Part time Program Manager, Princeton Project 55

Posted by on July 28, 2008

[emailed 7/25/2008]

Princeton Project 55
Position Announcement – Part time Program Manager for The Alumni Network and 20th Anniversary

Princeton Project 55 (PP55) is seeking a dynamic individual to work on a part time basis (equivalent of 2 days/week) overseeing Project 55’s outreach program, The Alumni Network (TAN), and to aid in coordination of the organization’s upcoming 20th anniversary (June 2009-June 2010). This position is ideal for someone who is eager to have significant responsibility, to learn about managing programs and nonprofit organizations, and to network with a diverse community of volunteers and staff.

About Princeton Project 55
Princeton Project 55’s mission is to inspire and build civic leadership among alumni and students 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.

As Project 55’s outreach initiative, The Alumni Network (TAN) fosters the establishment of alumni-based public interest organizations, both nationally and internationally, and helps originate, coordinate, facilitate, and advocate the activities of such organizations. Currently there are 30 affiliates of TAN nationwide including Princeton Project 55.

Position Overview and Responsibilities
The Program Manager will be responsible for the management of TAN including working with the TAN Program Leader (an alumnus of the Princeton Class of 1955), communicating with emerging and established affiliates, coordinating the annual conference, and maintaining relevant records, publications, and website.

The Program Manger will also be responsible for the coordination of Princeton Project 55’s 20th anniversary (2009-10) including developing, planning, and implementing (with the help of other staff and volunteers) outreach events, publications, communications materials, fundraising campaigns, alumni engagement and more. This will be a fantastic opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of nonprofit operations including event planning, fundraising, and communications while working with a committed and dynamic group of volunteers and colleagues.

As is expected of all PP55 staff, the Program Manger will contribute to organization-wide projects as needed.

Communications and Outreach
§ Develop communications messaging and materials for TAN and the 20th anniversary outreach
§ Identify and recruit prospective TAN affiliates, answer inquiries, and provide support to and connections among emerging and established TAN organizations
§ Create and update TAN program literature, resource guide, website, and regularly published newsletter for affiliate organizations
§ Create and review evaluations to assess programs
§ Make presentations at PP55 Board meetings
§ Compose articles for PP55’s newsletter and website
§ Aid in programmatic grant writing

Events Coordination
§ Organize annual TAN conference and outreach events in Princeton and across the country
§ Facilitate quarterly meetings of TAN Advisory Board
§ Support organization-wide events as needed
§ Potentially travel to and attend occasional events outside of Princeton

* Excellent community-building and volunteer management skills
* Flexibility and openness to new ideas and feedback
* Interest in program development, leadership development, and trends in the nonprofit sector
* Strong desire to seek and accept varied responsibilities, purposeful high energy, and the capacity to self-start
* Comfortable working independently and as part of a team
* Proven experience multitasking with attention to details
* Committed to excellence and professionalism
* Proven success at problem solving/trouble shooting
* Steadiness under pressure
* PC computer skills, notably Microsoft Office and as well as desire to learn new programs including Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity
* Sense of humor
* One – preferably two – years of professional experience
* B.A./B.S.
* Applicants should be willing to commit at least through June 2009 with possibility for extension

Salary will be hourly based on experience.

The position is located in the Princeton Project 55 office at 12 Stockton Street in Princeton, NJ, though there is some flexibility for working remotely at times.

Application Process
Interested individuals should email a resume and a letter of interest and qualifications by Friday, August 15, 2008 (and earlier if possible) to Kimberly Hendler, Executive Director at

A start date in late August/early September 2008 will be determined by mutual agreement.

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