Project Manager (full-time)

Project Managers at California Forward (CA FWD) support the CEO and organizational leadership in the management and coordination of a suite of programs, initiatives, special projects, and events within CA FWD as well as its partners at the California Stewardship Network and Young Leaders Advisory Council. In taking on this role, the Project Manager will support the research, planning, strategy development, and implementation to advance the organization’s various projects. The Project Manager will report to and work generally under the direction of the CEO (though individual initiatives may have other leaders), and in coordination with other CA FWD staff, consultants, and partners, to effectively plan and implement specific components of program and project activities including: coordination and convening of regional partners to identify shared priorities, lifting these priorities into key policy working groups, and leveraging the California Economic Summit and other core assets toward achieving regional and statewide goals.

Specifically, the Project Manager will:

Support the CEO and leadership in the strategic planning, design, and execution of both existing and proposed programs and projects, including

  • Developing objectives and strategies that are aligned with the organization’s and its partners’ overall goals and values
  • Developing and monitoring relevant budgets and timelines
  • Monitoring and evaluating program or project effectiveness, and making recommendations for improvements as needed
  • Preparing reports and presentations to communicate progress and outcomes to relevant stakeholders
  • Support the Director of Communications on media plan execution, including social media outreach and amplification

Support the CEO and leadership in other department activities, including:

  • Developing and refining an individual work plan that complements other staff work plans and is aligned with the mission and goals of the organization
  • Managing work groups and activities of the organization’s annual conference (the California Economic Summit) and other events
  • Responding to grant opportunities and written requests for proposals
  • Assistance or management of special projects, as assigned

Contribute to the development of CA FWD papers, briefs, annual reports, blog posts, and other written pieces, as needed

Support and collaborate across departments on special projects, as needed

Participate in other organizational meetings and activities, as appropriate

Perform other duties as assigned

Honor yourself while honoring your work and the work of others

Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
  • At least 4 years’ experience in programs and/or project management, or related field
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent external presentation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple project deliverables simultaneously
  • Proficient in Google Workspace (Gmail, Drive, and more), other project management software (e.g. Asana), and Canva or other design software
  • Knowledge of budgeting and financial management
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required
  • Ability to work in a remote environment
  • Ability to travel within California when necessary, including to quarterly in-person staff retreats and the California Economic Summit

To Apply: Please use the application link below:

Location: Remote, California Residency required.

Start date: Ideally, the successful candidate will start July 15, 2024.

Salary Range: $70,000 to $80,000 depending on experience. This is an exempt position and includes a generous benefit package.