Project Manager for NYC-based nonprofit project

Project status
Project start date
Not specified
Project posted
7 Jan 2016 14:36
Project duration (approx.)
3.0 Months
Budget (approx.)
$1600 / day
Industry
Non-Profit , Management Consulting
Area of expertise
Change Management , Operations , Programme / Project Management , Non Executive Director
Consultant location
On-site
Location
United States

Objectives and Key Deliverables

A leading NYC-based foundation has engaged our client (a management consultancy) to support its partners in:

- building a 21st Century skills-based labor market for middle skills job seekers
- design / test those services / tools to connect job seekers with employers
- training to support their preparation for in-demand, fast-growing and good-wage industries

Project Scope includes:

• Overall strategy to ensure impact in achieving systemic changes for middle-skills talent markets in pilot locations

• Jobseeker toolkit: Shaping, developing and launching a pilot program using digital tools and human navigators to help
middle skills jobseekers more effectively discover, train for and land an in-demand job in growing industries

• Employer toolkit: Developing and piloting a ‘toolkit’ to support employers in a transition to a skills-based talent and hiring
model

Overall day-to-day project management for the whole effort, with primary ownership of the Overall Strategy workstream and targeted problem-solving support for the Jobseeker Toolkit workstream.

Consultant will oversee project with (3) full-time Consultants, with a part-time consulting Partner leader.

Experience at a top-tier management consulting firm, either at the Associate/Consultant or Project Manager/Engagement Manager level (1-5 years consulting experience minimum).

Experience and passion for working in/with public sector or non-profit organizations.

Experience designing and/or implementing large strategy refreshes or organizational and operational transformations

Exceptional skills: project management, interpersonal, problem-solving, oral and written, particularly strong story-lining

Enthusiasm for working on big problems that matter to society and building real solutions that will work on the ground.

Experience that could be helpful includes:
•B2C technology
•Work in talent, training, education, or workforce development
•Education technology or employment technology
•Product and/or service design
•Crafting training and fostering networks of practice
•Designing, developing, and implementing new operating models

Consultant must be US-based. Primarily virtual project location with some travel (particularly in January-March) to Phoenix, Denver, New York, and Washington, DC.

3 - 6 month opportunity, full-time commitment.

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