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What you’ll be doing…
About Verizon Innovative Learning
Verizon Innovative Learning, the education initiative of the Verizon Foundation, brings technology and hands-on learning opportunities to middle and high school students in under-resourced schools and communities. We not only fund the programs, but we also create and implement them in partnership with leading nonprofits. We diligently measure the impact of our work and refine our programs to ensure we’re making a difference. Our goal is to invest up to $400 million by 2023 to provide middle-school students with the skills to put them on the path to success in an increasingly tech-dependent job market.
The Project Manager – Corporate Social Responsibility will be responsible for the implementation, enhancement, and management of education initiatives that include next generation technologies that engage and positively impact under-resourced and underrepresented youth across the United States. Specifically, the project manager will report to a program manager and will support the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program, partnering with non-profit organizations and public and charter middle schools to launch a personalized technology solution and teacher professional development to increase student academic achievement and problem solving skills. He/she must have a strong understanding of next generation technology use in education, design thinking process, human-centered design, and be fluent in the latest technology trends. The project manager will have a minimum of 2 years of experience, be an innovative problem solver, self-starter and strong collaborator who excels in a fast paced environment. The project manager should be able to travel at least 25% of the time.
Overall responsibilities may include:
- Manage partnerships with non-profit organizations that implement Verizon Innovative Learning programs
- Plan and manage education initiatives; develop timelines and schedules, identify resources and best practices, closely follow project management processes and procedures to successfully manage and track projects
- Conduct ongoing evaluation of partners and programs, including partner site visits
- Partner with the research team to measure the effectiveness and societal impact of the programs developed; communicate impact through quantitative and qualitative data, as well as stories
- Partner with employee engagement to create and implement a plan that successfully integrates employees into programs
- Partner with Verizon’s marketing teams to execute associated marketing initiatives and campaigns that leverage education initiatives
- Effectively communicate project expectations and status to partners and stakeholders
- Travel (at least 25% time) to partner sites to monitor site implementation progress and ensure success
What we’re looking for…
- Bachelor’s degree
- 4+ years of experience in product, project management or educational non-profit programming
- 2+ years of experience in K-12 education supporting EdTech initiatives
- Ability to travel to partner sites to conduct inquiry based program analysis at least 25% of time
- Experience with creating, launching, and managing successful products or projects
- Understanding of next-generation technologies and use cases in education
- Experience in K-12 education and technology integration
- Skilled in design thinking and creative problem-solving
- Superior analytical skills that enable tactical improvement of processes and outcomes
- Deep understanding of societal issues impacting Verizon Innovative Learning target groups
- Superior communications and relationship management skills including experience in presenting to and communicating with diverse constituencies
- Passion for positively impacting Verizon Innovative Learning target groups
- Prior experience in MS Office & G-Suite products
- Self-motivated, and thrives in fast paced environments, managing multiple responsibilities and projects simultaneously
When you join Verizon…
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees’ differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.
Reports to: Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Organization Summary: United Way of New York City (UWNYC) is a nonprofit mobilizing people and organizations to eradicate barriers and create opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers. Part of the United Way Worldwide system, one of the world’s most recognized charitable brands, we envision caring communities in which all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives. We strive to model our values in all our relationships, both internal and external: Collaboration, Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, and Superior Performance.
The Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility (VP) reports directly to the Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer (CDO) and serves as a key member of the Resource Development Team. In particular, the VP will work in close alignment with the Corporate Engagement and Affinity Group teams within the Resource Development Department, as well as collaborate with key members of the President’s Office, and all other departments. The VP will be responsible for building out a team of CSR Program Specialists to help increase engagement within corporate partnerships.
The VP’s primary responsibility will be to implement effective CSR and employee engagement, diversity and inclusion and professional leadership development programs within UWNYC’s comprehensive partnerships. This requires a strong understanding and innovative approach to diversity and inclusion initiatives, existing CSR initiatives and exemplary programming, and the integration of comprehensive, year-round employee engagement opportunities that provide corporate partners with a full suite of professional services throughout a calendar year.
They will further develop and implement strategic plans for engaging companies and individuals and driving the most strategic revenue channels into truly vibrant donor communities.
The ideal candidate to assume this role must possess strong skills and competencies including: ability to work autonomously; entrepreneurial in nature, professional experience with CSR, corporate philanthropic initiatives or workplace engagement efforts; diplomacy, flexibility, accountability, sense of humor, and the ability and commitment to empower and mentor their colleagues.
