Project Manager, Grant Project
Classification: Part-time (15-20 hours per week on average, with longer hours expected closer to events), one-year commitment
Compensation: ~$25K for one year
Flip Labs was developed to provide a new model to tackle systems change. Our approach is to build strategic, collective impact; our lens is optimistic; our competency is a powerful combination of analytics and design; and our passion is empathy—for systems and innovators. We aim to bring a new perspective on creating change to the social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and impact investment spaces.
Flip Labs is seeking a core project manager for a multi-activity grant that comprises the following:
- Creating multimedia chef training on seafood sustainability;
- Engaging a group of NGO stakeholders in getting to agreement around how they will collaborate to scale activity nationally;
- Creating technology tools for restaurants and chefs (FishChoice); and
- Launching sustainable seafood week in Seattle (Flip Labs, independent of grant).
Each of these aspects has multiple contractors and stakeholder groups. Some of the activities are owned by other non-profits, or fall under other initiatives, but need to be closely connected to the execution of this grant. The project manager will be expected to lead the communication between Flip Labs and these myriad players, as well as keep the project on budget and on deadline.
- Manage communication with the foundation funder of the project;
- Coordinate with Flip Labs operations team to ensure timely budget reporting, receipt processing, etc.;
- Assist the media team with recruiting sub-contractors to the various roles needed;
- Ensure smooth communication between Flip Labs and its subcontractors to fulfill the project deliverables;
- Create and manage timelines (Gantt charts) for the project;
- Manage communication between Flip Labs and the stakeholder NGOs involved in the engagement;
- Work with funder’s local team to recruit restaurants to this new seafood program;
- Coordinate and manage any small meetings in Seattle related to this event;
- Support the Co-Design team in managing the Primary Workshop in Seattle;
- Track metrics the funder has identified as crucial to expanding the pilot; and
- Work with funder’s local team to secure leads for SSW sponsorship to pass to that project team.
- Must have excellent client management skills (with references)
- Must be extremely comfortable working in Excel
- Must have 3+ years of experience managing projects and budgets
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
- Must have exceptional patience in dealing with high-maintenance clients
- Preferred: Experience in sustainable business initiatives, environmental initiatives, or restaurant industry
To apply, please submit a resume and three reference contacts to email@example.com. Please make “Project Manager – YOUR NAME” the subject of the email.