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Medicinal Foods, Volunteer Program Director, CrowdDoing

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: M4A FOUNDATION - CROWDDOING

We are looking for an experienced Program Director to supervise a wide range of programs. You will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each program. You will supervise managers and inform management on progress and performance.


We're helping to build medicinal foods literacy and citizen science of foods & herbs for Stress, Sleep and Anxiety.


Here is the main package for your review to determine if you are interested: docs.google.com/document/d/1bT47d5eDE2NVW606d1Y7TeKp1hDHyP_JBuJ94Cyy0B4/edit?usp=sharing .


Please feel free to view this powerpoint to get an overview of this initiative: docs.google.com/presentation/d/12aEqwiRctIx3QcvK6HNFy4uJ5TgRffxQ7xPLEINNyJw/edit?usp=sharing


Did you know that there are thousands of foods and herbs that can impact our mental health in positive ways? CrowdDoing is a global virtual collaboration to research medicinal foods for stress, sleep and anxiety. Our project has the goal of advancing integration across fields of research and to build medicinal foods literacies in the population. We're recruiting virtual volunteer service learning project managers.


This role is for Medicinal Foods, Medicinal Foods Service Learning Micro-Leadership Project Management. CrowdDoing aims to make each role flexible, allowing you to become engaged according to your own schedule. You will have the chance to assume micro-leadership responsibilities in keeping with your aspirations and availability. https://real-leaders.com/leveraging-micro-leadership-to-make-aspirational-goals-achievable/.



A successful Program Director must have a broad knowledge of program management principles. They must have a strategic mindset as well as be able to lead and develop their subordinates.


The goal is to ensure every program will be delivered successfully and add the highest possible value to the organization.


Medicinal Foods, Volunteer Program Director, CrowdDoing.


Responsibilities

Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization

Plan the programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes

Develop or approve budgets and operations

Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements

Supervise all program and project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems

Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people

Apply change, risk and resource management principles when needed

Read reports prepared by managers to determine progress and issues

Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies

Keep senior management informed with detailed and accurate reports or presentations

Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects

Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

Ensure resource availability and allocation

Develop a detailed project plan to track progress

Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs

Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques

Report and escalate to management as needed

Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders

Perform risk management to minimize project risks

Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors

Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation


Medicinal Foods, Volunteer Program Director, CrowdDoing.


Requirements

Proven experience as program director or other managerial position

Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods

Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics

Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting

Working knowledge of MS office and program management software (e.g. Basecamp, MS Project etc.)

A business acumen with a strategic ability

Excellent organizational and leadership skills

An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities

Excellent communication skills

BSc/BA diploma in management or a relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus

Great educational background, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering for technical project managers

Proven working experience as a project administrator in the information technology sector

Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies

Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus


Thank you for your interest in Medicinal Foods, Volunteer Program Director, CrowdDoing.




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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Disaster Relief
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Disaster Relief, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3325 Besana DriveEl Dorado Hills, CA 95762

(38.67748,-121.06583)
 

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