Project Manager, Organizing

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Position: Project Manager, Organizing
Location: Los Angeles, Oakland or Sacramento Preferred

Description of Job (in two sentences): The Project Manager, Organizing is responsible for project managing large-scale organizing events and handling administrative work on a large, diverse team located in three cities across California.

Overview of Responsibilities
The Project Manager, Organizing is responsible for project managing large-scale organizing events and handling administrative work on a large, diverse team located in three cities across California. Among other things, the Project Manager takes a leadership role on events for families and students, sourcing new organizer candidates, managing onboarding logistics, coordinating with other teams within the organization, and ensuring the Organizing team's credit card forms, timesheets, and organizing data is up-to-date and accurate. A successful Project Manager, Organizing is skilled at building lateral relationships and accountabilities and is able to move a team of directors and organizers through a number of successful projects. They manage up to the Senior Vice President, Organizing to ensure the entire team is getting the information and supports they need to be successful. Additionally, a successful manager must be able to manage multiple projects at once, have a deep grasp of data systems, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be exceedingly well-organized and detail oriented. Experience working with a diverse team, respect for varied viewpoints, a passion for educational justice, flexibility, and a sense humor are all a must.

Essential Duties

  • Plan and execute large-scale events and actions around the protection and support of charter schools
  • Manage sourcing, hiring, and onboarding processes for all new team members
  • Schedule and handle the logistics of all-team and cross-team meetings, including managing up and laterally to ensure prework is ready and clear
  • Maintain current systems of tracking data and provide support to organizers to ensure they are updated
  • Work closely with CCSA's legal and political departments to ensure that the organizing team understands and follows through on c3, c4, lobbying, and campaign compliance guidance
  • Performs other duties as required to support the CCSA 501(c)3 organization and its mission
  • Provides support, as appropriate, to CCSA Advocates - CCSA's tandem 501(c)4 organization - with campaign efforts at the local and state level

Required Capabilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including occasional weeknights and weekends; ability to travel and work remotely; driver's license and access to a vehicle
  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word and project management applications
  • Experience managing multiple, simultaneous work efforts and an ability to plan strategically and marshal resources toward the execution of that plan
  • Ability to follow through 100% of the time and consistently meet deadlines
  • Exude a spirit of yes; embrace obstacles and propose multiple solutions
  • Understand and appreciate the use of outcomes-based data and information to help drive performance
  • Highly motivated and extremely proactive - constantly takes on projects and identifies problems and opportunities
  • Relationship-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills, readily develops trust and credibility across all levels and can motivate others
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented; agile and able to manage competing priorities with grace and humor, focus and patience

Preferred Capabilities

  • A degree from a four-year college or university
  • Event planning experience
  • Knowledge of and belief in the essential role of charter schools as a means for improved educational options for students and a lever for broader educational change in California

Supervisory Responsibility
The Project Manager, Organizing does not have direct reports. This role works closely with the Senior Vice President, Organizing regarding statewide special projects and initiatives.

How to Apply
Please send both cover letter and resume combined as one single PDF or Word document. The cover letter should answer the following questions:

  • What is it about our mission that resonates with your experience and/or interests?
  • What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?
  • Where did you learn about this opportunity?

Save the document as "your first name and last name" - Project Manager, Organizing and email it as an attachment to: OrganizingCareers@ccsa.org. Please do not write anything in the subject line or in the email body.

Position will be open until filled.

About the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) (501c3)
The California Charter Schools Association is the membership and professional organization serving over 1,300 charter public schools and more than 660,000 students in the state of California. The vision of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is to increase student learning by growing the number of families choosing high quality charter schools so that no child is denied the right to a great public education. The mission of CCSA is to have a million students attending charter public schools by 2022, with charter public schools outperforming non charter public schools on every measure.

About the California Charter Schools Association Advocates (CCSA Advocates) (501c4)
The California Charter Schools Association Advocates (CCSA Advocates) is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of the charter school community in the public policy arena, creating a pipeline of charter school supporters and activists, electing public officials who support California charter schools and growing the political influence of the California charter school movement. The vision of the California Charter Schools Association Advocates (CCSAA) is to increase student learning by growing the number of families choosing high quality charter schools so that no child is denied the right to a great public education. The mission of Advocates is to increase the number of students attending quality charter schools in California as quickly as possible by creating a political environment that is supportive of charter schools. For more information, please visit http://www.ccsaadvocates.org/.

Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, CCSA offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401K eligibility after the first 90 days of employment, and generous paid time off.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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