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18 Aug 2022

Full-Time Program Associate (Full Time Position, Remote)

Cause Strategy Partners – Posted by apply@causestrategypartners.com Anywhere

Job Description

TITLE 

Program Associate (Full Time Position, Remote) 

ORGANIZATION 

Cause Strategy Partners 

ABOUT CAUSE STRATEGY PARTNERS 

The mission of Cause Strategy Partners is to help social good organizations achieve their missions fueled by great leadership, great strategy and, most importantly, great results. We are a purpose-driven enterprise that believes in harnessing the power of business for social good. We are proud to be a Certified B-Corporation, part of a global community of more than 3,000 companies across 60 industries that meet rigorous standards of performance, accountability and transparency, committed to using the power of business to build strong local communities. 

Our programs and services are three-fold: 

  1. Board Placement: We partner with professional services firms, corporations and foundations to place diverse, talented, trained and supported professionals on nonprofit boards. We do this in two primary ways: 

BoardLead: Our award-winning signature program, BoardLead elevates and transforms leadership in the social good sector by partnering with top 

companies, professional services firms and foundations to recruit, place, train and support professionals for high-impact board service. 

Concierge Board Placement: Designed for senior executives at top companies interested in securing a seat on the Board of Directors of a 

nonprofit organization, we find strategic board opportunities through a highly-customized, individualized approach. 

  1. CSR, Corporate Foundations & HR/Talent Consulting: We provide strategic consulting to corporate social responsibility, corporate foundation, and HR/Talent teams, helping them maximize their business and community impact. 
  2. Speaking, Teaching & Thought Leadership: We present on a wide range of topics that focus on board governance, board and CEO leadership, and board effectiveness, as well as other related topics. Our two formal training programs are: 

BoardLearn: Our suite of online and live learning experiences provide newly elected board members with the knowledge they need to step into the board room with confidence on day one. 

Advanced Governance Training: Our team of expert governance trainers provides advanced training on various governance topics for corporate, foundation and nonprofit partners looking to hone their skills in the boardroom. 

Our client-partners include JPMorgan Chase, PwC, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Credit Suisse, NBCUniversal, Fidelity Investments, Barclays, Macquarie Group, Mastercard, Burt’s Bees, Adobe, BlackRock, S&P Global, Sidley Austin, Capital One, The Joyce Foundation, Dell Technologies, and hundreds of nonprofit organizations in 25 U.S. cities, as well as London, England. 

At Cause Strategy Partners, we are committed to practicing and centering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Institutions are strongest when they fully integrate and engage the breadth of diversity that exists in our communities. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion are inseparable from effective governance and leadership. Inclusive practices ensure that we go beyond platitudes and tokenism by giving voice, influence, and power to all who wish to productively engage in service of our mission. 

Out of a shared commitment to practice what we preach, we invest our time, talent and treasure in learning about and from our communities, challenging our assumptions and inviting new insights as we champion authentic leadership. 

See www.causestrategypartners.com to learn more about our work. 

DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES 

Cause Strategy Partners seeks a wildly talented, deeply passionate and incredibly fun mission-driven professional to join our team. The Program Associate will work closely with professionals from Fortune 500 companies, philanthropic foundations and nonprofit organizations to drive high-impact nonprofit board placement, training and support. 

The Program Associate will: 

  • Manage the BoardLead application process for all interested nonprofits and professionals, including: 

Present the BoardLead opportunity to hundreds of nonprofit leaders Serve as the main point of contact for professionals from F500 companies as they complete the online BoardLead application 

Conduct nonprofit interview calls with select nonprofits to determine readiness and fit 

  • Drive the BoardLead matching process, including: 

Prepare matching materials to facilitate effective dialogue, specializing in understanding the governance needs of nonprofit participants 

Match participating nonprofits and professionals 

  • Consult to nonprofits and professionals as they explore mutual fit, including: Offer strategic advice at key points throughout the vetting, nomination, and election process for both nonprofit leadership and professionals 
  • Support the growth of the BoardLead program, especially by deepening our impact in existing U.S. markets 
  • Deliver essential information to nonprofits and professionals who move through the process via video, phone, and in-person presentations 
  • Guide the ongoing development of program tools and resources, including: Lead BoardLead data management efforts, as appropriate 

Support BoardLead evaluation efforts 

Contribute to quality assurance of program tools and systems 

  • Perform other duties necessary to effectively administer the program as it develops 
  • Support ongoing internal and external engagements and serve as a collaborative, team player in partnership with the Cause Strategy Partners team 

