones and financial reports on grant disbursement and expenditures.
  • Draft and manage all materials for partners and funders as it relates to the cities strategy.
  • Review, revise, and update project implementation plan as necessary for Too Small to Fail cities strategy based on feedback, metrics, and press coverage.
  • Work closely with the Program Director and Communications Director to ensure transparency of work and provide relevant updates.
  • Conduct competitive RFP processes for the selection of relevant vendors.
  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter as well as an inspiring and accomplished leader, committed to results-oriented and data-driven management.
  • Bachelor's degree required. Preference for candidates with advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience, preferably on national political campaign management or similar.
  • Experience working as a campaign manager or field director on national, highly-visible campaigns.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment to effectively prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Experience with or commitment to working to implement new initiatives for vulnerable populations, including but not limited to low income families
  • Experience negotiating contracts and overseeing or working with the legal team to craft agreements with vendors.
  • Proven track record of managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously, managing in an environment of rapidly changing demands and motivating staff toward a common mission.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including detailed data driven reports, email correspondence, grant proposals and updates for partners, funders and staff.
  • Efficient communication with team members surrounding timelines and progress.
  • Willingness and ability to learn about and stay apprised of Children and Family related issues and policy.
  • Ability to deliver results on time and on budget.
  • Working knowledge of policy and government, and wiliness to travel.

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Next Generation promotes solutions to two of the biggest challenges confronting the next generation of Americans: The risk of dangerous...