Project Manager, HGF



About the Organization

Founded in 1991 by real estate guru and successful businessman, Harold Grinspoon, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) is an entrepreneurial and business oriented non-profit. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts (just five minutes from Springfield and twenty minutes from Hartford), HGF employs over 150 employees and offers national and international philanthropic programs that range from enhancing Jewish life throughout the US and the globe, to bringing together colleges and universities to promote entrepreneurship, to honoring local public school teachers, to supplying over 680,000 free books monthly to children throughout the world. The Foundation offers the stability of a thirty-year established organization valued at over $800M with the feel of a creative, exciting, and fast-paced start-up, and the long-term growth opportunities inherent in an endowed Foundation committed to its mission for decades to come.

About the Opportunity

The Project Manager will take a lead role in taking business goals and concepts and translating them into reality. Reporting to the Sr. Project Manager, Operations, this person will coordinate across teams with internal stakeholders and represent business/program stakeholders in conversations with internal developers and vendors. The candidate best suited for this role will be a critical thinker, thoughtful listener, and clear communicator. S/he is motivated to produce high-quality products and can inspire others to do the same.

This is a full-time position, with a hybrid work schedule of remote and at the HGF home office in Agawam, MA.

Responsibilities

  • Take a lead business role in guiding projects from original concept through final implementation.

  • Ensure that projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.

  • Lead discussions to identify business requirements contributing to project scope, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.

  • Lead cross-team kickoff meetings and other appropriate launch activities.

  • Organize and lead project meetings and maintain project-related communication channels.

  • Manage decision making process and documentation relating to changes to project scope, project schedule, and project costs.

  • Create and lead testing plans.

  • Successfully manage relationships with all internal stakeholders.

  • Clearly communicate expectations to team members and stakeholders.

  • Interact with and provide direction to external vendors as needed.

Core Project Portfolio

  • Seasonal Holiday and Family Activity Guides - coordinating these seasonal offerings to families and communities in our program; coordination would include staff and physical resource planning, budget management, contract negotiation, cross-team collaboration with both marketing and distribution, and community outreach.

  • Audiobook Program Coordination - key responsibilities include liaising with external audiobook vendors, populating the library, monitoring usage and statistics, and coordination with content department for creation of audiobook materials.

  • Annual Parent Resource Offerings - forecasting interest in offering based on previous data, creation of surveys for opt-in through SurveyMonkey, coordination of staff and physical resources, budget management, and cross-team collaboration with marketing, content, IT, and web teams.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in developing plans, prioritizing activities and driving execution.

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented individual who is capable of self-managing and multi-tasking in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

  • Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally and influence outcomes; holds self and others accountable for achieving results.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Can make decisions and drive initiatives forward in the face of ambiguity.

  • Ability to hold open, candid and transparent critical conversations at all levels.

  • 2+ years of experience in planning, communicating or in a role involved in developing plans, driving activity, and driving execution.

  • Experience using task management or project management software preferred.

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite preferred

  • Experience with Survey Monkey preferred

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • May need to be able to move about the office to access files, operate office machinery (copy machine/printer) and lift up to 10 pounds at times.

Location:

This position is based out of the home office in Agawam, Massachusetts.

Compensation:

A competitive salary commensurate with skills, talent, and experience.

Benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Plan

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match

  • Flexible work schedule policy

  • Paid Sick, Holiday, Vacation, and Personal Time

*Vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to start date. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are invited to apply. For more information about the foundation and its programs, visit www.hgf.org.