URU The Right To Be, Inc. invites qualified, mature, and experienced (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or 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 and Changing the Face of STEM? URU, is an expanding New Haven-based nonprofit content and education-through-the-arts production company that uses multimedia solutions to tackle social issues. CFS addresses the historic, persistent disenfranchisement and marginalization within culturally, linguistically, and economically neglected communities and encourages people of color, women, and differently abled people 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. We recently launched the Our Humanity initiative, a messaging transformation tailored to communities of color that are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. This project brings together trusted influencers, experts, celebrities, etc. from Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities to inform and stress the urgency of staying safe.
Reporting directly to URU’s CEO, 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. He/she will ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
Please note: this position will entail a blend of remote and in-person work. Applicants must be able to commute to our Hamden, CT office twice a week to work directly with the CEO. Only 1-2 employees will be present simultaneously and COVID-19 safety measures are strictly followed.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
- Working with STEM professionals, medical schools and community health organizations to build partnerships and implement initiatives. Communicating with regional, national, international and trade media. 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 our website
- Performing other tasks as assigned by the CEO
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Grant writing
- Established relationships in the STEM, health care sector and/or within/among community organizations (or demonstrated experience interfacing with people in these sectors)
- Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
- Substantive knowledge of and experience in media, communications and policies pertaining to education, diversity, and/or public health
- Familiarity with media relations
- Budgeting experience
- 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 and function in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to type a minimum of 60 wpm
The following skills are not required, but are a plus:
- Knowledge of web-based communications strategies
- Social media marketing
- Pre- to post-production filmmaking
- Experience working with filmmakers
bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree in relevant discipline. Three to five years’ work experience preferred.
Salary and Benefits:
This position offers a benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should send resume, cover letter, and relevant work examples (if desired) to email@example.com. Please put in subject “Project Manager.”
For more information on URU The Right To Be, Inc., visit www.urutherighttobe.org.
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.