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Program Manager, Financing the Future

Jobs For the Future
Washington, DC 20004
  • Job Code
    133808093
Jobs For the Future

Jobs for the Future is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status. Jobs for the Future requests priority referrals of Protected Veterans for this job opening, and all other externally posted company employment opportunities.

Apply by: May 14, 2021

About JFF:
JFF is a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems. For 35 years, JFF has led the way in designing innovative and scalable solutions that create access to economic advancement for all. Learn more about JFF and join us as we build a future that works.

About the position:

The Program Manager will be a member of a dynamic JFF team working to fundamentally change existing systems and re-imagine new ways for people to access the knowledge, skills, and educational credentials critical to launch, re-enter, or advance in careers and realize their best possible futures. The Program Manager will work in collaboration with the Director of Financing the Future (FTF) initiative and other JFF staff to design and build a visionary, inclusive, bipartisan, action-oriented initiative that will explore the role that innovative approaches to financing education and training including income share agreements, merit-based lending, social impact bonds, and training accounts can play in promoting economic opportunity for all.

The Program Manager reports directly to the Director and works collaboratively with others across JFF to support Financing the Futures efforts to:

  • Inform stakeholders through market research, elevating new approaches to innovative finance, and highlighting learner experiences
  • Guide innovation by identifying best practices and advocating for policy frameworks and guardrails that protect learners
  • Cultivate an ecosystem within which responsible innovation can thrive

What you'll do:

Strategy & Fundraising

  • Collaborate with the director to develop and implement FTFs strategic plan
  • Assist with concept and proposal development

Research and Writing

  • Draft and/or edit a variety of deliverables such as reports, op-eds, memos, reports, tools, case studies, talking points, and presentations
  • Collect, compile, and evaluate data from various sources
  • Conduct in-depth research and clearly and quickly synthesizes and communicates findings

Program Management and Support

  • Develop project plans, manage timelines, workflow, communications, production of deliverables, and other aspects of project implementation
  • Provide general project support including scheduling meetings and drafting meeting agendas and materials
  • Design and organize roundtables and other events
  • Take notes and summarize key points addressed at meetings, events, and conferences

Who you are:

  • You believe deeply in the need for education finance reform to drive opportunity access and economic mobility.
  • You have a minimum of 2-4 years of progressively responsible experience in public policy, workforce or economic development, postsecondary education, or other relevant fields.
  • You have strong project management and organizational skills; you can work quickly and independently, prioritize, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • You have strong research, writing, and editing skills, and attention to detail.
  • You have experience with or an interest in politics, public policy, economics, and finance.
  • You can synthesize information and communicate ideas clearly and concisely for multiple audiences.
  • You are highly skilled at managing up and anticipating the needs of others.
  • You are nimble, intellectually agile, and enjoy jumping into new projects and learning as you go. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
  • You possess high energy and passion for JFFs mission, and ability to apply JFFs core values to all areas of your work.
  • You model inclusive leadership, working effectively with diverse staff, and building and stewarding an organizational culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Youcontributetopositive, effective, collaborative cultures and teams wherever you work.
  • You are a curious and adaptive learner, with a willingness to take in new information, perspectives, and data to inform your work.
  • You demonstrate a growth mindset and desire to continuously improve in your work and approach.
  • You have a willingness to travel up to 10% of the time. Travel will be more frequent (up to 25%) for applicants outside of Washington, DC.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at JFF:
JFF is committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. JFF fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.

To apply:

As part of your application, please include your resume and a thoughtful cover letter, addressed to Ethan Pollack, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

JFF offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and skills.






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Posted: 2021-04-10 Expires: 2021-05-11

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