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16 Nov 2021

Full-Time Program Manager

SMesoSolutions – Posted by SMesoSolutions Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Blue Crab Strategies is hiring for a Program Associate!

About Blue Crab Strategies 

Blue Crab Strategies (BCS) is a mission-driven strategic consulting firm that works with a select group of clients who are focused on improving peoples’ lives and the planet. We develop cutting edge strategies for some of the most impactful players around the globe leading the fight against the climate crisis! 

Check out our website for more on our approach. 

About The Role 

BCS is searching for a Program Associate to assist the Managing Director with managing relationships, people, and projects as we continue to expand our ever-growing climate work! The ideal candidate is someone who has strong organizational and project management skills, as a large part of this role involves helping the Managing Director keep various projects on track. We’re looking for someone who is a strong collaborator and communicator, as the role requires the sustained cultivation of important relationships in the climate-organizing space. 

On an average week, the Program Associate can expect to…

  • Manage an internal project management tool
  • Take notes on calls with clients and synthesize and manage next steps 
  • Produce written and visual material for clients and BCS leadership
  • Manage the Managing Director’s calendar, keeping track of upcoming meetings and project deadlines
  • Strategize with the Managing Director about client management
  • Join calls and lead agenda items with clients and internal BCS staff

Our Core Values 

Progressive values are at the core of everything we do. We strive to be an anti-racist company, in how we run ourselves internally and how we show up in the world with our clients. Ensuring that we leave our world better than we found it means that we work with clients who care about protecting our planet from a changing climate, empowering groups of people who fight for equity, and championing civic engagement to hold leaders accountable. We push ourselves to be efficient, effective, ambitious, inclusive, and strategic in all that we do. If you are as passionate about progressive causes as you are at managing projects, this is the right place for you. 


Required Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar role working with NGOs, coalitions or campaigns 
  • A commitment to racial and social justice with the understanding of how they connect to issues surrounding the climate and environment
  • Ability to pick up technical verbiage quickly when working with others, though policy expertise is not necessary
  • Strong organization and relationship management skills 
  • Strong note-taker 
  • Ability to multi-task and work on various projects (both small and large) at once 
  • Ability to delegate tasks and responsibilities among team members across all levels 
  • The ideal candidate is curious, eager, ambitious, humble, has a great sense of humor, and loves working with people across a wide spectrum of backgrounds and expertise

Benefits and Salary

Salary is $55,000 – $75,000 based on experience. Our benefits include a 401k with matching contributions, 10 vacation days, 10 sick days, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and two paid weeks for a company wide closing (one week in August and one week in December).

Blue Crab Strategies offers a 401k with matching contributions.

Blue Crab Strategies offers insurance coverage for eligible employees. Employees are given the option to choose any plan on the District of Columbia’s health insurance exchange. Blue Crab Strategies pays at least 80% of the monthly premium for the selected health care plan for employees, with employees paying up to 20% (varies based on cost of the plan).

How To Apply

In lieu of a cover letter, we are asking applicants to please answer the following questions:

Apply HERE 

  1. Why are you interested in working at Blue Crab Strategies? (150 words or less)
  2. Can you tell us about how you center equity and inclusion in your work? (150 words or less)
  3. What systems and practices do you use to balance and prioritize competing deadlines and obligations? (150 words or less)


How to Apply

Apply HERE 

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

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