Program Manager, The Babson Financial Literacy Project (BFLP)

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Part time

Overview: This is a part time position scheduled to work 18 hours/week and is not eligible for benefits<br /><br />In collaboration with the Faculty Director of the BFLP, the Program Manager will be a strategic, tactical, and entrepreneurial leader who helps develop and articulate a vision and lead implementation for the BFLP's next chapter. <br /><br /><br /><strong>The Babson Financial Literacy Project:</strong><br /><br />The Babson Financial Literacy Project (BFLP), a not-for-profit organization, is designed to help young adults acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for long-term financial prosperity. We use interactive case studies developed by Babson finance professors to teach financial skills in community-based workshops. We help delivery partners design and deliver a program that&rsquo;s right for them, and we supply trained coaches or train-the-trainer resources for organizations wanting to run their own workshops. Participants do not need any financial expertise, and only basic math skills are required.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Collaborate in setting the overall strategy and implementation of the BFLP vision.</li> <li>Monitor the adult financial literacy marketplace to identify emerging trends and adapt the organizational strategy as needed.</li> <li>Create and oversee marketing initiatives (including collaborating with College Marketing), including but not limited to print and digital media channels (e.g., social media, websites, and publications). Oversee video development.</li> <li>Develop and manage strategic relationships with delivery partners.</li> <li>Initiate and manage partnerships in the broader community, including other financial literacy programs and finance organizations.</li> <li>In partnership with the Faculty Director, build and maintain a BFLP ecosystem at Babson, including co-curricular activities and partnering with other groups on campus, including the Centers for Career Development (e.g., sponsor joint events), Alumni Office (e.g., building alumni relations), and other centers and institutes.</li> <li>Execute a workshop delivery strategy, including scheduling, staffing, and administering workshops to maximize reach, minimize cost, and achieve impact.</li> <li>Execute a comprehensive program evaluation strategy that includes measurement of participant learning and performance indicators.</li> <li>Raise long-term funding for the BFLP by pursuing grants and working with Development and the President's Office to identify and develop prospective donors; manage donor relationships.</li> <li>Manage BFLP personnel, including hiring, developing, training, managing, and retaining Babson staff, temporary employees, and volunteers.</li> <li>Track and manage the BFLP budget, including completing and submitting quarterly spending forecasts against budget to the Budget Office.</li> <li>Assume additional responsibilities as required.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>YOUR TEAM WILL INCLUDE</strong></p> <ul> <li>Workshop trainers (temporary)</li> <li>Student Workers</li> <li>Program volunteers</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>WHAT EDUCATION AND SKILLS YOU WILL NEED<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree from a 4-year accredited university required.</strong>&nbsp;</li> <li>A <strong>minimum of five years of overall relevant experience.</strong></li> <li>Ability to manage both strategic and tactical responsibilities.</li> <li>Must be a <strong>strong leader with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.</strong></li> <li>Ability to cultivate relationships among volunteers and delivery partners.</li> <li>Must have <strong>excellent donor-relations skills and familiarity with the funding community.</strong></li> <li>Must have a strong work ethic.</li> <li>Demonstrated <strong>experience with program development and management, strategic planning, relationship management, evaluation, and fundraising.</strong></li> <li>Must have a commitment to the mission and vision of The Babson Financial Literacy Project.</li> <li>Ability to <strong>take thoughtful risks</strong>; and accept new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.</li> <li>Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrate willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.</li> <li>Must have <strong>strong computer skills</strong> including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>HOW AND WHERE YOU WILL WORK<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Flexible hours and willingness to travel as needed.&nbsp;</li> <li>Part-time, 18 hours a week position.&nbsp;</li> <li>Requires work onsite some days; the on-campus requirement is subject to modification based on organizational need.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ADDITIONAL SKILLS YOU MAY HAVE<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>MBA or Master&rsquo;s degree in finance (or equivalent) a plus.</li> <li>Experience in nonprofit management or college administration is preferred.</li> </ul>