Project Director

Moore Impact seeks a highly motivated and flexible individual to serve as the Project Director to lead the work of one of its fiscally sponsored projects in support of a large private family foundation. The Project Director will support the development of tools, methods, and resources as equity-focused, user-centered products promoting institutional transformation in higher education.

Job Title: Project Director
Employer: Moore Impact
Designation: Full Time, Exempt

About Moore Impact

Moore Impact, a 501(c)(3) exempt entity, is a Black-founded and woman-led institution. We provide fiscal sponsorship to community leaders and donors, helping them bring to life their vision for a more just world. Moore Impact also serves as a sponsoring organization for Donor Advised Funds (DAF), which allows individuals, families, and institutions to create a structured and flexible giving fund from which they can manage all of their grantmaking in the U.S. and abroad.

Despite the altruistic nature of philanthropy, the field has consistently overlooked funding leaders of color who have the most lived experience in the problems the sector is trying to solve. In an industry that purports its commitment to serving the underserved, the lack of diverse leadership and low levels of funding for nonprofit leaders of color are clear indicators of the sector’s shortcomings. We established Moore Impact because we are committed to changing this norm. Unless more leaders who are intimately involved in navigating the challenges of systemic and structural racism are in positions of power, philanthropy will continue to perpetuate these inequities.

About the Opportunity

Moore Impact seeks a highly motivated and flexible individual to serve as the Project Director to lead the work of one of its fiscally sponsored projects in support of a large private family foundation. The Project Director will support the development of tools, methods, and resources as equity-focused, user-centered products promoting institutional transformation in higher education. The Director must be a self-starter and comfortable working with several stakeholders, such as institutions as users, across disciplines and organizations, supporting the group with coordination and realizing product development cycles. The role requires agility, passion, and an entrepreneurial mindset. The Project Director will report to the Director of Special Projects and collaborate with an advisory council. Key areas of responsibility include:

Project Management 

· Serve as the project director/lead, coordinating and managing all activities required to complete goals and deliverables for the project
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Develop and maintain project plans and timelines, tracking milestones, summarizing key progress, evaluating risk, managing issues, and providing status updates and presentations 
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Support all stakeholders and consultants in expanding and summarizing existing research and positioning learning for broader implementation
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Facilitate effective collaboration with project team, establishing clear lines of communication and monitoring team dynamics to ensure optimal execution 
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Engage in continuous improvement initiatives that require project management experience and understanding product development cycles

Leadership and Administrative

· Support onboarding and management of new hires and/or consultants
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Recruit and formalize the work of an Advisory Council 
· Plan and coordinate bi-annual gatherings for entire project team and key stakeholders 
· Schedule and conduct all meetings and oversee and manage project communication, serving as main point of contact  
· Maintain a general awareness and understanding of public goods, technology and higher education 

Finance 

· Assist with management/tracking of project budget, including tracking expenses and planning for effective resource allocation 
· Coordinate with Finance and Operations department to track monthly expenses, invoices and reconciliations in addition to product financial tracking
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Manage and report on small operations budget for the first phase of the project
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Develop and monitor continuous improvement, program and product development costs, and project accounting  

Qualifications 

· Superior ability to manage and keep projects on task
· Ability to quickly understand priorities, develop and communicate a plan 
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Working knowledge of institutional practices around equity completion, student success/achievement, and or higher education landscape  
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Analytic and problem solving abilities with exceptional organizational skills
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Able to distill large amounts of information into actionable and organized steps to develop compelling program roadmaps and deliverables 
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Ability to manage up ensuring project stakeholders remain on task
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Effective communicator, blending active listening and engagement focusing on progress and issue resolution with diplomacy, honesty and trust    
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Extremely agile and are comfortable with ambiguity 
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Familiarity with product development cycles, and equity centered user design practices  
· Bachelor’s degree required, MBA, Master’s and Ph.D’s degrees and candidates are welcome.

Moore Impact anticipates an annual salary range of $150,000 – $175,000 for the Project Director. Moore Impact is committed to supporting staff with a benefits package that includes full medical, vacation, sick, and retirement. All benefits are subject to modification at any time.

How to apply:

Complete the form below and attach your cover letter and resume. 

Moore Impact’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We employ qualified people without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; arrest record; citizenship; genetic information; gender identity or expression; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.