URU The Right To Be, Inc. (URU), invites qualified mature and experienced (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees) to apply as a full-time Project Manager. The successful applicant will be tasked with implementing URU’s numerous projects and transition to virtual activities. This position is well-suited for those who have majored in the humanities, social sciences, African-American studies, health and medicine, film and media studies, women’s and gender studies, etc.
What is URU?
URU is an expanding New Haven-based nonprofit content and education-through-the-arts production company that tackles social justice issues with a multimedia approach. Changing the Face of STEM, one of our largest initiatives, addresses the historic, persistent disenfranchisement and marginalization within culturally, linguistically, and economically neglected communities. CFS encourages students of color to identify with, aspire to, and pursue careers in STEM and medicine. To achieve that goal, URU seeks to inform and influence public policy at all levels of government, academia, and the private sector and to serve as a catalyst for positive change. URU’s current project, the Our Humanity messaging transformation, strives to deliver timely, accurate, and compassionate COVID-19 messaging to communities of color that are disproportionately vulnerable to the virus due to systemic racism in healthcare.
Reporting directly to URU’s CEO, Crystal R. Emery, the ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of community organizations and the media, as well as a background that includes business skills, management, budgeting, and analysis. Prior experience in the nonprofit sector and/or experiences in the film industry are a plus. They will ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders, and ensuring technical feasibility.
- Networking with STEM professionals, community health organizations, and nonprofits to implement workshops, virtual events, and educational initiatives. Communicating with regional, national, international, and trade media covering the above sectors/areas, including responding to media inquiries and building URU’s “brand” via all appropriate available communication channels.
- Identifying, cultivating, coordinating, and executing solicitation of funding and sponsorship opportunities.
- Updating URU’s website and monitoring social media presence.
- Performing other tasks as assigned by the CEO.
Required knowledge, skills, and experience:
- Grant writing
- Established relationships in STEM, the healthcare sector, and/or within/among community organizations
- Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
- Substantive knowledge of and experience in media, communications and policies pertaining to education, diversity and/or health
- Familiarity with media relations
- Familiarity with research, data analysis, and presentations
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Ability to work effectively with external partners on joint projects
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to handle a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to type a minimum of 60 words per minute
Following skills not required, but a plus:
- Knowledge of web-based communications strategies
- Pre- to post-production filmmaking
- Experience working with filmmakers
Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. Three to five years work experience preferred.
Salary and Benefits:
This position offers a benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience.
How to apply:
URU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status or disability.
Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter, writing samples, and other relevant work examples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put in subject “Project Manager.”
For more information on URU The Right To Be, Inc., visit www.urutherighttobe.org.