Project Manager (CCF)

The California Community Foundation (CCF) is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that administers almost 1,600 individual charitable funds to meet existing and emerging needs in the Greater Los Angeles area. CCF is one of the largest and fastest growing community foundations in the United States. With assets of more than $1.4 billion currently, CCF has awarded more than $1.7 billion in grants and received more than $1.9 billion in contributions over the past ten years. Since 1915, CCF has helped individuals, families, corporations and nonprofits establish and develop their philanthropic visions.

We envision a future where all Angelenos thrive – a future where the productive capabilities of Angelenos contribute to the health and well-being of our communities. The fate and future of every resident is interwoven, and our success as a community will be defined by how we improve the quality of life of all residents, especially our most vulnerable. We also envision a future in which more donors impact the challenges of Los Angeles and beyond, fulfilling their passions and creating a diverse spectrum of opportunities and philanthropic legacies.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO), the project manager will coordinate and oversee development of a new data platform for the greater Los Angeles region.  This position is a temporary, full-time, exempt position with an expected duration of one (1) year and potential for extension.

Social Change Data Commons

The California Community Foundation is developing Los Angeles County’s first comprehensive public library of open data, called the Los Angeles Social Change Data Commons (SCDC). SCDC will proactively curate and disseminate data stories, growing philanthropy and influencing public policy to increase LA County’s equitable share of resources for the most vulnerable communities. The rising profile of public open data can be a tool for reinforcing civic engagement and encouraging new perspectives into the issues and solutions facing those communities.

SCDC will be a single point of access to good quality, standardized open data combined with impactful storytelling about the unmet needs of L.A. County’s most vulnerable communities. These stories will be aimed at funders, policy makers, data journalists and activists to influence their decisions and policies.

SCDC will create a resource to discover and analyze data sets, sources and resources; uncover connections and gaps in the available data; tell the stories behind it; share and discuss new data analyses, sources and opportunities; and inspire collaboration and advocacy to address L.A.’s most pressing challenges.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Interface with the team of California Community Foundation staffers working on the project, third party contractors developing the platform and other partners and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate weekly team meetings with relevant staff and/or contractors.
  • Develop relationships and facilitate meetings with stakeholders, potential partners and advisory board.
  • Drive the creation and testing of initial site content in view of public launch.
  • Assist in the development and roll-out of fundraising for the project’s long-term sustainability.
  • Create and maintain project timeline.
  • Manage changes to project scope and direction, as well as related processes.
  • Track budgets.
  • Manage contractors for website build out and other tasks as needed.
  • General: As appropriate, assists other departments and works as a member of interdepartmental teams to ensure the effective and efficient operations of CCF.  At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with supervisors and coworkers.  Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.

Qualifications: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Experience: Minimum of three years’ experience managing projects and/or software products.  Must be data literate, with a passion for social change. Familiarity with Agile methodologies and user/human centered design required. Familiarity with data standards, public policy, nonprofit work and Los Angeles County preferred. 
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred or on the job training with over three years of experience in a similar capacity required. 
  • Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Technology Skills: Data literate, familiar with Agile methodologies and user/human centered design. Willingness and ability to learn appropriate database, spreadsheet and other computer programs.
  • Project Management Skills: Experience managing software projects and/or software products. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to prioritize work and adjust to multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to follow tasks through to completion in a timely manner.
  • Team Work, Leadership & General Skills: Ability to work well independently and as team member.  Ability to take initiative and follow tasks through to completion and deliver the project’s long-term vision, with support from other team members.

Working Conditions:

  • Requires the ability to sit and work at a desk for several hours at a time.
  • Requires the ability to travel and attend meetings, presentations and events outside the office, which may require occasional use of a motor vehicle for transportation to other locations. Due to the nature of external appointments and/or responsibilities requiring travel to locations not easily accessible by public transportation, driving is an essential job responsibility for this position. 
  • This position is required to be available to speak with clients and/or others while away from the office and/or with clients and/or others located in other time zones outside Foundation business hours.
  • Work may require weekends and/or extended work day.
  • Punctuality and satisfactory attendance are essential functions of the job.

Compensation:

This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position with an expected duration of one (1) year and potential for extension.  Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. A generous benefit package is provided to all full-time staff, including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, FSAs and retirement benefits.

How to Apply:

To apply to this position, please visit our website at www.calfund.org and select “Careers” or go to http://www.recruitingcenter.net/clients/calfund/publicjobs

CCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.