DESIRED SKILLS 

The Program Associate selected to fill this position will report into the BoardLead team. They must be adept at a number of core competencies, including: 

  1. Verbal and Written Communication: The candidate should be comfortable composing clear and effective communications to both internal and external stakeholders. Note that a great deal of time will be invested in building meaningful relationships with a host of external stakeholders. 
  2. Technological and Design Prowess: Ideal candidates are skilled or possess a capacity to quickly learn to use Google Suite, video conference platforms, and other program management tools to effectively facilitate the BoardLead process and manage other internal projects. 
  3. Data Management: Candidates should have experience maintaining and implementing data management plans. Familiarity with modern database technologies is preferred. 
  4. Learning Orientation and Flexible Mindset: We seek individuals who value learning, see challenges as opportunities, and who easily adapt to change. 
  5. Highly Efficient & Organized Self-Starter: as an earlier-stage consulting social enterprise, the Cause Strategy Partners team shows up each day with an entrepreneurial spirit and an eagerness to build something great for our society. Team members are expected to move multiple tasks and projects forward on various deadlines. 
  6. Collaborative and Accountable Team-Player: At CSP and particularly within BoardLead, team members work collaboratively to move projects forward. We are seeking individuals who put relationships first, follow through and take pride in their work. 
  7. Nonprofit Experience: Nonprofit governance is our passion – a familiarity with and dedication to the social good sector is preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • At least one to three years of relevant work experience, or the ability to make the case in your cover letter that you are nonetheless the perfect fit for this role. 
  • A passion for community service and the importance of the nonprofit sector to society. 
  • An understanding and belief in Cause Strategy Partners’ values: Relationships, Excellence, Honesty, Advancement, Creativity, and Zeal. 
  • An understanding and belief in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Intrinsic motivation with the ability to work effectively in virtual and in-person team environments. 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 

  • Base Salary: $50,000. The Program Associate will also be eligible for an annual bonus. Benefits: When you join our team, you’ll have access to some of the following benefits, and more: 

Health, dental & vision insurance 

Annual technology stipend 

6% match to your 401K Plan after one year of service 

Unlimited paid time off + generous vacation days 

Employee Matching Gift Policy for Board Service 

Budget for your professional development 

  • Remote work with opportunities to connect in person: Cause Strategy Partners’ headquarters are in New York City, but our organization will remain a virtual workplace for the foreseeable future. All open roles are remote opportunities, with the expectation that the employee is willing and able to travel to in-person team activities from time to time as deemed necessary.

 

HIRING PROCESS 

As an organization operating virtually, now and for the foreseeable future, we invite applicants without regard to geographic location. To apply: 

  1. Submit your application. Please send an email (with the subject line: “Program Associate”) with your resume and cover letter: 

Whitley Richards, Chief Program Officer 

Email: apply@causestrategypartners.com 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 

  1. We review your application based on skills and experience with particular attention paid to how you connect your previous experience to the responsibilities of this role. 3. For external candidates, hold an initial phone screen. 
  2. We’ll ask you to complete a test project that you’ll discuss during the next interview. Though we will give you a few days to finish your “test project,” it should only take 1-2 hours to complete. 
  3. Interview with Whitley Richards, Chief Program Officer, Alexandra Hallock, Chief Operating Officer, and another program team member. 
  4. Final interview with Rob Acton, Founder & CEO. 
  5. If applicable, offer & onboarding. 

Cause Strategy Partners is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its employees and contractors, without regard to race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, unemployment status, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected basis. We believe we are stronger as a company when we are a diverse group of highly-qualified professionals. We are committed to equitable and inclusive practices in recruitment, hiring and promotion.

How to Apply

HIRING PROCESS  As an organization operating virtually, now and for the foreseeable future, we invite applicants without regard to geographic location. To apply: 
  1. Submit your application. Please send an email (with the subject line: “Program Associate”) with your resume and cover letter: 
Whitley Richards, Chief Program Officer  Email: apply@causestrategypartners.com  Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 
  1. We review your application based on skills and experience with particular attention paid to how you connect your previous experience to the responsibilities of this role. 3. For external candidates, hold an initial phone screen. 
  2. We’ll ask you to complete a test project that you'll discuss during the next interview. Though we will give you a few days to finish your "test project," it should only take 1-2 hours to complete. 
  3. Interview with Whitley Richards, Chief Program Officer, Alexandra Hallock, Chief Operating Officer, and another program team member. 
  4. Final interview with Rob Acton, Founder & CEO. 
  5. If applicable, offer & onboarding. 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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