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Project Maestro


Project Maestro

What we do:

Think about the first time someone recognized in you a spark, a talent you hadn’t yet seen in yourself. Remember the way your heart soared when you felt the power of what you could do and be. At Street Business School (SBS) we are honored to help people living in poverty experience that feeling by turning their spark into a fire of purpose through our entrepreneurial training program. We are a global organization with a goal of reaching a million people by 2027.


We are proud of our successes! With our help:

·       SBS graduates have gone from living on $1.35 a day on average, to $4.19 a day two years later

·       89% of SBS graduates have at least 1 business two years after they graduate


Why you’ll feel good about working for Street Business School

·       You’ll be challenged, you’ll be inspired, and you’ll be proud to see your spark igniting change around the world

·       You’ll have plenty of opportunity to do cool and meaningful work

·       By supporting the global expansion of our Street Business School, your work will directly enable one million people to lift their families out of poverty

·       You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other employees with passion, commitment, and drive. We love to help people reach their full potential.

·       We support people to solve their own problems creating dignity, ownership and self-sufficiency

·       Increasing income not only reduces poverty, but it also spurs investment in children, creates greater self-esteem, increases bargaining power, and reduces domestic violence

·       You’ll have great time off benefits, including a paid, organization-wide closure over the holidays


Who you are:

Do you get happy feet when you hear that a project is yours to own? Are you the organizer of every organization? Can you connect the dots between big picture strategy and tactical solutions through well-researched and succinct formats and communications, so that it all comes together right down to the perfect graph, punctuation and font? If you love Kaizen, are fun to hang with, are organized, diagnostic, an independent thinker but a team player, and are happy to pitch in with any project just for the asking, and… are looking to spend some time with Director-level positions (versus avoiding

them…), we are looking for you.


What you’ll do for us:

The Project Maestro is a critical role in our organization because this role is the glue that binds all of our global training team projects into a nice tidy package through projects such as:

·      World-class interaction with our global partners in a prompt, accurate and relationship-based manner, in a variety of ways, to include:

o  Efficiently process Workshop Applications for our in-person workshops

o  Effectively set up, and administer the Zoom driving for, the Online Workshops (videos, music, attendance, etc.) for our global online workshops

o  Facilitate Workshops as needed, after being Certified to do so

·      Management of, and continuous improvement to, the robust SBS Salesforce system

·      Management and oversight of Street Business School Immersion Workshop schedule/task timeline, supply/inventory, and coordination of logistics with our Uganda Operations Director and/or Senior Global Trainer

·      Some content & collateral creation for recruiting materials, workshop materials, etc. (to include videos)

·      Global research projects regarding competitive & complementary programs

·      Active administrative management of the Global Trainer Certification processing

·      Support the Director of Global Training for a variety of projects, such as Large Partner Initiatives, event/conference creation and management, new hire/exit tasks, etc.

·      Production of information/emails and reports by creating, collecting and analyzing, transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics

·       Provision of personalized administrative support in a well-organized and timely manner related to the Director’s working life and communication

·       Maintenance of confidentiality and protection of our IP

·      Contribution to the team effort by accomplishing results, as defined per project/task, on time, without micromanagement

•    Promotion of positive environment of fun, trust, stakeholder appreciation, continuous improvement, high performance and accountability

•    Successful completion of other duties as assigned


What you’ll need to be good at to do it:

•    2-5 years relevant experience with positive results

•    World class internal and external client service experience

•    Unstoppable passion for doing the right thing and for getting the job done

•    Crazy good organization and people skills (yep, we need both, not just one)

•    Strong listening, verbal and writing skills (used only for good, not drama)

•    Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, cutting edge communications and analytic or reporting tools

•    Up-to-date experience using a variety of technology, including Salesforce, MailChimp, Survey Monkey, In-design, Google Docs, Excel, Word & Outlook

•    Ability to set and meet tight deadlines (without a tap, tap, tap on the shoulder)

•    Ability to multi-task, think critically, appropriately prioritize tasks, and not be thrown off when priorities shift (cause let’s face it, they do, and they will)

•    Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, and ability to positively support team or leader’s decisions

•    Ability to make independent decisions and judgments, after considering potential domino effects of your actions, and be comfortable with accountability for same

•    Team player, but self-motivated

•    Background in non-profit is helpful


Compensation: 

This is a part-time, non-exempt position (20-28 hours per week) with a salary range of $18.00-$21.00 per hour, depending on experience. This role is based in the United States or Uganda, with a possibility for other locations if the preferred candidate is authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are great; including participation in a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, and an organization-wide paid holiday closure. 


Please apply:  

We encourage applications from diverse candidates of all sorts. Please shoot us an email letting us know where you heard about us and how working for us would be a dream come true for you. Please also send your resume and a brief introduction to yourself (to show us how we’d be crazy not to talk to you) to jobs@StreetBusinessSchool.org with “Project Maestro” in the subject line. While we love, love, love initiative on the job, no phone calls please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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