- Identify, build and implement CSR programming within UWNYC corporate partners
- Create, deploy and analyze effective tools to diagnose and deploy UWNYC programs as solutions for employee engagement
- Build and execute CSR strategy that incorporates a full suite of year-round engagement opportunities that serves the business needs of corporate clients while aligning with the UWNYC mission and vision
- Continue to build out existing and new donor communities through UWNYC’s affinity groups, and align strategy to demonstrate revenue generation from all donor channels
- Collaborate with the Community Impact, Events, and Marketing & Communication teams to create a unique UWNYC donor community that supports employee donors, Board giving and major gifts outside the workplace campaigns
- Leads creation of a cross-functional strategic plan focused on CSR and Corporate Engagement; establishing clear goals and implementation strategies for both short and long term
Board Giving and Engagement
- Support CDO in actively engaging Board members in business development.
- Maintain individual relationships with select Board members and respond to individual requests
- Contribute and participate in the Resource Development Committee meetings on a regular basis
- Develop and retain a high-caliber staff to ensure the goals of the Department are achieved in the most cost efficient, professional manner; assist with the development of rigorous objectives that drive toward higher performance
- Help build an environment of open communication with staff members
- Help establish a high level of professionalism across the department
- Oversee the preparation of reports and call materials
- Establish, communicate, and maintain Departmental and organization-wide policies and procedures related to corporate fundraising program responsibilities
- Develop and execute an overall program/project management, operational, and change management strategy around business initiatives/processes by utilizing proven methodologies and working across the organization to implement
- Create leadership dashboards and reporting cadence to swiftly track Department’s overall performance
- Work with Resource Development Operations and IT teams to ensure that CRM is utilized to support corporate account management to capture and track all donor and prospective activities
- Maintain ongoing information sharing within the Resource Development Department and all other departments
- Work cross-functionally to develop and implement successful marketing and communications strategies tailored to top corporate partners including all United Way targeted campaigns
- Ensure quality and consistency of information exchange with key donors
- Review and contribute to annual reports, newsletters, and online materials
Finance & Operations
- Develop, gain approval of, and manage the donor relations function within the approved budget; develop relationships with the Finance and Operations staff to ensure that timely and correct information is provided to audit
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
- 5+ years of professional experience and/or demonstrated volunteer experience with CSR, corporate philanthropic initiatives or workplace fundraising and engagement efforts
- Ability to build programs out of UWNYC initiatives and products that will provide solutions for corporate partner goals (be a business solution for our corporate partners)
- Strong executive presence and interpersonal skills
- Innovative, creative and strong interest in executing new strategies to exceed revenue and engagement goals
- Proficiency translating data and analytics into actionable insights
- Solid understanding and curiosity for emerging analytics techniques and how they translate into actionable insights for corporate engagement
- Demonstrated experience in managing corporate partnerships, including planning, implementation and account management
- Excellent writing, editing, verbal, and presentation skills
- Demonstrated skill and comfort in building relationships with board members, major donors, corporate executives, and government and community agency leaders
- Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and results
- Superior management and problem-solving skills, including the ability to advocate for and manage to budget priorities
- Presence and confidence to project credibility to the Board and other strategic stakeholders
- A passion for UWNYC’s mission, vision, and accomplishments
- Strategic Relationship Building
- Outward Turning Focus
- Mission Focused
- Brand Steward
- Embracing and Managing Change
- Entrepreneurial and Innovative
In collaboration with the Chief Education Officer/Director, Weill Music Institute, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of WMI’s social impact programs, including Future Music Project, NeON Arts, Musical Connections, and Create Justice.
He or she will participate in the ongoing creation of WMI’s vision for these programs, and will oversee all aspects of program planning, implementation, and assessment, including management of extensive public/private, organizational and artistic partnerships. The Director will report to the Chief Education Officer/Director, Weill Music Institute and will manage social impact programs staff, currently 6 full-time positions, over a dozen part time staff, and long-term consultancies, as well as overseeing program budgets. The position includes substantial collaboration with Carnegie Hall Public Relations, Marketing, and Development teams on communications and government relations.
- Significant experience with and proven ability to develop effective community-based programs and to grow and sustain meaningful relationships within communities, including partnerships with the public sector, artists and institutions
- Be familiar with social issues as they pertain to music, creativity and the arts, including relationship management with networks or partnerships for collaboration and distribution, including the voice of young people and participatory design, family and community engagement, and use of technology
- Experience with creative youth development and youth leadership
- Experience with systems-involved people and organizational partnerships. Work in the criminal justice system a plus
- Experience with social justice practice
- Significant experience in forward-thinking artist training, thinking about the effective education of the whole musician/artist
- Significant experience in creating effective concerts and artistic events for social impact
- Significant experience with budgeting
- Demonstrated management and leadership skills
- Sophisticated collaborative and interpersonal skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills