Paid Encore Fellowship: Project Manager/Los Angeles

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You are a seasoned professional with a minimum of 25+ years of experience, who is retired or in transition. You want to continue to work and want to do something with meaning. You are ready for a second act for the greater good.

Encore Fellowships are structured programs that place highly-skilled, experienced professionals into social-purpose organizations, where they help nonprofits build capacity, and ultimately, have a greater impact on their communities. Fellows commit to 1,000 hours of work over 6 to 12 months. They are paid a stipend of $20,000 and are integrated into the nonprofit’s leadership team.

About New Horizons

New Horizons empowers individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. Together they’re building an inclusive world that celebrates strengths, respects abilities, and embraces diversity. They believe that their clients lives are changed and enhanced when they elevate expectations, provide the tools for growth and change, and create an environment when trust and camaraderie are the norm.

New Horizons currently serves over 1,500 clients per year. Their programs include day treatment services, travel training, residential programs, and employment and vocational training services

New Horizons is in a period of change and growth. After 65 years of outstanding service to the disability community on their 7-acre campus site in the San Fernando Valley, they find that their services need to transition to the community and that they must find ways to be more integrated. To do this, they are in the midst of a philosophical, programmatic and geographic metamorphosis.

Encore Fellow Project Manager: Primary Role and Responsibilities

With new leadership and renewed vigor, they are now in a place of needing help to manage the many change-oriented projects they have before them. With funding tightening and mandates increasing, they need to maximize existing funding and find new streams. One example of this is the implementation of their scheduling software. They are not looking for an expert in this type of software, but instead need someone who is comfortable and experienced in managing people through change. This will be a collaborative effort, but one that will also allow a Fellow to dig deep into the organizational structure, making both suggestions for change and to implement that change.

This is just one example of project management that can and will help them meet the goals outlined in their Strategic Plan. They have a strong leadership team, and with additional resources, will meet both their short and long term goals for the agency and the clients that they serve.

Initial project

  • Review all aspects of new scheduling software
  • Meet with staff to enlist buy-in and support
  • Help the team train to use new system

Follow up projects

  • Project will be chosen by Fellow based on interest/skills and need of organization
  • Each project will have a beginning, middle and end

Encore Fellow Project Management: Key Skills Requirements

Initial project

  • Review all aspects of new scheduling software
  • Meet with staff to enlist buy-in and support
  • Help the team train to use new system

Follow up projects

  • Project will be chosen by Fellow based on interest/skills and need of organization
  • Each project will have a beginning, middle and end

Encore Fellow Project Management: Key Skills Requirements

Key skills requirements include:

  • Successful track record (25 years+) in project management
  • Ability to inspire teams and work with people of all levels in the organization
  • Experience in implementing strategic and organizational growth plans
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Results oriented
  • Accustomed to prioritizing, executing, and achieving results in lean environments; always ready to engage and lend a hand where needed
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment
  • A belief in the mission of New Horizons
For more information about this opportunity and other Encore Fellowships, please contact Judy Bamberger at Jbamberger@encore.org


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About The Encore Fellowships Network

Location:

P.O. Box 29542, The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94129, US

Mission Statement

Encore.org is building a movement to tap the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world.

Description

About The Encore Fellowships Network
We match skilled, seasoned professionals with social purpose organizations in high-impact, paid transitional assignments.

Encore Fellowships bring new sources of talent to organizations solving critical social problems. In paid, time-limited roles, fellows deliver a high-impact project, learn about social purpose work and develop contacts and resources for the future.

Encore.org is spearheading efforts to engage millions of people in later life as a vital source of talent to benefit society. Our ultimate goal is to create a better future for young people and future generations.

WHEN

Tue Oct 01, 2019 - Wed Sep 30, 2020

WHERE

15725 Parthenia StNorth Hills, CA 91343

(34.22959,-118.47517)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 1000 hours over the course of a year
  • 25+ years of experience

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