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4 Jan 2022

Full-Time Manager of Network Events

StriveTogether – Posted by StriveTogether Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Job Description

About StriveTogether
StriveTogether is a national movement with a clear purpose: helping every child succeed in school and in life from cradle to career, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance. We refuse to settle for a world where a child’s potential is dictated by the conditions into which they are born. We work to break down barriers, change systems and improve outcomes for as many families as possible.


The StriveTogether team is passionate, talented and dedicated to achieving our mission. We seek and value all kinds of diversity and work hard to eliminate inequities in ourselves, our organization and our communities. Our goals are bold, so we support each other to try new things, have tough conversations and push for change. As we work, we share learning and progress, use data to make decisions and celebrate our wins.


About the position

Reporting to the Director of Network Impact, the Manager of Network Events supports the success of StriveTogether training and events for network members across nearly 70 communities. Training and events are designed to help communities transform systems, leading to better and more equitable outcomes for children and families. This role assists with several key programs, supporting both facilitators and coaches as well as program participants. The Manager of Network Events facilitates the design of programs to ensure alignment with the Network’s needs and our organizational goals and supports the successful implementation of those programs.


Key program areas may include building youth and family power, redesigning systems, changing narratives, improving cradle-to-career outcomes and building financial sustainability, all with a lens of racial and ethnic equity. Content expertise is not required in program areas, but ideal candidates should be passionate about those topics.


About you

You are invested in bringing communities together to advance racial equity in education and to ensure every child – regardless of race, ethnicity, income or zip code – thrives. You get joy from leading a project from its idea to execution and ensuring all trains are running on time and on the right track. You serve as a bridge between all the teams and individuals engaged in the project. You are intentional in building relationships with others and are able to understand and anticipate the needs of the internal and external partners you work alongside and support. You are intuitive, understanding and responding to the dynamics of the rooms you are within. You feel confident in communicating with diverse groups of leaders and partners and supporting them in advancing their work across the goal line. You are detail oriented in both the technical aspects of the work and the relational.



Facilitating Program Design  

  • Facilitate meetings that support facilitators in the design of programs and sessions that align with organizational goals and participants’ needs
  • Hold facilitators and participants accountable for the results of the program
  • Partner with the Learning and Activation team to provide program facilitators with relevant data to inform program design


Project Management 

  • Partner with event management staff to coordinate on-site logistics (e.g., materials, catering, audiovisual); manage vendors when on-site
  • Develop and manage project timelines
  • Track progress on program performance measures
  • Organize and manage all program materials, participant prep work, agendas, debriefs and data
  • Manage the regular release of network offerings as well as the recruitment and selection of participants
  • Oversee the administration of a central offering calendar, collaborating with network offering facilitators


Relationship Management and Communications 

  • Communicate with program team and participants in preparation for, during, and after the session
  • Partner with event management staff for program promotion and participant selection
  • Build relationships with the program team and participants and ensure all have what they need to be successful in the program
  • Manage contract relationships with facilitators and/or partners, as applicable
  • Partner with the Learning and Activation team to share knowledge and best practices from the program with the Network



  • 3-5 years of experience in program management
  • Unwavering commitment to racial equity and the organizational mission
  • Project management experience with ability to hold others accountable to deadlines or results
  • Attention to detail with an ability to see those details in the context of the big picture
  • Ability to communicate intentionally and clearly with internal and external audiences
  • Ability to facilitate meetings to accomplish a shared result
  • Comfortable managing up and working with senior levels of internal and external leaders
  • Relationship builder who demonstrates care for others
  • Ability to name and address conflict in service of achieving results


Preferred skills

  • Experience using continuous improvement or human centered design tools and competencies to ensure programs meet participants’ needs
  • Experience with Asana, Microsoft 365 products, Salesforce


Position Details

This role can be based in the Cincinnati, OH office or the Chicago, IL office. StriveTogether offers competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. The salary range for this position is $55,000-$82,000.

StriveTogether is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Events, non-profit, and program management. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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