Project and External Relationship Manager

Project and External Relationship Manager

(This is an open position for a part-time consultant.)

Co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son James, The Redford Center draws on the family’s deep expertise in filmmaking and activism to produce, fund, and fiscally sponsor impact driven media projects that showcase stories of individuals taking action to protect and restore the planet for current and future generations. We are optimistic and hopeful in our storytelling approach. Our films and campaigns are designed to spark honest dialogue that engages new audiences in addressing frontline environmental issues. We are a small, nimble, mission-driven group that greatly values operational efficiency, creative resourcefulness, and happy, fulfilled team members.

We’re hiring a self-motivated, hands-on and highly resourceful project manager with exceptional problem-solving skills to manage and help launch The Redford Center’s new environmental storytelling pilot program for middle schoolers. The ideal candidate will have proven experience building networks, preferably with teachers and schools, and will be an excellent and proactive communicator. We are looking for a dedicated individual who will fit with our collaborative culture, who excels in adhering to timelines, and who prioritizes attention to detail. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director, will coordinate with other staff members to ensure all aspects of the project are being completed on time and will provide weekly project updates to the Executive Director. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage the overall program planning, timeline and execution of pilot program, including curriculum development, web portal design and creation, teacher outreach and engagement, and all external program communications.
  • Build new network and database of schools and school contacts for The Redford Center, engaging in research when necessary. 
  • Develop and execute teacher outreach, engagement and communication plan, that includes a tracking and feedback component.
  • Serve as primary teacher liaison once they’ve committed to participate: answer questions, cultivate relationship, keep them accountable, motivated and encouraged.
  • Work directly with a 3 to 6 person teacher advisory group to get input on curriculum, website, legal permissions, and overall program incentives, structure and impact.  
  • Manage correspondence with final selection committee.
  • Manage the workflow of all program PR and content assets, including but not limited to program announcements, press coverage and interviews, social media posts, newsletter modules, impact report and metrics. 
  • Create and manage process for capturing outcomes and metrics from pilot program, with final program report due to The Redford Center by December 20, 2019.
  • Hold program debrief session with Redford Center team after teacher and student survey results are in, summarize input and integrate into final program report. 
  • Manage distribution of all prizes, honorariums and participation incentives, including Happening licenses and curriculum for participating teachers. 
  • Liaise and coordinate logistics for all program travel and lodging. 

Qualifications

  • Proven experience working in project management
  • Superior time management, communication and analytical skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Background and/or interest in environmental education preferred 

This is a part-time, contract position and runs through December 20, 2019, with a possibility of extension. All travel and lodging expenses paid by Redford Center. Work can be done remotely. Bay Area residency a bonus. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Jen Fish at jfish@redfordcenter.org.