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Project Manager | Intercultural Leadership Institute (remote)

ILI is an intercultural leadership program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals. ILI is a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and the PA’I Foundation. We are hiring a Project Manager who will lead the programmatic work and coordinate a team of people to implement the vision of ILI. Responsibilities, qualifications, anticipated contract terms and application information are outlined below.

​The deadline for applying is Monday, February 12, 2018.

ILI Project manager responsibilities & qualifications

The Project Manager will be the point person responsible for implementing the vision of ILI with guidance from the partner organizations. The Project Manager will coordinate a team of people and will be responsible to:

• Manage the overall direction, communication and implementation of ILI including convening, facilitating, implementing and tracking next steps from core partner meetings & conversations; coordinating and providing support to all team members including contractors, advisors, ILI core partner staff and others engaged in ILI; coordinating hiring and orientation of other contractors as necessary; anticipating and managing the overall timeline and all aspects of vision and program implementation in line with the goals of ILI.

• Manage the ILI application process including development of guidelines, application and selection criteria; coordination of applicant support calls for potential applicants as well as addressing applicants’ questions as needed; management of the online application system; coordination and preparation work for review teams; management of selection process and communication to all applicants of their status including preparation and execution of fellows’ participation contracts.

• Provide coordination and preparation support for ILI intensives including initial program design and incorporation of input from partners, host teams and other advisors in iterative process to finalize program; development and oversight of production timelines; convening, facilitating, implementing and tracking next steps of team calls and meetings; providing on-site program management and facilitation support during intensives; ensure continuity of program, logistics, production & responsiveness to feedback from session to session.

• Support curriculum development and coordination of faculty, presenters and facilitators through timeline management; communication with hosts, curriculum leadership and faculty in preparation for intensives; support development and execution of contracts; coordination and active facilitation and management of virtual sessions.

• Manage ILI internal and external communication with the support of a communications firm including ILI e-mail and social media accounts, ILI website and social media; consistent communication with fellows to share timely program information & requests as well as address questions and requests of fellows as they arise; manage timeframes and provide content, editing and feedback on internal and public documents as needed.

• Coordinate program evaluation including development, fielding and responsiveness to written and online feedback as well as feedback received on-site and in session from participants, partners and any other evaluators throughout the program.

• Serve as the primary point person to problem-solve, address gaps and otherwise resolve issues as they arise.

ILI Project Manager Qualifications
Strong candidates will have the the following skills and capacities:

• Experience in project management and coordination of multiple project partners
• A collaborative and participatory approach
• Intercultural awareness including the capacity to interact well with individuals and communities from a diverse range of cultures, incomes, spiritual practices, geographies, genders, abilities and other demographic characteristics
• Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to receive and apply feedback personally and as relates to the program
• Commitment to social change and familiarity with the arts and culture field
• Self-motivated problem-solving abilities and careful attention to detail
• Reliability, punctuality, and ability to coordinate a team to meet deadlines
• Professional demeanor and attitude including discretion and confidentiality
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Ability and willingness to travel as well as capacity and motivation to work remotely
• Proficiency in technology as well as willingness to learn new tools, techniques, applications, systems and processes as needed

We encourage applicants from all demographics. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other identity characteristics.

Anticipated Contract Terms for ILI Project Manager
The ILI Project Manager is a remote contract position with an expected start date of April 2, 2018 and a completion date of July 31, 2020. Commitment to the full 28-month contract period is required. The contract will be managed by ILI’s fiscal sponsor, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.

Compensation will be determined through negotiation and based on experience. Hours for the position will vary over the course of each fellowship year ranging from 20 hours per week during more active periods to only a few hours in a two-week period during less active times. It will be up to the Project Manager to allocate time accordingly during periods of lesser and greater activity to ensure that program goals are met.

There will be three week-long intensive periods during each fellowship year when the Project Manager will be required on-site for extended hours including:

• September 12-18, 2018
• January 23-29, 2019
• May 1-7, 2019
• September 18-24, 2019
• January 22 - 28, 2020
• May 27 - June 2, 2020

Additional periods of travel and extended hours may arise.

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted through Monday, February 12, 2018. Candidates should submit a current resumé / CV along with a cover letter and responses to the questions outlined in the online submission platform: apply here.

Selected applicants will be interviewed virtually on February 26, 2018 between 2 to 5 p.m. EST. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an interview time by February 20. Our intent is to hire for a start date of April 2, 2018 and to complete contract negotiations in March.

Point of Contact: Carrie Brunk via info@WeAreILI.org

For more information about the Intercultural Leadership Institute, check out the ILI website.