Join our Team! System Change Project Manager
Consider your spot on FosterClub's System Change team as a Project Manager
$55,000 - $75,000 | DOQ
Paid Time Off | Dental | Medical
Director of System Change
Who we are:
Our approach is to engage and empower those who have the most at stake in transforming the foster care system: young people themselves. FosterClub creates and connects young people from foster care with unique tools and programs, and engages young people to transform life for themselves, their peers, and to ultimately improve the child welfare system.
FosterClub understands that good youth engagement integrates Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI), and that the entire child welfare system is improved by prioritizing the well-being of young people who experience significant bias and discrimination in the child welfare system due to their race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and who are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system.
Primary role: The project manager on the system change team is responsible for overseeing the execution and coordination of multiple projects with agency partners, as well as managing the project coordinator to ensure initiatives authentically represent the voices of young people in and from care.
- Oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of multiple projects with a specified beginning, end, and scope.
- Lead and mentor the project coordinator, providing guidance and direction for project tasks and responsibilities.
- Develop full-scale project plans, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
- Ensure resource availability and allocation, maintaining operational budget oversight.
- Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, reporting and escalating to management as needed.
- Manage the relationship with all stakeholders, facilitating communication between the System Change team and external partners.
- Perform risk management to minimize project risks, establishing and maintaining relationships with third parties/vendors.
- Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, ensuring the project coordinator organizes and maintains electronic project materials effectively.
- Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within scope, and within budget.
- Contribute to the development of policy briefs, issue briefs, and other materials that support FosterClub’s advocacy efforts.
- Support the Director of System Change in strategic planning and departmental operations.
Desired Experience and Skills:
- Proven working experience in project management in the public policy, child welfare, or human services sectors
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and develop a team
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking
- Strong working knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and project management tools (e.g. Asana)
- Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Public Policy, Social Work, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience
- At least five to seven years of professional experience with a demonstrated track record of successful project management
Communications & Collaboration
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, such as an ability to write youth-friendly content summarizing complex legislation
- Ability to write and promote creative content for campaign websites
- Partner with key team members to brainstorm and share key content ideas
- Intermediate to expert level experience using Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.), Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint), or similar systems
- Build and maintain relationships with key external role-players and partner organizations
- At least three to five years of professional experience working in public policy or practice improvement
All FosterClub Employees are expected to have:
- A commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (FosterJEDI)
- A willingness to travel. Frequent air travel may be required as part of the role
- An ability to work successfully with young people and adult stakeholders
- An ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
- A commitment to ongoing personal and organizational growth development