Students Rebuild Project Manager

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Job: Students Rebuild Project Manager
Organization: Bezos Family Foundation
City: Seattle, WA
Job Posting Link:
Field: Education
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 4-5 years
Deadline: 05/14/2012

About the foundation

Guided by the belief that all children deserve an opportunity to achieve their full potential and
contribute meaningfully to society, the Bezos Family Foundation supports rigorous learning
environments that inspire young people to put their education into action. Through investments in
research, public awareness, advocacy and programs, the foundation works to elevate the field of
education and improve life outcomes for all children – along the continuum from birth through high
school. Through our Bezos Scholars Program and Students Rebuild initiative, we offer young people
worldwide a dynamic way to learn, connect and take action on critical local and global issues.

About the position

A small, tight knit team of fun, energetic doers is seeking a new member to provide project management
and communications support to Students Rebuild, a collaborative initiative led by the Bezos Family
Foundation. Students Rebuild inspires young people to team up, tap their creativity, and take action on
global issues in ways that generate matching funds from the foundation for on-the-ground relief and
rebuilding efforts. Since its launch in the aftermath of the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010,
Students Rebuild has mobilized thousands of young people in 38+ countries and all 50 U.S. states,
generating over $1 million in donations for rebuilding schools in Haiti, youth facilities in Japan, and now
rebuilding lives in Congo and Somalia. Much more than a series of quick-fix fundraising efforts, Students
Rebuild allows young people to see how they are connected to the global community through
interactive video conferences, live blogging, webumentaries and more throughout the school year.
Building on past successes and lessons learned, the Students Rebuild Project Manager will help align
current efforts for greatest possible impact while exploring new possibilities to ensure the sustainability,
credibility and relevance of Students Rebuild for young people and educators.,, @studentsrebuild

This full-time position is ideal for someone who thrives in a casual office environment with evolving
needs, is highly organized, detail-oriented and flexible enough to assume a range of roles: no task is too
big or too small! The ability to be both independent and interdependent within a horizontal organization
is essential. Most important, this person should be passionate about young people changing the world!
All employees are asked to adhere to strict confidentiality and security practices.

Location: Seattle, Washington
Reports to: Communications Advisor

Position summary and responsibilities:

- Serve as the primary point of contact on behalf of the foundation for Students Rebuild,
advancing the mission and vision through management of campaign activities and operations.

Position summary and responsibilities, continued
- Bring insights, ideas and creativity to help Students Rebuild define its trajectory as a leader in
the field of youth engagement, leadership development and service learning.
- Collaborate with the Communications Advisor to cultivate and maintain partnerships across
challenges, ensuring brand and message consistency.
- Ensure seamless coordination – and support execution of – initiative activities including editorial
development, earned media, social media, interactive programs, outreach and events.
- Develop and edit content for implementation across multiple media.
- Track current events, issues and publications related to Students Rebuild challenges; share with
team and directors as appropriate.
- Maintain an organized system of tracking, monitoring and prioritizing tasks and projects.
- Facilitate weekly calls with partners, prepare meeting agendas and track tasks, milestones and
- Work proactively and take initiative to support changing needs of the team.

Performance expectations:
- Excellent project management skills, as well as ability to think strategically and boldly while
remaining focused on the detail-oriented work of the position.
- Understanding of and passion for youth leadership and young people taking action.
- Ability to multitask, prioritize project and communication activities, and manage team members.
- Strategic thinker, ability to map daily responsibilities to the organization's overall mission and
- Proven ability to meet multiple, shifting deadlines and priorities while maintaining a perspective
on long-term goals. Nimbleness and flexibility a must!
- Ability to work closely and collaboratively with other staff members, teams and partner
organizations; strong interpersonal skills with an engaging and motivational style.
- Unwavering integrity, ethics and sound judgment; comfortable with an open and transparent
work environment.
- Confident and secure with a sensitivity towards confidential material.
- Ability to travel.

- Five years of experience in project/campaign management and communications or related field
(i.e. public relations, marketing, community management, etc.)
- BA/BS required; nonprofit experience is a plus.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills; proficiency in more than one language a plus.
- Knowledge of or strong interest in education and youth engagement fields.
- Experience collaborating and managing outside teams and partnerships.
- Technology savvy including mastery of Microsoft Office suite.
- Comfortable editing text and images in (CMS) content management system; familiarity with
Drupal, Photoshop and media management tools a plus.


Nicole DeCario


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