The Hildebrand Project (HP) seeks an energetic and enterprising Programs Manager to lead and scale existing programs and identify and pursue new opportunities. The Hildebrand Project has built up an array of programs; some, like our annual summer seminar, are well-established, others are just emerging the pilot phase, all are primed for growth! A creative, attentive, and responsive Programs Manager will be able to realize this potential for growth and become a vital contributor in advancing the tradition of Christian personalism.
The Programs Manager will report to the President and collaborate closely with the President and the Vice President & Publisher of the Hildebrand Press.
The Programs Manager will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation and execution of the HP’s current and future programming. The Programs Manager will:
- Manage, plan, run, and evaluate the HP’s current programs, including the (1) associated scholars; (2) annual summer seminars and (3) colloquia; (4) advanced reading groups, (5) online reading groups, and (6) university chapters; (7) grants, scholarships, and prizes.
- Manage program-related marketing, recruitment, and applications using Salesforce, MailChimp, Facebook, Instagram, WordPress.
- Implement and manage existing process-flows and Salesforce integrations, related to both programs and online donations, with tools such as Zapier, FormAssembly, Stripe, and Salesforce’s in-house process builder.
- Oversee planning and execution of program-related events by the Office & Events Manager and other personnel and contractors.
- Develop, test, and scale new programs and initiatives, such as the HP’s current pilot testing the use of grants, prizes, and scholarships.
- Identify and cultivate talented individuals to participate in HP programs.
- Develop and implement strategies, with specific criteria and processes, to integrate and enlarge existing HP programs and concretize their results.
- Set and exceed targets for growth in program participation and program revenues.
- Manage administration of foreign translations and copyright requests.
The right candidate will possess a deep love for the philosophical, religious, and cultural mission of the HP. While scholarly engagement with Hildebrand and with personalism is a plus, paramount is that the candidate grasp the importance, timeliness, and preciousness of the HP’s animating ideas.
It is likely that the qualified candidate will have worked for 5+ years in some combination of program management, university or seminary teaching, event planning, development, and non-profit management, and possess all or most of the following skills and relevant experience:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Track record of creative and effective program management in a university or other institutional context.
- Experience planning, budgeting, leading, and managing first-rate events of various sizes and for various audiences.
- Ability to produce clear, expressive, copy in both institutional and individual voices for program descriptions, grant applications, webpages, marketing material, and personal communications.
- Proven ability to set priorities and map direction on concurrent fronts.
- Strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills demonstrated by experience with complex projects from concept to execution.
- Energy and desire to grow with the position, which may rapidly scale in responsibilities.
- Personality and disposition, and preferably also prior experience, to be an effective manager and guide for one or more direct reports.
- Facility for advanced use of a CRM, ideally Salesforce, and other services relevant to the work, including WordPress, Mailchimp, social media, and other marketing tools.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, comfortable speaking to groups, in-person and online.
- Ability and willingness to travel domestically and, potentially, internationally; also to work occasional weekends and evenings.
- Readiness to undertake additional duties, expectations and responsibilities that may be added or changed as needed to meet the HP’s needs.
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- Position is full-time and salary is competitive ($50k-70k) and commensurate with skills and experience. The HP offers above average benefits and a family-focused work environment.
- Remote work is possible, though Steubenville, Ohio-based is strongly preferred. If remote, quarterly or more frequent travel to Steubenville may be required.
- Submit a resume and a cover letter, with references, to via the online form below, showing how your experience, skills, and desire to advance the HP make you a fit for this position.
- While the position remains open until filled, the intention is for the job to start no later than the end of August, 2022.
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