Program Manager Strategic Initiatives, Community Partnerships

New York, NY 10003

Posted: 04/27/2023 Job Number: 37351

Job Description

Pay range is $86 - $98 per hour with full benefits available, including paid time off, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K, parental leave, and more. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

At Crystal Equation, we empower people and advance technology initiatives by building trust. Your recruiter will prep you for the interview, obtain feedback, guide you through any necessary paperwork and provide everything you need for a successful start. We will serve to empower you along the way and provide the path for your professional journey.
Program Manager Strategic Initiatives, Community Partnerships


Our Community Partnerships team's mission is to empower community leaders to start, grow and sustain meaningful communities that positively impact the world. The team serves community leaders to understand and address their needs in sustaining and strengthening their communities. We succeed when community leaders thrive. We are searching for a highly-driven Strategic Initiatives & Innovation Global Lead to analyze, scope, and execute on high-priority initiatives aligned with company priorities, working closely with key XFN and globally across regions.

This person will focus on strategic initiatives that ladder to company wide goals related to communities, specifically working to unlock communities as a source of unconnected content in app. The ideal candidate will have a passion for community, and a strong leadership and individual track record of high impact strategic work.

  • Provide direction, coordination, and leadership in the identification, planning, development, and implementation of the strategic initiatives; leading the team to deliver against the overall milestones and goals
  • Gather, track and analyze data to understand trends that can impact communities and bring new opportunities to the team
  • Build the global strategy in partnership with our regional teams and cross functional teams, ensuring diversity and inclusion within all initiatives
  • Drive relevant meetings (i.e., weekly team meetings with all workstream leaders), provide global updates to the team and keep them accountable towards the execution timeline.
  • Present executive, team-level and data-driven communications to keep relevant stakeholders engaged and up-to-date on initiatives and key milestones.
  • Directly manage the relationship with various internal and external stakeholders, including leaders in the Community Partnerships team and broader cross-functional teams, to deliver on the overall milestones and goals.
  • Envision, tackle and provide creative solutions for complex and ambiguous problems with a strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial mindset that looks at our team's opportunities in the context of the company’s platforms and big bets.
  • Manage multiple complex project deliverables for multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with external partners, thought leaders and industry experts to help support and sustain the initiatives and their impact on communities
  • Manage budget and funding channels for maximum productivity; identify funding opportunities
  • Develop tracking mechanisms and protocols for impact measurement, evaluation and improvement. Track, analyze and communicate key quantitative metrics to develop and execute against the team's goals.
  • Strong program management skills to manage multiple complex initiatives successfully while working to build bridges and capacity across the team
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills that translate into innovative solutions that drive impact
  • Ability to gather, track and analyze data to understand trends that can impact communities and bring new opportunities to the team
  • Ability to establish and develop relationships with critical stakeholders, building coalitions to tackle the largest and most important challenges the company faces
  • Effective communication skills and ability to understand and connect with company priorities and product team goals while aligning with our mission
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience with programs, partnerships and communities
  • Proven track record of organizational, creative, and strategic-thought leadership
  • Experience with program management and analytics, being able to gather, manage, track and analyze data
  • Leadership building a culture of accountability and a commitment to achieving results
  • Experience defining, developing and leading large programs in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Proven collaboration and relationship-building skills — with experience developing working relationships at all levels of management
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Global leadership experience

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Krista McIlwaine

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