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Meaningful Careers Portfolio Manager, Foreign Policy in Arlington, Virginia

You always start with the end in mind. While others get overwhelmed by the big picture, your unique skill is being able to break down larger goals into distinct projects with owners, timelines, tasks and deadlines. With plans mapped out, you’re able to guide your teammates through a challenging rhythm of checkpoints and across the finish line on projects across a portfolio.

As part of the portfolio management capability, you will work on one of Stand Together’s strategic initiative teams to break barriers and help people realize their potential.

Your initial primary responsibility will be to partner with the Foreign Policy initiative team to develop, facilitate and implement knowledge channels and processes that position the team with the information to make optimal decisions. Are you up to the challenge? Apply now.

Your Responsibilities Include

  • Partner with internal and external teammates to develop and implement knowledge channels that facilitate integration between capabilities e.g. policy, communications, fundraising, etc.

  • Ensure portfolio goals, metrics and timelines are developed and regularly connect the team to the status of the portfolio and key projects

  • Communicate and hold team accountable to new and existing knowledge processes e.g. recurring portfolio assessments

  • Work with portfolio members and stakeholders to drive regular planning and assessment of portfolio performance, dissemination of learnings, and adjustments

  • Identify and manage risk inherent in portfolio and key projects; anticipate and embrace change

  • Proactively seek and share information about vision and strategy to ensure that the portfolio team understands the connection between strategy, structure, and how to measure effectiveness of the portfolio and its projects

  • Identify opportunities for optimization through collaboration across the team, particularly across the team’s multiple capabilities and portfolios

  • Project manage discrete projects within the initiative team

Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • Ability to drive clarity on portfolio and project vision & strategy

  • Ability to drive portfolio of projects to completion in a fast-paced environment

  • 2+ years of experience managing projects and tracking deadlines

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work well with all levels of staff and with external partners

  • Impeccable attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and quickly adapt to changing circumstances

  • High sense of urgency and initiative

  • Understanding of and interest in classical liberal ideas and the mission of the Stand Together Community, especially our Foreign Policy efforts

Standout Candidates May Also Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree

About Us

Stand Together helps social entrepreneurs supercharge their efforts to help people improve their lives. We connect them with passionate partners and the resources necessary to make a greater difference.

Through our philanthropic community, we tackle some of the nation's biggest challenges so that every person has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential.

Stand Together partners with people from diverse perspectives and backgrounds—including people in education, business, community non-profits, and public policy—to accomplish more together than any of us could on our own.

Our Values

Working at Stand Together is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees.

We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. #PM19

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