Fellowship Program Manager, Princeton Project 55 (PP55)

Posted by on April 26, 2010

Fellowship Program Manager Position Announcement

Princeton Project 55 (PP55), soon to be Princeton AlumniCorps, is seeking a dynamic individual to manage and support our fellowship program.

About Princeton Project 55
Princeton Project 55’s mission is to inspire and build civic leadership among alumni across generations by engaging them in significant activities that influence and improve our society. PP55 is an independent 501(c)(3) based in Princeton, New Jersey and has a dedicated and active board of twenty-seven and staff of five.

The Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program provides opportunities for recent Princeton graduates to develop a lifelong commitment to civic engagement and to prepare for effective civic leadership through year-long fellowships in nonprofit and community organizations. The majority of our applicants are graduating Princeton seniors. Since 1990, Princeton Project 55 has placed more than 1,200 young Princetonians in summer or year-long positions of significant responsibility at more than 500 nonprofits across the country.

Position Overview and Responsibilities
The Program Manager will be responsible for managing and supporting PP55’s Fellowship Program through overseeing the recruitment, online application, and selection processes. She/he will be responsible for working with Princeton University graduates, alumni, and nonprofit partner organizations toward the achievement of fellowship program goals. The Program Manager will be the primary contact for partner organizations and fellowship applicants, guiding them through the application and selection processes. The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with program and development staff.

Coordinate recruitment of fellowship applicants and partner organizations
• Effectively communicate program goals and expectations with all potential program participants by designing and updating fellowship program literature, website, resources, news items, and other marketing materials.
• Plan and implement campus information sessions, social gatherings, career fair participation, and other recruiting events for fellowship applicants.
• Collaborate with local alumni in identifying and maintaining relationships with potential and current partner organizations
• Field inquiries from all potential program participants.

Coordinate selection of applicants and partner organizations
• Assist organizations with developing appropriate fellowship position descriptions.
• Administer and ensure quality control of online application management system.
• Work with Program Director to schedule and interview fellowship applicants
• Coordinate fellowship interviews with alumni and nonprofit partner organizations.
• Work with Program Director and PP55 interviewers to decide on fellowship placement referrals.

Provide support to fellows and partner organizations throughout the fellowship year
• Coordinate and implement fellowship orientation.
• Correspond with fellows on a regular basis, including responding to inquiries, sending professional development emails, etc.
• Field inquiries and correspond with partner organizations
• Coordinate mentoring program.
• Evaluate all aspects of the program to improve its impact and administration

General Administration
• Collaborate with other staff as needed and appropriate.
• Collaborate and communicate with alumni volunteers as needed.
• Aid in organization-wide initiatives including, but not limited to, Board meetings, communications, events, office maintenance.
• Maintain updated files, documentation, contact information etc.
• Supervise work-study students in various projects if needed.
• Prioritize and value the objective of encouraging civic engagement on campus
• Work by the PP55 Staff Values

Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Adept with building and maintaining relationships
• Strong attention to detail
• Flexibility
• Interest in marketing and communicating to diverse audiences
• Comfortable interacting with wide variety of constituents
• Sense of humor
• Steadiness under pressure
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to learn new technology
• Comfortable working in a small office environment
• Excitement for PP55 mission and vision
• One – preferably two – years of professional experience
• B.A./B.S.

Applicants should be willing to make a two-year commitment.

Starting salary will range from $30,000-$38,000 depending on previous experience, with potential for increase in subsequent years. Compensation includes medical and dental insurance, retirement benefits, 20 days of paid time off, and generous holidays.

The position is located in the Princeton Project 55 office at 12 Stockton Street in Princeton, NJ.

Application Process
Interested individuals should email a resume and a letter of interest and qualifications, using subject line “Fellowship Program Manager Position” by Tuesday, May 4, 2010 to Stephanie Mirkin, Program Manager at pip@project55.org.

This will be an expedited interview and placement process. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis beginning May 5, 2010. The projected start date is June 3, 2010.

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